Windows Server 2012 Essentials review for 4Sysops–part 3

The final part of this short 3 part series looks at the advancements in Windows Server 2012 that applies to SMBs and thus makes Essentials better, such as Direct Access. I also cover the Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps for accessing and managing the server, read it here

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What’s new in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V–in depth look for Technet Magazine–part 1

After some months in the publishing queue, my in-depth look at the new Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 is now live on Technet Magazine. This part 1 deals with networking enhancements, the second and final part will deal with all the other improvements to scalability, storage and management.

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Windows Server 2012 Essentials review for 4Sysops–part 1

It’s been a while since I had a series on 4Sysops – part 1 of my review of Windows Server 2012 Essentials is now live here. Windows Server 2012 Essentials (and the recently announced Windows Server 2012 Essentials R2) is the replacement for the SBS “all in one” solution for small businesses.

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What’s New in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012–Part 8 of 8 for Virtualization Review

And the “last” part is now online at virtualizationreview.com . Don’t worry, there’s a bonus part, number nine which compares Hyper-V to VSphere, it’ll be interesting to see what comments i get Smile.

Meanwhile part number 8 covers VM mobility (Live Migration, Live Storage Migration and Shared Nothing Live Migration). Read it here.

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What’s New in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012–Part 7 of 8 for Virtualization Review

We’re now getting closer to the end of this series that looks at Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012, part 7 is online at virtualizationreview.com, read it here. This part covers storage enhancements: SMB 3.0 and running VMs from file shares, the new VHDX format as well as guest Virtual Fibre Channel.

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What’s New in Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012–Part 6 of 8 for Virtualization Review

And the saga continues on virtualizationreview.com …. This time we’re looking at security in Hyper-V, using Bitlocker Drive Encryption on Clustered Shared Volumes 2.0 storage and my favourite new Hyper-V feature: Replica. Read it here.

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