I’ve assembled all of the relevant content from the Windows Server 2012
“Early Experts” Challenge program into an accelerated Certification Study
Guide for IT Professionals targeting Exam 70-417, Upgrading Your Skills to
MCSA Windows Server 2012.
In this article, I’ll provide a summary of this Study Guide along with the
information needed to receive your own copy of this Study Guide for FREE!
Are you SharePoint, Exchange or Lync Certified?
In addition to IT Pros previously certified on Windows Server 2008, the MCSA
Windows Server 2012 certification is also very relevant for IT Pros focused
on SharePoint, Exchange and Lync solutions. Since SharePoint Server 2013,
Exchange Server 2013 and Lync Server 2013 all rely on a strong Windows Server
2012 foundation, you’ll find that the MCSA Windows Server 2012
certification is now a required prerequisite for achieving the new... (more)
Overhead at one of my recent IT Pro events:
“The FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 sounds AWESOME! With the same features and
scalability as the Hyper-V role in the full Windows Server 2012 OS, I could
really use this to virtualize my application workloads very cost
effectively. But … I need high availability too!
HOW EASY IS IT TO CONFIGURE HYPER-V SERVER 2012 IN A CLUSTER?
Great question, Kris! Configuring our FREE Hyper-V Server 2012 in a highly
available cluster can be really easy. In this article, I’ll step through
the configuration of a Hyper-V host cluster configuration t... (more)
Didn’t make it to TechEd this year? Don’t worry! This month, we’ll be
releasing a new article series that highlights the Best of TechEd
announcements and technical information for IT Pros. Today’s article
focuses on enhancements in Hyper-V server virtualization in the upcoming
Windows Server 2012 R2 release.
Last week at TechEd 2013 North America, we announced Windows Server 2012 R2
– the next major release of Windows Server! We’ve already made
significant virtualization improvements around Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012
– across the board, including scale, availability, manag... (more)
Research has shown that approximately 65% to 70% of organizations today have
more than one hypervisor deployed. This presents a large opportunity for IT
Professionals to increase their technical differentiation and value in the IT
marketplace by supporting multiple hypervisors. Using this free eBook and
the "Early Experts" study program, IT Professionals can easily extend their
professional knowledge and skills to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Hyper-V on a
flexible schedule as time permits.
In this article, get started down your path as an "Early Expert" on Windows
Server 2012 R2... (more)
There’s been lots of buzz on the virtualization front over the past month
… In August, Microsoft announced the RTM version of Windows Server 2012
R2 and System Center 2012 R2, the latest major releases of the Windows Server
and System Center families. In addition, at VMworld this year, VMware
announced the latest edition of their vSphere hypervisor platform: VMware
IT Pros have been very interested in learning about the pros and
cons presented by each offering – particularly because the total cost of
Windows Server 2012 R2 + System Center 2012 R2 can be quite attr... (more)