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  • Insider Tips - Expert advice to help you optimize performance

  • Valuable Insights - Eye-opening descriptions of poorly documented or undocumented features and procedures

  • Unbeatable Advice - Real-world workarounds and little-known tips and techniques

When you open this book, you'll feel as though you're sitting down with an expert who is disclosing rare information about Microsoft virtualization. 11-time ...

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  • Insider Tips - Expert advice to help you optimize performance

  • Valuable Insights - Eye-opening descriptions of poorly documented or undocumented features and procedures

  • Unbeatable Advice - Real-world workarounds and little-known tips and techniques

When you open this book, you'll feel as though you're sitting down with an expert who is disclosing rare information about Microsoft virtualization. 11-time Microsoft MVP John Savill shares knowledge garnered from his years of experience so that you can benefit from his tactics, strategies, and secrets for implementing the right Microsoft virtualization solutions for your company. Covering all aspects of the various technologies in an easy-to-follow format, this book reveals helpful and advanced insight on machine virtualization, application and user virtualization, private cloud implementations, VDI integrations, and much more.

The Insider's Guide to:

  • Virtualizing client operating systems, desktop applications, user data, user profiles, and settings

  • Managing virtualization with System Center Virtual Machine Manager

  • Implementing a private cloud with Hyper-V® and System Center 2012

  • Designing a Microsoft VDI solution and enhancing it with RemoteFX

  • Leveraging the latest technologies to architect the optimal datacenter

  • Using Platform as a Service and Software as a Service with the Microsoft public cloud

The Secrets series reveals:

  • Authoritative information in highlighted areas

  • Exceptional advice in the margin notes

  • Unique insight from years of author experience

  • Rarely revealed tips and techniques

  • Invaluable shortcuts and workarounds

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118421352
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/13/2012
  • Series: Secrets , #166
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 552
  • File size: 24 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

John Savill is a technical specialist and an 11-time Microsoft MVP. He writes for Windows IT Pro magazine and is Senior Contributing Author for Windows IT Pro. He writes content for and creates technical videos on John also presents custom webinars, hosts eLearning events, and speaks at Tech Ed and Virtualization Pro.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Understanding Virtualization 1

What Is Virtualization? 2

Understanding the Types of Cloud and Cloud Services 12

Shifting Technological Paradigms 15

Embracing the Return of the Dumb Terminal 17

Summary 19

Chapter 2 Understanding Windows 7 and 8 Client OS Key Technologies 21

Tracing the Evolution of the Windows Client Operating System 22

Key Features Introduced in Windows Vista and Windows 7 29

Exploring the New Features in Windows 8 45

Summary 63

Chapter 3 Virtualizing Client Operating Systems 65

Virtualizing an Operating System: The "Hello World" of Virtualization 66

Examining the Benefits of Virtualizing Locally 69

Tracing the Evolution of Client OS Virtualization—from Virtual PC to Client Hyper-V 72

Introducing Windows Virtual PC 76

Using Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) 81

Client Hyper-V in Windows 8 86

Summary 93

Chapter 4 Virtualizing Desktop Applications 95

Looking at the Application Installation Process 96

How Virtualizing Desktop Applications Works 99

Understanding the App-V Infrastructure 131

Using App-V in Your Organization 151

Summary 159

Chapter 5 Virtualizing User Data 161

Understanding Data Virtualization Technologies at Home 162

Understanding Data Virtualization Technologies at Work 167

Managing Centralized Data Storage 175

Leveraging SharePoint and Office Technologies 183

Summary 184

Chapter 6 Virtualizing User Profiles and Settings 185

Understanding the Fundamentals of User Profiles 186

Using Roaming Profiles for Virtualization 188

Understanding Windows Live Integration in Windows 8 193

Third-Party User Profile Virtualization Solutions 195

User Experience Virtualization: The Evolution of User Virtualization with the Microsoft Desktop Optimization
Pack 198

Summary 204

Chapter 7 Using Session Virtualization 207

Embracing Retro Virtualization: Why an Old Form of Virtualization Is Still One of the Best 208

Utilizing the Capabilities of Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) 215

Using Remote Desktop Services (RDS) in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 8 218

Using RDS with Other Virtualization Technologies 235

Third-Party Presentation Solutions for Remote Desktop Virtualization 236

Summary 238

Chapter 8 Working with Hyper-V 239

Virtualizing the Datacenter OS 240

Understanding the Types of Hypervisor 241

Using Hyper-V with Windows Server 2008 R2 249

Using Hyper-V with Windows Server 2012 281

Deciding What and How to Virtualize 303

Comparing Hyper-V with VMware's vSphere and Citrix XenServer 306

Summary 307

Chapter 9 Using System Center Virtual Machine Manager 309

A Brief History of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 310

Managing the Fabric 324

Creating Virtual Machine Templates and Service Templates 356

Summary 369

Chapter 10 Implementing a Private Cloud 371

What Is a Private Cloud? 372

Understanding the Capabilities Needed to Offer a True Private Cloud 378

Designing a Private Cloud with Hyper-V and System Center 2012 386

Working with System Center App Controller 2012 399

System Center 2012—Moving Beyond the Virtual Machine Manager and the App Controller 401

Summary 406

Chapter 11 Architecting a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 407

Understanding Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) 408

Architecting a Microsoft VDI Solution 411

Enhancing Your VDI with RemoteFX 423

Exploring Third-Party VDI Solutions 428

Summary 428

Chapter 12 Accessing the Desktop and Datacenter from Anywhere and Anything 429

Understanding a Changing Workforce—Everyone Is Mobile 430

Providing E‑mail Access 430

Providing Remote Services 433

Ensuring Security and Client Health with Network Access Protection 440

Summary 442

Chapter 13 Optimizing the Desktop and Datacenter Infrastructure 443

Designing the Best User Environment 444

Leveraging the Latest Technologies to Design the Optimal Datacenter 455

Summary 464

Chapter 14 Virtualizing with the Microsoft Public Cloud 467

Tracing Microsoft’s History as a Public Cloud Provider 468

Using Platform as a Service with Windows Azure 468

Using Software as a Service with Microsoft Solutions 482

Summary 489

Chapter 15 The Best of the Rest of Windows Server 2012 491

The Power of Many Servers, the Simplicity of One—the New Tao of Windows Server Management 492

Exploring the Core Infrastructure Service Enhancements 501

Summary 516

Index 517

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