Share your Certification Story on Microsoft Born to Learn

Microsoft Born to Learn Community recently launched a new cool page. On this page you can share your certification story and be a inspiration for others.

You can find the page here and to be a paragon to you I already send my story 🙂


New book: Microsoft System Center: Building a Virtualized Network Solution


This book is geared to private and hybrid cloud architects preparing to design and build a virtualized network solution based on Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1, or later. Written by experts on the Microsoft System Center team and with Microsoft MVP Mitch Tulloch as series editor, this title focuses on architecture and design.


Free preparation Materials for MCSA Windows Server 2012 R2

As you know Microsoft updated it’s Exams for MCSA: Windows Server 2012 in january 2014 to Windows Server 2012 R2.

So I decided to update my prepartion collection too. 🙂

Microsoft Virtual Academy Courses
Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtualization
Windows Server 2012 R2: Web and Application Platform
Windows Server 2012 R2 Access and Information Protection
Windows Server 2012 R2: Server Management and Automation
Windows Server 2012 R2: Server Networking
Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Jump Start: New Choices


Free eBook
Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 Pocket Consultant: Storage, Security, & Networking


Study Guides via Keith Mayer
Exam70-410 Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
Exam70-411 Administering Windows Server 2012
Exam70-412 Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services


Technet Radio Building Your Hybrid Cloud – Windows Server 2012 R2
Part 1: Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Foundation
Part 2: Hyper-V Enhancements in Windows Server 2012 R2
Part 3: Networking Enhancements in Windows Server 2012 R2
Part 4: Managing Cloud Foundations with Windows Server 2012 R2


TechEd America Exam Prep Sessions
Exam Prep: 70-410 and 70-417 – MCSA: Windows Server 2012
Exam Prep: 70-411 and 70-417 – MCSA: Windows Server 2012
Exam Prep: 70-412 and 70-417 – MCSA: Windows Server 2012

Update in progress…

Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager

Source:  Microsoft Press

You can download the free ebook here.


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:
ď‚· Chapter 1 Business reasons to choose Service Manager
ď‚· Chapter 2 Deployment costs and non-IT usage

IT architects
ď‚· Chapter 3 How to plan for Service Manager
ď‚· Chapter 4 How to prepare for a Service Manager installation

Service Manager administrators
ď‚· Chapter 5 Management packs
ď‚· Chapter 6 Optimizing the Service Manager environment
ď‚· Chapter 7 Service Manager configuration and customization

Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2


Microsoft System Center is one of the three pillars of Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision that will transform the traditional datacenter environment, help businesses unlock insights in data stored anywhere, enable the development of a wide range of modern business applications, and empower IT to support users who work anywhere while being able to manage any device in a secure and consistent way. The other two pillars of the Cloud OS are, of course, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Azure, and Microsoft Press has recently released free Introducing books on these platforms as well.
Whether you are new to System Center or are already using it in your business, this book has something that should interest you. The capabilities of each component of System Center 2012 R2 are first described and then demonstrated chapter by chapter. Real-world and under-the-hood insights are also provided by insiders at Microsoft who live and breathe System Center, and those of you who are experienced with the platform will benefit from the wisdom and experience of these experts. We also included a list of additional resources at the end of each chapter where you can learn more about each System Center component.


You can download the book here.