This page contains Useful Links relating to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager / ConfigMgr / SCCM and non-ConfigMgr links where relevant.

Official Microsoft documentation library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682129.aspx

The Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Physical to Virtual Migration Toolkit is used to migrate from Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager in a branch office scenario where migration over a wide area network (WAN) connection is not feasible and where hardware resources for a side-by-side migration are limited.

The Configuration Manager P2V Migration Toolkit virtualizes the site server instance so that Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager are able to run on the same physical server in an environment where you can perform a side-by-side migration. [More…]

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Package Conversion Manager is a feature pack download that lets you to convert Configuration Manager 2007 packages into System Center 2012 Configuration Manager applications. Use the following topics to help you find information about configuring and managing Package Conversion Manager in Configuration Manager. [More…]

Use the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Upgrade Assessment Tool to determine if the operating system on computers that are managed by System Center 2012 Configuration Manager can run Windows 7 or Windows 8. [More…]

Overview:

This page describes how to get involved in the System Center community by providing an index of community resources and key community contributors to follow. This page is intended to be a living index meaning that your contributions to the page to add new content, update content, or remove outdated content is encouraged. It’s hard to keep track of the constantly changing shape of the community so it is essential that everyone contributes to keeping this index up to date.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/11504.how-to-participate-in-the-system-center-community.aspx

Question:

I’m using the “Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager” but finding it a pain that every time I use the search function it returns results from other sources such as the forums. Is there anyway I can search JUST the ConfigMgr 2012 Documentation Library? [More…]

See the “Technical Reference for Log Files in Configuration Manager” for a list of all the log files in ConfigMgr 2012:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh427342.aspx

The following is a link to the official Microsoft TechNet Support Forums for ConfigMgr 2012:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/home?category=systemcenter2012configurationmanager

You can of course subscribe to these, but it can be a bit tiresome adding them one by one so I’ve created an .OPML file which you can download from here then just unzip/ import it to your favourite RSS Reader.

Overview:

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve just published a new set of our popular quizzes for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. These 14 quizzes are a fun way to learn about some of the capabilities of the product and also to help you to find your way around our documentation library. Each quiz asks you ten questions and regardless of whether you answer correctly or incorrectly, provides the correct solution and links to the Configuration Manager online documentation. You can also print out your results for later reference.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2012/05/02/announcement-new-quizzes-for-system-center-2012-configuration-manager/

See the “Supported Configurations for Configuration Manager” for details of all the products supported for use with ConfigMgr 2012, e.g. Operating System versions, SQL versions, etc:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682077.aspx

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager is logo certified for Windows Server 2008 R2. Read the following sections in conjunction with the Windows Logo Program: Microsoft Certified for Windows Server 2008 R2 Application Test Framework. [More…]

Overview:

What is a survival guide? It’s a page we created as a pointer to information on the web. You can use the information below to learn the fundamentals and share information with other community members. And, if you think we missed some great article out there, please add it below!
The #ConfigmgrGuide hash tag allows you to track updates to the Survival Guide.
Have a suggestion? Go to the Configuration Manager suggestion box.

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/7075.system-center-2012-configuration-manager-survival-guide.aspx

Access 27 (at the time of writing) free, on-demand virtual labs relating to ConfigMgr (and a ton of additional labs related to other Microsoft products):
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs

TIP: Clear the “HOT Labs” checkbox under search on the left hand side then navigate to “System Center | System Center” where you’ll be able to select the categories for the various labs you want to take.