System Center 2016 TP 5 & Windows Server 2016 TP5 ready for download

Hi everybody,

another great news today. Microsoft made System Center 2016 TP5 and Windows Server 2016 TP5 available for download.

TP 5 is the last technical preview before the official release, which we think could be in Q3/Q4 2016.

To read more about what’s going on with technical preview 5, please click here.

Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Integrated Cloud Platform

Source:  Microsoft Press

You can download the free ebook here.

Introduction

Microsoft System Center: Integrated Cloud Platform is targeted toward IT executives and architects interested in the big picture of how Microsoft’s cloud strategy is delivered using Windows and Microsoft System Center. We provide an all-encompassing approach to understanding and architecting Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and Windows Azure based solutions for infrastructure as a service. The combination of Windows, System Center, and Windows Azure is a cloud-integrated platform, delivering what Microsoft calls the “Cloud OS,” which is a common platform spanning private cloud, public cloud (Windows Azure), and service provider clouds. This platform enables a single virtualization, identity, data, management, and development platform across all three cloud types.

This book is organized by cloud type and we begin with a short overview of the Cloud OS strategy from Microsoft and a high-level hybrid cloud architecture that will be detailed throughout the book. Next we cover the design and deployment of private cloud solutions using Windows and System Center to deliver the software-defined datacenter where storage, network, compute, and management are all virtualized and delivered by the Microsoft platform. We cover some of the substantial cost savings that can be achieved using the Microsoft storage platform, the multi-tenancy enabled by our network virtualization platform, and the consolidation ratios that can be provided by Hyper-V’s scalability and high performance.

With a private cloud foundation in place, we next move to the public cloud and detail how to extend the private cloud datacenter (network, storage, compute, management) to Windows Azure while treating it as a seamless extension to your datacenter. Finally, the third cloud type, service provider clouds, are covered using the same approach—extending your datacenter to service providers. The end result is a robust hybrid cloud architecture where consumers of IT within an organization can choose the optimal location to host their virtual machines and services on any of the three cloud types based on which cloud makes the most sense for their workload.

Acknowledgments

This book summarizes the detailed architecture and design work captured in the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) reference architecture guides from Microsoft Services. The architectures represent years of lessons learned from our largest and most complex customer implementations.

Edge Show 91 – Windows Azure Pack with Windows Server & System Center 2012 R2

Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager

Source:  Microsoft Press

You can download the free ebook here.

Introduction

Welcome to Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager. We (the authors) all work with systems management at Microsoft and believe that the Microsoft System Center suite is one of the most integrated suites on the market for this purpose.
Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager is the only product that can integrate across most of the System Center suite and Active Directory. Service Manager is a fast and reliable product that can create and maintain a dynamic service management database to enable interaction across the organization, both inside and outside the IT department, making it a very compelling product to many organizations.
Over the last several years, more and more customers have implemented Service Manager, either independently or via Microsoft or a partner. Sometimes the project and product implementation are not as successful as they should be. Our objectives with this book are to provide you with a framework for planning and delivering a successful Service Manager project and to share some of our experiences and best practices when it comes to optimizing and maintaining your Service Manager environment.
This book is written with three different roles in mind: business and technical decision makers; IT architects; and Service Manager administrators. You can either read this book in its entirety from A to Z, or you can follow one of the learning paths below depending on your role:

Business and technical decision makers:
 Chapter 1 Business reasons to choose Service Manager
 Chapter 2 Deployment costs and non-IT usage

IT architects
 Chapter 3 How to plan for Service Manager
 Chapter 4 How to prepare for a Service Manager installation

Service Manager administrators
 Chapter 5 Management packs
 Chapter 6 Optimizing the Service Manager environment
 Chapter 7 Service Manager configuration and customization

System Center 2012 Management Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Message Queuing 6.3 ready for Download

Source Microsoft:

Version:
Date Published:
7.1.10100.0 12/11/2013
File name:
File size:
SC Management Pack for MSMQ 2012 R2\Management Pack Guide for MSMQ for Windows Server 2012 R2.docx 114 KB
SC Management Pack for MSMQ 2012 R2\SC Management Pack for MSMQ.msi
Supported Operating System

Windows Server 2012 R2

    • This management pack is supported to run in System Center 2012 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 Operations Manager SP1, and System Center 2012 Operations Manager R2

 

To download the Management Pack please click here.