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UPDATE : #Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager for System Center 2012 RC Documentation #SCVMM2012 #Powershell


This download provides technical documentation for the release candidate of VMM for System Center 2012.

  • VMM for System Center 2012 Release Candidate documentation — last updated September 8, 2011
  • System Center 2012 – Virtual Machine Manager Cmdlet Reference — last updated January 27, 2012
  • VMM for System Center 2012 General Troubleshooting Guide — last updated September 8, 2011

You can download the Microsoft SCVMM2012 RC documentation here

Using the Cmdlet Reference guide of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 RC :







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#Microsoft System Center 2012 – Service Manager Component Add-ons and Extensions #SC2012 #SCVMM2012


Download the System Center 2012 Release Candidate in one convenient package as part of the Microsoft private cloud evaluation.

The following System Center 2012 – Service Manager add-ons and extensions are available for download:

System Center Service Manager Authoring Tool
The System Center Service Manager Authoring Tool is a tool for customization and extension of the built-in functionality in System Center Service Manager. This release supports modifying existing Process Management Packs and creating new Management Packs that define extensions to the Service Manager database for tracking additional information, customizations of forms or new forms, and new workflows. This release is available in 10 languages.

This release is compatible with the System Center 2012 release candidate. It contains the necessary changes to ensure the Authoring Tool is compatible with System Center 2012 – Service Manager but does not contain a new feature set from prior releases.

System Center Cloud Services Process Pack
This process pack will offer a self-service experience to facilitate private cloud capacity requests from your business unit IT application owners and end users, including the flexibility to request additional capacity as business demands increase.

IT Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Process Management Pack
Microsoft System Center solutions assist medium and large organizations in managing and automating their IT GRC responsibilities; improving IT GRC program management efficiency while reducing costs; simplifying and consolidating IT GRC workloads; and increasing executive, audit, and management visibility into their GRC programs. The IT GRC Process Management Pack —combined with the IT Compliance Management Series—helps customers understand and bind complex business objectives to their Microsoft infrastructure in an operationally efficient manner.

Download Microsoft System Center 2012 – Service Manager Component Add-ons and Extensions here

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Leveraging #Microsoft #Office365 for Project Collaboration Success


Are you tired of relying on email to facilitate project collaboration? Wouldn’t it be great if there was a more efficient project collaboration solution out there? Office 365 can take your project collaboration practices to the next level. In this white paper, learn and see how you can easily facilitate better project collaboration with your colleagues utilizing existing tools that we you already use like Windows, Microsoft Office, your mobile devices and even non-Microsoft platforms. The intended audience for this whitepaper includes project teams that rely on email, Microsoft Office tools like Excel, Word, Project and who have yet to implement an enterprise project management platform such as Microsoft Project Server, but need the ability to collaborate with project resources via current Microsoft Office tools or through Office 365. Through this whitepaper, you will learn how to:

  • Utilize Office 365 to create a Project Management Information System (PMIS)
  • Integrate Microsoft Project information with SharePoint
  • Empower a project team to collaboratively share relevant information with MS Office
  • Build a project management dashboard in SharePoint Online
  • Utilize mobile devices to interact with project artifacts and communications

The intent of this whitepaper is to show how an organization can utilize Microsoft tools the average business user is already familiar with to create an excellent collaboration solution. This is not intended to be a project management ‘best practices’ guide. Rather, it is a look at typical project collaboration scenarios that can be enhanced by use of familiar Microsoft products to get quick wins for both management and project stakeholders. Far too often solutions are implemented without consideration for the effect it will have on the work patterns of the people who will use it. In order to keep the organization change impact to a minimum, the overriding theme for this whitepaper is ‘solve a particular problem scenario while keeping the technology part of the solution as simple as possible for the end user’. This download page contains: a Word white paper and an overview video. Please check out the Leveraging Office 365 for Project Collaboration Success site for additional information. Learn more about Microsoft Project and Office 365

Download Leveraging Office 365 for Project Collaboration Whitepaper here

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#Microsoft System Center 2012 Unified Installer #SC2012

System Center 2012 Unified Installer is a utility designed to perform new, clean installations of System Center 2012 for testing and evaluation purposes only. If you want to upgrade from an existing System Center installation or choose set up options such as high availability or multi-server component installs, please refer instead to the System Center 2012 component installation guides located on the Microsoft Private Cloud Evaluation Resource Page.
User’s Guide >>

Before you begin with the Unified installer, you have to extract the installation files of the products. In this example I did that for Orchestrator 2012.

