Sample chapter: Planning and Deploying Session-based Virtual Desktops

This chapter from Virtualizing Desktops and Apps with Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out covers Remote Desktop Services (RDS), including planning infrastructure for session-based desktops, deploying session-based virtual desktops, and understanding high availability for RDS. Understanding RDS Planning infrastructure for session-based desktops Deploying session-based virtual desktops Understanding high availability for RDS Session-based virtual desktops are…


Sample chapter: Virtualizing Desktops and Apps with Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out: Planning and Implementing App-V

Application virtualization is a lesser-known technology that is expanding rapidly. This chapter from Virtualizing Desktops and Apps with Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out provides an overview of App-V and covers application virtualization infrastructure, planning App-V infrastructure, and deploying App-V infrastructure. Overview of App-V Application virtualization infrastructure Planning App-V infrastructure Deploying App-V infrastructure Virtualization usage…


New book: Virtualizing Desktops & Apps with Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Virtualizing Desktops & Apps with Windows Server 2012 R2 Inside Out (ISBN 9780735697218), by Byron Wright and Brian Svidergol. Purchase from these online retailers: Microsoft Press Store Amazon.com Barnes & Noble Independent booksellers – Shop local Conquer Windows Server 2012 R2 virtualization—from the inside out! Dive into Windows…


Sample chapter: Deploying Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controllers

This sample chapter from Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 R2 describes how to prepare for the deployment of Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers, how to deploy domain controllers using both Server Manager and Windows PowerShell, and how to take advantage of domain-controller virtualization.


Free ebooks: What’s new in our list of great resources

Updated We just released the RTM version of our Introducing Windows Server 2012 ebook. Check it out! PDF – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – PDF ebook EPUB – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – ePub format MOBI – Introducing Windows Server 2012 RTM Edition – MOBI format (for Kindle)   And we’ve…

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Jump Start class: Not too late to register for class on December 1, 2011

Still time to register! Course: Exam 70-659: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Jump Start Target Audience: IT Pros with some Microsoft Virtualization experience who want to be sure they’re ready to pass exam 70-659 Instructors: Microsoft Technical Evangelist, Symon Perriman & Microsoft Technical Instructor, Philip Helsel Cost: $99 (includes an exam voucher valued at…


RTM’d today: Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services Resource Kit

We’re very happy to report that Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Service Resource Kit, by Christa Anderson and Kristin L. Griffin with the Microsoft Remote Desktop Services Team (ISBN 9780735627376; 720 pages) has shipped to the printer. In-depth and comprehensive, this official Microsoft Resource Kit delivers the information you need to plan, deploy, and…

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Free ebook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions (Second Edition)

Here it is! Mitch Tulloch has updated his free ebook of last year; it’s now updated for Windows Server 2008 R2. You can now download Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions, From the Desktop to the Datacenter in XPS format here and in PDF format here. Six chapters adding up to 466 pages. Here are Mitch’s acknowledgments:…

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New book: MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-652): Configuring Windows Server Virtualization

Server virtualization is one of the hottest technologies today, despite a very tough economy. According to a recent IDC study, spending on virtualization is expected to approach $15 billion worldwide this year. The study estimates that over three-quarters of all companies with more than 500 employees are deploying virtual servers. A strong growth in virtualization…

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