BizTalk Server 2010 R2 CTP in Windows Azure Virtual Machines; WCF Data Service 5.0.2; System Center 2012 Orchestrator & Service Manager Self-Study Guides Released

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BizTalk Server 2010 R2 CTP now released in Windows Azure Virtual Machines gallery! That mean, no more painful lead times before you can get started with your new BizTalk Server project. As, "setting up a new BizTalk Server environment typically involves procuring hardware, getting the dependencies in place, setting up the server, etc."

To get started, check out our blog post "Getting Started with BizTalk Server 2010 R2 CTP in Windows Azure Virtual Machines".

WCF Data Services 5.0.2 is now available on NuGet. To install this prerelease NuGet package, you can use the Package Manager GUI or one of the following commands from the Package Manager Console: "Install-Package <PackageId>; Update-Package <PackageId>."

  • Install-Package <PackageId>
  • Update-Package <PackageId>

Below you will find the NuGet package ids:

Microsoft also today posted getting started guinde for Orchestrator 2012 and SCSM 2012:

Orchestrator - "Orchestrator is a workflow management solution for the data center. Orchestrator lets you automate the creation, monitoring, and deployment of resources in your environment." Check it here.

Service Manager - "Service Manager provides an integrated platform for automating and adapting your organization's IT service management best practices, such as those found in Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) and Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). It provides built-in processes for incident and problem resolution, change control, and asset lifecycle management." Check it here.

In this video, you will learn how to build Office and SharePoint apps using "Napa" Office 365 Development Tools and Visual Studio 2012. You are walked through several examples and then show how to open and deploy Office app projects using Visual Studio.

"If you have an Office 365 account, a browser, and "Napa" you can build apps for Office documents, mail items, and SharePoint."

This video, discuss deploying Windows Server 2012 as well as earlier versions of Windows Server and Windows operating systems with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit.

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