Up to Speed with Windows Server 2012


Josh Condie – It’s been a couple of weeks, but these resources are nice ones.  Windows Server 2012 R2 is not just a Service Pack roll-up.  There is significant enhancement and much that is brand new in the areas of virtualization, storage and much more.  This eBook is a great place to start to receive an overview of the new capabilities for IT Pros who plan to work closely with R2.  It assumes you are somewhat familiar with the features and capabilities of R2’s predecessor, Windows Server 2012 RTM.

In case you hadn’t heard, the Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 book from Microsoft Press is now available. You can download it for FREE or order your own hard copy version. This is a great way for you and our valued customers and partners to see what’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2. A System Center 2012 R2 version is underway.

Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2




Mobi (Kindle)


  • If you prefer a hard copy of the book, you can order it here from our official distributor, O’Reilly Media, for $9.99 (great giveaway at events!)

In addition, Microsoft’s TechNet now also has Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Labs for the IT Pro here:

Here is a snapshot:


Finally, if you are looking for some actual, virtual training, MPN’s Partner Learning Center is now locked and loaded with R2 content as well.  Additionally, it is loaded with training for Sales teams as well.

Josh C.