Windows Server 2016 Courses On Microsoft Virtual Academy

Recently we've been getting requests from partners who are looking for Windows Server 2016 training material so they can use some of the downtime over the holiday break to ramp up their skills, so here are list of the courses that are available on Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA).

What's New in Windows Server 2016

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Considering Windows Server 2016? In this helpful course, get the details about the features and functionality that have been added to this new version of Windows Server, along with those that were modified from previous versions.

See demonstrations and get high-level overviews, from a practical and a conceptual standpoint. Take a look at what's new in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V and software-defined networking, learn about the latest in software-defined storage, and hear about security features, including Credential Guard. Plus, explore containers and Nano Server, along with implementation and management.

1 | Instructor Introductions and Prep
Meet your instructors, and learn what you should know as you come to this course.

2 | Introduction to Windows Server 2016

Get a high-level overview of what's new in Windows Server 2016, from a conceptual standpoint.

3 | The Software-Defined Datacenter – Part 1

Take a look at what's new in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V and software-defined networking.

4 | The Software-Defined Datacenter – Part 2

Get a high-level overview of what's new in Windows Server 2016 storage, including software-defined storage.

Windows Server 2016: Virtualization Deep Dive

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Are you wondering about the benefits of a modernized datacenter? The modernization of the datacenter infrastructure promises IT Implementers benefits beyond the virtualization foundation. With a Microsoft software-defined datacenter solution, including Windows Server 2016, IT Implementers can build more flexible infrastructure, maximize operational efficiency, and increase security and performance.


In this course, experts look at the background of Hyper-V, explore Nano Server, discuss security and scalability improvements, and much more. See how Windows Server 2016 virtualization can enable a cloud-consistent service delivery and better operational management, plus how it represents better productivity for the LOB applications (traditional and new), helps reduce downtime, and can increase datacenter efficiency.

1 | Introduction

Learn where has Hyper-V come from, core features and capabilities from previous releases that everyone should know, and how the new release forms the foundation of the Microsoft datacenter platform.

2 | Using Nano Server for Hyper-V

Explore Nano Server, a new deployment option for Windows Server, and how it can be used as a Hyper-V host. Look at the configuration, deployment, and management of a Nano Server-based Hyper-V host.

3 | Driving Operational Efficiencies

Take a look at a number of new Hyper-V and Windows Server 2016 features that drive operational efficiencies, from production checkpoints and PowerShell Direct, through to ReFS and Network CDN.

4 | Security Improvements

Security is top of mind in every enterprise IT environment. In this module, we explore some of the new and powerful VM security capabilities that have been introduced in Windows Server 2016.

5 | Isolation Improvements

Explore the new isolation capabilities, including Host Resource Protection, which can help protect against malware taking over resources and Storage Quality of Service (QoS).

6 | Availability Improvements

Take a look at new features in Windows Server 2016 and Hyper-V that provide increased redundancy and improved availability, from storage and network resiliency, to runtime memory resizing.

7 | Scalability Improvements

Discover improvements which help ensure that Hyper-V operates better at scale. From the new backup engine to improved multi-host management, see how Hyper-V is ready for the biggest environments.

8 | Running Linux on Hyper-V

In this module, we’ll explore the specific features and capabilities in Hyper-V that now light up with Linux guests, and reinforce why Hyper-V is the best platform for running Linux.

9 | Upgrading Your Virtual Infrastructure

In this module, we’ll explore in depth, how you can seamlessly upgrade to the next version of Windows Server, and in addition, what the upgrade process looks like for virtual machines on the platform.

10 | Understanding Containers

Get an introduction to the two forms of in-box containers, Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers, and learn how they differ from VMs, what they can be used for, and more.