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9am–5pm PST November 26, 2014

If you want to know how to use the new ASP.NET Identity system to manage access to your web apps and services, check out this course. Explore the evolution of membership and identity in ASP.NET, and get real-world guidance and best practices on how to implement the newly architected system so you can easily define and manage users.

9am–1pm PST December 8, 2014

If you're struggling to implement or work within an enterprise "bring your own device" (BYOD) policy, join experts Kevin Remde and Simon May for an informative, high-level, and demo-focused look at new enterprise mobility capabilities that make recovery, security, and identity management easier and more flexible. They explore mobile device management (MDM) policies and they work with SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager) and Microsoft Intune.


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.

Course modules will also show you the changes that help simplify the configuration and management of the infrastructure, how to use System Center 2012 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!

65 Points
Level 200
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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.

24 Points
Level 200
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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.

19 Points
Level 200
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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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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.

114 Points
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Enjoy this fun-filled two hour Q&A session where Senior Technical Evangelist Symon Perriman and Senior Program Manager Justin Incarnato answer questions from the audience on Microsoft System Center 2012. This session was based on ten on-demand courses currently available on MVA and includes topics such as System Center 2012 capabilities, licensing overview, Virtual Machine Manager, Orchestrator and much more. To get an in depth understanding on Microsoft System Center 2012 please refer to the links below.

Instructors | Symon Perriman - Senior Technical Evangelist; Justin Incarnato - Senior Program Manager

Related Courses |
- What's New in System Center 2012
- System Center 2012 SP1: Capabilities
- System Center 2012 SP1: Updates
- System Center 2012: Configuration Manager(SCCM)
- System Center 2012: Data Protection Manager (DMP)
- System Center 2012: Orchestrator (SCO) & Service Manager (SCSM)
- System Center 2012: Operations Manager (SCOM)
- System Center 2012: Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)
- System Center 2012: Licensing Overview
- System Center Advisor

    9 Points
    Level 200
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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.

    100 Points
    Level 100
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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


    11 Points
    Level 300
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