Want to learn about Cloud but don’t know how to / couldn’t make it for our Cloud workshops? Did you know MVA (Microsoft Virtual Academy) has free online learning resources which you can use anytime you want? Let’s start with the essentials (virtualization) and work our way up to the advanced (Microsoft’s Public Cloud, Windows Azure).
1. Virtualization - http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/topics/virtualization_topic_page_en
2. Windows Server 2012 - http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/topics/product-windows-server-en
3. System Centre 2012 - http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/topics/product-system-center-en
4. Private Cloud (WS2012 + SC2012) - http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/topics/private_cloud_topic_page_en
5. Public Cloud (Azure) - http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/topics/product-windows-azure-en
Put your Learning to work! Download the free software / evaluation trials and upgrade yourself for better careers!
Hyper-V Server 2012
Remember to Select Malaysia to pre-config it at Registration!
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-US/evalcenter/hh670538.aspx - ISO or VHD (Standard, Datacenter, Core, GUI)
Remember to Select Malaysia & IT Role to pre-config it at Registration!
SC2012 SP1 (Private Cloud via WS2012 downloaded from above)
Remember to Select Malaysia to pre-config it at Registration! Don’t include WS2012 to lessen the download size.
Security (via SC2012)
Remember to Select Malaysia to pre-config it at Registration! SC2012 Security is NOT the same as Private Cloud.
Want to take Private Cloud 2012 R2 for a spin as well? Try it! It’s out now!
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Preview
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dn205286.aspx - ISO or VHD (Core, GUI) or NEW via Azure (free)!
Do you need help for Azure? If you don’t already have an Azure subscription, you can get one for free that comes with USD200 worth of services! Your phone number and Credit Card (Secure Site) is only required in case you exceed the free trial. Find out more about trying Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview on Azure at here.
System Center 2012 R2 Preview
Remember to Select Malaysia to pre-config it at Registration! Don’t include WS2012 R2 Preview to lessen download size.