This newly released, 166 page eBook is more than just a technical overview of System Center 2012 R2, but a primer on Microsoft's Cloud vision. Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Technical Overview covers each of the System Center 2012 R2 products in their own chapter areas, but spend the majority of the time tying the product suite to the Private Cloud.

This book is a great opportunity to learn a bit about each System Center product and then to also figure out how it all ties back to building a Private Cloud using Microsoft's vision and software.

The eBook download is here: Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

Here's the main topics:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Provisioning Infrastructure
  • Implementing Monitoring
  • Building Private Clouds