Windows Server/System Center MVP Speaker Series

Don’t miss this -  Starting in April, 2013 MVP’s share their knowledge on a variety of topics to the broader community.

If you are interested in attending these online meetings, which will take place once a week, please follow this link where you can add all the meeting invites to your calendar and listen in and participate.

Each presentation will be recorded and available later for viewing if there is an instance where you are unable to tune into the meeting on the actual date.

Microsoft Lync is required in order to “attend” these on-line meetings.  If you need to install Lync, you may do so from here.

New licensing model for Windows Server 2012

If you use System Center you know that Microsoft changed the licensing model for System Center to a Per processor model. They went from having 200+ SKUs to 2. Yesterday Microsoft announced that they will also change the licensing model for Window’s server 2012 and this is very similar to the System Center model – Windows server have now 4 SKUs.

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Note that since they moved to a per processor model, the feature set is the same (for standard and Datacenter) for both standard version and datacenter.

For more information about Windows 2012 licensing, see Microsoft home page

Holiday time=More time to learning new stuff

It’s holiday session and if you have some free time on the beach and want to read/listen to new cool stuff about Windows/System Center – here are some resources.

Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA)

Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) is a collection of free online trainings all about the latest Microsoft technologies. Here you have allot to choose from, for example System Center 2012, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, VDI and more.

Sign up  for free and start learning

Windows 2012 Jumpstart

The Windows 2012 “Jump Start” virtual classroom  training are now available as recordings for you to listen to whenever you want.

 

Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012

Microsoft Press has released a ebook – Introducing Windows Server 2012, by Mitch Tulloch, is now ready for free download! Please see the links below to download one or all of the available formats.

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PDF – Introducing Windows Server 2012 PDF ebook

EPUB – Introducing Windows Server 2012 EPUB ebook

MOBI – Introducing Windows Server 2012 MOBI ebook

Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza Videos

Travis Wright from the System Center team wrote a blog post where you find 17 cool demos for all features in System Center

Find the links to the webcasts from the System Center Engineering Team blog

Webcast Series: Bare Metal to Private Cloud

Travis Wright from the System Center team wrote a blog post where you find 8 links to different web cast that has/have occur(ed)

Find the links to the webcasts from the System Center Engineering Team blog

Microsoft TechEd content online

You can now look at most of the sessions from Teched online:

TechEd Europe 2012

TechEd North America 2012