Mark Your Calendars for Oct. 18: The R2 Wave is Coming! Check out Brad Anderson’s blog post… read on….

As some of you may have already noticed, earlier this morning Microsoft announced that Windows 8.1 will be available to consumers and businesses worldwide on October 18, 2013. Read Brad’s blog post for more info… http://blogs.technet.com/b/in_the_cloud/archive/2013/08/14/mark-your-calendars-for-oct-18-the-r2-wave-is-coming.aspx  Get your evaluation copy of Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview at https://aka.ms/msproducts #blainbar

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Part 14 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series - System Center 2012 SP1 Explained: App Controller for VM and Cloud Service Deployment

By Yung Chou Yung does it again by deep diving into System Center 2012 SP1 App Controller for Virtual Machines and Cloud Service Deployment, here from one of the best! http://blogs.technet.com/b/yungchou/archive/2013/02/21/system-center-2012-sp1-explained-app-controller-for-vm-and-cloud-service-deployment.aspx Try Azure at:  https://aka.ms/try-azure Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by…

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Part 13 of 19 – Migration and Deployment Series - System Center 2012 SP1 Explained: App Controller as a Single Pane of Glass for Delegating Cloud Management, A Primer

By Yung Chou Yung discusses System Center 2012 SP1 App Controller and managing and delegating cloud management topics… Read on…. http://blogs.technet.com/b/yungchou/archive/2013/02/18/system-center-2012-sp1-app-controller-as-a-single-pane-of-glass-for-delegating-cloud-management-a-primer.aspx Try Azure at:  https://aka.ms/try-azure Check out the “Early Experts” covering certification topics and programs by going to https://aka.ms/itproexpert Try out Windows Server 2012 by going to: https://aka.ms/msproducts

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TechNet Radio: IT Time - (Part 3) Deploying Windows Server 2012 using WDS

 Blain Barton welcomes Microsoft Deployment MVP Rhonda Layfield conclude their Windows Server 2012 deployment series and in this episode they discuss Windows Deployment Services (WDS). Tune in as they chat about its new features as well as show a quick demo of how it works and how to use it with Windows Server 2012.  …

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System Center 2012 SP1 RTM with Optional Windows Server 2012 – Available Now!

Download Microsoft System Center Private Cloud Evaluation Software System Center 2012 SP1 plus optional Windows Server 2012 download DOWNLOAD NOW Customers who are planning to install the Configuration Manager client on x64 machines should review this KB: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2801987 prior to installation. Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision provides one consistent platform for your apps, infrastructure and data,…

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Part 13 of 31 – Connecting System Center App Controller to Windows Azure - 31 Days of IaaS

  Kevin Remde shares his second part of the System Center App controller to Windows Azure story. http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinremde/archive/2013/01/13/31-days-of-servers-in-the-cloud-creating-azure-virtual-machines-with-app-controller-part-13-of-31.aspx Try Windows Azure https://aka.ms/try-azure Get Started Now – (Free account requires a credit card but not charged) Get your Microsoft Trial Products at https://aka.ms/msproducts  In case you missed any of the series here is a list to…

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Part 12 of 31 – Connecting System Center App Controller to Windows Azure- 31 Days of IaaS

Kevin Remde is writing for part 13 our “31 Days of Servers in the Cloud” series involves using App Controller to create a virtual machine.  But to do this, you first need to connect and associate App Controller (a component of System Center 2012) with your Windows Azure subscription. So in today’s Part 12, as…

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Part 8 of 8 - TechNet Radio: Virtual Lab Insider – System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Migrating from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012

    In this Virtual Lab Insider, Blain Barton shows us how you can simulate a migration from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012 Click here to try out the Virtual Lab. If you’re looking for a hands-on learning experience but don’t have time to attend a TechNet event, TechNet Virtual Labs allow you…

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Part 7 of 8 - TechNet Radio: Virtual Lab Insider – System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Endpoint Protection

    In today’s short Virtual Lab Insider, Blain Barton shows us how you can learn more about System Center 2012 Configuration Manager’s security component – Endpoint Protection.   Click here to try out the Virtual Lab. TechNet Virtual Labs allow you to quickly and easily try out Microsoft’s newest products for free in 90…

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Part 4 of 8 - TechNet Radio: Virtual Lab Insider – System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Basic Software Distribution

    In today’s short Virtual Lab Insider, Blain Barton shows us how you can learn about basic software distribution within System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. Check out this preview of the lab, see what exercises are available and then go ahead and get started with System Center 2012.   Click here to try out…

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Part 3 of 8 - TechNet Radio: Virtual Lab Insider – System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Managing Clients

