IT Professional (Windows Server 2012 R2) (MPN10213) - Retiring Jan 31, 2018

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Difficulty Level : Intermediate
Product : Windows Server
Role : Technical
Country : Global
Private Cloud: Continuous Availability and Resiliency in Windows Server 2012 & R2 [0 h 45 m]

Windows Server 2012 provides high service uptime, new capabilities which can endure many failures transparently –without interrupting service –and faster recovery when failures do occur. These features help improve the availability of individual servers, clusters, and even across datacenters. In this session we will discuss a host of high availability and resiliency features introduced in Windows Server 2012/R2.

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Private Cloud: Storage in WS 2012 & R2 [0 h 30 m]

Windows Server 2012 was designed with a strong focus on storage, from the foundation of the storage stack up, with improvements ranging from provisioning storage to how data is clustered, transferred across the network, and ultimately accessed and managed. With flexible capabilities that you can combine to meet your business needs, Windows Server 2012 storage solutions deliver the efficiency, performance, resiliency, availability, and versatility you need at every level.

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Upgrade and Prepare Active Directory for Cloud OS [1 h 15 m]

In this module, find out how partnering with Microsoft can help you drive Lync sales and make the Active Directory provide a powerful base for single identity across clouds to securely extend applications to people and their devices. In this workshop we will look at how to prepare the environment and deploy the Active Directory Domain Services to support the Cloud OS infrastructure.

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Private Cloud: Networking in Windows Server 2012 [0 h 30 m]

With Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V networking is optimized for public, private clouds and traditional datacenters. New features expand Hyper-V for performance, reliability, scale and security. In this session, we show the new networking features in Windows server 2012 which the customers can take full advantage while deploying cloud infrastructures and also what’s coming up in R2.

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Private Cloud: Security in Windows Server 2012 [0 h 30 m]

With the shift to cloud computing the threat landscaping is also changing. Windows Server 2012 was designed to be a cloud OS system and therefore many of its security features will be valuable in a cloud based scenario. In this presentation you will learn the new and enhanced security features in Windows Server 2012 that can be applicable for a Cloud Infrastructure scenario.

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What's New in Widows Server 2012 R2 Jump Start [11 h 0 m]

View this demo-rich Jump Start showing IT pros the new capabilities and features of Windows Server 2012 R2. Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and Lead Architect and President of holSystems Corey Hynes demonstrate these new capabilities via numerous scenarios and demos.

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials [4 h 45 m]

Join Microsoft Product Marketing Manager David Fabritius​ as he takes you through Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and the new Windows Server Essentials Experience role available on the Standard and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2012 R2.

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What’s New in VDI for Windows Server 2012 R2 and 8.1 [1 h 0 m]

View this two-module series for a complete understanding of the end-to-end process for implementing desktop virtualization using Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. Virtualization comes in many forms and can be fit to suit many enterprise needs, from creating virtual machines to run on Windows 8.1, to server-based scenarios for administering shared and personal virtual desktop environments using Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V. Microsoft Senior Product Manager Adam Carter and Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus guide you through key topics related to the fabric of virtual desktop configuration and management, from leveraging tiered storage and storage de-duplication using Windows Server 2012 R2, to demonstrating the remote desktop capabilities of devices such as Windows RT, iOS, and Android.

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtualization [4 h 0 m]

In this course, you will learn about the new virtualization capabilities and innovations in Windows Server 2012 R2. The course starts off by delving into key capabilities of scalability and performance. Then, we'll explore security and multitenancy, in addition to business-critical needs, such as high availability, resiliency, and disaster recovery. The course finishes up with a look into the other innovative virtualization features in Windows Server 2012 R2.

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Transform the Datacenter Immersion V3 [2 h 30 m]

Would you like to learn how the Microsoft Cloud OS vision can positively benefit the way your entire organization functions? Watch this on-demand course, and investigate how the key tenets of Transforming the Modern Datacenter can provide many benefits to enterprise IT today. The course walks you through the key steps and technologies for planning, deploying, and managing this type of environment.

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People-centric IT Immersion V3.1 [2 h 15 m]

Are you interested in how the Microsoft Cloud OS vision can positively benefit the way your entire organization functions? Learn how the key tenets of people-centric IT can provide many benefits to enterprise IT. This course walks you through the key steps and technology capabilities in planning, deploying, and managing this type of environment. Take this on-demand course, and get familiar with the specific experiences and stories that are portrayed in the People-centric IT Immersion. Plus, gain a 200-level technical understanding of the associated technologies.

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Migrating Legacy Windows Server to 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure [4 h 0 m]

Out with the old! IT Pros, you're probably aware that July 2014 marks the one-year countdown to end of support for Windows Server 2003. If you're gearing up to migrate from Windows Server 2003/2008 to Windows Server 2012 R2 (on-premises and in Microsoft Azure), this Jump Start has a ton of helpful information for you. Windows Server 2012 R2 provides many options to help ensure seamless transition to the new server platform. This course explores these tools and shows you how Windows Server 2012 R2 can ease your transition, not merely to upgrade earlier versions but also to migrate your key services efficiently, safely, and cost effectively. In these demo-rich sessions, industry experts also examine how to migrate your on-premises workloads to Microsoft Azure virtual machines (VMs) to create a truly hybrid cloud environment.

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VMware to Hyper-V Migration [7 h 0 m]

Are you interested in the benefits of Microsoft virtualization with Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2, and how they compare to VMware virtualization with vCenter 5.5? Watch Microsoft's Matt McSpirit, as he provides an overview of several solutions that can convert VMware virtual machines to Hyper-V (or Microsoft Azure) virtual machines. Review different migration options in more depth, with experts in each technology, including Microsoft and partners 5nine Software, NetApp, Vision Solutions, and Xtreme Consulting Group. Don't miss this opportunity to get the details on Hyper-V migration.

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Modernizing Your Data Center Jump Start [5 h 0 m]

With Windows Server 2003 reaching the end of support in less than a year, many IT Pros want to get ahead of the process. Explore modernization and data center transformation options, storage, networking, and the cloud, with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure. Find out what you need to update your data center to match your workloads. Join experts Matt Hester and Jennelle Crothers for a demo-rich look at administration tools, storage improvements, Hyper-V, and best practices for virtualizing domain controllers, plus how to simplify day-to-day server management with PowerShell and Desired State Configuration. Explore Microsoft Azure and how to make hybrid cloud a reality. And review the four major steps for planning a migration project. Take this opportunity to get your modernization questions answered!

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Windows Server 2012 R2: Using IP Address Management (IPAM) [4 h 0 m]

Get a detailed look at IP Address Management (IPAM) in Windows Server 2012 R2. IPAM is an integrated suite of tools to enable end-to-end planning, deploying, managing, and monitoring of one’s IP address infrastructure, with a rich user experience. It automatically discovers IP address infrastructure servers on your network and enables you to manage them from a central interface.

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