System Center 2012 SP1 App Controller provides a common self-service experience across private and public clouds. This enables you to empower application owners to easily build, configure, deploy, and manage new services. In these virtual labs, learn to manage access control to Windows Azure clouds, manage App Controller library resources, and deploy a VMM VM template to Windows Azure cloud.

Not ready for App Controller, but want to learn about networking in System Center 2012 SP1 with Virtual Machine Manager?—try recent virtual labs.

Virtual Labs are free, hands-on learning environments—no complicated installation required.



 System Center Hybrid Cloud Management

This lab is designed to help IT pros to get started with Windows Azure public cloud management and utilize it as a bursting destination using System Center 2012 App Controller.  

Note: the lab spins up two windows: one is the lab environment, and the second is the step-by-step guide documentation.

System Center 2012 SP1 empowers you with a common management toolset for your private and public cloud applications and services. Download System Center 2012 SP1 for trial at the TechNet Evaluation Center. 

Useful Resources

  • Video: Need help getting started? Featured demo: Create your own Azure Virtual Machine in minutes
  • Video: Manage a hybrid cloud environment with System Center 2012 SP1 App Controller Featured demo: Hybrid Cloud Management with App Controller
  • Documentation using System Center 2012 App Controller
  • Server and Cloud Platform Forums
  • Microsoft System Center Team Blog