Windows Server 2012 brings the experience from building and operating public clouds to delivering the most dynamic, available, and cost-effective server platform for the private cloud. It offers businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware cloud infrastructure that securely connects across premises and allows IT to respond to business needs faster and more efficiently.
After completing the following courses on Windows Server 2012, you will have an understanding of Microsoft’s vision for cloud computing, and how Windows Server 2012 can provide the foundation for your datacenter and private cloud. These courses will cover how Windows Server 2012 delivers value in four key ways including how it takes you beyond virtualization, delivers the power of many servers, opens the door to every app on any cloud, and enables the modern workstyle.
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Best of MMS & Experience Windows Server 2012
Dear ARNE PELEMAN,
Thank you for attending the Best of MMS and Experience Windows Server 2012 on June 7th
We hope you had an excellent time!
To make sure you get the most out of the sessions, we’ve published the videos and the presentations.
Don’t forget to also download:
Microsoft Private Cloud Evaluation Software
Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC)
Looking forward to meeting you again soon!
Your TechNet Team
This morning Anderson delivered the opening keynote to nearly 5,000 IT professionals, highlighting how customers around the world are already using System Center 2012, available today for evaluation and purchase.
A replay of his keynote is available here.
News highlights include:
- System Center 2012 is generally available now for evaluation and purchase.
- Windows Server “8” has been officially named Windows Server 2012. The new “cloud optimized OS,” due out later this year, will make the Microsoft private cloud even more powerful.
Windows Server 2012 will be available later this year.
- New Microsoft Certification Program for the Cloud
Until January 31, 2013, Exam 70-659 may be taken in place of 70-247 to count towards the Private Cloud certification.
More to come.
If you have access to the web and want to follow the MMS twitter army.
Here’s direct links to a couple special Hashtags:
MMS 2011: http://www.hashtags.org/mms2012
Today Microsoft announced the Release of System Center 2012.
Please go watch the recording of the web cast to learn more!
You can Download all evaluation software.
With System Center 2012 RC versions available Microsoft has also implemented some licensing changes.
Here you can download the System Center 2012 licensing FAQ
More licensing info
I will point out some most important changes for you.
Currently the various System Center products (SCCM, SCOM, SCSM, DPM, …) can be purchased individually or as bundles.
This is what changes with system center 2012
Server Management Licensing
With System Center 2012 there will be 2 Flavors.
- Standard: For lightly or non-virtualized private cloud workloads
- Datacenter: Maximizes cloud capacity with unlimited Operating System Environments (OSEs) for high density private clouds
System Center 2012 server management licensing maximizes your private cloud value while simplifying purchasing.
- License required only for endpoints being managed. No additional licenses needed for management servers or SQL Server technology
- Consistent licensing model across editions. Processor based license, covering up to two processors targeted at most common hardware configuration
- Same capabilities across editions differentiated by virtualization rights. All server management licenses include the same components and the ability to manage any private cloud workload
Client Management Licensing
System Center 2012 client management licensing provides simple, cost-effective options to manage and protect client systems. Client management licenses are available in three offers:
System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is available on a per-user or per-OSE basis as well as in the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL suites.
System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection: System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection (the next version of Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010) is available as a per-user or per-device subscription as well as in the Core CAL and Enterprise CAL suites. The subscription includes all antimalware updates and product upgrades during the subscription period.
System Center Client Management Suite: The System Center 2012 Client Management Suite is available on a per-user or per-OSE basis as well as in the Enterprise CAL suite. It is composed of Data Protection Manager, Operations Manager, Service Manager, and Orchestrator.
Core CAL and Enterprise CAL Suites will continue to be the most cost effective way to purchase client management products.
In my opinion a good move from Microsoft. You get an entire suite for the price of a single product.
Since a few days Microsoft released System Center App Controller formerly known as project code name Concero.
All 2012 products http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/trial.aspx
Configure the Service Account / Port to be used and hit next.
Define the Ip adress and certificate app controller needs to listen on.
Because I do not have a certificate I will be using for this test a self-signed certificate.
Which database server will App-controller use?
Finally we help Microsoft to make everything better by collecting data from my systems.
Check the settings and hit install
The setup shows you a screen with all steps it will go trough.
Here are some screenshots from what you get if you connect App Controller to a VMM 2012 host.