Book: Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

Microsoft has released a new free downloadable ebook titled:"Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2". The book which contains 166 pages and is written by Mitch Tulloch and Symon Perriman. The capabilities of each component of System Center 2012 R2 are first described and then demonstrated chapter by chapter. Real-world and under-the-hood insights are also provided by insiders at Microsoft who live and breathe System Center.


The book covers the following topics:

  • System Center and the Cloud OS
  • Provisioning infrastructure with Virtual Machine Manager
  • Provisioning self-service with App Controller
  • Managing and maintaining with Configuration Manager
  • Backup and Recovery with Data Protection Manager
  • Real-time monitoring with Operations Manager
  • Proactive monitoring with Advisor
  • Standardization with Service Manager
  • Automation with Orchestrator
  • Windows Azure Pack