Evaluation Guide for System Center 2012 R2 Released

Announced at TechEd 2013 Europe by Brad Anderson, the R2 bits for Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 have been released as previews. Our sister site, Windows IT Pro, has the coverage and a list of all the download links. You can catch all of that here:  Microsoft Keeps TechEd 2013 NA Promise, Releases Previews for Blue Servers. SQL...

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Missing Windows Server 2012 from your Software Updates in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1? There’s a hotfix for that

Just released, Microsoft has posted a hotfix that fixes an incorrect reference to Windows Server 2012 in the ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 site database.  The incorrect reference causes available updates to be missing for Windows Server 2012. Grab the hotfix: FIX: The Schedule Updates Wizard does not list content for Windows Server 2012 in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack...

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Manage Windows Server 2012 using Windows RT or Windows 8

Microsoft recently released a free Windows Store app that allows you to manage users, devices, alerts and access shared files in Windows Server 2012.  While the app description suggests just Windows Server 2012 Essentials, it does work with Windows Server 2012, too.  If you’re managing this environment and are running Windows 8 or Windows RT (Microsoft Surface), you’ll want to...

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Free eBook: The Hands-on Guide: Understanding Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012

Veeam has produced a free eBook covering Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012.  Brien Posey authors the book with contributing chapters from Pete Zerger and Chris Henley. From the page: The Hands-on Guide: Understanding Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 gives you simple step-by-step instructions to help you perform Hyper-V-related tasks like a seasoned expert. You will learn how to: Build clustered...

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Windows Server 2012: Your Path to Success or how to manage the certification maze

As you move in your journey to Windows Server 2012 certification, you need to understand the path to get certified, This is a tool that will assist you in choosing the type of training that fits your learning style and schedule and prepare for your first—or next—exam to reach your certification and career goal.


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Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012

Mitch Tulloch has updated his very popular free ebook on Windows Server 2012 based on the RTM version of the software. 

introducing Windows server 2012

A key feature of this book is the inclusion of sidebars written by members of the Windows Server team, Microsoft Support engineers, Microsoft Consulting Services staff, and others who work at Microsoft. These sidebars provide an insider’s perspective that includes both “under-the-hood” information concerning how features work, and strategies, tips, and best practices from experts who have been working with the platform during product development.


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