Upcoming Engagements for Partners in Core Infrastructure


“We’re building a cloud where you decide where and how you want to go to the cloud. As long as you have Active Directory completely deployed, and System Center completely deployed, you can really leverage the common technologies that we have across identity, virtualization, management, and development. And no other company can provide that to you in the cloud.”

- Kevin Turner

No wonder even Kevin Turner thinks that Core Infrastructure is an important area going forward. And the A-Team is already prepared for it. Armed with Presentations, lab demonstrations, presales knowledge and basic troubleshooting; the A-Team is ready to face the partner world.

One of the exciting engagements that the A-Team conducts, are interactions with the partners. The partner community has a lot of technical issues and difficulties that they need help with. The A-Team, with its experience and technical knowledge, assists the partners in getting these resolved.

One of the initiatives that we conduct, are 1 to many engagements where the partners can register for attending in-depth technical sessions on various topics. We are glad to announce the engagements that we have scheduled for the month of July-August for the Partner community to join and leverage.

Core Infrastructure 1: Many engagements

System Center and Private Cloud Momentum Workshops

Servers Health and Performance Monitoring – July 16

Service Manager 2012 IT Service Management – July 23

Private Cloud: Configure and Deploy Infrastructure Components – August 2

Private Cloud: Configure and Deploy Private Cloud Infrastructure – August 9

Practice Accelerator

Datacenter Management – August 6, August 9, August 17


Apart from this, the A-Team can always be contacted for a 1 to 1 engagement for the Core Infrastructure topics. This can be leveraged throughout the year at the partner’s convenience. A few of them are listed below.

Customizable Private Cloud and Microsoft System Center 2012 Workshops

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 “Private Cloud” (Level 100-300)

What's in VMM 2012 and How It Helps Build Private Cloud?

System Center VMM 2012: Planning, Upgrading, and Deployment

System Center VMM 2012: VMM 2012 High Availability

System Center VMM 2012: Configuring Networking and Storage

System Center VMM 2012: Bare Metal Discover, Host Server Provisioning, Xen Integration, and VMware Integration

System Center VMM 2012: Host Cluster Creation, Update Management (Hyper-V Cluster Orchestration), and Dynamic Optimization

System Center 2012 “Overview Topics“ (Level 100-200)

System Center 2012 Overview

System center Operations Manager 2012 Overview

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Overview

System Center Service Manager 2012 Overview

System Center Data Protection Manager 2012 Overview

Forefront Endpoint Protection Overview

System Center 2012 “Advanced Topics” (Level 300)

Datacenter Orchestration and Automation Using Orchestrator 2012

Automated Server Provisioning and Updating Using System Center 2012

Endpoint protection and Network Access Protection Using System Center 2012

Adaptive Application Delivery Using Configuration manager 2012

Server Compliance Management Using Configuration manager 2012

Servers Health and Performance Monitoring Using Operations Manager 2012

IT Service Management Using Service Manager 2012

Introducing Data Protection Manager 2012


Windows Server 2008R2 and Win7 Sessions

Windows Server 2008 R2: Core DC 2008 R2 - Ease of Management

Windows Server 2008 R2: Active Directory Management using PowerShell

Windows Server 2008 R2: How to get multiple Password Policies in you domain

Windows Server 2008 R2: RDS using PowerShell

Windows Server 2008 R2: RDS and App-V, better together

Windows Server 2008 R2: Sequencing complex applications using App-V

Windows Server 2008 R2: Clustering, what and why?

Windows Server 2008 R2: Direct Access what? And how?

Windows Server 2008 R2: Tricks of the Trade – Active Directory

Windows Server 2008 R2: Knight with the Shining Armor - AD Recycle Bin

Windows Server 2008 R2: How to Set Up App-V and Get the Most Out of Your RDS and VDI Deployments

Windows Server 2008 R2: Introducing Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012

Windows Server 2008 R2: Preparing Your Network Perimeter For The Cloud

Windows 7: Windows Intune: Simplifying PC Management with Windows Cloud Services and Windows 7

Windows 7:Optimizing Windows 7 for VDI



The A-Team can reach out to us by contacting the Microsoft Partner Technical Router team at 800-MPN-SOLV or you can send a mail to askpts@microsoft.com or CoreIO@microsoft.com and get in touch with us to schedule these engagements.

The A-Team is looking forward to working with you.

In Technology we trust!

- The A-Team