Over the coming weeks we will be posting recordings of the Modern Business technical series that we have been running across the country this financial year. An important part of this is that there has been updated content injected into the original material, and as an added bonus we will be releasing updated modules on some of the technologies that are being updated on a regular basis. We have created each of these as standalone modules so that you can easily pick and choose the products and technologies that are relevant, along with the general themes.
First up is in the series is Grow Efficiently Part 1. This series of videos focuses on Hyper-V improvements in Windows Server 2012 R2, Azure’s Virtual Machine offerings, and storage and networking enhancements that you should be leveraging when deploying new deployments for your customers.
Here’s the breakdown of what’s in the first round.
In this module you will learn how to provision virtual machines, configure Hyper-V host settings, manage storage, manage virtual switches, perform initial configurations, set up Hyper-V live migration and Hyper-V Replica.
In this module you will learn how use the Windows Server Migration Tools (WSMT) to migrate critical server roles like DHCP services from a Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2 or 2012 environment to Windows Server 2012 R2.
Migrating Legacy AD DS domains to Windows Server 2012 R2
In this module you will start with a domain running on Windows Server 2008 R2 using a Widows Server 2003 functional level at the domain and forest. You will the perform the necessary steps to migrate the domain to Windows Server 20121 R2 and decommission the legacy domain controller.
SQL 2014 Data Platform
In this module you will learn about new and enhanced capabilities in SQL Server 2014.
In this module you will work with Windows Server 2012 to create virtualized storage that can be used by applications. You will see volumes crated in tiered storage from within the Storage Spaces that can be used by applications. Also highlighted are some of the networking technologies that enhance the performance of Storage Spaces.
Some of the planned content updates we have on the way for this module include some what to expect in the Windows Server Technical Preview and What’s New in Azure Virtual Machines, amongst others.