Top Picks from TechEd 2013: A Virtualization Medley

In this week’s Top Picks from TechEd 2013, we have selected some sessions on virtualization.  They are all highly reviewed and we are sure the topics will be interesting to you.  Virtualization has been white hot for years and the following sessions will catch you up on the latest innovations from Microsoft.

The sessions are based on the preview that was made available in previous months.  Windows Server 2012 R2 has now reached the RTM milestone.  As a result, the next set of picks from TechEd 2013 next week will be the last edition until next year.  We hope you found this series helpful.  Here are this week’s picks.

Hyper-V - What's New in Windows Server 2012 R2

Join this session to learn about the new features and functionality in Windows Server vNext in Hyper-V.


Introduction to Windows Server 2012 R2

Get the details on the upcoming release of Windows Server. We go over enhancements and new capabilities in Networking, Storage, Hyper-V, PowerShell and availability - making it easier than ever for customers to truly embrace the cloud with Windows Server.


Understanding the Hyper-V over SMB Scenario, Configurations, and End-to-End Performance

We begin this session with a quick overview of the Hyper-V over SMB scenario, where we use remote file storage for your live Hyper-V files. Next, we share a few potential continuously available configurations providing specifics around the kind of Hyper-V hosts, networking and storage for each one. We conclude with a look at end-to-end performance and the most common bottlenecks for the Hyper-V over SMB scenario.



Check back here next week.  We’ll have our last episode of Top Picks from TechEd 2013

And for those of you interested in downloading some of the products and trying them, here are some resources to help you

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview download
  • System Center 2012 R2 Preview download
  • SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 1 (CTP1) download
  • Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview download 


Written by Keith Combs, Microsoft Server and Tools

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