Ned Pyle has a comprehensive blog post that guides you through the important new stuff revealed at BUILD for IT Pros in Windows Server 8. Go read his blog post Windows 8 for the IT Pro: The New Plumbing.
If, like me, you want to start your reading with the Hyper-V stuff, here is the clip from his post to quickstart:
Virtualization, Networking, & High Availability
- Network acceleration and other NIC technologies for the data center
A complete list of all new network performance technologies, such as NIC teaming, datacenter bridging, RDMA, and IPSEC task offload.
- Windows networking with PowerShell: A foundation for data center management
Hey, you got TCP/IP in my script language! No wait, that’s peanut butter.
- Using Windows Server 8 for building private and public IaaS clouds
More about Hyper-V in Windows 8 Server than cloud (the title is a awfully "marketing", but Jeff Woolsey is a great presenter and he designs MS virtualization).
- A deep dive into Hyper-V networking
Like the name says. And there is a lot…
- Building continuously available systems with Hyper-V
All the new ways to move your virtualized eggs to a few baskets.
- Designing systems for continuous availability - multi-node with remote file storage
SMB 2.2 and truly insane new remote file storage solutions
- Remote desktop experience in Windows 8
Hydra! Dang, I’m getting old. Lots on version 2.0 of RemoteFX.
- Accessing data in ISO and VHD files
Windows 8 now easily supports mounting VHD and ISO files, without add-ons or using the command-line
- Running Windows 8 Developer Preview in a virtual environment
The working and non-working virtualization platforms for Win8 Developer Preview.
- Bringing Hyper-V to “Windows 8”
Virtualization in the Windows 8 client (not server).
- Easiest way to setup a new virtual machine with Windows 8 Developer Preview 64 bit
A good lifestyle idea too. Don’t run Win8 developer preview anywhere important. Yet.
Enjoy. Thank Ned and leave a comment on his post if you feel inclined.