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Volume 15, Issue 11 | May 15, 2013
 
 
 

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Free MVA Q&A on May 21: Symon Perriman answers your System Center 2012 questions




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System Center 2012 SP1 enhancements and Windows Azure Services for Windows Server

Harold Wong welcomes Senior Marketing Manager John Allwright to the show as they discuss the latest enhancements made to System Center 2012 SP1 and the new capabilities of Windows Azure Services for Windows Server. Tune in for their chat about virtual networking, Global Service Monitor, and the Service Provider Foundation API, and see them demonstrate how this all fits into an integrated cloud OS model. Download System Center 2012 SP1 and try it today.

Private cloud: Infrastructure-as-a-service product line architecture guidance

Providing patterns that serve as a foundation for a range of private and hybrid cloud solutions, the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Product Line Architecture (PLA) can help organizations develop and implement private cloud infrastructures quickly while reducing complexity and risk. Check out a reference implementation that combines Microsoft software, consolidated guidance, and validated configurations with partner technology.

Responsive workload scalability with Windows Server 2012

With the release of Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V greatly expanded support for up to 64 virtual processors and a new VHDX virtual hard disk format that supports greater capacity – up to 64 TB. Download Windows Server 2012 and try these new features now.

May 16: Live MVA event on extending your infrastructure to the cloud

Join Microsoft Technical Evangelist David Tesar and Azure Group Technical Product Manager David Aiken for a free, demo-rich, and engaging team-teaching session that will illustrate how Windows Azure Infrastructure Services makes it easy to safely migrate, extend, run, manage, and monitor common workloads in your datacenter. Register now.

TechNet Radio: Create and delegate private clouds in Virtual Machine Manager

In this episode, Keith Mayer and Yung Chou show how to create and delegate private clouds in Virtual Machine Manager. Tune in for another demo-heavy session and see how you can create private clouds, assign host groups, configure logical networks and storage, and set up user roles and profiles. Try System Center 2012 SP1 today.

 

The new Office Garage Series: Automate user provisioning in Office 365

In this latest installment, the Garage Series takes you through identity options and demonstrates how to automate provisioning and service assignment with Directory Sync, Active Directory Federation Services, and PowerShell. The hosts also take to the water with their latest XStream install while wakeboarding.

A visual guide to configuring Hyper-V Replica

In Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V Replica provides a built-in replication mechanism at the virtual machine level. This screen-by-screen walkthrough will help you quickly configure Hyper-V Replica for improved server reliability.

How Microsoft protects client data with System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

When Microsoft needed a more robust and flexible solution for safeguarding data on user systems, Microsoft IT piloted Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010. This technical white paper, which was updated in May 2013, explores how Microsoft uses the service to protect data and the resulting benefits.

The Edge Show: A look at System Center Advisor

Joseph Chan, a Principal PM Manager on the System Center team, visits the Edge Show to talk about System Center Advisor and how it now integrates with System Center 2012. Find out how you can start using this free cloud service.

Calling all community leaders: Access to content, speakers, sponsorship, and more

The Microsoft Technical Community (MSTC) Program is a hub for community leaders. It allows you to search for speakers, access technical content, download train-the-trainer sessions, and request sponsorship funding. Register today.

 

The Edge Show: Migrating failover clusters to Windows Server 2012

Symon Perriman welcomes Rob Hindman, a Program Manager on the Windows Server Clustering & High-Availability team, to talk about migrating failover clusters from Windows Server 2008/R2 to Windows Server 2012.

 


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Training and Books

 

Explore Windows 8 for the IT Professional

Windows 8 provides what today’s workforce wants, bringing new possibilities in mobile productivity, end-to-end security, virtualization, and management advancements. Find out what Windows 8 has to offer and experience the new capabilities firsthand at a Tech Showcase event. Once you have the skills to configure, manage, and maintain a Windows 8 enterprise system, you can take Exam 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8 and Exam 70-687 Configuring Windows 8 to earn the MCSA: Windows 8 Certification.


May 16: Live MVA event on extending your infrastructure to the cloud

Join Microsoft Technical Evangelist David Tesar and Azure Group Technical Product Manager David Aiken for a free, demo-rich, and engaging team-teaching session that will illustrate how Windows Azure Infrastructure Services makes it easy to safely migrate, extend, run, manage, and monitor common workloads in your datacenter. Register now.


 


Events



Brad Anderson to keynote TechEd 2013: Register now

Join corporate VP Brad Anderson for an inspiring TechEd keynote. Following his presentation, you won’t want to miss the Foundational Sessions where industry experts begin to tailor the TechEd experience to your business needs. And don’t forget that every registered TechEd 2013 attendee can get MCP and MTA certified on site for 50 percent off the standard price. Register today.


Free Q&A: A live discussion about System Center 2012

Join Symon Perriman on May 21 when he’ll discuss System Center 2012 and answer your questions in a free event from Microsoft Virtual Academy. Download System Center 2012 SP1 now.