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Introducing Windows Server® 2012 RTM Edition

Book Description

Get a head start evaluating Window Server 2012. Based on final RTM software, this guide introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario-based insights demonstrating how the platform can meet the needs of your business.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Contents
  6. Foreword
  7. Introduction
  8. Chapter 1 The business need for Windows Server 2012
    1. The rationale behind cloud computing
      1. Making the transition
      2. Cloud sourcing models
      3. Cloud service models
      4. Microsoft cloud facts
    2. Technical requirements for successful cloud computing
    3. Four ways Windows Server 2012 delivers value for cloud computing
      1. Foundation for building your private cloud
      2. Highly available, easy-to-manage multi-server platform
      3. Deploy web applications on-premises and in the cloud
      4. Enabling the modern work style
    4. Up next
  9. Chapter 2 Foundation for building your private cloud
    1. A complete virtualization platform
      1. Hyper-V extensible switch
      2. Network Virtualization
      3. Improved Live Migration
      4. Enhanced quality of service (QoS)
      5. Resource metering
    2. Increase scalability and performance
      1. Expanded processor and memory support
      2. Network adapter hardware acceleration
      3. Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX)
      4. Support for 4 KB sector disks
      5. Dynamic Memory improvements
      6. Virtual Fibre Channel
      7. SMB 3
      8. Improved VM import
      9. VHDX disk format
    3. Business continuity for virtualized workloads
      1. Hyper-V Replica
      2. There’s more
    4. Up next
  10. Chapter 3 Highly available, easy-to-manage multi-server platform
    1. Continuous availability
      1. Failover Clustering enhancements
      2. SMB Transparent Failover
      3. Storage migration
      4. Windows NIC Teaming
      5. Chkdsk improvements
      6. Easy conversion between installation options
      7. Features On Demand
      8. DHCP Server Failover
    2. Cost efficiency
      1. Storage Spaces
      2. Thin Provisioning and Trim
      3. Server for NFS data store
    3. Management efficiency
      1. The new Server Manager
      2. Simplified Active Directory administration
      3. Windows PowerShell 3.0
    4. Up next
  11. Chapter 4 Deploy web applications on premises and in the cloud
    1. Scalable and elastic web platform
      1. NUMA-aware scalability
      2. Server Name Indication
      3. Centralized SSL certificate support
      4. IIS CPU throttling
      5. Application Initialization
      6. Dynamic IP Address Restrictions
      7. FTP Logon Attempt Restrictions
      8. Generating Windows PowerShell scripts using IIS Configuration Editor
    2. Support for open standards
      1. WebSocket
      2. Support for HTML 5
    3. Up next
  12. Chapter 5 Enabling the modern workstyle
    1. Access virtually anywhere, from any device
      1. Unified remote access
      2. Simplified VDI deployment
      3. User-Device Affinity
      4. Enhanced BranchCache
      5. Branch Office Direct Printing
    2. Full Windows experience
      1. RemoteFX enhancements
      2. Enhanced USB redirection
      3. User Profile Disks
    3. Enhanced security and compliance
      1. Dynamic Access Control
      2. BitLocker enhancements
      3. DNSSEC
    4. Conclusion
  13. Index