Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release

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Overview

NOTE: This title is also available as a free eBook on the Microsoft Download Center. It is offered for sale in print format as a convenience.

Get a head start evaluating Windows Server 2012 R2 - with early technical insights from a Microsoft MVP and members of the Windows Server product team. Based on the Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview release, this guide introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business. Get the high-level overview you need to begin preparing your deployment now.

Preview new features and enhancements, including:

  • Server virtualization and cloud solutions
  • Availability and scalability
  • Provisioning and storage management
  • Security features, access, and data protection
  • Infrastructure options
  • Server management and automation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735682931
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 8/29/2013
  • Series: Introducing Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 108
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration and has been awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status for his contributions supporting those who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products, and solutions.

The developers, designers, and support professionals on the Windows Server team shared their firsthand insights for this early-edition book.

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Table of Contents

Introduction;
Acknowledgments;
Errata & book support;
We want to hear from you;
Stay in touch;
Chapter 1: Cloud OS;
1.1 The big picture;
1.2 Journey to the Cloud OS;
1.3 Let’s begin!;
Chapter 2: Hyper-V;
2.1 Previous enhancements to Hyper-V;
2.2 Generation 2 virtual machines;
2.3 Automatic VM activation;
2.4 Remote access over VMBus;
2.5 Cross-version live migration;
2.6 Faster live migration;
2.7 Online VHDX resize;
2.8 Live export;
2.9 More robust Linux support;
2.10 Hyper-V Replica enhancements;
2.11 There’s more!;
Chapter 3: Storage;
3.1 Previous enhancements to storage;
3.2 Microsoft’s vision for storage;
3.3 Storage Management API;
3.4 iSCSI Target Server enhancements;
3.5 SMB 3.0 enhancements;
3.6 Data deduplication enhancements;
3.7 Storage Spaces enhancements;
3.8 Storage QoS;
3.9 There’s more!;
Chapter 4: Failover Clustering;
4.1 Previous enhancements to Failover Clustering;
4.2 Guest clustering using shared virtual disks;
4.3 CSV and SoFS enhancements;
4.4 Changes to heartbeat threshold;
4.5 Detecting the health of virtual machines;
4.6 Other enhancements to Failover Clustering;
Chapter 5: Networking;
5.1 Previous enhancements to networking;
5.2 Virtual RSS;
5.3 Windows NIC Teaming enhancements;
5.4 IPAM enhancements;
5.5 Hyper-V Network Virtualization enhancements;
5.6 There’s more!;
Chapter 6: Other enhancements;
6.1 IIS 8.5;
6.2 RDS enhancements;
6.3 Group Policy enhancements;
6.4 Workplace Join;
6.5 Coming soon!;
Additional resources;
About the author;

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