TechNet Flash - Volume 16, Issue 20: October 1, 2014
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In this episode, you will learn about the new System Center 2012 R2 Management Pack for Virtual Machine Manager Host and Virtual Machine Dashboards. This new MP shows more detailed information about your virtualization infrastructure. Download the new management pack.
Rick Claus, a self-proclaimed “server hugger,” shares tips on how you can bring clarity to your role in a cloud first world. Find out how a tweak of your existing IT skills and a new perspective can open the door to simple, scalable solutions.
Simpler management, lower costs, greater flexibility – there are many advantages for extending your datacenter. Check out the Tech Journeys site where you can create a personalized path for learning how to plan, deploy, and operate a hybrid cloud.
TechEd Europe is headed to Barcelona in just a few weeks. In this video, David Tesar discusses the variety of DevOps-related sessions being presented by both Microsoft and third-party industry experts from both developer and operations disciplines.
Technical Evangelists Yung Chou and Keith Mayer demonstrate various ways you can manage and automate your hybrid cloud environment. In this demo-driven session, they showcase System Center, Microsoft Azure, the Windows Azure Pack, PowerShell for Azure, PowerShell DSC for configuration management, and Azure Automation.
Pass an MCP exam before the end of 2014, and for a limited time, you can save 15% on your next exam. Just use promo code 15OFF by December 31, 2014 to book and take an exam. Get all the details.
Are you looking to drive adoption in your organization? Check out the new Office 365 Customer Success Center for resources that can help. Learn about recommended adoption methodologies and best practices, get end user email communication templates, and connect with industry peers and experts.
In this expert-led session, learn how to create more repeatable application deployments with Azure Resource Manager. Get hands-on experience with the new declarative model – complete with templates for configuring and deploying your infrastructure resources. Register now for the October 9 event.
It’s time to learn about Azure Resource Manager. Discover how its reusable deployment templates can help you handle infrastructure and configuration information as code. And learn best practices for creating complex environments in a repeatable manner.
Download this new report from Forrester Research and access free resources that will help you lead the move to a hybrid infrastructure in your organization.
Get details about the new offerings in the Azure IaaS VM space and find out about the speed improvements delivered with the new D-Series virtual machines in IaaS.
Join this live training and Q&A session on October 29 when renowned experts Ashley McGlone and Jason Helmick will teach you how PowerShell works and how you can use it to manage Active Directory in your environment. Register today.
Microsoft launched a new content curation platform, called Curah!, earlier this year for curating and sharing collections of technical content. Read the article for more details and join Curah! to start finding and sharing great information.
In this episode of the Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud series, Blain Barton and Tommy Patterson discuss how to get started migrating server workloads to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure. Learn about migrating from on-premises to the cloud or a combination approach, and decide which option is best for your organization. And explore tools that can make this process as efficient as possible.
Training and Books
October 9, 2014
In this expert-led session, learn how to create more repeatable application deployments with Azure Resource Manager. Get hands-on experience with the new declarative model – complete with templates for configuring and deploying your infrastructure resources. Register now for this event.
October 29, 2014
Join this live training and Q&A session when renowned experts Ashley McGlone and Jason Helmick will teach you how PowerShell works and how you can use it to manage Active Directory in your environment. Register today.
October 21, 2014
The Virtual CIO Summit will be streaming live so you can join other business leaders, expert speakers, and panelists as they discuss major trends affecting business today. Don’t miss key industry leaders, including Jay Vijayan (CIO of Tesla Motors), William Taylor (Co-Founder and Founding Editor of Fast Company), and Michael Leiter (Head of Global Government and Cyber Operations, Palantir Technologies and former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center).