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I find the Microsoft properties vast and fertile locations to find good contextual and relevant training material.
It’s true… With properties like the ones bellow, there is so much content, that it become hard to keep track of all the sessions you want to review.
I’m always going through and finding gems, and the week after that someone asks me “where did you find that?” , “where can I learn this?”
To address those question, I started keeping a list. I' started keeping this list mostly for me at first. But for the benefit of my fellow IT pros, I decided I’d post it and keep it updated every time I find a gem.
Here are the rules regarding this list:
1- The first rule of fight…. Oops wrong list.
1- The first rule is “this is not an all-encompassing list of available resource” (that means I will miss a few). if you find something that you find useful and that is not on this list, let me know.
2- Second rule. We don’t maintain the sites where the links come from. So the links may change and/or disappear without notice. (so if you find a dead link, let me know).
3- Have fun.
4- Keep learning.
5- BE AWESOME!!! That is the most important rule.
Like I said, bookmark this page or subscribe to it. The whole team will be updating it as we find new content.
below that is content for:
So here are your calls to action…get downloading and testing the new versions of Windows client, Windows server and System Center for yourself:
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Here are some I found covering the new Office 2013 and Office 365
Get the IT pro resources you need to try the new Office (Office 2013 and Office 365 ProPlus) including details about activation, compatibility, and deployment.
Office 2013 Resource Kit
Documentation intended for IT professionals who plan, implement, and maintain Office installations in their organizations. New and updated content s published regularly.
Make the switch to Outlook 2013
Make the switch to Publisher 2013
Make the switch to Visio 2013
Make the switch to Access 2013
Make the switch to Lync 2013
Make the switch to Word 2013
Make the switch to Project 2013
Make the switch to PowerPoint 2013
Make the switch to Excel 2013
Learn how Microsoft can help you responsibly enable this vision to “Consumerize the IT” inside your company. The first overview module is designed to paint the entire picture at a 200 level and then the remaining modules are designed to give you 300 level knowledge for specific scenarios across the various products which relate to Consumerization of IT (i.e. how to configure MDM in SCCM 2012).
This course is NOT designed to make you an expert in each product all-up after the base is installed (i.e. you won't know how to architect, design, or deploy "Product X").
Here are some info regarding Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 offers businesses and service providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant platform that 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 how Windows Server 2012 takes you beyond virtualization, delivers the power of many servers, opens the door to every app on any cloud, and enables the modern workstyle.
In this two-part module, Rick Claus and Corey Hynes dive into virtualization infrastructure. Throughout the conversation, they demonstrate a variety of new features and functionality covering Shared Nothing Migration, Storage Migration, and Hyper-V Replica. The session finishes with a cool discussion of Hyper-V Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (02a): Virtualization Infrastructure, Part 1
Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (02b): Virtualization Infrastructure, Part 2
This is a two-part module on Storage Architecture. Rick Claus and Corey Hynes focus on an overview of the Windows Server 2012 Storage Platform, including Platform Storage, De-duplication, Disk Provisioning, Clustering, File and Block Access, Networking, Virtualization and Management
Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (03a): Storage Architecture, Part 1
Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (03b): Storage Architecture, Part 2
Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (05a): Multi-Server Management, Part 1
Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (05b): Multi-Server Management, Part 2
Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (06a): Security and Access, Part 1
Windows Server 2012 Jump Start (06b): Security and Access, Part 2
This course introduces server virtualization features and capabilities within Windows Server 2012 that enable customers to take advantage of the cost savings of virtualization and make the optimum use of server hardware investment. These features include:
Windows Server 2012 introduces many new storage features and capabilities. These new capabilities are designed to provide enhanced reliability, availability, and performance at every layer of the Microsoft storage stack. They allow IT pros to combine features to build powerful new storage solutions, such as the ability to deliver feature-rich high performance storage functionality and performance without sacrificing budget. This course covers a number of these new features, including:
Today’s organizations need to give workers access to data and information — across varied networks and devices — while still keeping costs down. Innovations that meet these needs — such as virtualization and cloud-based applications — help organizations maximize existing infrastructure investments, while exploring new services, improving management, and increasing availability. New and enhanced capabilities in Windows Server 2012 help you meet these challenges by making it easier and less costly to ensure secure access to valuable digital assets and comply with regulations. These capabilities include:
Microsoft Solution Accelerators provide tested guidance and automated tools to help you plan, securely deploy, and manage new Microsoft technologies — easier, faster, and at less cost. This course introduces three Solution Accelerators that will help prepare your business for Windows Server 2012.
Windows Server 2012 introduces new networking features and capabilities that help to reduce networking complexity while lowering costs and simplifying management tasks. These features include:
The modern workstyle is increasingly mobile, collaborative, device independent, and cost conscious. Users want independence from specific devices, flexibility in how and where they access their data and applications. At the same time, business computing resources are increasingly treated as centralized commodities. Rather than focusing on particular hardware, IT departments are expected to provide users with a certain level of functionality and accessibility.
After completing this course — through a series of videos and whitepapers — you will have an understanding of the Microsoft Virtualization Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solution
This course provides an overview of the new System Center 2012 Configuration Manager product. After completing this course you will understand the features that enable System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to:-
The course will also cover how System Center 2012 Configuration Manager makes it easier to service the rapidly growing number of connected devices in your organization, such as smartphones, tablets, and virtual machines, through centralized global configuration management. Course modules will also show you the changes that help simplify the configuration and management of the infrastructure, how to use System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to gain insight to and control IT systems through easier maintenance, improved security and simplified configuration, as well as a number of other new features and updates to self-service application delivery, integrated settings management, antivirus management, UNIX and Linux support, compliance improvements, security updates, the new GUI, and much more!
Many companies struggle with managing a wide range of disparate, disjointed systems. It prevents them ever getting a holistic view of their IT and limits their options. In this MVA track, we introduce the concept of joined-up, or ‘integrated’, systems management and show how it can help address many of the issues IT professionals face today. In this introductory session we've co-created with analysts at Freeform Dynamics, you’ll learn:
Updated to include Windows Server 2012 Virtual Labs.
Thanks Vlad for the pointer.