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This course will provide an overview of System Center 2012 Licensing programs. We will look at these programs in the context of Microsoft private cloud solutions, and how the combination of the Windows Server 2008 operating system and System Center enables you to obtain the most cost effective licensing you need for your private cloud. As System Center 2012 is being delivered as an integrated private cloud management solution, we will analyze the server management license transition programs for existing System Center users. Further, we will discuss specific Microsoft licensing programs such as the Enrollment for Core Infrastructure, and how licensing for private cloud solutions maximizes your private cloud value while simplifying purchasing.

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This presentation provides an introduction to System Center 2012 and the Microsoft private cloud solution. You will see how System Center 2012 brings together data center management and the benefits of private cloud services in a single product. We will show how using this product will enable your business to respond better to challenges and opportunities by having a more agile and responsive IT resource. In addition, we will discuss Microsoft’s approach to the private cloud, and provide an overview of the key System Center 2012 components that are a part of this vision. Each of the components will be introduced and we will discuss how each will help you drive higher value from your existing IT assets.

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System Center is a comprehensive management platform that enables you to more easily and efficiently manage your IT environments, including your server infrastructure and client devices. With System Center 2012 SP1, you get the most cost effective and flexible platform for managing your traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, and client computers and devices. System Center 2012 is the only unified management platform where you can manage multiple hypervisors, physical resources, and applications in a single offering.In this course you will learn about the broad vision and goals for SP1, as well as see the improvements across the individual components, including App Controller (SCAP), Configuration Manager (SCCM), Data Protection Manager (DPM), Endpoint Protection (SCEP), Operations Manager (SCOM), Orchestrator (SCO), Service Manager (SCSM) and Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).

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This course focuses on the new capabilities in System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1) which has added support for Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012 and tighter integration with Windows Azure.  System Center is a comprehensive management platform that enables you to more easily and efficiently manage your IT environments, including your server infrastructure and client devices.  With System Center 2012 SP1, you get the most cost effective and flexible platform for managing your traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, and client computers and devices.  System Center 2012 is the only unified management platform where you can manage multiple hypervisors, physical resources, and applications in a single offering.

 

In this System center training course you will learn about the configuration and management of the infrastructure, services and application.  First you will see how simplified management to the infrastructure components (network, storage, compute and cluster) can help you optimize these units so that you can operate them within a private cloud environment.  Next you will learn about how improvements to the IT service delivery layer and automation frees up the time of the IT professional and lays the foundation for self-service.  Finally you will see how application insight has improved through deeper monitoring and greater scale through integrated management across private, public, 3rd party and hybrid clouds.

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Investigate and learn how the Microsoft Cloud OS vision can positively benefit the way your entire organization functions and understand how the key tenets of  transforming modern datacenter can provide many benefits to enterprise IT today. This course will walk you through the key steps and technology capabilities in planning, deploying and managing this type of environment.

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Lync Room System is a new member of the Lync family and offers a native Lync solution for meeting rooms that makes meetings easy to start, easy to manage, and easy to collaborate with remote attendees. This course introduces Lync Room System and describes how to deploy, configure, and manage it.

Instructors | Aaron Steele - Microsoft Senior Consultant; Brian Ricks - Lead Architect, BriComp Computers

Related Exam(s) | 70-336 - Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013; 70-337 - Enterprise Voice & Online Services with Microsoft Lync Server 2013

Associated Course(s) |  20336 - Core Solutions of Microsoft Lync Server 2013; 20337 - Enterprise Voice and Online Services with Microsoft Lync Server 2013

 

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This course focuses on automation with System Center 2012 SP1, using Windows Server 2012 PowerShell and System Center Orchestrator. After describing PowerShell integration with System Center, the course then focuses on Orchestrator, the customizable workflow engine that enables you to automate the creation, monitoring, and deployment of resources in your environment. First, you’ll find out about the Orchestrator architecture and the management interface. Next, you will learn about basic, intermediate, and advanced workflow concepts. Finally, you will learn how to support the Orchestrator environment by learning about errors, troubleshooting, and advanced administration. After completing this course you will be proficient at automating your System Center 2012 SP1 environment using Orchestrator and PowerShell.

