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Discover the benefits of using System Center Advisor with this new course from MVA: System Center 2012 R2 Advisor for IT Pros. This free course will help you:
See how to deploy and use System Center 2012 R2 Advisor on its own or integrated to System Center Operations Manager.
Learn about the high level architecture in Advisor, along with how it can be used to optimize your installation of Windows Server and server workloads.
You can find more System Center courses on the MVA System Center topic page, including these courses:
Infrastructure Provisioning and Management with System Center 2012 R2
Automation & Self-Service with System Center 2012 R2
IT Service Management with System Center 2012 R2
Download the Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 evaluation for free from the TechNet Evaluation Center, and check out the latest TechNet Virtual Labs, which provide free online experiences allowing you to get hands-on without setting up your own environments:
The MVA team continues to provide IT professionals with the latest training on Windows Server 2012 R2 and has released two new courses:
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials:
Learn from Microsoft Product Marketing Manager David Fabritiusâ€‹ as he takes you through Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and the new Windows Server Essentials Experience role available on the Standard and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2012 R2.
Software Defined Networking with Windows Server and System Center:
Join Microsoft engineers on March 19 to learn how to configure, manage, and run software-defined networking in large organizations using Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. Discover best practices and deep technical guidance aimed at architects, networking engineers, virtualization specialists, IT generalists, and data center managers. Register now!
View all of the latest courses on Windows Server 2012 on the MVA Windows Server Topic Page and download the Windows Server 2012 R2 evaluation or use our free Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Labs to test the product online without installation.
Sign up for one, two, or all three sessions, and be sure to bring questions for the Q&A!
Dates and times:
Initialize(), Wednesday, March 26, 9:00am‒5pm PDT
Construct(), Thursday, March 27, 9:00am‒5pm PDT
Extend(), Friday, March 28, 9:00am‒5pm PDT Where: Live, online virtual classroom Cost: Free!
Q: Can datacenter networking get more complicated?
A: Sure. You bet it can.
It seems like there are infinite possibilities for networking difficulties and complications. That’s why so many organizations are afraid of it. But there’s a popular solution to datacenter networking that’s actually simplifying the process in organizations around the world! Find out all the details in a new MVA training course on March 19 (from 8am‒1pm): Software-Defined Networking with Windows Server and System Center.
Software-defined networking, or SDN, can streamline datacenter implementation through self-service provisioning, take the complexity out of network management, and help increase security with fully isolated environments. If this sounds appealing, SDN could be exactly what you’re after. Whether you’re looking at a new network strategy for your existing datacenter or setting up a disaster recovery plan with a second datacenter, SDN can meet your networking needs. It’s even useful for hosters and service providers!
Get the guidance you need to get started right away. The team of experts who built the solution shares deep expertise and answers your questions in real time.
You’ll be *simply* amazed at how easy it can be.
TechNet Virtual Labs just released two new virtual labs to help you get more hands-on with Windows 8.1: Introduction to Windows 8.1 and Access and Information Protection. Read about them below and get started today with this simple, fast way to experience Windows 8.1.
In this module you’ll see how to enable features such as boot to desktop, which might be more appropriate for users who prefer or need to use keyboard and mouse. You’ll also learn about continuous, variable snap views that let you multi-task with modern and desktop apps on all kinds of devices. You’ll also learn about tools that Internet Explorer has to offer.
The demonstrations in this session focus on how the Windows 8.1 operating system has evolved from the Windows 8 and Windows 7 operating systems as well as the new Windows 8.1 user interface (UI) elements. The demonstrations in this session include booting directly to the Windows 8.1 desktop, how to use the new Snap feature, and Internet Explorer 11.
After you immerse yourself in these new Windows 8.1 virtual labs, be sure to also check out the other 500+ free hands-on labs and guided experiences available from TechNet Virtual Labs - including the new Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation using TechNet Virtual Labs, available from the "select a version" dropdown on the Windows Server 2012 R2 evaluation download page; and the new guided experiences for Lync Server 2013, SharePoint Online 2013, and Exchange Server 2013.