Documentation: Cloud Infrastructure Solution for Enterprise IT

If you are designing Public, Private or Hybrid Cloud based on Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1 this set of documents will be very useful for a starting point. They will offer you the basics you will need in order to design your Cloud and take the necessary decisions. Download all 4 documents from here.

Documentation: Windows PowerShell Language Specification Version 3.0

Specification for PowerShell 3.0 is available for download in a form of docx file.

System Center 2012 Integration Guides

With System Center 2012 the different products of the family became components. This was not just changing of words. This change has the goal to tip that all components come in one license and that their integration is way better compared to the previous versions. To help us leverage that integration community project created Integration guides for System Center 2012 components:

The purpose of the Integration Guide is to provide an overview of each System Center component in its role as a programmable platform to be leveraged for the Microsoft Private Cloud.  It is intended to provide an abstraction layer that guides partners and customers on their decision process for methods to build automated solutions across System Center components and between System Center and other systems.

IPD guide for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager‏ is now available

The final version of Infrastructure and planning guide for System Center 2012 Operations Manager is available for download. The guide will help to architect and design you SCOM 2012 infrastructure. Download is available here.

Windows Server 2012 Core Network Guide

The Windows Server 2012 Core Network Guide provides instructions for planning and deploying the core components required for a fully functioning network and a new Active Directory® domain in a new forest. Using this guide, you can deploy computers configured with the following server roles and technologies:

· The Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) server role

· The Domain Name System (DNS) server role

· The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server role

· The Network Policy Server (NPS) role service of the Network Policy and Access Services server role

· The Web Server (IIS) server role

· TCP/IP connections on individual servers

This guide also serves as a foundation for companion guides that show you how to deploy additional technologies in Windows Server 2012.

Download the guide from here.