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Would you like to learn how the Microsoft Cloud OS vision can positively benefit the way your entire organization functions? Watch this on-demand course, and investigate how the key tenets of Transforming the Modern Datacenter can provide many benefits to enterprise IT today. The course walks you through the key steps and technologies for planning, deploying, and managing this type of environment.

Instructor | Prabu Rambadran – Microsoft Senior Product Manager; Vanessa Fournier - Microsoft Senior Product Marketing Manager; Won Huh - Microsoft Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager; Meghan Liese - Microsoft Senior Technical Product Manager; Andrew Zeller - Microsoft Senior Technical Product Manager

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If you'd like an introduction to programming embedded systems using Visual Studio, this free training is for you. Experts walk you through programming Arduino microcontroller boards, along with the sensors and devices needed to build autonomous wheeled robots, robotic arms, and wirelessly controlled robots.

In this on-demand course, learn to write code that reads and writes values to hardware (using connection pins on the boards) like you would in a data entry application, but in this case you are controlling a physical system. Explore additional types of hardware, and discover how to program robots that can move around and interact with their environment. See how to increase their awareness and their ability to interact physically as they become more advanced. End the sessions with the tools to program both autonomous and remotely controlled robots that move around on either wheels or robotic legs. See how easy and affordable programming robotic systems can be in this free Visual Studio course!

For the code samples used in this course, please visit the Code files page

Instructor |  Chris Howd - Developer Content Planner/Microsoft; Paul Pardi - Content Development Lead/Microsoft

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If you'd like to learn how to use System Center 2012 R2 - Orchestrator runbooks to automate the process of creating a Service Request in System Center 2012 R2 - Service Manager, join expert Andrew McMurray for this course. Get an overview of System Center 2012 R2 IT Service Management, and explore a real-world automation scenario. Find out how to create a request template and how to add an approval step in the Service Request process, along with how to set up a connection to the AD to query users and groups.

Instructor |  Andrew McMurray - Microsoft Technical Evangelist

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Want a tour of the new diagnostic capabilities provided in Office 365 portals? Users and administrators alike can take advantage of these diagnostics, which provide automated solutions and troubleshooting steps for potential issues that Office 365 customers might encounter.

In this demo-rich course, examine the diagnostic tools available in the Office 365 Admin Center, explore the available health, readiness, and connectivity checks, and look at the Directory Synchronization Troubleshooter tool.

Instructors | Jeremy Hayes - Microsoft Business Program Manager Readiness; Rob Latino - Wimmer Solutions Corporation Program Manager

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This course focuses on how using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 can help your business build, deploy, and maintain a private cloud. After completing these three modules you will have learnt about the Virtual Machine Manager 2012 product, and the features it utilizes to build and support the virtualized and physical resources that are part of your private cloud infrastructure. The course will also expose you to cloud computing at the business level, from the perspective of Virtual Machine Manager 2012, and show how to extend that knowledge to the technical level. The last module will show you how to manage applications within your private cloud using Virtual Machine Manager 2012 to deploy, update, and manage them. At the end, we will have illustrated how using Virtual Machine Manager 2012 as part of your private cloud infrastructure will benefit both your organization and the IT Pro.

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In this training course, we will provide an overview of System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and how its functionality can help drive higher value from your existing IT assets by leveraging a single console. In addition, we will discuss how to use customizable dashboards in System Center Operations Manager to monitor and manage your physical, virtual, networking, application, and cloud resources

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This course will step take you through a comprehensive in depth lesson in building the knowledge and skills to plan, architect and manage your infrastructure using a System Center 2012 SP1 Service Manager solution.

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This course focuses on extensibility and customization with System Center 2012 SP1, enabling customer and partners to create their own plugins with the System Center components. First you will learn how to create service templates in Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) allowing management of a multi-tiered application as a single logical unit. Next you will learn the basics of creating a custom Integration Pack using Orchestrator (SCO) to enable you to integrate custom activities within a workflow. The next two modules look at Operations Manager (SCOM) extensibility through creating Management Packs to monitor any datacenter component and Dashboards to visualize the data. The final two modules look at Service Manager (SCSM) Data Warehouse and reporting to generate datacenter-wide information, and then how to customize Service Catalog offerings to enable end-users to create self-service requests through a web portal.

