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On Microsoft Virtual Academy you can learn how to easily and efficiently manage your IT environments, including your server infrastructure and client devices. With System Center 2012 SP1, you get the most cost effective and flexible platform for managing your traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, and client computers and devices. The following modules has been released: Overview of System Center 2012 SP1 App Controller in System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager in System Center 2012 SP1 Data Protection Manager in System Center 2012 SP1 Endpoint Protection in System Center 2012 SP1 Operations Manager in System Center 2012 SP1 Orchestrator…

Microsoft has just released the final (RTM) build of the SCCM clients for Mac and UNIX/Clients. The Clients for Additional Operating Systems allow you to manage Apple Mac OS X, UNIX and Linux computers using SCCM 2012 SP1. The following Mac versions are supported in this release: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) The following UNIX and Linux versions are supported in this release. RHEL Version 6 (x86 & x64) RHEL Version 5 (x86 & x64) RHEL Version 4 (x86 & x64) Solaris Version 10 (x86 & SPARC) Solaris Version 9 (SPARC) SLES Version 11…

Learn from the experts during this intensive week of technical training MMS will give you the deepest level of technical training offered by Microsoft with hundreds of learning opportunities In addition to hearing from Microsoft, you’ll learn about best practices from your peers and pioneers in desktop, device, and datacenter management, as well as cloud technologies. MMS 2013 has an extensive lineup of technical experts from whom to draw insights Be first the to evaluate new products and solutions Gain free access to valuable trial software Meet with more than 90 technology companies exhibiting their latest innovations and solutions Take…

The Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Configuration Manager 2007 Documentation Library have been updated on the web and the latest content has Updated: November 1, 2012 at the top of the topic. These updates include prerelease documentation to support System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, updates for the release version of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, and updates for Configuration Manager 2007. This month sees three particularly important doc updates: The initial publication of the Windows PowerShell cmdlets for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1. Expect more to follow. Information about upgrading System Center 2012…

I’m trying to get all my exams upgraded to Windows 8/Windows Server 2012, and today I passed the “Configuring Windows 8″ test (70-687). Last month I passed the MCSA: Windows Server 2012 test, and my goal is to get the “70-413: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure” before Christmas… Status Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate – Windows Server 2012 Exam 70-417: Upgrading Your Skills to MCSA Windows Server 2012 (passed) Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate – Windows 8 Exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8 (passed) Exam 70-688: Managing and Maintaining Windows 8 (not available) Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert – Desktop Infrastructure Exam 70-415:…

This Step-by-step guide describes how to prepare and add Microsoft Office 2013 Professional Plus to the Application library of System Center 2012 Configuration Manager (SCCM), by using the designated functions for doing this in the Configuration Manager Console interface. Download the complete guide here in PDF format or read the the guide here. If I later decide to update this guide, I’ll only update the document. Not this blog post. Prepare Office 2013 for deployment Overview This procedure describes how to prepare Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013 to be installed unattended. The aim of this procedure is to create and…

Niall Brady had just published a new great article, that will explain how to sequence virtual applications (APP-V version 5), and how to deploy them using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 (SCCM). Read the full article here: http://www.niallbrady.com/2012/11/12/how-can-i-sequence-applications-using-app-v-version-5-for-configuration-manager-2012-sp1/

System Center 2012 Configuration Manager has many great built-in requirement rules that will help you to get the right deployment type installed for the current environment. For most of my applications the built-in rules can get the job done, but some times we need to create our own Global Conditions, to fit the requirement rules for an application/Deployment Type. One example could be a 3rd. party add-on for Microsoft Office, where you need to install a Deployment Type that matches the architecture of Microsoft Office. All clients with a 32-bit OS will always have the 32-bit version of Office installed,…

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