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QA Training | Paul Gregory

Paul Gregory

Principal Technologist

A Microsoft Certified Trainer since 1995, Paul has worked both for and with some of the world's leading IT Services organisations – including Unisys, Dell and Microsoft during the Microsoft Windows (TAP) Technology Adoption Programme. Paul specializes in delivering training around the Windows Operating system as well infrastructure and management solutions around System Center going right back to SMS 1.0. Paul is a frequent visitor to Microsoft's Global Headquarters in Seattle to attend early product workshops and for many years has delivered training courses around the world on behalf of Microsoft. In addition to being actively involved in Microsoft's Windows TAP programme, Paul has recently delivered both Microsoft's Private Cloud 2012 readiness training to partners in the UK and was a member of the Microsoft global training team delivering Windows Server 2012 early adopter training. During recent years Microsoft has requested Paul to deliver System Center training at both Redmond and The South American head office to Microsoft Partners.

Moving to the Cloud

Do we need a private cloud?

During the last 10 years of virtualisation and cloud computing there has been a paradigm shift in the way we envision IT. Read the full article

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It has been well documented that Windows Server 2003 will have support withdrawn on the 15th July 2015.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

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