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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.

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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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Windows PowerShell Links to Bookmark June 24th, 2012

Vinod Kumar

powershell

After writing a bunch of links and resources on Sharepoint, thought it will be great to drop a line around all the links and resources on PowerShell. Hope the administrators who want to work with PowerShell will find these links useful and will use this page as a bookmark for reference. This is just my way to share all the bookmarks from my IE page :). Your feedbacks and comments are most welcome as you browse through this mega-list.

The list below is provided for those who wish to become familiar with Microsoft PowerShell 2.0. Top Level Site for PowerShell: http://www.microsoft.com/powershell

Windows PowerShell Training

Windows PowerShell Getting Started Guide

  • Scripting with Windows PowerShell

PowerShell Essentials for the Busy Admin (5 part video series)

  • Why You Should Learn PowerShell
  • How to Compound Windows PowerShell Commands for Fun and Profit
  • A Look at Windows PowerShell Providers
  • Windows PowerShell Does Event Logs
  • Using Windows PowerShell to Manage the Remote Desktop

Windows PowerShell – Learn it Now Before It’s an Emergency (5 part video series)

  1. Part 1
  2. Part 2
  3. Part 3
  4. Part 4
  5. Part 5

Windows PowerShell Owner’s Manual

  • Getting Started with Windows PowerShell
  • Customizing the Windows PowerShell Console
  • Windows PowerShell Shortcut Keys
  • Piping and the Pipeline
  • Running Windows PowerShell Scripts
  • The Windows PowerShell Profile
  • Windows PowerShell Aliases

Windows PowerShell User’s Guide

  • Windows PowerShell Basics
  • Object Pipeline
  • Windows PowerShell Navigation
  • Working with Objects
  • Using Windows PowerShell for Administration
  • Introducing the Windows PowerShell ISE
  • Appendix 1 – Compatibility Aliases
  • Appendix 2 – Creating a Custom Windows PowerShell Shortcut

Windows PowerShell Webcasts/Podcasts (a list of 76 different PowerShell presentations in multiple formats – to see the entire list select “MORE” on right-hand side opposite the heading that reads “IT Professionals (76)”)

  • Introduction to Windows PowerShell
  • Using Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • Windows PowerShell Basics for IT Professionals (2-part series)
  • TechEd 2011 Birds-of-a-Feather (Sessions 04): PowerShell: Best Practices From The Field
  • Managing Web Infrastructure Systems with Windows PowerShell 2.0
  • How Do I:
  • PowerShell – The Basics
  • PowerShell Variables
  • PowerShell Scripts and the Command Line
  • PowerShell and WMI
  • Creating Output with PowerShell
  • PowerShell – Object Manipulation
  • Pipelining

The VBScript-to-Windows PowerShell Conversion Guide

PowerShell Podcasts

These audios offer Windows PowerShell tips, news and interviews that you can listen to at your convenience.

Windows PowerShell Podcasts

TechNet Radio

Useful PowerShell Blogs

This is a sampling of some of the blogs that are being written on the subject of Windows PowerShell.  Some of these are independent blogs and not from Microsoft.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog

Windows PowerShell Team Blog

Get-PowerShellBlog

Keith Hill’s Blog

Richard Siddaway’s Blog

PowerShell Scripts

This section represents links to actual PowerShell scripts that have been developed for review and reuse.  These scripts are intended to keep administrators from having to “start from scratch” when developing scripts.  While they will almost certainly require some modification, the intent is to give admins a starting point to learn how to do various tasks related to PowerShell in their own environments.

Windows PowerShell Script Repository

Microsoft Script Center

PowerShell Forum

This forum is a place where administrators can ask question, read discussions among technical professionals, and engage with the online PowerShell community.

Windows PowerShell Forum

PowerShell Tools

Windows PowerShell (download)

The Windows PowerShell Toolbox

PowerShell Books

The following is a partial list of books that have proven useful as PowerShell resources, both to the new admin and the experienced developer. This is not intended as a complete list of PowerShell books, but is intended only as a sample for the admin looking to start building their library

Windows PowerShell 2.0 Best Practices

Microsoft Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step

Windows PowerShell Scripting Guide

Windows PowerShell 2.0 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant

Additional PowerShell Resources

A variety of external resources offered to the PowerShell community in the form of blogs, sample scripts, wikis, forums, etc.

