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Call To ACTION Challenge/Resources Dec 2012–Mar 2013

“Call-To-ACTION!” Challenge

Are you tech Savvy? Take the Microsoft “Call-To-ACTION” Challenge!Challenges require Microsoft Account (LiveID). Take the challenge and get up to speed on the latest Microsoft Technologies. By the time you finish all challenges, you will be “Tech Savvy” and have certificates to prove it!

ØInitiate The Following Downloads (during events, PAUSE once download starts and challenge objective is met)

  1. Windows Server 2012 http://aka.ms/GetWin2012
  2. System Center 2012 http://aka.ms/SC2012Eval
  3. Hyper-V Server http://aka.ms/Hyperv2012

When you get back to home or office finish the downloads and follow instructions at http:/aka.ms/lab to get familiar with these great new technologies

ØOnce downloads are started, Be one of the first people to tweet @itproguru or email (cc Direct Email) to friends the message:

·@ITProGuru I am ready for Windows Server 2012 http://aka.ms/getwin2012 Next Step Windows Azure http://aka.ms/iaas!

·AND Send a screenshot of download manager paused to Direct Email

Future Enhancements Planned:Prizes…One entry per LiveID

·Prizes For event challenge winners – the time the email or tweet is received will be used to determine the “first” to finish the challenge.

Please share these challenge(s) with others.Doing these things; playing with these technologies will help you progress your career.

Bonus Challenge(s):

Ø Activate an Azure Trial Subscription http://aka.ms/iaas Create your first Virtual Machine

Tweet/Email: @ITProGuru I am ready for Windows Azure http://aka.ms/IaaS Next Step MVA http://aka.ms/guruMVA\

NOTE: requires Credit Card but you will NOT be billed if you do not manually change your account to a Pay Account

ØConnect to Virtual Academy and Login http://aka.ms/guruMVAwhen you get home complete your first module

Tweet/Email: @ITProGuru I am ready for Virtual Academy http://aka.ms/guruMVA Next Step Early Experts http://aka.ms/ee

ØSign-up for Early Experts (Certification Study Group) http://aka.ms/ee

Tweet/Email: @ITProGuru I am on my way to becoming an Early Expert http://aka.ms/ee

Ø“Live Tiles” Toolbox Add to your Blog or website

Add This really cool “Live Tiles” Toolbox to your blog or website and have it automatically update with the latest software as new releases come out.You can change the picture to yours and the contact links to yours. Or you can just use the two contact tiles for more downloads J Horizontal toolbar also available.Plus great REWARDS coming soon! See details at: http://itproguru.com/toolbox

Toolbox “Live Tiles” include: Windows Server, System Center, Private Cloud, Windows Azure, Microsoft Virtual Academy, Hyper-V Server, Early Experts with even more coming soon!

Questions E-mail: Dan Stolts – Direct Email

Positive Feedback E-mails (my boss): Bob Familiar Bob.Familiar@Microsoft.com

You can find this resource document with live links,at: http://ITProGuru.com/Challenge

session slides and other related files http://ITProGuru.com/Resources.

IT Pro Audience Lead: Dan Stolts (ITProGuru)

Blog: “IT Pro Guru”:http://ITProGuru.com

Blog: “TechNet”: http://blogs.technet.com/danstolts

Twitter: http://twitter.com/itproguru

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/danstolts

Email: Direct Email (send special event challenge requests here!)

See Reverse Side for Many Event Resources and Valuable TIPS!!!!!

More Software Evaluations – Get ‘em here: http://aka.ms/lab

Free, Live-and-in-Person Events
TechNet Events (for IT Pros):
http://aka.ms/TNEvents

FREE Training(HINT: Start with the self-evaluation!)
Early Experts Free Certification training:
http://aka.ms/ee

Microsoft Virtual Academy – http://aka.ms/GuruMVA

MS TechEd (Video’s Galore) http://msteched.com

Windows Server 2012 Resources

Windows Server 2012 Download Center – http://aka.ms/getWin2012

Hyper-V Server 2012 Downolad –http://aka.ms/lhuvx0

Windows Server Team Blog – http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/

Richard Fichera of Forrester Research: Microsoft Announces Windows Server 2012

http://blogs.forrester.com/richard_fichera/12-09-05-microsoft_announces_windows_server_2012

Windows Server Jump-Start Recordings
http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinremde/archive/2012/06/29/windows-server-2012-jump-start-recordings-released.aspx

Windows Server 2012 Virtual Labshttp://aka.ms/Server2012VLabs

Microsoft Cloud Home Page – http://www.microsoft.com/cloud

Private Cloud Home Page – http://www.microsoft.com/privatecloud

Hyper-V Overview – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831531

What’s New in Hyper-V – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831410

Hyper-V getting Started Guide – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732470(WS.10).aspx

Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Hyper-V (download) –

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=BCAA9707-0228-4860-B088-DD261CA0C80D&displaylang=en

Hyper-V Support for Scaling Up and Scaling Out Overview

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831389.aspx

SMB 3.0 Overview – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831795.aspx

Hyper-V Replica Overview – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj134172.aspx

Live Migration Shared Nothing Video – http://www.aidanfinn.com/?p=12287

High-Performance, Continuously Available File Share Storage for Server Applications Technical Preview

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831399.aspx

Understanding and Troubleshooting Storage Spaces

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=29002

Windows Virtualization Home – http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization

Hyper-V Cloud Deployment Guides -
http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/en/us/private-cloud-get-started.aspx

Microsoft Hyper-V Virtual Machine Converter RC
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh967435.aspx

Windows Azure Infrastructure as a Service

FREE Windows Azure 90 Day Trial – Free Cloud Servers

http://aka.ms/IaaS

Windows Azure Home – http://www.windowsazure.com

Windows Azure Virtual Machines (with instructional videos) http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/home/scenarios/virtual-machines/

More Resources Coming Soon!!!

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