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Microsoft Releases a wave of innovation (via Microsoft TechNet)

via Microsoft TechNet

PT_Dnld_rgb_WindowsServer 2012 R2 StandardHello folks,

It’s time to get in gear and take the new releases that hit the street Last week for a spin.  It was a great week, it was marked by several important milestones for us.

We released a wave of innovation that spans our entire family of Server & Tools.

And now the bits are out and ready for you to take advantage of the added goodness in the 2012 R2 family.  Download any of the newly available evaluations and start learning.

·         Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

·         Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection

·         Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

·         Windows 8.1 Enterprise

·         Windows Server 2012 R2

 

On top of that the Windows Azure Packand the new release of the Windows Intuneservice both made it to market.

Speaking of Azure, the Windows Azure Backup, a new service that enables customers to back up their servers to Windows Azure, either through Windows Server Backup or System Center Data Protection Manager, is planned for general availability on Monday October 21. We covered this in our step-by-step series.

To learn more. Microsoft Virtual Academy also has a series of modules that will definitely help.

·         What's New in Windows Server 2012 R2 Jump Start

·         What's New in System Center 2012 R2 Jump Start

·         Windows Server2012 R2 Storage Jump Start: New Choices

 

And if that was not enough, you can also take advantage of a series of Virtual Labs from Microsoft TechNet.  Here is a sample list of Labs that are currently available.

·         Getting to Know Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview

·         Exploring Hyper-V 2012 R2

·         Windows Server 2012 R2 – Configuring and Managing Servers

·         Windows Server 2012 R2 – Storage Infrastructure

·         Windows Server 2012 R2 - Enabling Windows Server Work Folders

·         Windows Server 2012 R2: Implementing Claims-Aware Applications 

·         Windows Server 2012 R2 – Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration 

·         Windows Server 2012 R2 - Windows PowerShell Fundamentals

·         Network Automation using IP Address Management (IPAM)

·         Desired State Configuration with Window Server 2012 R2

·         Enhancements with Window Server 2012 R2 Hyper-v Replica

·         Managing your Datacenter devices with Windows Server and System Center 2012 R2

·         Configuring Networking with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2

·         Storage Management with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 

 

I highly encourage you to take the time to downloads these free evaluation copies of our products and explore the possibilities that are within your reach. 

Cheers!

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Pierre Roman

Technical Evangelist

pierre.roman@microsoft.com

 

 

 

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