Video – Software Defined Networking in Server 2016

Windows Server engineer Greg Cusanza and Matt McSpirit demonstrate the new Software Defined Networking capabilities in Windows Server 2016.

You can use SDN to:

  • Dynamically create, secure and connect your network to meet the evolving needs of apps.
  • Speed up the deployment of workloads and contain security vulnerabilities from spreading across your network.
  • Reduce overall infrastructure costs.

After you watch the video above, explore more resources on SDN and try the virtual lab for SDN.

Source: Hybrid Cloud Blog

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Microsoft Stream – It’s YouTube For Your Company

In this episode of Azure Friday, Vishal Sood gives Scott Hanselman a quick tour of Microsoft Stream, which is built on Microsoft Azure and enables you to upload & share videos across your organization.

Microsoft Stream feels more like OneDrive than YouTube, but I think this has a lot of potential for training, HR and promo videos. Stream is currently in Beta.

Source: Azure Friday

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Video – Updates to the SharePoint Framework

With the developer preview of the SharePoint Framework available, take a deeper look at how you can deliver new experiences for SharePoint using common Web development tools. You’ll see the new SharePoint Framework and the new Client Side Web Parts that provide the ability to extend SharePoint in ways that were previously unavailable in the Cloud.

Source: Microsoft Mechanics Library

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Video – Updates to SharePoint App, Team Sites and Publishing

Adam Harmetz gives a rundown of SharePoint’s updated team collaboration experience across SharePoint and OneDrive and what’s coming in the future. He shows what the mobile and web experience is like working with and sharing team files. Se the recently launched improvements to the SharePoint team site which allows for the quick creation of a home for your Office 365 Group’s content. See the cross-platform mobile apps that help you connect with your team members and content while on the go.

Source: Microsoft Mechanics Library

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Video – Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) in Windows Server 2016

A look at the latest updates to software-defined storage with Storage Spaces Direct, new with Windows Server 2016. Elden Christensen explains the advantages in terms of cost, performance and reliability.

Also, find out what your deployment options are from hyper-converge or branch offices to converge for enterprise scale workloads. Finally, you’ll see how this applies to disaster recovery.

Source: Microsoft Mechanics Library

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Video – Visio Updates

A tour of the latest updates for Visio. Including enhanced AutoCAD support, one step data linking to your diagrams and the first look at the new cross-platform experiences with Visio Online and Visio on iPad.

Find out how you can get started with the Insider Program for the new Visio iPad app (limited time) and learn how to access the Visio Online Preview.

Source: Microsoft Mechanics Library

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Training – What’s New in Windows Server 2016

Title: What’s New in Windows Server 2016
Published: 06/03/2016
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation 
Instructors: Corey Hynes and Ward Ralston
Level: 200 (Intermediate)
Length: 5 hours
Modules: 7
Assessments: 5
Cost: FREE
Training URL: Click here to launch training

DESCRIPTION

In this helpful course, get the details about the features and functionality that have been added to this new version of Windows Server, along with those that were modified from previous versions.
 
See demonstrations and get high-level overviews, from a practical and a conceptual standpoint. Take a look at what’s new in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V and software-defined networking, learn about the latest in software-defined storage, and hear about security features, including Credential Guard. Plus, explore containers and Nano Server, along with implementation and management.

COURSE INFORMATION

  1. Instructor Introductions and Prep
    Meet your instructors, and learn what you should know as you come to this course.
  2. Introduction to Windows Server 2016
    Get a high-level overview of what’s new in Windows Server 2016, from a conceptual standpoint.
  3. The Software-Defined Datacenter – Part 1 
    Take a look at what’s new in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V and software-defined networking.
  4. The Software-Defined Datacenter – Part 2 
    Get a high-level overview of what’s new in Windows Server 2016 storage, including software-defined storage.
  5. Security and Authentication 
    Look at the newest features in Windows Server 2016 security and Remote Desktop Services (RDS), including Credential Guard and RDS Scaling.
  6. Application Platform 
    Take a look at containers and Nano Server, along with implementation and management.
  7. Post-Event Survey (optional)
     
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What’s New In Software-Defined Storage

If you haven’t heard of StoreVirtual VSA by HP, you should check out this short video.

Kate Davis from HP talks about what’s new in software-defined storage from HP.

We plan on doing a user group presentation on StoreVirtual VSA soon.
Stay tuned for details!

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