PowerShellCommunity.org

Windows PowerShell Wiki

CodePlex

Precision Computing

Under the Stairs

PowerShell v3 (beta)

These resources are specifically designed to help prepare for the newest version of PowerShell to be released in the near future.

PowerShell v3 Guide (TechNet)

  1. Introduction
  2. Getting PowerShell v3
  3. Installing PowerShell v3
  4. PowerShell v3 FAQ
  5. Featured Articles
  6. New Features
  7. Tips and Tricks

What’s New in PowerShell v3

PowerShell v3 Sneak Peek (Microsoft TechDays video)

Phew, that is a lot of links and resources you have in your hand to digest. So feel free to pass this page on your Social sites if you find it useful. Do drop a line if you would like to see for other technologies too.

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SharePoint 2010 Resources to Bookmark June 19th, 2012

Vinod Kumar

sharepointI know this is not the usual post of my techie but I thought this is worth a post based on some of the bookmarks available with me already. Can become an interesting and handy reference for sure for folks out there.

I just mentioned over my twitter (@vinodk_sql) about this awesome resource to start: SharePoint 2010 Resources for IT Professionals. This is like the root that I want to mention first and then take you through some of the detailed content that is available from there that you can use.

Beginning with SharePoint

Getting Started with SharePoint 2010 for IT Pros (Webcast Series)

  1. Part 1 – What Can SharePoint Server 2010 Do for Me?
  2. Part 2 – How SharePoint Server 2010 Works
  3. Part 3 – Simple Install for Testing in SharePoint Server 2010
  4. Part 4 – Search in SharePoint Server 2010
  5. Part 5 – Backups in SharePoint Server 2010
  6. Part 6 – Creating Your First Web Application, Site Collection and Web in SharePoint Server 2010
  7. Part 7 – Getting Started with Security in SharePoint Server 2010
  8. Part 8 – Windows PowerShell for SharePoint Server 2010 Administrators
  9. Part 9 – Tools to Optimize the Performance of SharePoint Server 2010
  10. Part 10 – Introduction to Upgrade in SharePoint Server 2010
  11. Part 11 – Service Applications and Topologies in SharePoint Server 2010
SharePoint 2010 Advanced IT Professional Training (Webcast Series)

Core Architecture of SharePoint 2010

  • Lesson 1: Understanding SharePoint 2010 Topology
  • Lesson 2: Planning and Leveraging SharePoint 2010 Service Applications
  • Lesson 3: Business Continuity Management Features in SharePoint 2010

Security in SharePoint 2010

  • Lesson 1: Using the New SharePoint 2010 Security Model – Part 1
  • Lesson 2: Using the New SharePoint 2010 Security Model – Part 2

IT Pro Management in SharePoint 2010

  • Lesson 1: Managing SharePoint 2010 Customizations for the IT Pro
  • Lesson 2: IT Pro Tools for Customizing SharePoint 2010

Upgrading to SharePoint 2010

  • Lesson 1: SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Overview
  • Lesson 2: Preparing to Upgrade to SharePoint 2010
  • Lesson 3: Testing Upgraded SharePoint 2010 Solutions
  • Lesson 4: Implementing and Validating Upgrade Plans for SharePoint 2010

Enterprise Search in SharePoint 2010

  • Lesson 1: Search Capabilities and Features in SharePoint 2010

Content Management in SharePoint 2010

  • Lesson 1: Document Management Capabilities and Features in SharePoint 2010
  • Lesson 2: Records Management in SharePoint 2010
  • Lesson 3: Governing Content Types, Policies, and Taxonomy Services in SharePoint 2010

Composite Solutions in SharePoint 2010

  • Lesson 1: Business Connectivity Services in SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010

