Book: Introducing Windows Server 2012
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Windows Server 2012 is probably the most significant release of the Windows
Server platform ever. With an innovative new user interface, powerful
new management tools, enhanced Windows PowerShell support, and hundreds
of new features in the areas of networking, storage, and virtualization, Windows
Server 2012 can help IT deliver more while reducing costs. Windows Server 2012
also was designed
for the cloud from the ground up and provides a foundation
both public and private cloud solutions to enable businesses
advantage of the many benefits of cloud computing.
This book represents a “first look” based on the public beta release of Windows
Server 2012 and is intended to help IT professionals familiarize themselves with
the capabilities of the new platform. Although certain features may change
between now and RTM, much of the basic functionality likely will remain as
described here, meaning that most of what you learn from reading this book will
continue to benefit you as you begin to evaluate and deploy Windows Server
2012 in your own environment.
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 on beta software, this book provides the early, high-level information you need to begin preparing now for deployment and management. Topics include:
Virtualization and cloud solutions
Provisioning and storage management
Security and scalability