Free eBook: Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

We recently announced a new eBook titled Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 that is free to download right now. Whether you are new to System Center or are already using it in your business, this eBook has something that should interest you. The capabilities of each component of System Center 2012 R2 are first…

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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: https://aka.ms/BareMetalProvisioning

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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…

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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: https://aka.ms/Yl1i3x

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*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…

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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

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Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center

Free online event with live Q&A: https://aka.ms/virtDC 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…

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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…

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Windows Azure Pack (WAP) Resources

Recently a couple of Microsoft MVP’s (Hans Vredevoort Twitter: @hvredevoort and Marc van Eijk Twitter: @_marcvaneijk) put a post up on TechNet with a mountain of Windows Azure Pack resources from scattered locations. Its really worth checking out. See more here

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Savision Announces Cloud Reporter for System Center

New solution brings additional proactive capacity planning to Microsoft environments, helping reduce unplanned downtime and hardware expenditures. Savision, a leader in enterprise management solutions for System Center, recently announced immediate availability of Cloud Report to manage capacity planning within Microsoft Hyper-V environments. Cloud Reporter projects historical resource consumption trends to inform current resource allocation decisions….

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