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Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release - New eBook

Microsoft has released a free eBook from Microsoft Press titled, "Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release." The book contains 108 pages and was written by Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Server Team. 

This free eBook provides a first look and introduces new features and capabilities coming in Windows Server 2012 R2, and it provides scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business.  While the book is based on the Preview release of the product, Microsoft has said it will be updated to cover Windows Server 2012 R2 RTM which is expected to be released later this year.

The book contains the following chapters:
  • Chapter 1: Cloud OS, describing Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision consisting of Windows Server, System Center and Windows Azure
  • Chapter 2: Hyper-V, detailing, Generation 2 VMs, Automatic VM activation, Remote access over VMBus, Cross-version live migration, Faster live migration, Online VHDX resize, Live export, More robust Linux support, Hyper-V replica enhancements and more
  • Chapter 3: Storage, detailing Microsoft’s storage vision, Storage Management API, iSCSI Target Server enhancements, SMB 3.0 enhancements, Data deduplication enhancements, Storage Spaces enhancements, Storage QoS and more
  • Chapter 4: Failover Clustering, detailing Guest clusting using shared virtual disks, CSV and SoFS enhancements, changes to the heartbeat threshold, health detection of VMs and other enhancements.
  • Chapter 5: Networking, detailing Virtual RSS, NIC teaming enhancements, IPAM enhancements, Hyper-V Network Virtualization enhancements and more
  • Chapter 6: Other enhancements, detailing IIS 8.5, RDS enhancements, Group Policy enhancements, Workplace Join
Download the PDF version of this eBook here.
Published Tuesday, August 06, 2013 6:50 AM by David Marshall
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