Lync 2010 Self-Study Guide

I have received numerous requests for a self-study guide focused on Lync, so in this post I’ve decided to turn to that technology (and since preview information on Lync 2013 is also coming out, I’ll include a bit of that at the end as well).  Before I get started, however, I’ve provided a brief definition…

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Microsoft Project 2010 Self-Study Guide

Though it’s taken a while for me to get to it, as promised I am focusing this post on self-study material for Project 2010.  For those of you who might be wondering what Project 2010 is all about, the following brief definition may be useful.  “Select the right tools for today and tomorrow. Microsoft Project…

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Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration Self-Study Guide

I had not initially planned on this being my next self-study guide, but a request from my someone on my team recently has led me to this topic.  With so much work going on for customers to get off Windows XP due to the coming “end of support” date for it (on 4/8/2014 per the…

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System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Complete Edition)

As promised, now that I’ve finished producing the 7-part series on self-study items for the System Center 2012 suite of products, I am circling back and consolidating these separate parts into a single study guide.  This post is for those who prefer to have all of their System Center 2012 study resources in a single…

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System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 7 – Unified Installer and Virtual Machine Manager)

Finally, after much time and many installments, we finally come to the last two components that make up System Center 2012!  In this post, I’ll cover Unified Installer and Virtual Machine Manager.  As usual, I will focus on the self-study material that is freely available from Microsoft so that you and your team can get…

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System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 6 – Orchestrator and Service Manager)

In this post, we’re turning to two more components of System Center 2012, Orchestrator and Service Manager.  For those of you who need a brief summary of these System Center components, I’ve provided brief definitions below: Orchestrator – “Orchestrator is a workflow management solution for the data center. Orchestrator lets you automate the creation, monitoring,…

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System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 5 – Operations Manager)

In part 5 of this series, we finally arrive at Operations Manager.  Operations Manager got its start under the name Microsoft Operations Manager or MOM, after which it evolved to be known as System Center Operations Manager.  Now, with System Center 2012, Operations Manager is an even better product.  Since Operations Manager is one of…

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System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 3 – System Center Configuration Manager)

With part-3 of this series, I finally turn to one of the most important products of the System Center suite.  This is System Center Configuration Manger, or SCCM.  SCCM has been around since the 90s in one form or another (remember Systems Management Server?).  Since the early days of SMS, System Center Configuration Manager has…

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System Center 2012 Self-Study Guide (Part 2 – Advisor and App Controller)

In part one of this series, I began by listing some study material for System Center 2012 in general.  Beginning with this post, I’ll begin identifying training available for each of the specific components that make up System Center 2012.  In this post, I will be listing self-study materials available for System Center Advisor and…

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