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View this Jump Start to learn what’s new with System Center 2012 R2. Discover the new capabilities in infrastructure provisioning and monitoring, automation and self-service, IT service management, and application monitoring. Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Symon Perriman and several other presenters show how the next version of System Center delivers an end-to-end cloud management stack through advanced integration with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Azure.

InstructorsSymon Perriman - Senior Technical Evangelist

Associated Exam(s) | 70-243: Administering and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
Associated Course(s) | 10747: Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager; 10748: Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

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Many organizations have a very diverse underlying infrastructure. From different pieces of hardware, to different hypervisors. Regardless of this, they need to be able to manage everything in a consistent way. With System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, they are able to have a consistent management experience across these multiple hypervisors. This course will address deployment of compute, storage, and networking resources, and how to construct all of the different resources that we have and construct them together into a private cloud. Finally the course will delve into day-to-day operations to keep the infrastructure up and running, and deploying services to the end users as well as the architecture behind it all.

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This course covers Automation and Self service in the Datacenter and looks into the primary components of Service Manager and Orchestrator and the capabilities that are used to build out the infrastructure within the environment. This course specifically addresses the R2 updates, including the new integration stack for SharePoint, and provides patch solutions from Service Manager.

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Microsoft exams test your knowledge in a variety of focus areas. This course in particular 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. The Microsoft certification path, exam, and course can will prove your ability to deploy and manage a Microsoft Server Virtualization infrastructure in an enterprise environment. You alsoF find out how to configure, manage, and maintain Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager, including networking and storage services. And Plus, you learn how to configure key Microsoft Server virtualization features, such as Generation 2 Virtual Machines, Replication Extension, Online Export, Cross-Version Live Migration, Online VHDX Resizing, and Live Migration Performance tuning, in addition to Dynamic Virtual Switch Load Balancing and virtual Receive Side Scaling (vRSS).

Instructors | Symon Perriman - Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft; Corey Hynes - Lead Architect and President, HOLSystems Related

Associated Exam(s) | 74-409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center
Associated Course(s) | 20409: Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center

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In this course you will learn how to align IT management needs and business realities with the trend towards a people-centric model that replaces the older paradigm of device-centric policies and management. The Microsoft people-centric vision helps IT administrators increase their organizations' productivity by enabling access to corporate resources, regardless of location or device used.

This shift in focus requires policies, processes, and technologies, like Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows Intune, which give people the freedom to select the devices they want to use, along with device-agnostic access to applications and data.

Instructors | Martin Booth – Microsoft Senior Technical Product Manager; Wally Mead - Microsoft Senior Program Manager 

Associated Courses | 10747: Administering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager; 10748: Planning and Deploying System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
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​Discover the benefits of using System Center Advisor. See how to deploy and use Advisor on its own or integrated to System Center Operations Manager. And learn about the high level architecture in System Center Advisor, along with how it can be used to optimize your installation of Windows Server and server workloads.

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Software-defined networking (SDN) can streamline data center implementation through self-service provisioning, take the complexity out of network management, and help increase security with fully isolated environments. Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 are being used with SDN implementations in some of the largest data centers in the world, and this Jump Start can help you apply lessons learned from those networks to your own environment.

From overall best practices to deep technical guidance, this training gives you what you need to get started, plus in-depth Q&A with top experts who have real-world SDN experience. Understand how Microsoft is bringing its learnings from operating some of the largest data centers in the world to your data center through Windows Server and System Center. 

Instructor | Symon Perriman – Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist;  Rajeev Nagar – Microsoft Principal Group Manager; Ravi Rao – Microsoft Principal Program Manager; Greg Cusanza – Microsoft Senior Program Manager; Don Stanwyck – Microsoft Senior Program Manager; Gabriel Silva – Microsoft Program Manager; Ganesh Srinivasan – Microsoft Senior Program Manager

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Did you know that System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator can automate everything in the datacenter, from physical hardware to hypervisors to virtual machines to applications? Get the details, in this practical course.

