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What’s new in Windows Server and System Center 2012 R2 | Windows 8 troubleshooting fundamentals
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Volume 15, Issue 17 | July 24, 2013

 
 
 
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Enhancements in Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, SQL Server 2014, and more

 
 
 
 

Learn to troubleshoot Windows 8 scenarios with a free course on Microsoft Virtual Academy

 
 
 
 

Get the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) 8.5

 
 
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview

 

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Preview

 

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview
 
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Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Preview

 

SQL Server 2014 CTP1 Preview
 
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Improving security at Microsoft with the Windows 8 ecosystem

Learn how Microsoft IT helped improve security, productivity, and performance with the deployment of Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Windows RT. And discover how other enterprises can also improve security and the user experience with Windows 8.


White Paper: An inside look at how Microsoft IT prepared for, deployed, and manages Office 365

Get a first-hand look at how Microsoft IT planned for Office 365, deployed it throughout the organization, and manages it in an enterprise environment. The considerations, techniques, and best practices described in this white paper can help other organizations determine how to approach their own managed Office deployments.


Improve performance and scalability with storage tiering in Windows Server 2012 R2

Download the Windows Server 2012 R2 evaluation to test drive the new in-box storage tiering technology, which enables a mix of SSD and HDD storage, and see how Windows Server now automatically moves hot blocks to the SSD layer and colder blocks to hard disks.


New MDOP Virtual Lab

This new Virtual Lab on MDOP (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack) will teach you all about roaming OS settings, application settings, and using Configuration Manager 2012 to manage User Experience Virtualization (UE-V).


Cloud security and the free Cloud Security Readiness Tool

Brian Lewis and Frank Simorjay visit TechNet Radio to discuss current trends in cloud computing and how organizations can better understand industry regulations and evaluate how cloud services can help improve privacy, security, and reliability. Considering a move to the cloud? Check out these free resources from the Trustworthy Computing Group.


New Edge Show: Networking with System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager

Join Microsoft’s Symon Perriman and Greg Cusanza to learn about the new networking capabilities in System Center 2012 R2 Virtual Machine Manager. Get an overview of the major networking enhancements, software-defined networking (SDN), and network virtualization, and watch a demo of different VMM networking components.

A checklist of best practices for Hyper-V

Windows Server 2012 R2 provides major improvements to the Hyper-V role, including increased consolidation of server workloads, Hyper-V Replica, Cluster Aware Updating, and network virtualization. These advances can help your organization improve server utilization while reducing costs. Check out this handy checklist for a quick overview.


Infrastructure as a Service: Windows Azure and System Center 2012

In his ongoing Windows Azure IaaS series, Matt Hester welcomes John Savill, Founder of SavillTech, to discuss how Windows Azure and System Center 2012 work together. Learn about the importance of System Center Orchestrator, App Controller, and Service Manager, and how these components integrate with Azure Infrastructure Services.


How Microsoft manages big data and produces analytic systems

Gathering data is only one piece of business intelligence. Take a close look at how Microsoft manages large amounts of data and the predictive analytic systems Microsoft uses to gain insight from all this information.


Live webcast on July 30: An in-depth look at Microsoft Hyper-V for VMWare experts

If you’ve been working with VMWare in the past, now is the time to take a closer look at Hyper-V. Join us live on July 30th for the second part of Virtual Technology User Group (VTUG)’s webcast series focusing on Hyper-V for VMWare experts. In this part, you will learn how to map two solutions to one another for a multi-hypervisor strategy. You can also download a recorded version of part 1 of this series.


Microsoft IT’s hybrid cloud strategy

Microsoft IT has implemented a hybrid cloud strategy that leverages different Azure offerings for internal applications. What applications best fit IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS? How did Microsoft IT segment applications? And how did they build a roadmap to define a future goal and the path to get there? Check out this video for an in-depth discussion about these questions and more.


Work Smart Guide: Lync 2013 for Windows Phone 8

The Lync 2013 for Windows Phone app brings Lync presence, instant messaging, voice, and video capabilities to your Windows Phone device. Download this guide to help users in your organization get started using Lync 2013 for Windows Phone.

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Training and Books
Free expert-led training on Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows 8 Troubleshooting Fundamentals

Learn to troubleshoot Windows 8 scenarios with a new course from MVA. Examine analysis tools, get tips and tricks, and learn best practices from Microsoft Premier Field Engineers during this technical deep dive.

 
New MDOP Virtual Lab

This new Virtual Lab on MDOP (Microsoft User Experience Virtualization Pack) will teach you all about roaming OS settings, application settings, and using Configuration Manager 2012 to manage User Experience Virtualization (UE-V).

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Events
Live webcast on July 30: An in-depth look at Microsoft Hyper-V for VMWare experts

If you’ve been working with VMWare in the past, now is the time to take a closer look at Hyper-V. Join us live on July 30th for the second part of Virtual Technology User Group (VTUG)’s webcast series focusing on Hyper-V for VMWare experts. In this part, you will learn how to map two solutions to one another for a multi-hypervisor strategy. You can also download a recorded version of Part 1 of this series.

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