Server 2012R2 and Windows 8.1: Did They Get it Right This Time?
A New One-Day Seminar from Mark Minasi
Hi -- if you're here, you're probably interested in my new seminar about
Windows Server 2012R2 and Windows 8.1. I have not completed the
outline yet as I'm still busy sifting through the new stuff, but I promise
it's on the way. Meanwhile, here are the high points:
- It's just one day. While 8.1 and 12R2 are important fixes, one
day will be enough for me to shine the light on the new stuff.
- Server-wise, we'll be focusing on
- Workplace join, the "domain join light" you can do with iPads,
iPhones, and the like
- Workplace folders, the big reason for Workplace Join; sort of like a
DropBox controlled by you and Active Directory
- Time to learn ADFS!
- SAN updates and in particular the new tiered storage that lets you
add SSDs to your Windows SAN
- Hyper-V improvements
- Generation 2 VMs
- Live Migration with compression
- Software defined network improvements
- Lots more cmdlets
- Desktop-wise, you'll learn about
- The new central group policies to simplify desktop deployment on the
- The new importance of inTune, for good or ill
- UI changes
- More snapping options
- Steps to integrate the Desktop and the Start Screen
- More visual, wider search
- Boot to desktop
- Wider SkyDrive support
Again, more details soon, and thanks for reading!