Communities in SharePoint 2010

  • Lesson 1: Using Social Capabilities in SharePoint 2010

Business Intelligence in SharePoint 2010

  • Lesson 1: Business Intelligence Features in SharePoint 2010

SharePoint Online Overview

  • Lesson 1: SharePoint Online Overview

SharePoint Documentation

When I meet customers I get a lot of queries regarding some of the implementations and nuances. Trust me almost 80-90% of the time it is the official documentation site that gives me the answer and not the internal distribution lists. The following top-level link is for the SharePoint Tech Center on TechNet:

Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

SharePoint Online Forums

Microsoft maintains an active community of SharePoint professionals who regularly post questions, answers, tips, and general information related to SharePoint. This is also an place where most of the best MVP’s and the support engineers hang around to help customers, partners and enthusiasts who work on SharePoint. This is an excellent way to become familiar with the professionals in the SharePoint community around the world, ask your own questions, and learn more about SharePoint:

SharePoint 2010 Forums

Microsoft SharePoint Certification

Microsoft offers several certification tests related to SharePoint 2010.  These tests contribute to the certifications listed under the “Credit Toward Certification” section listed for each test below:

Exam 70-667: TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Configuring

The minimally qualified candidate typically:

  1. Is an IT administrator who implements and maintains SharePoint Online or an on-premise deployment of SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1.
  2. Is proficient with IIS 7.0, DNS, Active Directory Domain Services, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 as these technologies relate to SharePoint.
  3. Is proficient with the infrastructure and security of Windows Server 2008 or later.
  4. Has experience with business operations for IT, including data backup, restoration, and high availability.
  5. Has experience with Windows PowerShell 2.0 and command-line administration.
  6. Has a basic understanding of single sign-on and Active Directory Federation Services 2.0.

Exam 70-668: PRO: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Administrator

Candidates typically plan, design, and maintain:

  1. Physical topologies and services architecture
  2. Disaster recovery (backup and restore) and availability
  3. Infrastructure capacity (users, licenses, and topology)
  4. Farm performance and availability
  5. Migration, coexistence, and upgrade  
  6. Security and compliance requirements
  7. Information architecture (interprets taxonomy)
  8. Information search strategy integration with other data sources (LOB, third-party products)
  9. Client application services deployment

Exam 77-866: SharePoint 2010

Candidates for this exam are users who provide structure for information, extend out-of-the-box site features, solve business problems through composite applications, and facilitate collaboration with other site users. Users perform all site user tasks. They optimize Web Part pages for team use by adding and configuring Web Parts from the Web Part gallery. They customize dashboards to target the information presented. Users focus on adapting SharePoint sites to their teams’ needs and improving productivity.

Exam 70-573: TS: Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development

A Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) in Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Application Development should be able to perform the following tasks:

  1. Write code that extends SharePoint 2010
  2. Add and support code to an existing project
  3. Write code for and test custom features in a SharePoint solution such as a Visual Web Part or Event Receiver
  4. Implement a solution designed by lead SharePoint Developer

Exam 70-576: PRO: Designing and Developing Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Applications

The candidate is responsible for designing custom code for projects that are deployed to SharePoint servers. This includes technology selection across the many ways to build code in SharePoint, ensuring the team development environment is configured, creating a strategy for code deployment, versioning, configuration, or structure. The candidate also leads a team of SharePoint developers, has at least two years of SharePoint development experience, has at least three years of ASP.NET development experience

More Training Locations to Bookmark

These are few more locations that are worth to book are:

Introductory Developer Training for SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Course

Developer Overview: video that shows some of the great new features for building custom applications and components in SharePoint 2010.

If you are Upgrading from SharePoint 2007:SharePoint 2010 Upgrade Resource Center.

To setup the environment on your machines: setting up the development environment for SharePoint 2010.

SharePoint 2010 101 Code Samples – Great download to learn the tricks

SharePoint 2010 Advanced Developer Training – Another set of videos to look for.

Finally, the Microsoft Certified Master certification also will be available for SharePoint Server 2010. For this certification, you must attend the training program and complete three weekly exams and a qualifying lab exam.

Hope you will find these set of links and resources useful and will bookmark for future reference. Please drop a line if you would like to see more of such consolidated lists of links from my useful links sections :).

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