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Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Labs, Information and Resources for you

imageAt this year’s Microsoft Management Summit, the building excitement around Microsoft private cloud and Microsoft System Center 2012 reached new heights as Brad Anderson announced the General Availability of Microsoft System Center 2012. With System Center 2012 comes a host of opportunities for Microsoft partners including the way they can create dedicated cloud environments to transform the way they deliver IT services to customers to expanding their businesses with many new IT management opportunities. If you have not read it yet, Julie Bennani has a great set of partner opportunities with Microsoft System Center 2012 in her blog post. In that post, Julie also talks about the Microsoft value proposition for System Center and how partners can prepare for and utilize this in their engagement in the MPN Systems Management and the Virtualization competencies, which will be combined as a single Management and Virtualization competency in June. (Read the Management and Virtualization Competency Guide for more information on this)

One part of Julie’s blog post I want to call out specifically is how Microsoft partners can start using Microsoft System Center 2012 today:

  • Eligible MPN competencies or the Microsoft Action Pack subscription will allow you usage rights to System Center 2012 software from the Microsoft partner digital distribution portal.
  • Competency partners have license grants to the System Center 2012 Standard Edition. You may also access this software from the MSDN/TechNet subscriber download sites.
  • Competency partners with one or more of the following competencies receive incremental license grants to the System Center 2012 Datacenter Edition: Systems Management, Virtualization, Hosting, Desktop, Server Platform, Software Asset Management, and Identity & Security.
  • Action Pack for Solution Provider subscribers may also access software from the TechNet subscriber download site for evaluation purposes.
  • Action Pack for Solution Provider subscribers have access to the System Center 2012 Standard Edition and may also access software from the TechNet subscriber download site for evaluation purposes.

As with several of our other very exciting solutions we have brought or are bringing to the market, I thought I would put up this post to point you in the direction of resources and information regarding Microsoft System Center 2012 to help you get the most out of this opportunity for you and your clients. In case you missed the prior ones, here are some recent ones I have put up here for other Microsoft solutions:

Microsoft System Center 2012 Information and Resources:

I hope you find the information and resources compiled above for you to be helpful as you look to learn and do more with Microsoft System Center 2012 and private cloud. If you have been using the resources posts series I have been sharing here on the blog, I would love your input and feedback on what you think of them and what you’d like to see more of in the future.

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