Microsoft System Center is one of the three pillars of Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision that will transform the traditional datacenter environment, help businesses unlock insights in data stored anywhere, enable the development of a wide range of modern business applications, and empower IT to support users who work anywhere while being able to manage any device in a secure and consistent way. The other two pillars of the Cloud OS are, of course, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Azure, and Microsoft Press has recently released free Introducing books on these platforms as well.
Whether you are new to System Center or are already using it in your business, this book has something that should interest you. The capabilities of each component of System Center 2012 R2 are first described and then demonstrated chapter by chapter. Real-world and under-the-hood insights are also provided by insiders at Microsoft who live and breathe System Center, and those of you who are experienced with the platform will benefit from the wisdom and experience of these experts. We also included a list of additional resources at the end of each chapter where you can learn more about each System Center component.
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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.
Yesterday and today I passed the 70-246 and 70-247 exams! Right now I’m officially Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert 2012 Private Cloud (MSCE 2012). After a couple of months preperation, reading books, reading blogpost and building, building and again building some lab environments, the big day was there!! After two hours, I hit the the final button….YES, passed the first exam! Today I also passed the second exam!
With the upcoming TechEd Europe 2013 event in Madrid, it’s a great timing to have the MSCE 2012 Private Cloud status in the pocket. Do you know where I’m going to dream about this night….right, my own private cloud!! 😉
What a great day for me….I passed the 70-662 TS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Configuring! After two hours I pressed the END button, and finished with a score of 907/1000.
The last few mounths Exchange 2010 was my daily thing! Building…..building…..building and again building, this was the best preparing for me! A lot of things I’ve seen in Berlin at the TechEd, so I was ready to rock! 😉
Last friday I passed the 70-647 exam. PRO: Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Administrator.
• Network infrastructure
• Directory services, identity management, and authentication
• Security policies
• Business continuity (disaster recovery, personnel, equipment, and data)
• Design of IT administrative structure (delegation models)
• Best practices, standards, and service level agreements (SLAs)
This was also the last certificate for Windows Server 2008. The next few months I’am going to start with SCOM, TS: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007, Configuring 🙂
Yesterday I passed the 70-624 exam. TS: Deploying and Maintaining Windows Vista Client and 2007 Microsoft Office System Desktops.
• Deploying desktop operating systems
• Automating and customizing deployments by using scripts and answer files
• Deploying applications during and after operating system deployments
• Deploying upgrade packages
• Using Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) tools
• Using Windows Preinstallation Environment (PE)
• Upgrading existing systems
So now I will receive a new certificate from Microsoft 🙂 and i’m proud to say that i’m now Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS): Business Desktop Deployment.