Overview of Cloud Process Pack for SCSM 2012 SP1

Cameron Fuller managed to play around with the recently released Cloud Process Pack for System Center 2012 Service Manager SP1. Have a look at his overview here.

Course 10750A: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 – Overview

Last week I was on course 10750A: Monitoring and Operating a Private Cloud with System Center 2012. Even though I had took the exam to that course and I am MCSE: Private Cloud already it is always useful attending such course. The course includes all System Center 2012 components with exception of SCCM 2012 with focus on System Center 2012 Service Manager and System Center 2012 Operations Manager. I was surprised to found out that most of the lab time included exercises with SCSM 2012. This was surprise because when I was taking the exam for this course most of the questions were SCOM 2012 related. Even though focus is on SCSM and SCOM 2012 all the products are represented on basic level and the whole course is like an introduction to new versions of the components. Besides introducing the new versions the course will show you how you can integrate the components and leverage that integration which can be quite useful in real world scenario. For me the course was useful because of this. I didn’t learn something new for the product but I’ve managed to try new things in the labs. As a summary I would say the the course can be useful if you are specialist in one of the components and you want to learn more about the other components and how to integrate them. If you are looking to learn advanced stuff for any of the components this course is not for you. You can always advance in your knowledge on any of the System Center components by reading articles from MVPs over Internet or by reading books for example like this one for SCOM 2012.

Microsoft IT and their Private Cloud

Microsoft published for download 3 documents on how Microsoft IT (Microsoft internal support) implemented the Private Cloud. The documents are general documentation and can be downloaded from these links:

Overview of NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012

Kevin Holman posted an article titled “Windows Server 2012: Creating a NIC TEAM for Load Balancing and Failover”. Read the article to get overview of Windows Server 2012 NIC Teaming.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: What’s New in System Center 2012 and System Center 2012 Data Warehouse and Reporting

Two more videos from MVA: