2012 – A server odyssey
With Windows Server 2012 nearing launch the Microsoft Developer Network has released a great book on the features and offerings the new OS has built in. A quick glance gives options regarding blah blah cloud deployments, improved monitoring and more. With over 256 pages split to 5 chapters of Microsoft Server goodness I am sure there is something new in there for all Systems Administrators.
The new MSCE Server Infrastructure exams are on their way. This will help give you a leg up and get certified as soon as possible. With a lot of 03 boxes around and 08 (nonR2) many will find the path to server 2012 requiring a certified expert. Earn your stripes and get your teeth into some serious deployments/migrations.
Take Note – The quality of Microsoft exams don’t necessarily mean you are an Expert. That part is up to you. Notorious for being a grammar test more than technical it is important that labbing and proof of concept works are undertaken at home. Cisco used the saying ” It’s how they know you know” regarding their certification tracks. Simple : If you dump then they will know quickly that you are incapable and one of those people who bring the value of the cert down. If you lab hard, work hard and LEARN the technology then you will deliver. Oh and you might just help bring the standard of MSCE Certification out of the toilet!
Table of ContentsChapter 1 The business need for Windows Server 2012 The rationale behind cloud computing Making the transition Technical requirements for successful cloud computing Four ways Windows Server 2012 delivers value for cloud computing Foundation for building your private cloudChapter 2 Foundation for building your private cloud A complete virtualization platform Increase scalability and performance Business continuity for virtualized workloadsChapter 3 Highly available, easy-to-manage multi-server platform Continuous availability Cost efficiency Management efficiencyChapter 4 Deploy web applications on premises and in the cloud Scalable and elastic web platform Support for open standardsChapter 5 Enabling the modern work style Access virtually anywhere, from any device Full Windows experience Enhanced security and compliance