Software-Defined Networking with Windows Server and System Center Jump Start

You’ve probably seen this event announced on other fellow bloggers or Twitter but to make sure that you will not miss it I am announcing it also. Even if this is not your area of interest I suggest visit the event. Continue reading “Software-Defined Networking with Windows Server and System Center Jump Start”

Windows Server 2012 Upgrade Jump Start Training

This Jump Start Training was held live last month and now it is available as a recordings. This course is led by Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and Ed Liberman from TrainSignal. The course is divided in 12 topics which can be found as separate videos here.

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.

Designing Lync Jump Start

After Deploying Lync Jump Start series were released now it is time for Designing Lync Jump Start Series:

  • Modules 1-4 focus on Lync Server 2010 Topology Design
  • Modules 5-8 focus on Lync Server 2010 Infrastructure & Network Design
  • Modules 8-13 focus on Lync Server 2010 Services & Maintenance Design

Here are all the modules: