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System Center 2012 Resources to bookmark–Part III August 9th, 2012

Vinod Kumar

The list of links and components when it comes to using System Center doesn’t seem to stop. This post is continuation to the two list we posted earlier – Part I, Part II. In this post will add a bunch of links around the Orchestrator, Service Manager, Unified Installer and Virtual Machine Manager.

The interesting part of System Center is the vast amount of components that get part of this that it makes almost humanly impossible to keep track and know all of them. Atleast these bunch of links and resources will help you get closer I suppose.

Top-level link for System Center 2012 is always: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter

Microsoft Virtual Academy

System Center 2012 Orchestrator & Service Manager – Overview (Part 1)

System Center 2012 Orchestrator & Service Manager – Overview (Part 2)

Best Practices for Monitoring and Operating the Datacenter and the Private Cloud

System Center 2012 Data Warehouse and Reporting

System Center 2012 Orchestrator & Service Manager – Overview (Part 1)

System Center 2012 Orchestrator & Service Manager – Overview (Part 2)

Best Practices for Monitoring and Operating the Datacenter and the Private Cloud

System Center 2012 Data Warehouse and Reporting

TechNet Radio: IT Time – Microsoft Virtual Academy – System Center VMM 2012 and Configuration Manager 2012 Course Preview

MVA System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012:

  1. Introduction & ESX Management
  2. Fabric & Demo

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

  1. Virtual Machine Manager 2012 – Overview
  2. Using VMM 2012 to Configure a Private Cloud
  3. Modeling and Maintaining Virtualized Services in VMM 2012

Videos/Webcasts

Bytes by TechNet – Richard Campbell and Harold Wong

System Center Orchestrator 2012 Overview

System Center Orchestrator 2012:

Introduction to Opalis and a Sneak Peek at System Center Orchestrator

Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 7 of 8): Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 – Orchestrator

Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza 8: Create an Orchestrator Runbook and Integrate with Service Manager with System Center 2012

SCSM 2012 Request Fulfillment with Orchestrator

TechNet Radio IT Time – A Preview of System Center Configuration Manager 2012

Sean Christensen Discusses how Service Manager 2012 Offers Easy Customization of Processes and Decisions

System Center Service Manager 2012 Overview

Automated Remediation with System Center 2012

SCSM 2012 Request Fulfillment with Orchestrator

SCSM 2012 Portal & SharePoint Integration

Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 6 of 8): Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 – Service Manager

Virtualization Jump Start (06): Automation with Opalis, Service Manager & PowerShell

Incident and Change Management with System Center Service Manager?

Extending Microsoft System Center Service Manager with a new Activity Class and form??

System Center 2012 Unified Installer

  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012: Technical Overview

System Center VMM 2012 Overview

Learning to do the Basics in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Provision for Productive Infrastructure with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Microsoft IT Discusses Strategies for Making Operations, Cloud Ready

How Microsoft IT Uses System Center Virtual Machine Manager to Manage the Private Cloud

From Virtualization to Private Cloud with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Managing your Fabric with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

90 Seconds to the Cloud: Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta with Kenon Owens

(Part 3 of 8): Clustering Hyper-V and Installing a Highly Available Virtual Machine Manager Cluster

(Part 4 of 8): Configuring System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager

Infrastructure Management with System Center 2012

Deploying the Fabric with Virtual Machine Manager 2012

TechNet Radio

Virtual Lab Insider: Building Your Cloud Infrastructure with System Center 2012

Virtual Lab Insider: Building Your Cloud Infrastructure with Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Virtual Lab Insider: Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring with System Center 2012

Virtual Lab Insider: Building a Service Template in Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Virtually Speaking with Yung Chou: "What is Cloud?"

Virtually Speaking with Yung Chou: "What is Private Cloud?"

Virtually Speaking with Yung Chou: Understanding Cloud Computing

Virtually Speaking with Yung Chou: "How Does Cloud Computing Apply to Me?"

Virtually Speaking with Yung Chou: Become the Next Private Cloud Expert

Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza

Virtualization Jump Start

Podcasts

Microsoft Virtual Academy: System Center 2012 Orchestrator & Service Manager – Overview (Part 1)

Microsoft Virtual Academy: System Center 2012 Orchestrator & Service Manager – Overview (Part 2)

Bare metal to Private Cloud (Part 7 of 8): Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 – Orchestrator

Microsoft Virtual Academy: System Center 2012 Orchestrator & Service Manager – Overview (Part 1)

Microsoft Virtual Academy: System Center 2012 Orchestrator & Service Manager – Overview (Part 2)

Bare Metal to Private Cloud (Part 6 of 8): Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 – Service Manager

Virtualization Jump Start (06): Automation with Opalis, Service Manager & PowerShell

From Virtualization to Private Cloud with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

How Microsoft IT Uses System Center Virtual Machine Manager to Manage the Private Cloud

Learning to do the Basics in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Provision for Productive Infrastructure with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

Articles/Documentation

Orchestrator

  1. Release Notes for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
  2. Getting Started with System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
  3. Deploying System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
  4. Administering System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
  5. Using the Orchestration Console in System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
  6. Using Runbooks in System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
  7. Runbook Activity Reference for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator
  8. Privacy Statement for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator

Integration Packs for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator

  1. Active Directory Integration Pack
  2. HP iLO and OA Integration Pack
  3. HP Operations Manager Integration Pack
  4. HP Service Manager Integration Pack
  5. IBM Tivoli Netcool/OMNIbus Integration Pack
  6. VMWare vSphere Integration Pack
  7. Integration Packs for System Center

Importing Runbooks from System Center Orchestrator 2012

  1. How to Create an Orchestrator Console
  2. How to Synchronize an Orchestrator Connector
  3. How to Disable and Enable an Orchestrator Connector

Orchestrator Integration Toolkit

  1. Overview of Orchestrator Integration Toolkit
  2. Installation
  3. Command Line Activity Wizard
  4. Integration Pack Wizard

Orchestrator SDK

  1. What’s New in the Orchestrator SDK
  2. Migrating QIK API Custom Activities
  3. Getting Started with the Orchestrator SDK
  4. Taking an Imperative Approach
  5. Creating a Custom Resource File
  6. Orchestrator SDK Reference

Service Manager

    1. Planning for System Center 2012 – Service Manager Deployment
    2. Preparing for System Center 2012 – Service Manager Deployment
    3. Planning for Performance and Scalability in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
  • Deployment Guide for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      1. Before You Deploy System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      2. Turkish Language Collations
      3. Prerequisite Checker for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      4. Deployment Scenarios for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      5. Guidance for Installing System Center 2012 – Service Manager on Virtual Machines
      6. Configure Windows PowerShell to Run in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      7. Registering with the Service Manager Data Warehouse to Enable Reporting
      8. Deploying Additional Service Manager Management Servers
      9. Deployment Considerations with a Disjointed Namespace
      10. Self-Service Portal for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      11. Guidance for Load Balancing System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      12. Completing Deployment by Backing Up the Encryption Key
      13. Indexing Non-English Knowledge Articles
      14. Troubleshooting System Center 2012 – Service Manager Deployment Issues
      15. Deploying Service Manager from a Command Line
      16. Appendix A – Command-Line Option Error Codes
  • Administrator’s Guide for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      1. Using Management Packs in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      2. Using Connectors to Import Data into System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      3. Configuration Items in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      4. Configuring Incident Management in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      5. Configuring Service Level Management in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      6. Configuring Workflows in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      7. Configuring Change and Activity Management in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      8. Configuring Release Management in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      9. Configuring Desired Configuration Management to Generate Incidents in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      10. Configuring System Center 2012 – Service Manager Notifications
      11. Using the Service Catalog in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      12. Using Groups, Queues, and Lists in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      13. Using Runbooks in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      14. User Interface Customization in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      15. Managing User Roles in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      16. Managing Run As Accounts in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      17. Managing Knowledge Articles in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      18. Configuring and Using the System Center 2012 – Service Manager Cmdlets for Windows PowerShell
      19. Managing the Data Warehouse in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      20. Managing the System Center 2012 – Service Manager Self-Service Portal
      21. Using Service Manager Tasks to Troubleshoot Computer Problems
      22. To Configure System Center 2012 – Service Manager CEIP Settings
      23. Appendix A – List of User Role Profiles in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      24. Appendix B – Mapping Active Directory Domain Services Attributes to Properties in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      25. Appendix C – Mapping System Center 2012 – Service Manager Properties to Configuration Manager Database Views
      26. Appendix D – System Center 2012 – Service Manager Registry Keys
  • Operations Guide for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      1. Searching for Information in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      2. Managing Incidents and Problems in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      3. Managing Changes and Activities in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      4. Managing Service Requests in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      5. Managing Release Records in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      6. Using Data Warehouse Reporting and Analytics in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
  • Authoring Guide for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      1. Introduction to the Service Manager Authoring Guide
      2. Management Packs: working with Management Packs
      3. Classes: Customizing and Authoring
      4. Forms: Customizing and Authoring
      5. Workflows: Customizing and Authoring
      6. Sample Scenario: The Woodgrove Bank Customization
      7. Views Sample Scenario: How to Customize a Column Title in a View
      8. Reports Sample Scenario: How to Include Dashboards and Reports in Custom Views
  • Disaster Recovery Guide for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      1. Disaster Recovery Scenarios Overview
      2. Prepare for Service Manager Disaster Recovery
      3. Implement Service Manager Disaster Recovery
  • Cmdlets in System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      1. Cmdlet About Topics for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      2. Administrator Cmdlets for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      3. Data Warehouse Cmdlets for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
  • Upgrade Guide for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      1. Upgrade Planning for System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      2. Setting Up a Service Manager 2010 Lab Environment with Production Data
      3. Upgrading to System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      4. After Upgrading to System Center 2012 – Service Manager
      5. Failed Upgrade in System Center 2012 – Service Manager

    Unified Installer

      1. System Requirements for System Center 2012 – Unified Installer
      2. Preparing an Installer Computer for System Center 2012 – Unified Installer
      3. Preparing a Target Computer for System Center 2012 – Unified Installer
      4. Running the System Center 2012 – Unified Installer
      5. Log Files in System Center 2012 – Unified Installer
    • Installing System Center 2012 using the Unified Installer

    Virtual Machine Manager

      1. Overview of System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
      2. What’s New in System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
      3. Glossary for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
      4. Evaluating System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager by Using a Pre-Configured VHD
      5. Resources for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
      6. Release Notes for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
  • Deploying Virtual Machine Manager
      1. System Requirements for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
      2. Installing System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
      3. Installing a Highly Available VMM Management Server
      4. Upgrading to System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager
  • Administering Virtual Machine Manager
      1. Configuring Fabric Resources in VMM
      2. Deploying Virtual Machines and Services in a Private Cloud in VMM
      3. Monitoring and Reporting in VMM
      4. Performing Maintenance Tasks in VMM
  • Configuring Virtual Machine Manager
      1. Configuring Run As Accounts in VMM
      2. Creating User Roles in VMM
      3. Ports and Protocols for VMM
  • Scripting in Virtual Machine Manager
      1. System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager Scripting Guide
      2. System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager Cmdlet Reference
  • Logo Certification for Windows Server 2008 R2
      1. Custom Actions in Virtual Machine Manager
      2. Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo Certification Issues with Virtual Machine
  • Microsoft Server Application Virtualization
      1. Server Application Virtualization Overview
      2. Installing Server Application Virtualization
      3. Packaging Applications With Server Application Virtualization
      4. Server Application Virtualization Sequencer Technical Reference
      5. Troubleshooting Server Application Virtualization
      6. Server Application Virtualization Privacy Statement

    TechNet Wiki

    Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager evolution

    News, Requirements and Installation of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

    The Service Concept in VMM 2012

    SCVMM 2012 – The Main Tool for your Infrastructure and Clouds

    SCVMM 2012 Ports Communications for Firewall Configuration

    Create

    Capability Profiles in SCVMM 2012

    Using Service Templates in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012

    Managing XenServer with System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012

    How to Create and Configure a Private Cloud in System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 – Part 1

    Private Cloud in system Center Virtual Machine Manager – Part 2 – Delegate Control

    How to Improve the Virtual Machine Creation Using a VM Template

    Load Balancing and Cloud Computing (SCVMM 2012)

    Sorting Things Out in the SCVMM Library

    How to Create a Cloud in VMM 2012

    Private Cloud Security Operations Principles

    Patching Your Fabric with SCVMM 2012

    Green IT and VMM – How to User the Dynamic Optimization to Save Energy in VMM 2012

    System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Error Codes

    1. [0-499]
    2. [500-999]
    3. [1000-1499]
    4. [2000-2499]
    5. [2500-2999]
    6. [3000-3499]
    7. [3500-3999]
    8. [10000-10999]
    9. [11000-11999]
    10. [12000-12999]
    11. [13000-13999]
    12. [19999-20999]
    13. [21000-21999]
    14. [22000-22999]
    15. [23000-23999]
    16. [24000-24999]
    17. [25000-25999]
    18. [26000-26999]
    19. [27000-27999]
    20. [28000 and above]

    Other Useful Links and Resources

    Increasing Maximum Concurrent Policy Instances on Orchestrator 2012

    System Center 2012 Service Delivery & Automation

    System Center Orchestrator Engineering Blog

    System Center 2012 – Orchestrator Component Add-ons and Extensions

    Technical Documentation Download for System Center 2012 – Orchestrator

    System Center 2012 Cloud & Datacenter Management

    System Center: Service Manager Engineering Blog

    System Center 2012 Service Manager – Exchange Connector 3.0 Release Candidate

    System Center 2012 – Service Manager Component Add-ons and Extensions

    System Center Monitoring Pack for System Center 2012 – Service Manager

    Technical Documentation Download for System Center 2012 – Service Manager

    Application Approval Workflow

    Infrastructure Planning and Design

    Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog

    Kevin Remde’s IT Pro Weblog

    Technical Documentation Download for System Center 2012 – Unified Installer

    Microsoft Private Cloud: Evaluation Guide (PDF)

    Download Microsoft Private Cloud Evaluation Software

    Hyper-V: Scripts

    System Center 2012 Capabilities Overview

    System Center 2012 Application Management

    System Center: Virtual Machine Manager Engineering Blog

    The Microsoft Server Application Virtualization Team Blog

    System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager – Evaluation (VHD)

    SCVMM 2012 Storage and Load Balancer Provider Downloads

    VMM Troubleshooting Tools: SCVMM2012_MPSReports

    System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager Component Add-ons and Extensions

    Technical Documentation Download for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager

    System Center Monitoring Pack for System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager

    Whew, that is a long list and resources to read atleast for couple of months. I think I will try to start adding other products in the future. Your comments are welcome.

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    Migrating Windows XP to Windows 7 Resources August 2nd, 2012

    Vinod Kumar

    Migrating_to_Windows7

    Migration is an very important topic and often there are tons of resources that administrators carry as part of the exercise. It is one of the most calculated, tested procedure before the jump can be made. With Win XP support to go away soon from Microsoft, thought this set of links and resources will help organizations make this move easy if to Windows 7. Yes, I agree the RTM of Win8 done today, I will post links and resources to move to Win8 for sure. These are some of the useful links that come to my mind and have been bookmarked. Please feel free to add additional resources which you might have used in the past.

    Deploying Windows 7

      1. Windows 7 Deployment Methods and Technologies
      2. Preparing the Environment for a Windows 7 Deployment
      3. Create a Windows 7 Image
      4. Update a Windows 7 Image
      5. Deploy a Windows 7 Image
      6. Migrate Computers to Windows 7
      7. Configure and Manage Application Compatibility
      8. Light Touch Installation using Windows Deployment Services (WDS)
      9. Deploy using System Center Configuration Manager
      10. Create and Manage Windows PE environment
      11. Manage Deployments with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit
      12. IE 9

    Videos and Webcasts

    Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration

    Windows XP Migration to Windows 7 RC using MDT Beta 1

    Using the Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6

    User State Migration Tool (USMT) Videos

    Microsoft Deployment Toolkit – Building Install Media for Windows 7

    Advanced Deployment Scenarios using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010

    Windows 7 Deployment

    TechNet Simulcast: Automating Your Windows 7 Deployment with MDT 2010

    Deploying Windows 7 with Windows Deployment Services

    Basic Windows 7 Deployment

    Bare Metal Installation of Windows 7

    Windows XP to Windows 7 Using a USB Drive

    Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit Demo:

    Using MDT to Quickly and Efficiently Deploy Windows 7 Across Your Organization

    Articles and Documentation

    Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration Guide

      1. Application Compatibility
      2. Desktop Virtualization
      3. Licensing and Volume Activation
      4. Networking
      5. Performance and Hardware Compatibility
      6. Security and Control
      7. Training and Certification
    • Application Compatibility
    • Getting Started with Application Compatibility in a Windows Deployment
      • Understanding the Application Compatibility Problem
      • Gathering an Application Inventory
      • Analyzing Application Compatibility Data
      • Next Steps
      • Additional References
    • Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) Version 5.6
      • Introduction to the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) Version 5.6
      • Using the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT)
      • Application Compatibility Toolkit Technical Reference
      • Customer Support and Documentation Resources
      • Troubleshooting ACT
      • Software and Hardware Requirements for ACT 5.6
    • Addressing Application Compatibility when Migrating to Internet Explorer 8
      • Benefits of Internet Explorer 8
      • Understanding the Application Compatibility Challenge
      • Web Standards and Application Compatibility
      • Browser Changes from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8
      • Application Compatibility and Migration Process Overview
      • Inventory and Prioritization of Critical Web Sites and Add-ons
      • Testing Web Application and Add-on Compatibility
      • Migration Strategies and Solutions
      • Appendix 1: Benefits of Internet Explorer 8
      • Appendix 2: Tools for Debugging Web Applications and Add-ons
      • Appendix 3: Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8 Browser Changes
    • Managing Shims in an Enterprise
    • Understanding Shims
    • Deciding When to Use Shims as a Compatibility Mitigation
    • Custom Shim Database-Management Strategies
    • Custom Shim Database Deployment
    • Summary and Resources

    Upgrade and Migration

    Desktop Deployment

    • Windows 7 Desktop Deployment Overview
      • Improved Application and Hardware Readiness
      • Enhanced Imaging and File Delivery
      • Streamlined Installation and File Migration
      • Conclusion
    • Deploying Windows 7 from A to Z
      • Migrating User Files and Settings from Windows XP to Windows 7
      • Application Management and Preparing for a Windows 7 Deployment
      • Choosing and Image Strategy and Building Windows 7 System Images
      • Automating the Migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 End-to-End
    • Windows 7 Deployment FAQ
    • Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7
      • Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) User’s Guide
      • Windows Automated Installation Kit Scenarios
      • Preinstallation Phases
      • Deployment Tools Technical Reference
      • Windows Automated Installation Kit for Windows 7 Readme
    • Unattended Windows Setup Reference
      • Changes in Settings from Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008
      • Changes in Settings from Windows XP
      • Settings to Use for an Unattended Installation
      • Automate Windows Welcome
      • Best Practices
      • Configuration Passes
      • Language Packs
      • Components
      • Packages
      • About This User’s Guide
    • Windows Deployment Guides
      • Step-by-Step: Basic Windows Deployments for IT Professionals
      • Step-by-Step: Multilingual Image Creation
      • Sysprep and Windows Media DRM Workaround for Windows 7
      • Sysprep Provider Developer’s Guide for Windows 7
      • Maintain Driver Configurations When Capturing a Windows Image

    Other Useful Links

    Windows 7 Virtual Labs

    Application Compatibility Resource Center

    Windows Client

    Windows 7 Support Center

    Windows Developer Center

    The Springboard Series Blog

    The Deployment Guys

    Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Team Blog

    Engineering Windows 7

    Michael Niehaus’ Windows and Office deployment ramblings

    Planning a Windows 7 Deployment? Here is your survival guide

    Script Resources for IT Professionals

    Script Center

    Hey, Scripting Guy! (Blog)

    Windows PowerShell Self-Study Guide (Blog)

    If you have links and resources on this very topic, please feel free to drop a line and this can be a great value to the post. Your practical insights and resources are important to complete and compliment this post.

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    System Center 2012 Resources to bookmark–Part II July 23rd, 2012

    Vinod Kumar

    The number of links and resources outlined in the first post around System Center 2012 were getting really big. It had resources for System Center 2012 General, System Center Advisor, System Center Configuration Manager 2012 etc. Adding more to that list will make that post really bloat up. Hence this blog is to add more interesting resources (DPM, End Point Protection and Operations Manager) that are still part of the System Center family that need a mention. Again to reiterate, Top-level link for System Center 2012 is: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter.

    UPDATE: To view the Part III of the links and resources on System Center 2012.

    Microsoft Virtual Academy

    Virtual Academy for System Center Suite on Data Protection Manager:

    SCCM 2012 End Point Protection

    Edge Show 7 – Operationalize Security with System Center Endpoint Protection 2012

    Edge Show 10 – Office Productivity on any Device

    Consumerization of IT Jump Start

    1. Keynote – Enabling the Consumerization of IT
    2. End-to-End Security & Access
    3. User Centric Application Delivery
    4. Mobile Device Management
    5. Productive with Office 365
    6. Information Protection
    7. Cloud Security and Management with Windows InTune
    8. Desktop Virtualization

    Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2012

    • Endpoint Protection 2012: Overview
    • End-to-End Integrated Management with System Center 2012 and Forefront
    • Day-to-Day Client and Security Management on Configuration Manager 2012

    How Do I:

    1. Getting started with Endpoint Protection for System Center Configuration Manager
      2012
    2. Antimalware (Endpoint Protection) policy management for System Center
      Configuration Manager 2012
    3. Endpoint Protection Dashboard and Monitoring for System Center Configuration Manager
      2012
    4. Endpoint Protections Alerts and Notifications for System Center Configuration Manager 2012
    5. Auto Deployment Rules and SUM for System Center Configuration Manager 2012
    6. Endpoint Protection Client Deployment for System Center Configuration Manager 2012

    Videos and Webcasts

    System Center Operations Manager & Data Protection Manager 2012 Highlights at TechEd

    Should I Upgrade to SCOM 2012?

    Prepare Yourself to Move to SCOM 2012

    Operations Manager 2012: Overview, Setup and Configuration

    Installing and Configuring System Center 2012 – Operations Manager

    System Center Operations Manager 2012 Application Monitoring

    TechNet Edge Show – Managing & Monitoring the Fabric with System Center 2012

    Talk TechNet with Keith Combs and Matt Hester – Episode 28: “The OpsMgr Unleashed” Authors on Operations Manager 2012

    How Microsoft Deployed System Center 2012 – Operations Manager

    How Microsoft IT Planned and Architected its Private Cloud Infrastructure

    Private Cloud Jump Start

    1. Introduction to the Microsoft Private Cloud with System Center 2012
    2. Configure & Deploy Infrastructure Components
    3. Configure & Deploy the Private Cloud Infrastructure
    4. Configure & Deploy Service Delivery & Automation
    5. Configure & Deploy Application Management
    6. Monitor & Operate Infrastructure Components
    7. Monitor & Operate the Private Cloud Infrastructure
    8. Monitor & Operate Service Delivery & Automation
    9. Monitor & Operate Application Management

    Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza:

    1. Deploy Bare Metal Servers to Hyper-V with System Center 2012
    2. Multiple Hypervisors for Cloud Resources & Adding ESX Servers with System Center 2012
    3. Add Resources to a Failover Cluster with System Center 2012
    4. Service Template Creation & Deployment with System Center 2012
    5. Standardized Service Updating with System Center 2012
    6. Monitor Network Devices with System Center 2012
    7. Monitor and Automatically Resolve Issues in the Fabric with System Center 2012
    8. Create an Orchestrator Runbook and Integrate with Service Manager with System Center 2012
    9. Create Self-Service Request Offerings using the Service Catalog with System Center 2012
    10. Deliver Self-Service Request Offerings using the Service Catalog with System Center 2012
    11. Gain Insight & Visibility through Service Manager Reporting with System Center 2012
    12. Enabling Performance Monitoring with System Center 2012
    13. Creating an Application Performance Monitoring Dashboard with System Center 2012
    14. Deep Application Diagnostics & Insight with System Center 2012
    15. Managing Applications Across Private & Public Clouds with System Center 2012
    16. Managing Application Resources Across Private & Public Clouds with System Center 2012
    17. Self-Service Application Deployment with System Center 2012

    Podcasts

    TechNet Radio Community Corner: Microsoft MVP Islam Gomaa on System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager

    Jason Buffington and Matt Hester Discuss System Center Data Protection Manager

    Talk TechNet with Keith Combs and Matt Hester – Episode 30: Jason Buffington on DPM

    Protecting Your Private Cloud with DPM

    Getting started with Endpoint Protection for System Center Configuration Manager
    2012

    Antimalware (Endpoint Protection) policy management for System Center Configuration Manager 2012

    Endpoint Protection Dashboard and Monitoring for System Center Configuration Manager 2012

    Endpoint Protections Alerts and Notifications for System Center Configuration Manager 2012

    Auto Deployment Rules and SUM for System Center Configuration Manager 2012

    Endpoint Protection Client Deployment for System Center Configuration Manager 2012

    Talk TechNet with Keith Combs and Matt Hester – Episode 28: “The OpsMgr Unleashed” Authors on Operations Manager 2012

    IT Time – Inside Microsoft IT – Using System Center 2012 Operations Manager to Manage Your Applications

    Inside Microsoft IT – An Overview of System Center 2012 Operations Manager

    Virtual Lab Insider: Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring with System Center 2012

    Articles/Documentation

    System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager

    1. Getting Started with System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager
    2. Planning a DPM Deployment
    3. Deploying DPM
    4. Upgrading to System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager
    5. Operations Guide
    6. DPM Cmdlet Help
    7. Troubleshooting Guide
    8. DPM Error Codes
    9. Privacy Statement

    System Center Integration Pack for System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager

    • System Center 2012 Data Protection Manager Activities

    Endpoint Protection

    • System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Privacy Statement
    • Information and Support for System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
    • Endpoint Protection Client Help
      • Why do I need antivirus and antispyware software?
      • Getting started
      • Scanning for viruses, spyware, and other potentially unwanted software
      • What’s real-time protection?
      • How do I know that Endpoint Protection is running on my computer?
      • What are virus and spyware definitions?
      • How do I remove or restore items quarantined by Endpoint Protection?
      • What is the Microsoft Active Protection Service Community?
      • Troubleshooting
      • Glossary

    Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

    • Introduction to Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
    • Planning for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
    • Configuring Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
    • Operations and Maintenance for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
    • Security and Privacy for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
    • Technical Reference for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

     

    Protecting Identity in the Cloud

    Operations Manager

    • System Center 2012 – Operations Manager Cmdlet Reference
    • Operations Manager Cmdlets for UNIX and Linux

    Virtual Labs

    System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Endpoint Protection RC

    System Center 2012 Operations Manager: Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring

    Wiki Links

    System Center 2012 Operations Manager Survival Guide

    Management Pack Authoring in Operations Manager

    Visio Management Pack Designer for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager

    Visual Studio Authoring Extensions for System Center 2012 – Operations Manager

    Visual Studio Authoring Extensions – Visual Studio Features

    Visual Studio Authoring Extensions – Example Management Pack

    Configuring pseudo Elevation for UNIX and Linux Monitoring with System Center 2012 – Operations Manager

    Troubleshooting UNIX/Linux Agent Discovery in System Center 2012 – Operations Manager

    Useful Websites

    System Center 2012 Cloud and Datacenter Management

    www.dataprotectionbible.com

    System Center: Data Protection Manager Engineering Team Blog

    System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection

    Server & Cloud Blog

    System Center Team Blog

    System Center 2012 Application Management

    Jimmy Harper’s Operations Manager Blog

    Kevin Holman’s System Center Blog

    System Center: Operations Manager Engineering Blog

    I hope that these links and resources will be a good bookmark for you to use later. Please feel free to share the same around !!!

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    Forefront Endpoint Protection Resources to bookmark July 9th, 2012

    Vinod Kumar

    In continuation to various other links and resources posted on this blog, here is bunch of Forefront related links and resources that you might find useful. The Anti-Virus component of FEP is also more advanced and is based on the Microsoft Security Essentials, providing better support for rootkit detection, host intrusion prevention, and cloud based threat analysis.

    The high level site to access is: http://www.microsoft.com/fep

    Training Links

    Featured Videos

    1. Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
    2. Top 5 Reasons to Move to Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
    3. Forefront Endpoint Protection: New Protection Feature Demos
    4. Understanding the Convergence of Security and Management
    5. Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Demos and Interview
    6. Protecting your Infrastructure with Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
    7. How to Create a Policy with Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
    8. Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010: Simplified Policy Management Demo
    9. How to Deploy the Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection Client to a Computer
    10. How to Run a Quick Scan with Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
    11. How to Update Antimalware Definitions with Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 using WSUS

    Microsoft Forefront Virtual Event (TechNet Edge)

    1. Business Ready Security Solutions: Microsoft Forefront Virtual Server (1 of 10)
    2. Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010: Microsoft Forefront Virtual Event (Part 2 of 10)
    3. Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010: Microsoft Forefront Virtual Server (Part 3 of 10)
    4. Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010: Microsoft Forefront Virtual Event (Part 4 of 10)
    5. Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010: Microsoft Forefront Virtual Event (Part 5 of 10)
    6. Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange: Microsoft Forefront Virtual Event (Part 6 of 10)
    7. Forefront Online Protection for Exchange: Microsoft Forefront Virtual Event (Part 7 of 10)
    8. AD RMS + Exchange: Microsoft Forefront Virtual Event (Part 8 of 10)
    9. Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint: Microsoft Forefront Virtual Event (Part 9 of 10)
    10. Forefront Identity Manager 2010: Microsoft Forefront Virtual Event (Part 10 of 10)

    Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (TechNet)

    • What’s New in FEP 2010 Update Rollup 1
    • Release Notes
    • Overview
    • System Requirements
    • Getting Started
    • Planning and Architecture
    • Performance and Scalability
    • Server Installation
    • Client Deployment
    • Operations
    • Troubleshooting
    • Technical Reference

    System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection

    What’s new in Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012?

