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- [00:10] Office 2013 is now code complete! Learn more at: http://www.office.com/preview
- [00:30] Microsoft Press has released many new books for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. See them here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/Microsoft_Press
- [01:25] There are two new Microsoft Jump Starts coming soon! Sign up for the Windows 8 (http://aka.ms/Windows8JumpStart) and the Windows Server 2012 (http://aka.ms/Server2012JumpStart) Jump Starts today!
- [02:35] Take our 6th Annual IT Pro Survey so we can learn more about the industry's demand for salaries and skills: http://aka.ms/ITProSkillSurvey
Technical Interview: At [04:25] Symon talks with Justin Incarnato, a Senior Program Manager for System Center, about the upcoming changes in System Center 2012 SP1 for Orchestrator. After explaining the release cycle for Service Pack 1, Justin gives an overview of Orchestrator and its history in joining the System Center 2012 family after Microsoft's acquisition of Opalis. Symon and Justin then talk about the importance of integration in a private cloud environment and how Orchestrator has the ability to support and automate processes for virtually any piece of software or hardware in the datacenter, including VMware. Next they discuss the enhancements made for SP1, including: improved System Center integration; new Integration Packs for Azure, REST, FTP, and Exchange; support for Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012; and globalization efforts that give the product many new language options. At [12:25] Justin demos a series of workflows, including cloning VMs in a VMware vSphere environment, integrating alerts with HP Operations Manager, and updating calendar appointments with Exchange with Office 365.
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