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Experience the Microsoft Cloud OS Vision

It’s a new day in IT. There are more apps, more devices, and now, more data than ever — all driven by the rise of cloud computing and the use of cloud services. With these technologies playing an ever present role in businesses, how can IT drive more efficiency and deliver new forms of value? Microsoft’s answer is the Cloud OS.

Big data, the cloud, and bring your own device are converging technology trends that represent real opportunities for IT to deliver more efficiencies and new value. By responding to these opportunities, IT can reduce the cost and complexity of running datacenters at scale, draw insights from any data, support employees wherever they work across any device, and create new business apps or transform existing ones.

Microsoft’s approach allows IT to get all the benefits of scale, speed, and agility while still protecting existing investments. This means IT can now rapidly build and deploy apps, flexibly manage IT services, and support real-time analytics across all forms of data.

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Microsoft System Center 2012 is an integrated management platform that helps you to easily and efficiently manage your datacentres, client devices, and hybrid cloud IT environments. System Center 2012 is the only platform to offer comprehensive management of applications, services, physical resources, hypervisors, software defined networks, configuration, and automation in a single offering.

Find out more about Application Management, Service Delivery and Automation, and Infrastructure Management

Partner Cloud OS Solutions

To maximise your investments in Cloud OS, which include System Center 2012, you should view the following partner solution catalogue below:

Building a Microsoft Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning (ERP) Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering on cloud services provided by Global Micro can help small to medium sized customers reach economies of scale without adding costs and complexities of managing their own IT infrastructure.

Microsoft Cloud OS Solution Hosted ERP – Download Here

Facilitating service delivery through infrastructure optimisation- Limpopo Department of Agriculture.

Transform the Datacenter Inobits – Download Here

Migrating to Private cloud-based system on a Microsoft productivity platform via IT services provided by BUI.

Extend Your Datacenter with Virtualisation and Networking BUI – Download Here

Transform you Datacenter with BUI – Download here

High performing companies use information as a valuable strategic tool to unlock critical data contained within their underlying ERP and Payroll systems.

Unlock insights on Any Data with Business Analytics Karabina – Download Here

Avanade’s Windows Azure storage solutions can help you maximize your investments in Cloud services, control usage and costs, and helps improve process and compliance controls – Download Here

Transforming the Data Centre thorough Microsoft Server 2012, Hyper-V and SQL Server 2012 leads to cost efficiencies and scalability for ADvTECH who is a market leader in the fields of Education and Resourcing. – Download Here

Business Leaders
IT Leaders
The New Era of Work: Transforming Your Business for Innovation, Growth and Executive Excellence
On Demand
Speaker: Michael Strand, West Region General Manager, Microsoft Dynamics
Watch and experience a series of role-based, day-in-the-life scenarios that showcase how the latest Microsoft technologies, such as Windows 8, Office 15, Microsoft Dynamics, and Windows Phone 8, can help foster a culture of innovation, increase productivity, reduce costs, and grow your business.
Grow Your Business and Maximize Performance with Windows 8
On Demand
Speaker: Amy Stephan, DIR PROD MKTG-M&O WINDOWS COMM, Microsoft
Windows 8 takes mobile computing to the next level, providing a new platform to engage your customers and a no-compromise solution for improving your business’ productivity. Hear case studies of how enterprises are leveraging Windows 8 to reach customers like never before, increasing revenues and driving greater customer satisfaction and loyalty, and learn how Windows 8 can transform business processes to improve business performance and efficiency
The New Era of Productivity
On Demand
Speaker: David Alexander, Sr Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft
Experience Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, the new Office, and Microsoft Dynamics and see how you can build a new era of productivity for your business, fueled by devices, social, cloud, and control.
The New Era of the Cloud OS
On Demand
Speaker: Gavriella Schuster, General Manager, US Server Marketing and Operations, Microsoft
With the releases of Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure, and System Center 2012, Microsoft is leading the charge in delivering a cloud operating system platform for connecting information and services across the datacenter and public cloud. Our focus is on bringing these technologies together to deliver a comprehensive, hybrid, cross platform approach. Experience how you can gain best-in-class performance and the power to create, migrate, deploy, and manage applications across private and public cloud environments:

Cloud OS Solutions Partners