It's ok if you're still learning...we get it, there are a lot of changes! Join EMC and Windows IT Pro for a 3 part webcast and get caught up on all the new features of Windows Server 2012 and learn about how EMC is supporting and integrating with Microsoft's new operating system!
Earlier this week I joined Mike Otey from Windows IT Pro and Mike Truitt from Microsoft to explain some of the new Windows features and how EMC is already working with Microsoft on an updated Private Cloud Fast Track solution based on Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 SP1! That webcast is now available to replay On Demand and there are still two more webcasts coming up later this month and in early November focusing on Microsoft virtualization, management and data protection. All the details can be found here:
Understanding Windows Server 2012
Tuesday, October 16th at 12PM ET\9AM PTThis presentation will provide an overview of Windows Server 2012. We’ll look at the challenges IT faces today and how Windows Server 2012 addresses those challenges. IT needs to be more responsive than ever to end-user requests and to provide more flexibility for running critical applications. At the same time there’s the need to reduce costs and improve availability. Plus, today’s businesses really need to understand how they can best take advantage of the cloud. To show how Windows Server 2012 can help your business address these problems, we’ll cover some of Windows Server 2012’s most important changes in management, virtualization, storage, and networking. You’ll learn about the importance of such new features as the new Hyper-V, NIC teaming, SMB 3.0, ODX, and Storage spaces. Finally, we’ll look at some of the vital planning and deployment considerations for Windows Server 2012.
Windows Server 2012 Management and Virtualization
Wednesday, October 31st at 12PM ET\9AM PT
In this presentation you’ll learn about the management and virtualization features in Windows Server 2012. In the first part of this presentation you’ll learn about the new default Server Core installation option. Next you’ll see how the new Server manager can perform multi-server management and how you can use it to manage groups of servers. Then you’ll see how the new PowerShell can be used to automate IT administrative tasks. In the second part of this presentation you get a tour of the new virtualization features in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V and how to leverage your infrastructure and storage investments for end to end management success.. Here you learn about the new scalability capabilities in Hyper-V as well as the enhanced live migration and live storage migration.. In addition you’ll see how the new Hyper-V Replica feature can provide disaster recovery for Hyper-V VMs.
Windows Server 2012 High Availability, Disaster Recovery and Data Protection
Wednesday, November 7th at 2PM ET\11AM PTMaximizing availability and protecting your corporate data are quite possibility two of the most important tasks that the IT administrator has. Downtime is expensive both in terms of direct costs as well as in lost opportunities and frustrations for the end users. Even more important than providing high availability is the ability to protect your corporate data and to be able to quickly recover your data in the event of a disaster or site level failure. In this presentation we’ll look at the new features in Windows Server 2012 that are designed to maximize availability and protect your corporate assets from disasters. We’ll dive into the enhancements in Windows Failover Clustering where you’ll learn about the new clustering scalability and availability enhancements. Next, you learn about the enhanced file server and infrastructure availability enhancements that are part of the new SMB 3.0 file sharing protocol and the new DHCP failover features. You’ll learn how you can provide disaster recovery protection for your VMs using the new Hyper-V Replica feature. Finally, you will learn how to extend your infrastructure investments to simplify backup and data protection across your virtualized Microsoft applications and private cloud environments—and confidently address increasing SLA requirements.