More System Center 2012 SP1 on Microsoft Virtual Academy

Earlier this month, I pointed at a couple of courses on Microsoft Virtual Academy – which is a great free resource, if you haven’t already found it. I’ve since found a post on the System Center blog pointing at a whole load more content that you might want to check out:


Configuring and deploying Microsoft’s Private Cloud

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/configuring-and-deploying-microsoft-s-private-cloud

Introduction to the Microsoft Private Cloud

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/introduction-to-the-microsoft-private-cloud

Introduction to Hyper-V Jump Start (with System Center 2012 SP1)

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/introduction-to-hyper-v-jump-start

Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals Jump Start (with System Center 2012 SP1)

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/microsoft-virtualization-for-vmware-professionals-jump-start

Microsoft Solution Accelerators for the Datacenter and Private Cloud

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/microsoft-solution-accelerators-for-the-datacenter-and-private-cloud

Private Cloud: Computing and Infrastructure Management

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/private-cloud-computing-and-infrastructure-management

Private Cloud: Service Delivery and Automation

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/private-cloud-training-service-delivery-and-automation

Private Cloud: Application Services Management

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/private-cloud-application-services-management

Private Cloud: Infrastructure Components

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/private-cloud-infrastructure-components

System Center 2012 Licensing Overview

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/system-center-2012-licensing-overview

System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Updates

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/system-center-2012-service-pack-1-updates

System Center 2012 SP1 Capabilities

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/system-center-2012-sp1-capabilities

System Center 2012: Operations Manager

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/system-center-2012-training-operations-manager

System Center 2012: Configuration Manager

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/overview-and-infrastructure-changes-in-sccm-2012

System Center 2012: Data Protection Manager

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/protecting-private-clouds-with-system-center-2012-dpm

System Center 2012: Orchestrator & Service Manager

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/system-center-2012-orchestrator-service-manager

System Center 2012: Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/system-center-2012-virtual-machine-manager-vmm-

System Center Advisor

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/system-center-advisor

What’s New in System Center 2012

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/what-s-new-in-system-center-2012


That’s a whole lot of learning, but that’s going to be of limited use to you if you don’t then go and kick the tires. To that end you might want to setup a test lab. You can download an evaluation of Windows Server 2012, either as an ISO if you want to pop it on a spare bit of kit, or a ready to use VHD file that you can attach to a VM, or boot from on your desktop. Then you can install an evaluation of System Center 2012 with SP1.


If you like, you can even setup an IaaS pop-up lab on Windows Azure and it doesn’t have to cost you a penny:


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