Thursday, January 23, 2014

SCU 2014 (Simulcast)


Join us for the third annual System Center Universe, a one-day globally available technical event featuring Microsoft product gurus and community experts. This year's event will include breakout sessions to allow for more topics and content!

Couldn't find a user group or simulcast event in your area? No worries! 

View the live simulcast and participate in the conversation from your own personal computer! Register for the virtual simulcast and you will be provided with details on how to access the live simulcast event online as the event nears! Also, be sure to follow all of our updates on twitter (@scu2014)

The list of MVP’s presenting includes:

  • Johan Arwidmark
  • Kent Agerlund
  • Cameron Fuller
  • Maarten Goet
  • Jason Sandys
  • Pete Zerger
  • Mike Resseler

And from Microsoft: Wally Mead, Anders Bengtsson

Join us for this globally-available interactive experience spanning 6 continents. Hear from an all-star cast of presenters including Microsoft technical visionaries and MVPs while interacting with worldwide user group communities such as myITforum during the live event. At SCU2014, gain insider knowledge around System Center, Windows Azure IaaS, Windows Intune, Windows Server and more! Post event, continue your worldwide engagement with SCU-sponsored communities and user groups as well as SCU Network broadcasts. Don’t miss your chance to get in on the action!

See you online on Thursday, 1/30!

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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Free ebook: .NET Technology Guide for Business Applications


1. Key takeaways

Select your architecture approaches and development technology based on your specific application’s priorities and requirements.

A single architecture and approach won’t work for every type of application. The Microsoft development stack and .NET are extremely flexible and offer many possibilities, but it’s essential that you choose specific approaches and technologies based on the kind of application—or even subsystem—you build. Each application will have very different priorities and tradeoffs that must be taken on different paths.

Business application modernization goes further than simply building mobile apps. Mobile applications must rely on and extend your foundational business applications.

To be successful, mobile apps must be built with deep integration into your current foundational business applications. Mobile business apps should be part of the larger enterprise ecosystem and substantially extend foundational business applications, whether the foundational systems are established legacy applications or new, large, mission-critical applications built with innovative, scalable, and elastic services.

Positioning your application or subsystem within a global patterns segmentation will help you to choose the right approaches and technologies.

It is fundamental to position your application/subsystem in the right segmentation area. The right approaches and technologies for each of the following application types could potentially be very different:

  • Emerging application patterns
    – Devices and services
  • Established application patterns
    – Small and medium-sized business applications
    – Large, mission-critical business applications

2. Purpose of this guide

This guide will help you effectively select the right Microsoft development technologies and approaches for your .NET custom application development, depending on the priorities you have for your application and for your business domain.


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Free ebooks: On Microsoft System Center


More Free Microsoft System center books

System Center Configuration Manager Field Experience

System Center Cloud Management with App Controller

Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

Free ebook: Microsoft System Center: Optimizing Service Manager


Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Manager is the only product that can integrate across most of the System Center suite and Active Directory. Service Manager is a fast and reliable product that can create and maintain a dynamic service management database to enable interaction across the organization, both inside and outside the IT department, making it a very compelling product to many organizations.

This book is written with three different roles in mind: business and technical decision makers; IT architects; and Service Manager administrators. You can either read this book in its entirety from A to Z, or you can follow one of the learning paths below depending on your role:

Business and technical decision makers:
 Chapter 1 Business reasons to choose Service Manager
 Chapter 2 Deployment costs and non-IT usage

IT architects
 Chapter 3 How to plan for Service Manager
 Chapter 4 How to prepare for a Service Manager installation

Service Manager administrators
 Chapter 5 Management packs
 Chapter 6 Optimizing the Service Manager environment
 Chapter 7 Service Manager configuration and customization

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