More Private Cloud Love….

Yesterday I posted about the “Single-Click” Download of all of the System Center 2012 Beta/RC technologies. I mentioned this in several of my sessions at Windows Connections yesterday and received feedback from some people that they were still more interested in downloading just a few of the products instead of all of them at once. So I am re-posting links to those items to make it simple to find everything in a single blog post.



System Center 2012 Suite Download Link

The above link will let you grab ALL of the System center 2012 products with a single registration and a few more clicks. below you will find a very brief description of each product that is a part of the big download. You can also download the individual products by click the name of each below.

*** Special Note – These are ENGLISH only for the time being….sorry! ***

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager RC - provides comprehensive configuration management for the Microsoft platform that can help you empower users with the devices and applications they need to be productive while maintaining corporate compliance and control.

System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection RC - built on System Center Configuration Manager, provides industry-leading threat detection of malware and exploits as part of a unified infrastructure for managing client security and compliance that can help you simplify and improve endpoint protection.

System Center Operations Manager 2012 Beta - provides deep application diagnostics and infrastructure monitoring that can help you ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications and offers a comprehensive view of your datacenter, private, and public clouds.

System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 Beta - provides unified data protection for Windows servers and clients that can help you deliver scalable, manageable, and cost-effective protection and restore scenarios from disk, tape, and off premise.

System Center Orchestrator 2012 RC - provides orchestration, integration, and automation of IT processes through the creation of runbooks that can help you to define and standardize best practices and improve operational efficiency.

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 RC - provides virtual machine management and services deployment with support for multi-hypervisor environments that can help you deliver a flexible and cost effective private cloud environment.

System Center App Controller 2012 Beta - provides a common self-service experience across private and public clouds that can help you empower application owners to easily build, configure, deploy, and manage new services.

System Center Service Manager 2012 Beta - provides flexible self-service experiences and standardized datacenter processes that can help you integrate people, workflows, and knowledge across enterprise infrastructure and applications.

I would also suggest checking out the following -

Windows 2008 R2 with SP1 Evaluation - This is the foundation upon which your Microsoft Private Cloud gets built. You know the operating system. You know the user interface. But did you know that Hyper-V Virtualization is built in? It is! Download it and check it out!

Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 with SP1 - Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is the hypervisor-based server virtualization product that allows you to consolidate workloads onto a single physical server. It is a stand-alone product that provides a reliable and optimized virtualization solution enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs

Deploying and Managing Windows Azure Applications - System Center enables IT Professionals to use existing skills and tools to monitor and manage applications on Windows Azure without purchasing additional hardware or software. The Windows Azure Application Monitoring Management Pack bridges the gap between System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 and applications running on Windows Azure, enabling IT Pros to use System Center Operations Manager to manage applications on Windows Azure. In this evaluation, users will follow a step-by-step guide to deploy a sample application to Windows Azure and then use System Center Operations Manager to monitor and manage that application.

Microsoft Virtual Academy - Not sure how Office 365 fits into you IT Management plans? Maybe you are a VMWare administrator and you need to know how Microsoft’s Hyper-V solutions can help you? Or, maybe you need to know more about Windows Azure and how it may benefit your organization? Check out the Microsoft Virtual Academy for self-paced training on all of these and more.

Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization – Exam 70-659 - Think you know Hyper-V Virtualization? Prove it! I recently passed this exam and afterwards realized that even after working with Hyper-V and Virtualization for many years that there are several areas I still need to pay more attention to. This exam can help pinpoint the areas you may need to focus on in your production environments.

Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring – Exam 70-400 - Think you know how to manage your system with SCOM? Prove it! – I will be taking this exam (and passing!) in the next few weeks. I have implemented a SCOM 2007 lab on my home network and it has really opened my eyes to some of the issues I have on my machines. Not to mention that I need FEWER machines in my home network!

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