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    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) – Best Posts of the Week around Windows Server, Exchange, SystemCenter and more – #48

    “The Elway Gazette”

    Hi Community, here is my compilation of the most interesting technical blog posts written by members of the Microsoft MVP Community. The number of MVPs is growing well, I hope you enjoy their posts. @all MVPs If you’d like me to add your blog posts to my weekly compilation, please send me an email ( or reach out to me via Twitter (@FloKlaffenbach). Thanks! 


    Featured Posts of the Week!


    Oracle Certified Run on Windows Azure and Hyper-V by Lai Yoong Seng

    System Center 2012 SP1 – Orchestrator: Disk Maintenance by Damian Flynn

    Live cloning in SCVMM 2012 R2 by Kristian Nese



    Windows Azure new memory-intensive VM size (two CPU cores with 14 GB of RAM) by Robert Smit

    Oracle running on Azure by Alessandro Cardoso

    Oracle Certified Run on Windows Azure and Hyper-V by Lai Yoong Seng

    Windows Azure Active Directory Erweiterungen in German by Toni Pohl



    Install the Hyper-V Role in Windows Server 2012 R2 and configure Virtual Switches with PowerShell by Romeo Mlinar

    Hyper-V Replica Support für Active Directory, Exchange oder SQL Server? in German by Daniel Neumann

    KB2886362 – New Update Rollup For DPM 2012 SP1 If Backing Up Hyper-V VMs by Aidan Finn

    Sample Converged Network Designs for Hyper-V Hosts by Aidan Finn

    HVRemote updated for Hyper-V v.3 including Windows 8, 8.1, Server 2012, and Server 2012 R2 by Steve Jain


    Windows Server 2012 R2 update thoughts hyper-v virtual Ethernet adapter network cable unplugged by Robert Smit



    PowerShell Tools for Visual Studio Beta v0.5 by Adam Driscoll

    Getting Started with PowerCLI: Start and Shutdown Virtual Machines by Jeffery Hicks

    Friday Fun: Out-ConditionalColor by Jeffery Hicks


    System Center Dataprotection Manager

    Hotfix (Update Rollup 3.6) für SC2012 SP1 Data Protection Manager veröffentlicht in German by Daniel Neumann


    System Center Orchestrator

    System Center 2012 SP1 – Orchestrator: Disk Maintenance by Damian Flynn


    System Center Virtual Machine Manager

    Live cloning in SCVMM 2012 R2 by Kristian Nese


    Windows Client

    Windows 8.1 + Dell e6540 (tips and annoyances) by Steve Jain


    Windows Server

    ODX Speed Up VHDX Creation Times On Windows Server 2012 (R2) by Didier van Hoye



    Using the Credential attribute of DSC File Resource by Ravikanth Chaganti

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    Dell Enterprise Forum hits Australia in 2013



    Tuesday 19 November, 2013 | Melbourne, Australia

    You’re invited to Dell Enterprise Forum at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on November 19, 2013.

    Be among the first to discover Dell’s new technology solutions—from the desktop to the data centre. 
    This is a prime opportunity to meet and share ideas with IT leaders and Dell experts. Join us as we examine the possibilities and challenges presented by today’s most relevant business and technology trends.

    From interactive breakouts led by engineers, hands-on labs, roadmap sessions, live demos and whiteboarding, to open expert access and a fun evening event, Dell Enterprise Forum offers a unique learning experience.
    That’s just the beginning. You’ll also:

    • Hear about Dell’s vision, strategy and latest innovations during the keynote session
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    • Network with users, engineers and Dell executives at the evening event

    Join us in Melbourne to learn how to accelerate results and move your business forward with Dell. 
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  • High Performance Computing - Blog

    America's Cup: Real Time HPC Aims To Build a Faster Boat

    It wasn't THAT long ago, that going to college clearly delivered an advantage to kids growing up and looking to enter the workplace. Today, it seems attending college has become a basic requirement to even be considered for many professions. You could argue the same is true in the use of technology in competition.

    Photo Credit: Emirates Team New Zealand website.

    Take America's Cup as an example. The America's Cup is a sailing race of yachts that features the world's best sailors, and the world's fastest ships. Below is the definition I pulled from Wikipedia: 

    The America's Cup, affectionately known as the "Auld Mug", is a trophy awarded to the winner of the America's Cup match races between two sailing yachts. One yacht, known as the defender, represents the yacht club that currently holds the America's Cup and the second yacht, known as the challenger, represents the yacht club that is challenging for the cup. The timing of each match is determined by an agreement between the defender and the challenger. The America's Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy.

    I can only imagine the level of skill, and training required to become a sailor on one of the two competing yachts. It's truly amazing to watch the sailors in America's Cup to respond with such strength and precision during the race. The other part of this competition is the challenge of building the fastest boat. Now this is where things have gotten interesting - and where high performance computing (HPC) is playing a large role. 

    Emirates Team New Zealand needed to design an entirely new boat, based on new multihull requirements of this year's America's Cup. Amazingly, with the help of a Dell HPC cluster, Emirates Team was able to perform 300-400 accurate computer test boat designs in their quest to build the fastest boat possible. This is in contrast to the 30-40 physical designs they were able to do for the 2007 competition! Simply amazing.

    The use of HPC clearly paid off early in the design phases, as the computer modeling allowed Emirates Team to develop a boat that could hydrofoil, providing an advantage by allowing the boat to lift out of the water while staying within the regulations of the competition. The competition later was also able to achieve hydrofoil, but later than Emirates Team, which allowed them to focus on other boat design models. 

    Photo Credit: ANSYS Website.

    The key tools used by Emirates Team to design the boat included ANSYS simulation software running on the Dell HPC Cluster, and Latitude laptops. This marked the first time they were able to rely completely on numerical analysis and digital prototyping, which the team believes has helped them create a boat design that was 30-40 percent faster than their original concepts. 

    In the end, Oracle Team USA was able to make the biggest comeback in history of America's Cup, winning an unbelievable eight straight races. This competition is where technology and design, meet the talent, experience, and strength of sailors. I would guess that the competition for next year's America's Cup is probably already underway. With the stakes so high, and the difference between winning and losing so slim, it's probably a good bet that HPC will play a larger role in the future.  

    Other news coverage:

    TechHive: The America's Cup: nerves, skill, and computer design

    Video: ANSYS CFD in Action: Emirates Team New Zealand Profile 

    HPC Wire: America's Cup Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand Transform Boat Design with Dell Solution

    Attached Case Study: Team New Zealand takes on the America’s Cup with game-changing technology (see bottom of blog post to download)

    If you haven't seen how exciting America's Cup can be to watch, I embedded a short video below.