Get ready to manager Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 with Server Manager in Windows Server 2012

Microsoft has this great article on Server Manager blog which explains what is needed to manage Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 from the new Server Manager. Article is titled “Managing Downlevel Windows-based Servers from Server Manager in Windows Server 2012”.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Tracks

As soon as Windows Server 2012 went into General Availability MVA released a fair amount of videos to cover the new functionalities. So watch and learn for free:

Windows Server 2012: Technical Overview

Server Virtualization Module

Networking Module

Storage Module

Identity and Access Module

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Module

Web and Application Platform Module

Windows Server 2012: Server Virtualization

Virtual Machine and Scale Mobility Module

Windows Server 2012: Storage

Storage Spaces Module

SMB 3.0 Module

File System Enhancements Module

Windows Server 2012: Networking

Managing Network Infrastructure Module

IP Address Management (IPAM) Module

Hyper-V Network Virtualization Module

Windows Server 2012: Management & Automation

Standard Based Management with Windows Management Framework Module

Multi-Server Management with Server Manager Module

You can also logon to MVA and find the track there.