Windows Server 2012–Virtual Academy Training October 5th, 2012

Vinod Kumar

Yesterday I wrote a blog post around what is new in Windows Server 2012 and I had couple of my friends ask how to learn it more efficiently. Thought I will write about the same in this post with links to the Virtual Academy Courses that are awesome and available online as TechNet resources. So here is a dump of links to various Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA) around Windows Server 2012. This can easily take away your couple of weekends if you want to learn it properly :) – Trust me it is worth it !!!

These videos are part of the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). The MVA is a free program delivering structured learning paths for IT Professionals on various Microsoft products and solutions.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Hyper-V Network Virtualization | TechNet VideoThe module introduces the new Hyper-V Network Virtualization feature and this video rounds off the module with a how-to look at the Hyper-V Network Virtualization.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: IP Address Management in Windows Server 2012 | TechNet VideoThis module introduces the IP address management (IPAM) feature in Windows Server 2012. You will see why IP address management is important for network infrastructures in modern organizations, followed by the installation process and requirements for the new IPAM feature. You will also see some of the IPAM server options, and how to delegate access to IPAM and related tasks. This Video shows how to configure IP Address Management.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Managing Data Deduplication | TechNet Video This module is part of the Windows Server 2012: Storage course. This video shows how to manage Data Deduplication by excluding file types, scheduling out of hours and using the DDPEVAL tool.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Server Virtualization Part 2 | TechNet VideoThis video explains how you can achieve increased flexibility with virtual machine mobility. The video includes a demo of Shared Nothing Live Migration.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Server Virtualization Part 4 | TechNet Video – This video looks at the things Microsoft has done to work with Partners to increase the capabilities of Hyper-V. The video includes a demo of Managing Windows Server 2012 with System Center 2012 SP1.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Server Virtualization Part 5 | TechNet Video – This video explains how you can manage Isolation and Multitenancy in your organization with Windows Server 2012. The video includes a demo of Resource Metering of a Virtual Machine.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Storage Part 1 | Technet Video  – This video looks at the improvements that have been made in Storage within Windows Server 2012. The video includes a demo of Data Deduplication.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Storage Part 2 | Technet VideoThis video covers Windows Server 2012 storage solutions that deliver continuous application availability. The video includes a demo of Cluster-Aware Updating.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Storage Part 3 | TechNet VideoThis video explains how Microsoft have innovated with partners to maximize performance, scalability and choice. The video includes a demo of ODX.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Storage Part 4 | TechNet VideoThis video explains how Windows Server 2012 helps improve operational efficiency through simplified manageability.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Identity and Access Part 1 | TechNet VideoThis video explains how Windows Server 2012 helps IT Professionals manage their Identity and Access. The video includes a demo of Dynamic Access Control.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Identity and Access Part 2 | TechNet Video – This video covers Active Directory for the Cloud and the enhancements made in Active Directory in Windows Server 2012.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Node Drain | TechNet VideoThis video shows how to use node drain to pause a Windows Server 2012 cluster node, ready for maintenance, and then to resume that node with all roles automatically failing back.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Add Storage Space to Cluster Share Volumes | TechNet Video  – This video shows how to add a mirrored Storage Space to a Cluster Shared Volume in Windows Server 2012.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: BitLocker on Cluster Share Volumes | TechNet VideoThis video shows how to use BitLocker to encrypt a Cluster Shared Volume in Windows Server 2012.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Add disk to CSV in Windows Server 2012 | TechNet VideoThis video shows how to add available disk storage to a Cluster Shared Volume in Windows Server 2012.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Setting up Clustered Shared Volumes | TechNet VideoThis video shows how to configure Cluster Shared Volumes in Windows Server 2012.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: End to End Management | TechNet Video – This video shows how Windows Server 2012 gives a consistent management experience across all standard compliance storage arrays and has simplified the management of storage end-to-end.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: SMB 3. 0 High Performance Storage with Transparent Failover | TechNet Video  – This video shows SMB transparent failover in action using SQL Server running with 200,000 IOPs.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Local Server Experience and Deployment Options | TechNet VideoThis module is part of the Windows Server 2012: Manageability & Automation course and covers the Standards-based management that is the foundation of the management experience in Window Server 2012, robust automation through PowerShell 3.0 and Multi-machine experience thought the new Server Management. This video focuses on Server Manager running on Minimal Server Interface.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Live Migration of Virtual Machines with Nothing Shared | TechNet VideoThis video shows the new option in Windows Server 2012 to live migrate virtual machines between Hyper-V servers that do not share an infrastructure.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Web Application and Platform Part 1 | TechNet VideoThis video explains how Windows Server 2012 delivers an application platform that offers high performance and high density applications. The video includes a demo of Centralized Certificate Store.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Web Application and Platform Part 2 | Technet Video – This video looks at Non-Uniform Memory Architecture (NUMA) Scalability. The video includes a demo of CPU throttling and dynamic restrictions.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Personalizing Your Experience with Server Manager | Technet Video  – This module is part of the Windows Server 2012: Manageability & Automation course and covers the new Server Manager in Window Server 2012. This video shows you how to customise the Server Manager Tools menu to suit your personal preferences.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Deep Dive into Core Functionalities | Technet VideoThis module is part of the Windows Server 2012: Manageability & Automation course and covers the new Server Manager in Window Server 2012. This video shows the key features of the new Server Manager.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Multi-Machine Server Management | TechNet VideoThis module is part of the Windows Server 2012: Manageability & Automation course and covers the Standards-based management that is the foundation of the management experience in Window Server 2012, robust automation through PowerShell 3.0 and Multi-machine experience thought the new Server Management. This videos shows how Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 improves the multi-machine server management experience for administrators.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Live Migration between Clusters | TechNet VideoThis module is part of the Windows Server 2012: Server Virtualization and covers the new features in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V related to virtual machine mobility and scale up technologies. This video shows the new option in Windows Server 2012 to live migrate virtual machines between two Windows Server 2012 clusters.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Networking Part 1 | TechNet Video – This video covers some of the networking features of Windows Server 2012 and how those features help customers to overcome networking challenges in their organizations.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Networking Part 2 | TechNet VideoThis video explains how Windows Server 2012 provides a simplified multitenant network infrastructure. The video includes a demo of Network Virtualization.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Networking Part 3 | TechNet VideoThis video looks at how Windows Server 2012 enables high-performance networking with current and next-generation hardware. The video includes a demo of Receive Segment Coalescing.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Networking Part 4 | TechNet VideoThis video covers operational efficiency through simplified manageability with Windows Server 2012. The video includes a demo of IP Address Management (IPAM).

