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Windows Server

Windows Server 2012 R2 provides the foundation for building enterprise-class datacenter and hybrid cloud solutions that are simple to deploy, cost-effective, application-focused, and user-centric.

System Center

System Center 2012 R2 delivers a unified management experience across on-premises, service provider, and Windows Azure environments, in a manner that’s simple, cost-effective, application- focused, and enterprise-class.

Windows Azure

Windows Azure provides an open and flexible cloud platform for building, deploying, and managing applications using almost any language, tool, or framework and running them in a secure public cloud hosted in a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters.

System Center Series

Free series of ebooks on Microsoft System Center

Written by experts at Microsoft, these free ebooks provide expert guidance on planning, deploying, using and troubleshooting different components of the System Center platform. Mitch Tulloch is the Series Editor for this ongoing series of titles from Microsoft Press.

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Hands-on training for IT pros

Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2

Designed to help enterprise administrators develop real-world, job-role-specific skills, this Microsoft Press title focuses on deploying and managing core infrastructure services in Windows Server 2012 R2.