Learn how Integration Packs work, and get best practices to perform tasks repetitively and reliability with Orchestrator. Then, select the modules for workloads in your own datacenter that you want to automate with Orchestrator, including Active Directory, FTP, REST, SQL, Exchange, SharePoint, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Configuration Manager, Data Protection Manager, Operations Manager, Service Manager, Linux, and Microsoft Azure.

Instructors |   Symon Perriman- 5nine Software VP of Business Development ;  Gordon Mckenna - MVP, Inframon Chief Executive Officer

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Wondering how Microsoft Azure features can benefit Windows Server, System Center, Azure Pack, and more? Find out, in this information-packed course. Azure is changing the way organizations consume IT services, from virtual machines, storage, and networking, to websites and databases. Get the details on how Microsoft is bringing learnings, experience, innovation, features, and capabilities from Azure into the Microsoft datacenter set of technologies.

Hear from engineering leaders within the company on the Microsoft strategy for each key focus area, along with a breakdown of some of the new features and functionality that will be available within the products. Take a look at compute, storage, and networking, and explore security, service delivery, IT management, and even running Linux on the Microsoft platform. Get everything you need to know about what's being delivered in the next release of Microsoft datacenter technologies!

Instructors | Matt McSpirit (Host)  - Microsoft Technical Evangelist; Rajeev Nagar - Microsoft Group Manager in the Datacenter Networking Team; Mathew John - Microsoft Group Manager in the Datacenter Compute Team; Siddhartha Roy - Microsoft Group Manager in the Datacenter Storage Team​; Anders Vinberg -  Technical Fellow in the Enterprise Cloud Group; Michael Kelley - Principal PM Manager, Win Server & Services


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This course provides an overview of the new System Center 2012 Configuration Manager product. After completing this course, you will understand the features that enable System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to:

  • Easily distribute applications to users, regardless of device or form factor.
  • Perform software updates.
  • Device management improvements.

The course will also cover how System Center 2012 Configuration Manager makes it easier to service the rapidly growing number of connected devices in your organization, such as smartphones, tablets, and virtual machines, through centralized global configuration management.

These System Center 2012 training modules will also show you the changes that help simplify the configuration and management of the infrastructure, how to use System Center Configuration Manager to gain insight to and control IT systems through easier maintenance, improved security and simplified configuration, as well as a number of other new features and updates to self-service application delivery, integrated settings management, antivirus management, UNIX and Linux support, compliance improvements, security updates, the new GUI, and much more!

Explore our SCCM 2012 training online to take your skills and knowledge to the next level.

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The Microsoft Solution Accelerators (SAs) are free out-of-band tools and utilities which can be downloaded to enhance existing Microsoft technologies. This Microsoft private cloud course provides an overview of six of the most common SAs used in datacenters, highly virtualized environments and private clouds. The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit and Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) will analyze and help configure the environment. The SCVMM Self-Service Portal (SSP) and Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) provide enhanced management for Hyper-V virtual machines. The Security & Compliance Manger (SCM) and Data Classification Toolkit (DCT) help maintain a healthy and secure environment. By the end of this course you will have a new set of tools you can utilize to plan, deploy, manage and secure your virtualized datacenter or Private Cloud infrastructure.

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​In this course, we will discuss how the System Center 2012 Orchestrator and Service Manager components enable you to deploy, automate, update, and manage service offerings within your private cloud. Microsoft’s approach to self-service delivery will be discussed, and how System Center responds to end-user service requests. We will cover methods to challenging operational issues, and how using Orchestrator and Service Manager can allow the IT Pro to automate, standardize and offer self-service IT processes in the private cloud.

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This module will help you discover the benefits of this useful new software assurance benefit from Microsoft. We will explain the benefits of Advisor and how it can be used to optimize your installations of Windows Server, and Server Workloads such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft SharePoint. You will also understand Advisor’s high-level architecture for optimizing data security, privacy, and control, all delivered through a user-friendly cloud service. Additionally, we will show how to use the Advisor service to proactively avoid problems, resolve issues faster, and reduce downtime. We will show you how to make the most use out of this tool to help you better manage your data center and cloud infrastructure.

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