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Networking Part 5 | TechNet VideoThis video explains how to build a rich and diverse ecosystem with Windows Server 2012. The video includes a demo of Extensible Shift.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Networking Part 6 | TechNet VideoThis video summarizes how Windows Server 2012 can help overcome networking challenges in your organization.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: NIC Teaming in Windows Server 2012 | TechNet VideoThe module examine the new DHCP high availability solution, options for providing fault tolerance and higher bandwidth for network adapters, and how you can apply QoS within a Hyper-V environment in order to ensure predictability of network performance for virtual machine workloads. This Video show how to team NICs and change their properties.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Part 1 | TechNet VideoThis video explains the enhancements that have been made in Windows Server 2012 to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. The video includes a demo of VDI deployment, administration and management.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Part 2 | TechNet VideoThis video covers the best value for VDI with key platform capabilities. The video includes a demo of User experience improvements in VDI.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Part 3 | TechNet VideoThis video summarizes how Windows Server 2012 enhancements have improved Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Windows Server 2012 Web Application and Platform Part 3 | TechNet VideoThis video covers consistent and repeatable configurations and Ecosystem and Extensibility.

Exchange Storage Discussion | TechNet VideoThe UK Exchange team discuss storage in Exchange 2010.

UK Exchange Team Top Tips | TechNet VideoThe UK Exchange team discuss their top tips for Exchange 2010

Bytes by TechNet Sean Deuby and Harold Wong | TechNet VideoJoin Harold Wong, Senior IT Pro Evangelist for Microsoft, and Sean Deuby, Technical Director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro discuss Active Directory. Sean talks about what he feels will be the most impactful in Windows Server 8 like using Dynamic Access Control to set central access policy, claims based authorization and what the big deal is about VM Gen ID that is built into Hyper-V. Another amazing Bytes interview!

PS Session Reconnect via PowerShell Web Access | TechNet VideoWindows PowerShell supports disconnecting and reconnecting to Windows PowerShell sessions. You can start a session through Windows PowerShell Web Access on one device and then reconnect to that session later on the same or different device either through Windows PowerShell Web Access, PowerShell.exe, Windows PowerShell ISE, or another PowerShell host.

Customizing the Wizard Pages in MDT UDI | TechNet VideoSystem Center 2012 Configuration Manager OSD and MDT User-Driven Installation (UDI) work together to deploy Windows. This video shows from a developer perspective how to customize the wizard pages in MDT UDI. Watch this if you would like to code your own customizations into the pages.

Building Extensions for the MDT UDI Designer | TechNet VideoSystem Center 2012 Configuration Manager OSD and MDT User-Driven Installation (UDI) work together to deploy Windows. In this video, see how to build extensions for your deployment to further customize MDT UDI for your environment.

Configuring MDT UDI for Hardware Refresh Deployments | TechNet VideoSystem Center 2012 Configuration Manager OSD and MDT User-Driven Installation (UDI) work together to deploy Windows. In this video, see additional information on the MDT UDI Refresh Deployment Scenario, including language pack installations.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: (Part 1) Competitive Advantages of the Microsoft Private Cloud over the VMware Private Cloud | TechNet Video

Microsoft Virtual Academy: (Part 2) Competitive Advantages of the Microsoft Private Cloud over the VMware Private Cloud | TechNet Video

Microsoft Virtual Academy: (Part 3) Competitive Advantages of the Microsoft Private Cloud over the VMware Private Cloud | TechNet Video

Microsoft Virtual Academy: (Part 4) Competitive Advantages of the Microsoft Private Cloud over the VMware Private Cloud | TechNet Video

Microsoft Virtual Academy: (Part 5) Competitive Advantages of the Microsoft Private Cloud over the VMware Private Cloud | TechNet Video

Microsoft Virtual Academy: (Part 6) Competitive Advantages of the Microsoft Private Cloud over the VMware Private Cloud | TechNet Video

We will analyze how the cloud is traditionally built in a VMware environment using vSphere, and the vCenter server. Then taking this analysis further, we will show how Microsoft provides comparable solutions to these products, and to additional products such as vFabric Application Director and vCenter Operations Manager. You will learn how Microsoft can manage virtual machines in a more granular way, and monitor the performance of applications running in virtualized and in physical environments.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: (Part 1) Competitive Advantages of Hyper-V Server 2012 over VMware ESXi 5.0 | TechNet Video

Microsoft Virtual Academy: (Part 2) Competitive Advantages of Hyper-V Server 2012 over VMware ESXi 5.0 | TechNet Video

Microsoft Virtual Academy: (Part 3) Competitive Advantages of Hyper-V Server 2012 over VMware ESXi 5.0 | TechNet Video

Microsoft Virtual Academy: (Part 4) Competitive Advantages of Hyper-V Server 2012 over VMware ESXi 5.0 | TechNet Video

We will focus the demonstrations and presentation on Microsoft Hyper-V Server, the free product from Microsoft that contains the core hypervisor components.

We will detail how the core driver model works to enable interoperability with different hardware and software. We will discuss concepts such as Live Migration, and how IT administrators can move running virtual machines around between physical nodes within a cluster. Following this, we will demonstrate exactly how a cluster can be built within Hyper-V Server to provide high availability. Then we will cover how to run virtual machines on the clusters.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: (Part1) Competitive Advantages of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V over VMware vSphere 5.0 | TechNet Video

Microsoft Virtual Academy: (Part 2) Competitive Advantages of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V over VMware vSphere 5.0 | TechNet Video

Microsoft Virtual Academy: (Part 3) Competitive Advantages of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V over VMware vSphere 5.0 | TechNet Video

Microsoft Virtual Academy: (Part 4) Competitive Advantages of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V over VMware vSphere 5.0 | TechNet Video

We will look specifically at Hyper-V and how it competes effectively against VMware vSphere 5 when building virtualized infrastructures.

This session will focus first on scalability, performance and density. Then we will look at multi-tenancy and the improvements we have made around security and networking. We will look at how Hyper-V can power an agile infrastructure, giving you flexibility to move workloads around better than before. Finally, we will look at the different levels of availability and resiliency built-in to Hyper-V, and how they can provide the best platform for your mission critical applications and workloads.

Microsoft Virtual Academy: (Part 1) Competitive Advantages of System Center 2012 over VMware’s Management Technologies | TechNet Video

Microsoft Virtual Academy: (Part 2) Competitive Advantages of System Center 2012 over VMware’s Management Technologies | TechNet Video

Microsoft Virtual Academy: (Part 3) Competitive Advantages of System Center 2012 over VMware’s Management Technologies | TechNet Video

Microsoft Virtual Academy: (Part 4) Competitive Advantages of System Center 2012 over VMware’s Management Technologies | TechNet Video

We will take an in-depth look at the technologies and how they map to a private cloud strategy, comparing the VMware vCloud and System Center 2012.

We will cover several key areas of management including VM management, monitoring, service management, self-service automation, and configuration management. The presentation and demonstrations will evaluate the competing products component-by-component, and how each brings their own benefits. In addition, we will address the concept of protection, and how it is a central part of the private cloud infrastructure protecting virtualized and non-virtualized environments.

Hope you have a great learning time with these links and resources. Feel free to drop a comment anytime.

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