TechNet Flash - Volume 14, Issue 27: December 5, 2012
Find new and updated resources to help you install, deploy, secure, and manage the new Windows Server.
Mitch Tulloch has updated his very popular free ebook on Windows Server 2012 based on the RTM version of the software.
The Windows Server 2012 evaluation software is available in Standard and Datacenter editions. Register for the 180-day free trial and access technical resources to assist in your testing. You can also try Windows Server 2012 on Windows Azure with no test hardware required.
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Darren Mar-Elia explores the new capabilities that make Group Policy your best friend for enterprise-class configuration management.
"Microsoft is looking ahead to a future of private and public clouds, where information is everything, and users can access it however they want. Is Microsoft's latest server OS up to the job?" TechNet Radio: Taking a look at Windows Server 2012
Technical Evangelist Tommy Patterson welcomes Infrastructure Engineer Mike Dragone to the show to discuss Mike's review of Windows Server 2012. Tune in as they discuss some of Mike's favorite features, what makes Windows Server 2012 stand out from other offerings, and how it's meeting many IT challenges.
This topic in the TechNet Library describes practical uses for the Hyper-V role in Windows Server 2012 and the new functionality compared to previous versions of Hyper-V.
This topic in the TechNet Library will guide you through making basic decisions about setting up Hyper-V Replica, configuring Replica, starting replication, and dealing with both planned and unplanned failover activities.
John Weston welcomes Microsoft MVP Mitch Garvis to the show to dissect what's new in Hyper-V for Windows Server 2012 and how it compares to VMware.
Watch this demo of the new and enhanced features that make the Active Directory easier to deploy through the support of virtualization and cloning, easier to manage with the Active Directory Administrative Center, and an updated Active Directory PowerShell and much more.
Blain Barton welcomes fellow Technical Evangelist Brian Hitney to the show to discuss how you can use PowerShell to automate and manage tasks and processes in your Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Cloud Services. Tune in as Brian demos a simple scenario where he creates an Azure storage account, ties it into a new service and deploys it from staging to production all by using Windows PowerShell.
From SQL to MongoDB and everything in between: Watch this short video to find out how Windows Azure Virtual Machines makes it really easy and possible to do. Learn more with the Windows Azure 90-day free trial.
Lex Thomas welcomes Director of Technical Sales, Jeffrey Strasser to the show to discuss the latest features found in Windows Phone 8. Tune in to learn about the new user interface, ease of use, security, NFC and wireless charging, streaming music, and more.