    In this short Virtual Lab Insider, Blain Barton shows us how you can easily start learning about how to manage clients within System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.   Click here to try out the Virtual Lab. If you’re curious about client management capabilities within System Center, the TechNet Virtual Labs allow you to…

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Part 2 of 8 - TechNet Radio: Virtual Lab Insider – System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Content Management

    In this short installment of the Virtual Lab Insider, Blain Barton shows us how you can learn about content management within System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.   Click here to try out the Virtual Lab. If you’re looking for a hands-on learning experience but don’t have time to attend a TechNet event, TechNet…

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Rollup: TechNet Webcasts: Bare Metal to Private Cloud–8-Part Series

Here’s the rollup for the “Bare Metal to Private Cloud” – 8-Part Series TechNet Webcast: Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 8 of 8): Integrating System Center 2012 TechNet Webcast: Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 7 of 8): Installing and Configuring S … TechNet Webcast: Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 6 of 8):…

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Reminder–Webcast - (Part 8 of 8): Integrating System Center 2012 with Travis Wright

6/28/2012 11:00:00 AM – Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 8 of 8): Integrating System Center 2012 http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9809584 or http://bit.ly/JcGHxd In this session, we configure the many integration points between the Microsoft System Center components and also between System Center and Active Directory Domain Services.

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Reminder–Webcast - (Part 7 of 8): Installing and Configuring System Center 2012–Orchestrator with Travis Wright

6/26/2012 11:00:00 AM – Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 7 of 8): Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 – Orchestrator http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9809583 or http://bit.ly/JXQgPA In this session, we show how to install a highly available Microsoft System Center 2012 – Orchestrator and installing the System Center and other integration packs for automated administration of the…

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TechNet Radio: IT Time - New System Center 2012 and Windows Server 2012 Course Previews

Alan Le Marquand, the “Dean of Students” for the Microsoft Virtual Academy is back for this month’s MVA update. In this episode we discuss new System Center 2012 courses covering Operations Manager, Orchestrator, Service Manager, Advisor, Licensing and Pricing as well as a deeper dive into Windows Server 2012. Click here to sign up for…

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Reminder–Webcast (Part 6 of 8): Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 - Service Manager

6/21/2012 11:00:00 AM – Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 6 of 8): Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 – Service Manager http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9809582 or http://bit.ly/Ms8GtP In this session, we show how to install a highly available Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager, including the configuration management database (CMDB), data warehouse, reporting, self-service portal, and service…

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Reminder–Webcast (Part 5 of 8): Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 - Operations Manager with Travis Wright

6/19/2012 11:00:00 AM – Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 5 of 8): Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 – Operations Manager http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9809581 or http://bit.ly/J2WDgE In this session, we show how to install a highly available Microsoft System Center 2012 – Operations Manager and deploy agents to manage the private cloud.

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Reminder– Webcast (Part 4 of 8): Configuring System Center 2012 - Virtual Machine Manager with Travis Wright–Register Here!

6/7/2012 11:00:00 AM – Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 4 of 8): Configuring System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9809580 or http://bit.ly/KlsCYU In this session, we talk about how to configure Virtual Machine Manager, a component of Microsoft System Center 2012. We explore how to deploy agents, create a host group, create a…

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IT Time – TechNet Radio: Inside Microsoft IT - Using System Center 2012 Operations Manager to Manage Your Applications

Cory Delamarter, Sr. System Engineer here in Microsoft IT, is back for today’s show as he shares with us how his team is using System Center 2012 Operations Manager to manage their applications on-premise, in the cloud and in hybrid environments. Click here to Download Windows Server “8” Beta If you’re interested in learning more…

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IT Time – TechNet Radio: An Inside Look at System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

  Wally Mead, Sr. Program Manager on the System Center team joins us for today’s show as he walks us through the latest and greatest features of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. Tune in as he covers the key benefits in this release such as how it can help reduce infrastructure costs, simplify administration and…

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Microsoft Product Downloads

Windows Azure    (30-day trial as well as "Pay-As-You-Go" Subscription) http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200256692 Windows Server 2012 R2 http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200256993 System Center 2012 R2  http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200256991   BizSpark Signup http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200257012 Hyper-V Server 2012 (Free Version) http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200256995 Windows 8.1 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/download-preview Windows 8.1 Enterprise http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200359358 DreamSpark Signup http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200257013   Microsoft Virtual Academy http://www.microsoft.com/click/services/Redirect2.ashx?CR_CC=200257009  

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IT Time – TechNet Radio - Microsoft Private Cloud Community Evaluation Program

In today’s episode, we welcome Prabu Rambadran, a Technical Product Manager with the System Center Product Management group. Tune in as we discuss Microsoft’s free Private Cloud Community Evaluation Program. Learn how you can get involved as well as what training and learning resources are available so that you can become a Private Cloud expert…

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