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Have you heard your IT admin friends talking about hitting the deployment wall, spending months creating an image? We’ve got just what you need to avoid the same pitfalls: Windows 8.1 Deployment Jump Start.
Find out how to deploy Windows 8.1 the "right way," from a team of MVPs and Microsoft experts, including the “Father of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT).” They share real-life, practical experience gained from working with early adopters, and they offer tips on saving time, money, and hassle by automating part—or even all—of the process.
In this recorded session, featuring live Q&A, they start with the basics and then dive deep to teach you how to plan, configure, and manage client deployment to Windows-based computers in Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and the MDT. Why learn the hard way? Learn from the best, and jump that deployment wall!
Date: March 12, 2014 Time: 9:00am–1:00pm Where: Online virtual classroom (recorded, with live Q&A)Cost: Free!Register: Windows 8.1 Deployment Jump Start
Get help migrating from Windows XP to Windows 8.1 from Microsoft Technical Lead Kyle Rosenthal as he walks you through the various challenges for a seamless upgrade to the new Windows.
Learn more about Windows 8.1 features with the latest free training on MVA:
Download the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Evaluation for free from the TechNet Evaluation Center.
Check out the latest Windows 8.1 TechNet Virtual Labs, which provide free online experiences allowing you to get hands-on without setting up your own environments.
Because he’s clearly lived through it, Steven Borg can make me laugh out loud about the pain of software development in a large organization. He can also teach you how to make a lot of the pain go away, so we’re excited to welcome him and the team from Northwest Cadence for our upcoming series of “ALM Wednesdays.” They’ll be covering Visual Studio, Git and Kanban boards, but they go beyond just the tools. You’ll learn approaches and strategies you can use to break down barriers for better collaboration and communication with stakeholders and with management.
Join Steven Borg Cheryl M. Hammond James Tupper and Andrew Clear live every Wednesday through March and into April for some lively, interactive training!
Dates/Times: March 5: Using Kanban Jump Start (9:00am-5pm PST)
March 12: Using Git with Visual Studio 2013 Jump Start (9:00am-5:00pm PDT)
March 19: Fundamentals of Lean Software Delivery Jump Start (9:00am-5:00pm PDT)
March 26: Enterprise Agility Is Not an Oxymoron Jump Start (9:00am-5:00pm PDT)
April 9: DevOps - Visual Studio Release Management Jump (9:00am-5:00pm PDT)
Where: Live, online virtual classroom Cost: Free!
And if you haven’t seen the series we did last year on ALM with Steven and Anthony Borton, I encourage you to check it out.
Get insights into deep analysis and a holistic overview of Application Performance Monitoring (APM) with this new course from MVA: App Performance Monitoring with System Center 2012 R2. This free course will help you:
You can find more System Center courses on the MVA System Center topic page, including these new courses:
Download the Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 evaluation for free from the TechNet Evaluation Center, and check out the latest System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Labs, which provide free online experiences allowing you to get hands-on without setting up your own environments.
What if you could cut costs and move your SQL Server databases to the cloud—in 10 minutes? For testing, data warehousing, and business intelligence, SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machine (VM) is an easy and full-featured way to get up and running in the cloud, with the full functionality of your own data center. Plus, you only pay for actual use, on demand—no need to purchase and install new hardware. The February 18 Jump Start, “SQL Azure in VM Role,” offers practical demos of this popular infrastructure as a service (IaaS) solution, led by Microsoft experts. Don't miss this chance to cut your IT costs and get up and running in the cloud.
SQL Azure in VM Role Jump Start
Date: February 18, 2014 Time: 9:00am–5:00pm Where: Live, online virtual classroom Cost: Free!
If you need to manage multiple virtualization environments, whether Hyper-V, VMware or both, tune in February 19, to explore Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager and VMware vSphere 5.5, with Microsoft’s Symon Perriman and Matt McSpirit, who are also VMware Certified Professionals. They’ll help you become the expert in your organization when the business needs to consolidate workloads and improve server utilization. See lots of demos of real world scenarios and get details on all of the new features in System Center 2012 R2. They also show how integration in the Microsoft stack provides a consistent platform and a familiar set of tools for your IT department, whether on-premises, in the cloud, or as a hybrid solution. Don’t miss this chance to get the latest on data center virtualization and to help level up your status in the organization.
Virtualizing Your Data Center with Hyper-V and System Center Jump Start
Date: February 19, 2014 Time: 9:00am–5:00pm Where: Live, online virtual classroom Cost: Free!