System Center Technical Resources
System Center 2012 R2 is available
what's new in System Center 2012 R2
Evaluate the Cloud OS: From this page, you can download all the evaluations for the Cloud OS, or select specific evaluations for
Solution guides for IT professionals
Solution guides give recommendations for complex business needs such as ensuring
secure access to corporate resources for remote employees,
mobile device management, and
data protection for small and midsize businesses. Each guide includes:
- A brief description of the business problem.
- Diagrams that help you quickly understand the solution design.
- Recommended steps for building the end-to-end solution using various products and features.
Automate Configuration Manager tasks with Windows PowerShell
Give users access to their work from any device
Remote client management
Using SQL Server and System Center together
SQL Server in System Center: All System Center server components require SQL Server as a database. Here is a compilation of resources to help you figure out the SQL Server requirements across the System Center components - VMM, DPM, Operations Manager, Service Manager, Orchestrator, and App Controller.
Private and public cloud management
Use System Center 2012 to help manage virtual machines in Windows Azure: Use the resources featured here to understand how you can best use System Center to manage your public cloud virtual machines in Windows Azure. It's a list of System Center + Azure = Better Together!
Cloud Terminology: When it comes to the cloud, nothing beats clarity. Cloud terminology is confusing and the definitions evolve. Here are links to industry-standard definitions, product-specific terms, and a forum where you can quickly clarify terms and definitions.