lundi 18 février 2013

My latest Favorite Publications

*** Jump Start:About 6 hours of information about Windows 8 features. Great !!
*** Taste of Premier - How Windows To Go for Windows 8 can Work for You: full demo and recommendations for Windows To Go.
** Windows 8 Deployment: short demo of a migration from XP to Windows 8 with MDT.
* Windows 8 Demonstrations: short video of some key features. If you don't have enough time for the Jump Start videos.

*** What’s New in Configuration Manager SP1: Detailed article about what's new in SCCM 2012 SP1. If you don't want to read it or if you want demo, I recommend you to watch the Site Hierarchy and Role Enhancements with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 and Supporting Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 videos.
*** Endpoint Protection in System Center 2012 SP1: New features of Endpoint protection in SCCM 2012 SP1
*** Business Hours vs. Maintenance Windows with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager: All is in the title !
** Managing App-V 5 Virtual Applications with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1

**  TechNet Radio: Upgrading System Center 2012 Configuration Manager to Service Pack 1: Presentation of some new features in SP1 and demo of an upgrade.
** New Distribution Points in Configuration Manager SP1: first article of a series about new DP in SCCM 2012 SP1. In this article, Kerim Hanif tell us about DP in Windows Azure. Really relevant !!

*** TechNet Radio: Cloud-Based Management with Windows Intune and System Center 2012 SP1:  Presentation of Intune with SCCM 2012 SP1, Intune Standalone and demo of new features in Wave D.
*** How to Manage Mobile Devices by Using the Windows Intune Connector in Configuration Manager: How to Guide from the technet library.
*** |FR] Video Showcases : how to add a computer in Windows 7, 8, RT... in Intune ? How to synchronize my local Active Directory in Intune ?...
** Managing Mobile Devices with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 and Windows Intune: Key features regarding intune integration in SCCM 2012 SP1.
** Client Update Process: what happened during a Windows Intune upgrade ? should I restart ?...
*** Policy Settings for Mandatory Updates: How to handle notifications and restart when deployins a mandatory deployment or a Windows Intune upgrade.
** About Service Notifications: notifications concerning Microsoft schedules maintenance to the Windows Intune service
* Showcases: nothing particular excepted that these short videos can be useful before starting you own presentation... and the music is great :o)

*** Windows Server 2012 Test Lab Guides
** Windows Server 2012-New User Interface Options: How to manage Core servers and to Install/Remove Gui console.

mardi 12 février 2013

Search in Technet

Find the right article in the Technet website can be a painful exercise.

Often, if you try to use the search engine on the top, you will get a lot of answers especially some discussions from the technet forum ( If you try to do your research with Bing or Google, nobody know what you could discover...

However, Microsoft has implemented and documented for us THE solution :

For SCCM 2012, you can use the following URL :

If Bing, is already opened, you just have to type  
("My Search") meta:search.MSCategory(gg682056)

Obviously, you replace "My Search" by what you are looking for.
For example, if you are looking for a reference about application supersedence, you can use the following URL :

To get more information and to get the search syntax for the other System Center products, just read Information and Support for System Center 2012.

See you soon !