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Paul Gregory

Paul Gregory

Principal Technologist

With over 15 years’ experience in delivering and authoring Microsoft Windows Server technology courses, Paul is one of the most experienced and expert trainers in the industry. A Microsoft Certified Trainer since 1995, Paul has worked both for and with some of the world’s leading IT Services organisations – including working closely with Dell and Microsoft on the Microsoft Windows 7 Technology Adoption Programme and is currently working on the Windows 8 and System Center 2012 Technology Adoption Programs. Paul specialises in delivering training around the Windows Operating system, infrastructure and management solutions around System Center going right back to SMS 1.0, right up to today’s trends around Private cloud and Consumerisation of IT Paul is frequent visitor to attend early product workshops in Microsoft’s Global Headquarters in Seattle and in recent years, Paul has delivered many leading edge training courses at the request of Microsoft (US) – in the process training Microsoft Partners all over the world in technologies such as Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualisation, Management tools and Private Cloud. Most recently, Paul has returned from Seattle having attended a Windows 8 early technology adoption program airlift and has since been working with the development teams on Windows 8 client and server platforms.

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Are you ready for End of Life for Windows Server 2003

It has been well documented that Windows Server 2003 will have support withdrawn on the 15th July 2015. Read the full article

Windows Server 2012 Role & Feature Source File Removal

With Windows Vista and Windows 7 we had tools that enabled the removal of old source files once a service pack has been applied. With Windows Server 2012 Microsoft has provided a way to remove all the source files for the unneeded roles and features Read the full article

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Storage Migration

During the last couple of months I have been asked about storage migration within Hyper-V 3.0 and what is possible. The simple answer is assuming the host has access to both the source and destination storage locations, the storage can be migrated. Read the full article

Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Dynamic Memory and Smart Paging

With the release of Hyper-V 3.0 Microsoft made some changes in improve Virtual Machine memory management which will allow increased density but can cause problems in some scenarios. Read the full article

System Center 2012 SP1 – Virtual Machine Manager New Features

System Center Virtual Machine Manager adds substantial new features to enable management of all the new capabilities within Hyper-V 3.0. But remember SCVMM should be upgraded to SP1 LAST! Read the full article

System Center 2012 SP1 – Data Protection Manager New Features

System Center Data Protection Manager continues to evolve and add significant value with every release – here are the major enhancements within a Hyper-V estate. Read the full article

System Center 2012 SP1 – Operations Manager New Features

System Center Operations Manager is now achieving maturity, however with the introduction of Application Performance Monitoring (APM) – formally known as AviCode – quite a lot has been done to help extend the monitoring of applications. Read the full article

System Center 2012 SP1 – Orchestrator New Features

System Center Orchestrator does not actually have any new features, but here are details of the new and updated integration packs. Read the full article

System Center 2012 SP1 – Service Manager New Features

System Center Service Manager being the youngest product in the System Center portfolio is growing and changing fast. Therefore, this service pack adds a significant new area of functionality to the Service Manager platform. Read the full article

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