After a few weeks off on holiday/vacation, the batteries are fully recharged and I'm ready to hit the ground running - starting out with a lot of upcoming System Center 2012 projects to get stuck into. I'm also counting down the days now until our new 'Mastering System Center 2012 - Operations Manager' book hits the shelves towards the end of next month.
A consequence of being away on holidays for a few weeks means that when you come back, there's always an abundance of unread e-mails and Twitter feeds to catch up on. This blog post is about one such piece of information that caught my eye and deserved a mention.
Microsoft's Brian Wren recently published the System Center 2012 Integration Guide up on the TechNet Wiki and reading through it, I have to say it's an excellent resource and a recommended 'must-read' for anyone thinking of deploying System Center 2012 into their environment. (Thanks Brian!)
Taken directly from the guide's homepage:
"The System Center 2012 Integration Guide provides an overview of each System Center component in its role as a programmable platform to be leveraged for the Microsoft Private Cloud. It is intended to provide an abstraction layer that guides partners and customers on their decision process for methods to build automated solutions across System Center components."
There will be a separate section in the guide for each of the major System Center 2012 components and although the DPM integration guide hasn't been added yet, it has been labelled as 'coming soon' and we shouldn't have to wait too long hopefully!
To access the homepage of the guide, go to the following link:
System Center 2012 Integration Guide
If you want to browse directly to a particular System Center product's integration guide, then click on the links below:
System Center 2012 Integration Guide - Operations Manager
System Center 2012 Integration Guide - Orchestrator
System Center 2012 Integration Guide - Service Manager
System Center 2012 Integration Guide - Virtual Machine Manager
Each of the individual product integration guides have been broken down into sections such as a product overview, their role in the microsoft private cloud, programmability, product specific Integration features/packs/points and then finally a System Center integration section.
Also, as this guide has been published on the TechNet Wiki, it means that System Center community members can add their own revisions and edit's to it (within reason and subject to moderation of course!) as they come across new and useful information - making it an overall excellent central resource when working with the integration of each of the System Center products.