    Endpoint Protection (TechNet)

    • System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection Privacy Statement
    • Information and Support for System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection
    • Endpoint Protection Client Help
    • Why do I need antivirus and antispyware software?
    • Getting started
    • Scanning for viruses, spyware, and other potentially unwanted software
    • What’s real-time protection?
    • How do I know that Endpoint Protection is running on my computer?
    • What are virus and spyware definitions?
    • How do I remove or restore items quarantined by Endpoint Protection?
    • What is the Microsoft Active Protection Service Community?
    • Troubleshooting
    • Glossary

    Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

    • Introduction to Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
    • Planning for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
    • Configuring Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
    • Operations and Maintenance for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
    • Security and Privacy for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager
    • Technical Reference for Endpoint Protection in Configuration Manager

    Forefront Webcasts/Podcasts

    Security and Anti-Malware Management with Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010

    Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010: Features and Protection Technologies

    Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 and System Center Configuration Manager

    Forefront Forums

    It is a place where questions can be asked/answered, where you can review conversations on relevant topics by other administrators, and where you can interact with other IT professionals.

    Forefront Endpoint Protection

    Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Support

    Downloads

    Administrators can download both FEP 2010 as well as the FEP 2010 Security Management Pack for use with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).

    Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Downloads

    System Center 2012 Client Management and Security Solutions

    Useful Blogs

    Some of the blogs worth bookmark are:

    Forefront Endpoint Security Blog (from the Microsoft engineering team)

    Forefront Team Blog

    Forefront Classroom Training

    Course 50509A: Implementing Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 (2-day instructor led)

    • After completing this course, students will be able to:
    • Articulate the value proposition and key features of FEP 2010.
    • Understand the protection technologies built into the FEP client to protect desktops, laptops and servers from malicious code threats.
    • Understand the fundamental concepts of System Center Configuration Manager 2007.
    • Understand the FEP server components and how they are integrated into a System Center Configuration Manager 2007 infrastructure.
    • Understand how to manage FEP client policy and definition updates.
    • Understand the FEP client architecture and how the client can be deployed across an organization.
    • Understand the various options for monitoring, alerting and reporting on the health and malware activity of FEP clients.
    • Understand how FEP can leverage System Center Operations Manager 2007 to provide real-time monitoring of high value endpoints.

    Feel free to add additional resources if I have missed here.

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    System Center 2012 Resources to Bookmark July 2nd, 2012

    Vinod Kumar

    System-Center-2012

    In continuation to the resources to bookmark series – here is the next series of links and resources on Microsoft System Center 2012. Use these links and resources as a starting point for your learning and feel free to pass me your comments.

    As an Administrator, if you are looking at installing System Center 2012, then this blog has step-by-step screenshot driven explanation of how to do the same. Hence this is a great starting point: Installing System Center 2012 using the Unified Installer.

    Top-level homepage for System Center 2012 is: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter

    UPDATE: To view the Part II of the links and resources on System Center 2012.

    Microsoft Virtual Academy
    1. What’s New in System Center 2012
    2. System Center 2012 Data Warehouse and Reporting
    3. System Center 2012 Licensing & Pricing – Overview
    4. Introduction to Systems Management & Service Delivery
    • Introduction to Systems Management & Service Delivery (video)
    • Systems Management Cheatsheet (PDF)
    • Value and Types of Service Management (video)
    • Policies & Processes, Scale & and Automation (video)
    • Metrics, Billing, Self Service (video)
    • Exam: Introduction to Systems Management & Service Delivery
    1. System Center Advisor – Overview (Part 1)
    2. System Center Advisor – Overview (Part 2)
    3. System Center Advisor – Overview (Part 3)
    4. (Module 1) Private Cloud – Application Services Management, Configuration & Deployment
    5. (Module 2) Private Cloud – Application Services Management, Operation & Management

    Configuration Manager Links:

    1. Module 1: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 – Overview
    2. Module 2: Configuration Manager 2012: Deployment and Infrastructure Technical Overview
    3. Module 3: Configuration Manager 2012: Application Management Part 1
    4. Module 4: Configuration Manager 2012: Application Management Part 2
    5. Module 5: Configuration Manager 2012 Compliance and Settings Management (aka DCM)
    6. Module 6: Software Update Management in Configuration Manager 2012
    7. Module 7: Enabling Flexible Workstyles with Intelligent Infrastructure
    Training Videos and Webcasts
    Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza

    Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza 1: Deploy Bare Metal Servers to Hyper-V with System Center 2012

    Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza 2: Multiple Hypervisors for Cloud Resources & Adding ESX Servers with System Center 2012

    Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza 3: Add Resources to a Failover Cluster with System Center 2012

    Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza 4: Service Template Creation & Deployment with System Center 2012

    Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza 5: Standardized Service Updating with System Center 2012

    Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza 6: Monitor Network Devices with System Center 2012

    Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza 7: Monitor and Automatically Resolve Issues in the Fabric with System Center 2012

    Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza 8: Create an Orchestrator Runbook and Integrate with Service Manager with System Center 2012

    Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza 9: Create Self-Service Request Offerings using the Service Catalog with System Center 2012

    Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza 10: Deliver Self-Service Request Offerings using the Service Catalog with System Center 2012

    Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza 11: Gain Insight & Visibility through Service Manager Reporting with System Center 2012

    Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza 12: Enabling Application Performance Monitoring with System Center 2012

    Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza 13: Creating an Application Performance Monitoring Dashboard with System Center 2012

    Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza 14: Deep Application Diagnostics & Insight with System Center 2012

    Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza 15: Managing Applications Across Private & Public Clouds with System Center 2012

    Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza 16: Managing Application Resources Across Private & Public Clouds with System Center 2012

    Private Cloud Demo Extravaganza 17: Self-Service Application Deployment with System Center 2012

    Private Cloud Jump Start

    Private Cloud Day

    Podcasts

    Deliver Flexible and Cost-Effective Infrastructure with System Center 2012

    Automated Remediation with System Center 2012

    Deliver Flexible and Cost-Effective Infrastructure with System Center 2012

    System Center Advisor – Overview (Part 1)

    System Center Advisor – Overview (Part 2)

    System Center Advisor – Overview (Part 3)

    Virtual Labs
    • Guided Labs
      • Provide Resources through Self-Service Requests
      • Drive Consistent Service Delivery
      • Provision Additional Cloud Infrastructure
      • Delegate Cloud Resources
      • Create Consistency through Service Templates
      • Perform a Standardized Application Deployment to Test
      • Stage Application Resources
      • Self-Service Deployment of an Application to a Production Environment
      • Gain Insight and Visibility Through Reporting
      • Monitor Infrastructure
      • Taking Corrective Actions in the Infrastructure
      • reduce Time to Resolution with Application Performance Monitoring
      • Deploy and Update to a Service Instance
      • Explore Creating Dashboards

    TechNet Virtual Lab: Introduction to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

    TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Role Based Administration

    TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Hierarchy Install

    TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Settings Management

    TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Application Management

    TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Content Management

    TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Managing Clients

    TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: OSD Bare Metal

    TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Basic Software Distribution

    TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Advanced Software Distribution

    TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Software Updates

    TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Endpoint Protection RC

    TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: Migrating from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012

    Articles/Documentation

    System Center 2012 – (top-level TechNet site for all things relating to System Center 2012)

    • App Controller
    • Configuration Manager
    • Data Protection Manager
    • Endpoint Protection
    • Operations Manager
    • Orchestrator
    • Service Manager
    • Unified Installer
    • Virtual Machine Manager
    • What’s New in System Center Advisor?
    • System Center Advisor Help
      • What is System Center Advisor?
      • Advisor Maintenance Schedule
      • What’s new this month?
      • System Center Advisor Release Notes
      • Deploy System Center Advisor
      • System Center Advisor Troubleshooting
      • Contact Microsoft Help and Support
      • System Center Advisor Terms of Service
      • System Center Advisor Legal Notices
    • System Center Advisor Troubleshooting
      • Troubleshoot the Gateway
      • Troubleshoot the Agent
      • Diagnosing Connection Problems with System Center Advisor
      • Advisor Deployment Troubleshooting
      • Help!  I Cannot Download the Certificate
      • Service Principle Name (SPN) and System Center Advisor
      • Gateway Event Messages
      • Agent Event Messages
    • App Controller(TechNet)
      • Setting up App Controller
      • Deploying Services and Virtual Machines
      • Managing Services and Virtual Machines
      • Using the App Controller Cmdlets
      • App Controller Glossary
      • Release Notes
      • Privacy Statement
      • Troubleshooting App Controller
      • Logo Certification for Windows Server 2008 R2

    Mapping Private Cloud Capabilities to the Microsoft Private Cloud Platform

    Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

    • Getting Started with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
    • Site Administration for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
    • Migrating from Configuration Manager 2007 to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
    • Deploying Clients for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
    • Deploying Software and Operating Systems in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
    • Assets and Compliance in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
    • Security and Privacy for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager
    • Glossary for System Center 2012 Configuration Manage
    Useful Blogs

    The System Center Team Blog

    Steve Rachui’s Manageability Blog

    System Center Weblog

    Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog

    The System Center Team Blog

    Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Blog

    The System Center Team Blog

    Adam Hall’s Blog

    The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog

    System Center Configuration Manager Team Blog

    Configuration Manager in Microsoft IT

    Steve Rachui’s Manageability Blog – ConfigMgr/OpsMgr

    System Center WebLog by Russ Slaten

    Forums and other Links

    System Center Forums – Cool place to hang out with experts, learn, solve and share experiences.

    System Center 2012 Configuration Manager

    App Controller – General

    https://www.systemcenteradvisor.com/

    Microsoft System Center Advisor

    System Center 2012 Application Management

    System Center 2012 – App Controller Survival Guide

    UPDATE 6-Jul: Added few System Center Links

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