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Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model

New Free Ebook: Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model

We’re pleased to announce the availability of Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model (ISBN 9780735679603), by Marc Farley, as a free download!

Download the 120-page PDF, EPUB, MOBI.

Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release

New Free Ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release

We’re very excited to announce another free ebook offering from Microsoft Press. Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release (ISBN 9780735682931), by Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Server Team, introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the needs of your business.

Download the 108-page PDF

 

Q & A with Marc Farley, author of Rethinking Enterprise Storage

As you might have seen, Microsoft Press published a new free ebook this week: Rethinking Enterprise Storage: A Hybrid Cloud Model. Below is a quick Q & A with the author about the book. Enjoy.

Q: Why is Rethinking Enterprise Storage an important book for people to read now?

Cloud services are the next big thing in computing. Everybody wants to figure out how to use the cloud or participate in the transformation that cloud computing provides. My book describes how businesses can use the cloud to simplify and manage one of their most important infrastructure elements: data storage. Storage might not be the first thing that pops into a person’s head when they think about cloud, but the changes being brought to storage from the cloud are just as profound as the changes being brought to any other aspect of information technology.

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Iaas Innovations

What’s New in 2012 R2: IaaS Innovations

One of the industry metrics that I follow closely every quarter is the sale of x86 servers around the world. I look at the trends around the purchase of the server hardware (what is the growth rate, where are they being purchased, etc.) by country, by segment, and at least 10 other benchmarks that apply to me and the Windows Server and System Center business. Sorting through this data is key, so believe me when I say that …

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Jump Starts

Jump Starts: Recorded sessions on Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center and PowerShell

Didn’t make it for the live sessions? Don’t worry. You can always find recorded Jump Starts on the latest technologies at the Microsoft Virtual Academy.

· Getting Started with PowerShell 3.0
· What’s New in Windows Server 2012 R2
· What’s New in System Center 2012 R2

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Free Sampler

Free Book Samplers for New Books

Get these new samplers – immediate PDF downloads:

· Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Step by Step
· Microsoft Outlook 2013 Inside Oute
· Exam Ref 70-483: Programming in C#
· Microsoft Visual C++/CLI Step by Step3
· Exam Ref 70-484: Essentials of Developing Windows Store Apps Using C#

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Work Folders

Windows Server 2012 R2 Work Folders

Lots of new and information around our new releases of Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and updates to Windows Azure and Windows Intune.

One of the cool new capabilities we’re included with Windows Server 2012 R2 is something called "Work Folders" for the enterprise. To explain this concept and show off how simple it is to set it up – Rick is joined by Nir Ben Zvi, Program Manager on the Windows Server Team. Allows users to have their work data distributed across all their machines while IT Admins maintain control of the data.

 

Cheers,
SEA MVP Team

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