Monthly Archive: June 2013

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Server management and automation with Windows Server 2012 R2

Datacenter infrastructure has become complex: Multiple industry standards are confusing hardware vendors, and customers are looking for guidance on how to best automate their datacenter while adopting a standards-based management approach supporting their multi-vendor investments. Windows Server 2012 R2 enables IT professionals to meet this need by offering an integrated platform to automate and manage the increasing datacenter ecosystem. Windows Server 2012 R2 delivers capabilities to manage many servers and...

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System Center 2012 R2 Infrastructure overview

The notion of infrastructure provisioning is about enabling enterprises and service providers to provision physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure that meets key requirements such as workload scale and performance, multi-tenancy, and chargeback. Enterprise-class performance When virtualizing top-tier applications, you need a virtualization platform and virtualization management solution that can provide the necessary scale and performance to meet your business requirements. Many virtualization efforts do not realize their full potential; in...

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Generation 2 Virtual Machine Overview

Virtual machine generation determines the virtual hardware and functionality presented to the virtual machine. In Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012 R2 there are two supported virtual machine generations, generation 1 and generation 2 virtual machines. Generation 2 virtual machines will be presented with a simplified virtual hardware model and supports Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware instead of BIOS based firmware. Additionally the majority of emulated (legacy) devices have been...

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Free E-Books of different Microsoft Technologies.

Today I found, completely by accident I might add, a collection of free E-Book of different Microsoft Technologies. They cover from IT PRO to Developer subjects. These E-Books are available in multiple formats (EPUB, MOBI and PDF) and in some cases in different languages. You can find the all collection here. And I did understand that they will update the list in regular basis. So bookmark the page to receive...

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What’s new in System Center 2012 R2 – Virtual Machine Manager?

During the last TechEd North America, Microsoft wraps off what will be the new System Center 2012 R2. The upgrade follows the impressive number of new features on Windows Server 2012 R2 as well as improvements to existing capabilities in Windows Server 2012. Here are some of the new and improved features related to System Center 2012 R2 – Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM): Infrastructure improvements Guest and host support for...

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Overview of Networking with Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 makes it as straightforward to manage an entire network as a single server, giving you the reliability and scalability of multiple servers at a lower cost. Automatic rerouting around storage, server, and network failures enables file services to remain online with minimal noticeable downtime. In addition, Windows Server 2012 R2 provides the foundation for software-defined networking out-of-the-box – enabling seamless connectivity across public, private, and hybrid...

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Overview of Storage with Windows Server 2012 R2

Storage solutions play a critical role in the modern datacenter. Windows Server 2012 R2 was designed with a strong focus on storage capabilities, from the foundation of the storage stack up, to improvements ranging from provisioning storage to how data is clustered, transferred across the network, and ultimately accessed and managed. With flexible capabilities that can be combined to meet your business needs, Windows Server 2012 R2 storage solutions deliver...

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What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2 – Hyper-V

During the last TechEd North America, Microsoft wraps off what will be the new Windows Server 2012 R2. The upgrade brings an impressive number of features as well as improvements to existing capabilities in Windows Server 2012. Here are some of the new and improved features related to Hyper-V: New Generation of Virtual Machines – Generation 2 of virtual machines Legacy free UEFI based Many emulated devices removed Boots from...