Modern Biz Grow Efficiently events coming in October


The registration site hasn't gone live yet, but the following training will be delivered in 4 cities (see end of post for cities and dates) in October.

  • Module 1: Migrating Windows Server 2003/2008 to Windows Server 2012 R2 

  • New Features in Windows Server 2012 R2 

  • System Requirements 

  • Editions 

  • Core 

  • Full GUI 

  • Standard Edition vs. Datacenter  

  • Risk to Benefit Comparison for migrating to Windows Server 2012 R2 

  • Risks of staying on unsupported platform (2003) 

  • What to do with legacy applications 

  • Running Windows Server 2003 not a solution 

  • Windows Server 2003 support  

  • Success Stories for 2003 to 2012 R2 migrations 

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Top Enhancements 

  • Hyper-V Enhancements 

  • File and Storage Services 

  • Failover Clustering 

  • Planning a Server Migration 

  • Upgrade to Windows Server 2012 Considerations 

  • Upgrade Methods 

  • Upgrading Domain Controllers 

  • Migrate Roles and Features to Windows Server 2012 

  • Windows Server Migration Tools 

  • DNS, DHCP Migration 

  • Hardware to Virtualization 

  • On-Premises Hyper-V 

  • Azure VMs 

  • IaaS and PaaS 

  • Hardware Sizing for virtualization 

  • Across the wire migrations to new Hardware 

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials 

  • Server Deployment  

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Experience as a server role  

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials on a physical server or as a virtual machine 

  • Domain Considerations 

  • If an Active Directory domain does not exist 

  • If an Active Directory domain does exist 

  • VPN Connector 

  • Office 365 Integration 

  • Single DC environment  

  • Essentials Dashboard 

  • User and Group Management 

  • Office 365 distribution groups management 

  • Storage and Folder Management 

  • Data Protection 

  • Health Reports 

Module 2: Migrating to a Virtualized Infrastructure  

  • Server Virtualization with Hyper-V 

  • Hyper-V Overview 

  • Deploying Hyper-V 

  • Creating VMs 

  • Live Migration 

  • Hyper-V network (limited to virtual switches) 

  • Creating VMs 

  • Managing VMs 

  • Overview of Hyper-V Replica (covered in detail in Safe Guard your Business) 

  • Module 3: Windows Server 2012 R2 / Windows 8 / Active Directory 

  • Installing/Migrating to Windows Server 2012 Active Directory 

  • Installing a new Forest 

  • Adding a new Domain 

  • Adding a DC to an existing Domain 

  • Active Directory Administration Center 

  • AD PowerShell 

  • Managing users and computers with Group Policy 

  • Cover the highest priority policies 

  • Module 4: Azure Integration with on-premises Services  

  • Deploying Azure Virtual Machines 

  • Deployment via Gallery 

  • Deployment from Image 

  • Azure Storage Accounts 

  • Auto-created Storage Account 

  • New Storage Account (Tenant) 

  • Deploying a Domain Controller to Azure 

  • Promotion with SM or PowerShell  

  • Auto-install for DNS  

  • Integration to on-prem DNS  

  • DNSSEC 

  • Replication AD-integrated zones 

  • Example of Domain Join in VNet 

  • Provisioning an Azure Virtual Network 

  • Tenant VN 

  • DNS Service (DIPs) 

  • IP Address Space 

  • Virtual IP (point – to -site Gateway) 

  • Point-to-Point VPN 

  • Azure AD Overview 

  • Overview Azure AD 

  • Cloud App Discovery 

  • DirSync / Azure AD Sync 

  • Module 5: Windows Server 2012 Storage Enhancements  

  • Windows Storage Stack 

  • File and Storage Services 

  • Storage Pools 

  • Storage Spaces 

  • Scale Out File Server 

  • Cluster Shared Volumes  

  • SMB3 and Remote Hyper-V storage 

  • Data De-duplication 

  • iSCSI, SAN, SAS, JBOD 

As you can see, it's very focused on Windows Server, both on-premises as well as integrating with cloud services, and take note that Essentials also features prominently in the content.

This round of training event will be delivering in the following locations…

October 7 Sydney

October 9 Brisbane

October 14 Adelaide

October 16 Melbourne

I'll post registration details once they go live, and in case you can't make these locations or dates, we are planning on recording the content, complete with Australian accents so that you can watch them online. More details to come.

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