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Introducing Windows Server 2016

Introducing Windows Server 2016
Introducing Windows Server 2016

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Chapter 1: The software-defined datacenter

  • Delivering agile IT
  • Understanding the Microsoft Cloud Platform
  • Facilitating enterprise mobility
  • Creating the Internet of Your Things
  • Providing the right environment for application innovation
  • Unlocking insights on any data
  • Transforming the datacenter
  • How to transform your datacenter
  • Building a software-defined foundation
  • What makes it possible
  • Automating and securing your infrastructure
  • Extending to the cloud on demand

Chapter 2: Compute

  • Failover Clustering improvements
  • Creating a cloud witness by using Azure
  • Shared VHDX improvements
  • Improved cluster logs
  • Active memory dump
  • Network name diagnostics
  • Cluster Operating System Rolling Upgrade
  • Hyper-V improvements
  • VM groups
  • True VM mobility
  • VM configuration version
  • New configuration file format
  • Production checkpoints
  • Hot add and hot remove for network adapters and memory
  • MultiPoint Services
  • Windows MultiPoint Server
  • Scenario for better understanding
  • MultiPoint Services role in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview
  • MultiPoint Manager and MultiPoint Dashboard

Chapter 3: Storage

  • Storage Replica
  • Synchronous replication
  • Asynchronous replication
  • Implementation-specific details
  • Requirements
  • Recommendations
  • Scenarios
  • Storage Replica in Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview
  • Storage Spaces Direct
  • Implementation details
  • Improved scalability
  • Storage Spaces optimized pool
  • Failure scenarios
  • Learn more
  • Deduplication
  • Storage Quality of Service

Chapter 4: Networking

  • Software-defined network
  • Network virtualization
  • Network Controller
  • RAS Gateway Multitenant BGP router
  • Software Load Balancing
  • Datacenter firewall
  • Web Application Proxy
  • Publishing capability enhancements
  • Publishing Exchange Server 2013
  • Web Application Proxy troubleshooting
  • Collecting information about your environment
  • Using the Microsoft Exchange Best Practices Analyzer
  • Certificate issues
  • Configuration data in AD FS is inconsistent or corrupt
  • Supporting non-SPI-capable clients

Chapter 5: Security

  • Shielded VMs
  • Threat-resistant technologies
  • Control Flow Guard
  • Device Guard (Code Integrity)
  • Credential Guard
  • Windows Defender
  • Threat detection technologies
  • Securing privileged access
  • Just In Time and Just Enough Administration
  • A strategy for securing privileged access
  • Short-term plan
  • Medium-term plan
  • Long-term plan

Chapter 6: App Plat

  • Nano Server
  • Understanding Nano Server
  • Deploying Nano Server
  • Specializing Nano Server
  • Remotely managing Nano Server
  • Containers
  • What is a container?
  • Why use containers?
  • Windows Server containers versus Hyper-V containers
  • What about Docker?

Chapter 7: Systems management

  • Windows PowerShell improvements
  • DSC Local Configuration Manager
  • New methods in LCM.
  • DSC partial configurations
  • Setting up the LCM Meta Configuration
  • Authoring the configurations
  • Deploying the configurations
  • PowershellGet and NuGet
  • System Center 2016
  • Operations Management Suite
  • About the author
  • About the contributors
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