This dashboard gives you a overview of all the services within Microsoft Azure. When you select one of the services, you’ll get an URL to pricing, SLA, documentation and some more stuff. Very useful to understand the power of Microsoft Azure.
Download the Cloud Services Overview here
Microsoft has released a great free Ebook of how to Deploy Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking (SDN). In this Ebook you’ll learn all the basics of Software Defined Datacenter and how to use it in real life!
You can download this Ebook here: Microsoft System Center Deploying Hyper-V with Software-Defined Storage & Networking
Microsoft System Center: Integrated Cloud Platform
David Ziembicki and Mitch Tulloch, Series Editor
This book is organized by cloud type and begins with a short overview of the Cloud OS strategy from Microsoft and a high-level hybrid cloud architecture. It also covers the design and deployment of private cloud solutions using Windows and System Center to deliver the software-defined datacenter where storage, network, compute, and management are all virtualized and delivered by the Microsoft platform.
Download the PDF
Download the EPUB file
Download the Mobi for Kindle file
Microsoft released Update Rollup 1 for System Center 2012 R2 with updates and fixes for Virtual Machine Manager, Data Protection Manager and Operations Manager.
Components that are fixed in this update rollup
• Data Protection Manager (KB 2904687)
• Operations Manager (KB 2904678)
• Virtual Machine Manager (KB 2904712)
Yesterday Microsoft released the Windows Server 2012 R2 Private Cloud Virtualization and Storage Poster and Mini-Posters. This includes overviews over Hyper-V, Failover Clustering, Scale-Out File Server, Storage Spaces and much more. These posters provide a visual reference for understanding key private cloud storage and virtualization technologies in Windows Server 2012 R2. They focus on understanding storage architecture, virtual hard disks, cluster shared volumes, scale-out file servers, storage spaces, data deduplication, Hyper-V, Failover Clustering, and virtual hard disk sharing.
Bedsides the overview poster, Microsoft Includes the following Mini-Posters:
•Virtual Hard Disk and Cluster Shared Volumes Mini Poster
•Virtual Hard Disk Sharing Mini Poster
•Understanding Storage Architecture Mini Poster
•Storage Spaces and Deduplication Mini Poster
•Scale-Out and SMB Mini Poster
•Hyper-V and Failover Clustering Mini Poster
You can get the posters from the Microsoft download page.
Microsoft has published a free ebook “Microsoft System Center: Cloud Management with App Controller. This book gives all the capabilities of System Center App Controller and how you can implemend this great software in Cloud environments.
Download the free ebook here.
There are a copple of great events during the year. Microsoft TechEd, MMS, TechDays….but there’s is another great event upcoming! ExpertsLive 2013. This great event is the place to be for every IT Pro. With more then 30 speakers, 30 sessions about the newest Microsoft products. System Center 2012, Hyper-V 2012 R2, Server 2012 R2, Exchange 2013, Windows Azure, SQL 2012 and a lot more!!
There are only a few tickets left, but how cool is it to win a FREE ticket for this great event. Im really honoured that I had the possibility to give away a FREE ticket for ExpertsLive 2013. Just send an personal message on Twitter to @Mark_Swinkels and tell me why you should win this FREE ticket for ExpertsLive 2013! I’ll pick one lucky winner of all the messages.
Information about ExpersLive 2013 and the program of all the session can be found at http://www.expertslive.nl