msdev Windows Server 2008 R2 Advanced Series is an on-demand series about the advanced features of Windows Server 2008 R2. Topics will include Building a Seamless Enterprise, Virtualization Enhancements, Remote Desktop & Remote Apps, Managing with Server 2008 R2 and Web Server Improvements.

Here’s a list of sessions. Each session lasts between 30 minutes and 60 minutes, specifically for developers.

Windows Server 2008 R2: Building a Seamless Enterprise. This course will focus on the release of Windows 7 and how it has been coded to work succinctly with the features of Server 2008 to create a dynamic and reactive enterprise that can take advantage of the Branch Cache and Direct Access features available.

Windows Server 2008 R2: Remote Desktop & Remote Apps. Some of the new capabilities in R2 such as Multimedia and DirectX Redirection have improved the landscape for administrators when it comes to RDP connections. This course will delve into some of the details and improvements found in the new release.

Managing with Windows Server 2008 R2. The interactive controls and tools that were introduced in Server 2008 have been re-geared to give administrators even more leverage when it comes to performing everyday tasks. This course will focus on some of these including improved Identity Management within Active Directory as well as the new Powershell improvements.

Windows Server 2008 R2: Web Server Improvements. This course will look at the new IIS 7.5 and some of the capabilities that come with it such as improved FTP as well as new management tools like Configuration Editor and Enhanced Auditing.

Windows Server 2008 R2: Virtualization Enhancements. This course will delve into the areas where R2 has been streamlined and improved in the realm of virtualization. We will look at the enhancements made to Hyper-V in particular with new features such as Live Migration and Dynamic VM storage.

See Windows Server 2008 R2 Advanced.

Also Available

Also available to help you with Windows Server 2008 R2 development, see Windows Server 2008 R2 Developer Training Course Launches on Channel 9.

In addition, join in a virtual deep dive for developers who are actively working on projects to leverage the Windows Server 2008 R2 features December 8-10, 2009. For details, see Sign Up Now for Code-Fest Online Virtual Lab for Windows Server 2008 R2.

Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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