The Solution Accelerators team has started two new beta programs focused on tools, automation, and knowledge for System Center products. One program will provide Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) service templates and a SCVMM add-in to help you discover them. The other program will provide datacenter automation for private clouds using System Center Orchestrator. Datacenter automation for System Center Orchestrator enables you to automate operations of private cloud workloads such as SharePoint and Windows Server.

We invite you to join and participate in these beta programs.

To learn more about SCVMM service templates, join the beta program.

To learn more about datacenter automation for System Center Orchestrator, join the beta program.

We would also like invite you to join us for two Live Meeting sessions to learn more about these beta programs and provide the opportunity for you to give us feedback. Here is the information you need in order to join us for these Live Meetings sessions.

SCVMM Service Templates Session Details

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Join the meeting

Audio Information:

Telephone conferencing
Use the information below to connect to the telephone conference:
Toll-free: +1 (888) 320-3585
Toll: +1 (425) 706-3500
Participant code: 1523457

First Time Users:

To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Microsoft Office Live Meeting.

Troubleshooting:

Unable to join the meeting? Follow these steps:

1. Copy this address and paste it into your web browser:
https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/join

2. Copy and paste the required information:
Meeting ID: MBR99J
Entry Code: M7s[{>/\c
Location: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft

If you still cannot enter the meeting, contact support.

Datacenter Automation Session Details

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Join the meeting

Audio Information:

Telephone conferencing
Use the information below to connect to the telephone conference:
Toll-free: +1 (888) 320-3585
Toll: +1 (425) 706-3500
Participant code: 1523457

First Time Users:

To save time before the meeting, check your system to make sure it is ready to use Microsoft Office Live Meeting.

Troubleshooting:

Unable to join the meeting? Follow these steps:

1. Copy this address and paste it into your web browser:
https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft/join

2. Copy and paste the required information:
Meeting ID: 7DH6GW
Entry Code: 4fXc[!&?n
Location: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/microsoft

If you still cannot enter the meeting, contact support.

Notice: Microsoft Office Live Meeting can be used to record meetings. By participating in this meeting, you agree that your communications may be monitored or recorded at any time during the meeting.

We welcome your participation in these beta programs and look forward to you joining us for these two Live Meeting sessions.

Sincerely,

Solution Accelerators Team
Microsoft Corporation