Free eBooks!

Just wanted to ensure that this valuable list of FREE eBooks isn't missed by anyone managing a Windows Server/System Center or Azure environment; Introducing System Center 2012 R2 “Technical Overview” Designing Orchestrator Runbooks Configuration Manager Field Experience Troubleshooting Configuration Manager Cloud Management with App Controller Optimizing Service Manager Coming Soon; Network Virtualization and Cloud Computing…


Server Virtualization with Hyper-V and System Center

This course provides the training that can help you prepare for the Microsoft Specialist Exam 74-409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center. For a limited time, you can register here to take the exam for free (see FAQfor details). The exam and course will prove your ability to deploy and manage a…


TechEd – Houston Area System Center User Group: (Day 5)

Courtesy of: The System Center Blog Team If you are a System Center geek like me and you are going to be in Houston on May 16th you should check out Day-5. Day-5 is a community built event focused on providing some additional System Center content for the people who just want more. Many of…


Webcast: Bare Metal to Private Cloud

The System Center team posted a 8 part video series on bare metal provisioning that is really worth checking out. See all the details here:


Azure: ExpressRoute Dedicated Networking, Web Site Backup Restore, Mobile Services .NET support, Hadoop 2.2, and more

This week we released a massive amount of enhancements to Windows Azure.  Today’s new capabilities and announcements include: ExpressRoute: Dedicated, private, high-throughput network connectivity with on-premises Web Sites: Backup and Restore Support Mobile Services: .NET support, Notification Hub Integration, PhoneGap support HDInsight: Hadoop 2.2 support Management: Co-admin limit increased from 10->200 users Monitoring: Service Outage…


Just Released: System Center PowerShell Cmdlets

We have just released a number of documents containing all of the PowerShell Cmdlets available for the System Center 2012 Suite. The downloads are available from here:


*NEW FREE EBook*- Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution

This book is geared to private and hybrid cloud architects preparing to design and build a virtualized network solution based on Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1, or later. Written by experts on the Microsoft System Center team and with Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch as series editor, this title focuses on architecture and…


Autoscale in Azure + more

Recently I have being asked about Autoscale capabilities with Azure for PaaS and IaaS, below is a great presentation from the build conference from 2013 delivered by Chandrika Shankarnarayan and Stephen Siciliano which is focused on Monitoring, Management and DevOps in Azure. View on Channel9


Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center

Free online event with live Q&A: Wednesday, February 19th from 9am – 5pm PST If you're new to virtualization, or if you have some experience and want to see the latest R2 features of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V or Virtual Machine Manager, join us for a day of free online training with live Q&A…


Free eBooks: Now on the Microsoft Virtual Academy site

From the Microsoft Press Blog; No doubt, our blog is a great site for announcing new books and other quick bits of news; however, we really needed a great landing page to host our free eBooks in an elegant, easy-to-browse way. Our coworkers at the Microsoft Virtual Academy provided the solution. It’s a perfect place…