Download Microsoft Private Cloud Evaluation Software here

That was easy to use, Cheers!

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All you want to know about #Office365 explained with video tours

Here you can find all the information on Microsoft Office365 explained with video tours

More links about Office365 :

Deployment Guide Office365 for Enterprises online

Microsoft Office365 support online

Microsoft Office365 community online     Join Now with your live or Hotmail ID !


#Microsoft Architecture #Office365 Federation Services for SSO

With this virtual configuration on Hyper-v 2008R2 SP1 we make Single Sign On (SSO) available for our 50.000 students.

Microsoft Office 365 for Enterprise Service Descriptions


Office 365 is a suite of Internet-based services that are designed to help meet your needs for robust security, 24/7 reliability, and user productivity. This set of documents provides service descriptions for the components of the suite.

Microsoft Exchange Online for Enterprises Service Description – Microsoft® Exchange Online is a hosted messaging solution that delivers the capabilities of Microsoft Exchange Server as a cloud-based service. It gives users rich and familiar access to email, calendar, contacts, and tasks across PCs, the web, and mobile devices.

Microsoft SharePoint Online for Enterprises Service Description – Microsoft SharePoint Online is a Microsoft Office 365 service for businesses of all sizes. Instead of installing and deploying Microsoft SharePoint Server on-premises, any business can now simply subscribe to SharePoint Online to provide their employees with an enterprise grade solution for creating sites to share documents and information with colleagues and customers.

Microsoft Lync Online for Enterprises Service Description – Microsoft® Lync™ Online is a next-generation cloud communications service that connects people in new ways, anytime, from virtually anywhere. Lync Online provides intuitive communications capabilities across presence, instant messaging, audio/video calling and a rich online meeting experience including PC-audio, video and web conferencing. Transform your interactions with colleagues, customers and partners from today’s hit-and-miss communication to a more collaborative, engaging, and effective experience.

Microsoft Office Professional Plus Service Description – With Office Professional Plus, users get the latest version of the Microsoft Office applications, seamlessly connected and delivered with cloud services, so they can access their documents, email, and calendars from virtually any device. Office Professional Plus includes the new Office Web Apps—online companions to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel®, Microsoft PowerPoint®, and Microsoft OneNote®—which let users review and make minor edits to documents directly from a browser.

Microsoft Office 365 Apple Devices Service Description – The Microsoft Office 365 Apple Devices Service Description provides customers with an overview of Office 365 capabilities on the Mac and iOS (iPhone and iPad) devices.

Microsoft Exchange Online Archiving Service Description – Microsoft Exchange Online Archiving is a cloud-based archiving solution for organizations that have deployed Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 on-premises. Exchange Online Archiving is an enterprise-class service that assists these organizations with their archiving, compliance, regulatory, and e-discovery challenges while simplifying their on-premises infrastructure, thereby saving costs and easing the information technology (IT) burden.

Microsoft Office 365 for Enterprises Support Service Description – Microsoft® Office 365 for enterprises Support Service Description provides information to customers about the technical and nontechnical support included in their subscription fee to Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises.

Microsoft Office 365 Mobility Services Description – The Microsoft Office 365 Mobility Services Description provides customers with information on mobility solutions—access to services from phones and devices—that are available for two online services in this current release namely, Microsoft Exchange Online and Microsoft SharePoint® Online.

Microsoft Office Web Apps Service Description – Microsoft® Office Web Apps is the online companion to Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel®, Microsoft PowerPoint®, and Microsoft OneNote® applications that helps users access documents from almost anywhere. Users can view, share, and work on documents online with other users across personal computers, mobile devices, and the web.

Office 365 Security and Service Continuity Service Description – This service description describes the security, continuity, privacy, and compliance policies and controls for the Office 365 for enterprises service offerings. It is intended to provide Office 365 customers with an overview of how each of the Office 365 services is designed to provide a high degree of security, privacy, continuity, and compliance—service goals that are derived from the Microsoft Risk Management program.

Office 365 Identity Service Description – This document discusses the design, policies, and best practices related to Office 365 identity, including the creation of user accounts, password policy, co-existence, directory synchronization, and single sign-on ( identity federation). Users can gain access to Office 365 by authenticating to their Office 365 user accounts—either through a prompt to provide valid credentials or through a single sign-on process. Once authenticated, users’ identities refer to the user names associated with the Office 365 accounts.