These days, users are growing more and more accustomed to expecting that they
can accomplish productive work from anywhere, at any time, and on any device.
As a result, IT professionals are increasingly faced with the challenge of
balancing convenience with security, in an effort to provide users with the
necessary remote access to corporate applications and data being demanded. In
the "old days", organizations could easily restrict access to internal
business data to only corporate-managed Active Directory Domain-Joined PCs,
but this is fast becoming an outdated mode of operation.
Extreme Mobility? Yes ... And, perhaps also your next CXO!
To help organizations in addressing the growing trends and pressures around
IT consumerization, Windows Server 2012 R2 includes several new capabilities
that can be incrementally added to an existing network environment to support ... (more)
Windows Server 2012 Essentials, which will ultimately replace the existing
Small Business Server (SBS) and Home Server products, has reached the Release
Candidate milestone! Essentials provides a simple to install and configure
version of Windows Server 2012 intended for Small Business environments with
up to 25-users and 50-devices. Essentials features a simplified server
admin dashboard, fashioned after the new Windows Server 2012 Server Manager
tool, and built-in support for integrating your on-premises network with
Office 365 mail and collaboration cloud services.
With all the news this week around the launch of Windows Server 2012, you may
have missed that Hyper-V Server 2012 has also launched! I've provided details
on this equally important launch milestone along with helpful resources to
get started below ...
What is Hyper-V Server 2012?
Hyper-V Server 2012 is a FREE (yes, completely free!) purpose-built product
that includes the core of Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V. The result is a
streamlined Type-1 hypervisor that provides the same virtualization
scalability and high availability features as the Hyper-V role in the full
version o... (more)
(Part 5) Open Source + Microsoft Azure - Deploying Linux Containers in the
Cloud with Docker and Azure
In part 5 of our “ Open Source + Azure ” series, Keith Mayer welcomes
Tatiana Lavrentieva to the show as they discuss how you can deploy Linux
Containers in the cloud using Docker and Microsoft Azure.
[ 2:32 ] What is Docker and how are organizations using Docker and Azure
[ 6:24 ] What are the main components of Docker? [ 10:00 ] Traditionally,
Docker tools run on Linux ... is there support for running Docker tools on
Windows as well?
[ 18:00 ] How does networking w... (more)
Microsoft Learning partnered with the Microsoft Server and Tools team and
Developer and Platform Evangelism (DPE) to deliver the "Windows Server 2012
Jump Start: Preparing for the Datacenter Evolution" on June 20-21, 2012.
Thanks to an amazing product and a phenomenal team effort, this event
shattered two Jump Start records with 2,064 attendees from 103 different
countries and extremely positive event feedback!
We are excited to announce the release of the HD-quality video
recordings available on TechNet Videos now!
Special thanks and congratulations to the instructor team of Ric... (more)