MVA: Windows Server 2012: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Courses from Microsoft Virtual Academy about Windows Server 2012  pop-up almost every week. Soon a new course will be released titled Windows Server 2012: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. Here are the videos to that course:

MVA: Windows Server 2012: Identity and Access Course

Another course about Windows Server 2012 is available at Microsoft Virtual Academy. This course is titled Windows Server 2012: Identity and Access and consists of technologies as Active Directory, Remote Desktop Services, DirectAccess and Dynamic Access Control:

Remote Desktop Services Module

DirectAccess for Remote Access Module

Dynamic Access Control Module

Full course materials can be found on MVA.

Windows Server 2012 Jump Start Course Available Online

Sign up for free Microsoft Jump Start Series Windows Server 2012: Preparing for the Datacenter Evolution

What’s a “Jump Start” Course?

Training specifically designed for experienced technologists whose jobs demand they know how to best leverage new, emerging Microsoft technologies. These advanced courses assume a certain level of expertise and domain knowledge, so they move quickly and cover topics in a fashion that enables teams to effectively map new skills to real-world situations.

Windows Server 2012 Jump Start Details

  • Course: “Windows Server 2012: Preparing for the Datacenter Evolution”
  • Date/Time: June 20-21, 2012 from 9:00am – 4:00pm PST / 17:00 – 00:00 CET
  • Where: Live virtual classroom (online from wherever you are)
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Target audience: IT Professionals and IT Decision Makers

Day 1 Morning: Beyond Virtualization
• Learn about the game changers in the next release of the Hyper-V role on Windows Server 2012
– Scale, CPU, RAM, Cores, etc.
– Networking Switch (recorded demo hopefully)
– NUMA and performance
– Hyper-V over SMB and Hyper-V over RDMA
– Replication
– Shared Nothing Live Migration
– Live Storage Migration
– Moving VM from test to a production cluster without downtime
• Massive scale increases, networking improvements, replication and disaster recovery is all in the box
– IP Address Virtualization
– IP Address Virtualization with SCVMM 2012 SP1
Day 1 Afternoon: Manageability

• Learn about how you can manage a few systems up to a hundred systems – all from one console
– Server Manager
– DAC… and related topics
– Installing roles in offline VHDs
• Server Core installs scaring you off? Learn about all your installation and management options
– Moving from Core-MiniShell-Full UI and back again
• Windows PowerShell automation and management at scale – all with built in tools
– PowerShell ISE and command simplification
– PowerShell new features and new PowerShell replacements for common commands
– Automating OS level tasks, IP addresses, etc.
• Clustering—Cluster-aware updating
• Networking
– Network Teaming and network configuration
– SMB MultiChannel and RDMA
Day 2 Morning: Storage
• Learn how Continuous Availability of File Services improves workload reliability and performance
– Setup HA File Server; SMB Failover
– Running SQL over SMB; Running Hyper-V over SMB
• Storage groups, disk provisioning, iSCSI and SAN integration
– Storage Spaces
– Built-in ISCSI; Boot from ISCSI
– DeDup
– Windows Online Backup
Day 2 Afternoon: Remote Users
• Remote connectivity options for your workforce
– DA; Offline Domain Join and DA
– DA simplified Setup; Possible DA Multi-Site
• VDI and Remote Desktop Services deployment and changes
– User level disks
– Pooled / Private VDI Setup
– VDI Quick Setup
– Multi-Touch RDP

Register here.

Deploying Lync Jump Start

I am just an user when we talk about Lync, but Microsoft released the videos of their Deploying Lync Jump Start course. I must say that Jump Start courses are very helpful as during the sessions experts answer questions from the audience and are free. If you want to be an expert in Lync this is from where you have to start: