Microsoft Virtual Academy: System Center 2012 SP1 Extensibility

Two more videos that show how SC 2012 SP1 capabilities can be extended. This time they are focused on Virtual Machine Manager:

Microsoft Virtual Academy: System Center 2012 SP1 Extensibility

New videos for SC 2012 SP1 from MVA are appearing on the horizon. If you cannot wait for the full trainings to be released at MVA you can check them one by one:

I recommend definitely checking the videos for Service Manager because they are led by one of my SC gurus Travis Wright.

System Center Universe 2013 Presentations

System Center Universe 2013 was held in one week and a half and for those who didn’t managed to attend in person or couldn’t watched all sessions online you now have the chance to watch recordings online. The whole event was recorded in four parts:

Lunch Break – Cameron Fuller
Exploring the Dark Side of the Moon with OpsMgr – Maarten Goet
Cireson Sponsor Presentation – Paul Sutton and Shaun Ericson
Introduction to Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service – Joey Snow

Afternoon Break – Cameron Fuller
2013: An Orchestration Odyssey – Pete Zerger
Q&A with Panel of Experts – Shaun Ericson, Paul Sutton, Wally Mead, Travis Wright, Pete Zerger, Maarten Goet, Jason Sandys, Chris Ross, Joey Snow, Cameron Fuller

I’ve managed to watch online the presentations of Travis Wright and Pete Zerger and these are sessions that I would recommend for watching whatever your level of expertise is.

You can also download all presentations from here.

MVA course: SC Orchestrator 2012 SP1

Microsoft promised more MVA courses for System Center 2012 SP1 and here is another promised fulfilled:

System Center 2012 SP1 General Availability and VHD Downloads

It is official: System Center 2012 SP1 has reached General Availability. Summarization of the new capabilities you can find on the System Center blogs:

If you want to test the components you can download VHD files that will help you with that:

I trial version of the product can be downloaded from here.

Documentation for download:

List of SC 2012 SP1 KB articles:

Kevin Holman’s QuickStart deployment guides:

Microsoft Virtual Academy Courses:

  • Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals – Learn how Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V, and System Center 2012 SP1 can help you build, deploy, and manage private cloud architecture. NOTE: This course becomes available on Jan 15.
  • System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Updates – Learn about the enhancements to each of the System Center 2012 SP1 components, which includes added support for Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012 and tighter integration with Windows Azure. NOTE: This course becomes available on Jan 16.
  • COMING SOON: System Center 2012 SP1 Capabilities – Learn about the configuration and management of the infrastructure, services and applications available from System Center 2012 SP1. NOTE: This course becomes available on Jan 31.