Get a head start evaluating Window Server 2012 - with technical insights from a Microsoft MVP who's worked extensively with the beta release. This practical introduction illuminates new features and capabilities, with scenarios demonstrating how the platform can meet the needs of your business.
Based more » on final, release-to-manufacturing (RTM) software, this book provides the high-level information you need to begin preparing now for deployment and management. « less
Gain a solid understanding of the capabilities provided by Windows Server AppFabric with a pragmatic, hands-on, results-oriented approach with this book. Learn how to apply the WCF and WF skills you already have to make the most of what Windows Server AppFabric has to offer. Includes step-by-step recipes more » for developing highly scalable composite services that utilize the capabilities provided by Windows Server AppFabric including caching, hosting, monitoring and persistence. « less
Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for the day-to-day administration of Windows Server 2012. Zero in on core operations and daily tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You'll get the focused information to solve problems and get the job done - more » whether at your desk or in the field. « less
Discover how to seamlessly plan and deploy remote access with Windows Server 2012's successor to DirectAccess
DirectAccess, introduced in Windows Server 2008 R2, has been a ground breaking VPN-like connectivity solution, adopted by thousands of organizations worldwide. Allowing organizations to deploy without manually configuring every client and providing always-on connectivity has made this technology world-famous. more » Now, with Windows Server 2012, this has been made even easier to deploy, with a new friendly user interface, easy-start wizard and built in support tools. « less
Upgrading, Installing, and Optimizing Windows Server 2012
If your organization plans to move to a cloud infrastructure from a LAN or WAN, this book shows you how to do it efficiently with Windows Server 2012. Experienced Windows administrators will learn how to deploy, configure, and manage the server's expanded capabilities and features step-by-step, using more » clear examples and numerous screen shots. You'll also discover how to integrate employees' private mobile devices into your corporate network. « less
Configuration Management at Scale
Get started with Puppet, and learn how this popular configuration management framework helps you automate your servers. This concise introduction shows you how to use Puppet's tools and templates to organize and execute configuration plans on Linux, Unix, and Windows servers. Through code samples and more » real-world examples, you'll learn how to manage pools of servers and virtual instances, and how to administer access control. If you're new to Puppet, but familiar with systems administration and Ruby language basics, this book is the ideal way to start using this open source framework. « less
Exam Prep GuideFully updated for Windows Server 2008 R2! Ace your preparation for the skills measured by MCTS Exam 70-642-and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce what youâve learned by applying your knowledge more » to real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. This official Microsoft study guide is designed to help make the most of your study time. « less
Administrator's Pocket Consultant
Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for administering Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. Zero in on core support and maintenance tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You'll get the focused information you need to solve problems and get more » the job done - whether at your desk or in the field.
Get fast facts to: Install Windows Small Business Server 2011 on-premise; Use Active Directory to manage computers and users; Handle core administrative tasks with the console; Use permissions to control access to network resources; Manage your data storage resources; Administer email with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010; Monitor the performance of your servers and workstations; Build an intranet with Microsoft SharePoint 2010; Migrate an existing network « less
n-depth and comprehensive, this official Microsoft Resource Kit delivers the information you need to plan, deploy, and administer Remote Desktop Services in Windows Server 2008 R2. You get authoritative technical guidance from those who know the technology best-leading industry experts and members of more » the Microsoft Desktop Virtualization Team. Coverage includes scenarios for Remote Desktop Services, virtualizing roles, setting up Remote Desktop Virtualization Host (RDVS), managing application compatibility, customizing and locking down the user experience, using Windows PowerShell for configuration and management, administering security features, deploying a farm, publishing resources, managing sessions, and other life cycle issues. « less
Learn how to conquer Windows Server 2008 - from the inside out! Designed for system administrators, this definitive resource features hundreds of timesaving solutions, expert insights, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for administering Windows Server 2008 - all in concise, fast-answer format. You more » will learn how to perform upgrades and migrations, automate deployments, implement security features, manage software updates and patches, administer users and accounts, manage Active Directory directory services, and more. With INSIDE OUT, you'll discover the best and fastest ways to perform core administrative tasks, with an award-winning format that makes it easy to find exactly the tips, troubleshooting solutions, and workarounds you need. With INSIDE OUT, you get all muscle and no fluff! « less