Windows Server 2008 R2 – Free eBook

It is an old item but handy to have.

Windows Server 2008 R2

Fantastic new book hot off of Microsoft Press covering Windows Server 2008 R2.

Excerpt from the book:

“This book is targeted primarily at Windows server administrators who are responsible for hands-on deployment and day-to-day management of Windows-based servers for large organizations.”

Chapter breakdown is as follows:

Chapter 1, “What’s New in Windows Server R2”

Chapter 2, “Installation and Configuration: Adding R2 to Your World”

Chapter 3, “Hyper-V: Scaling and Migrating Virtual Machines”

Chapter 4, “Remote Desktop Services and VDI: Centralizing Desktop and Application Management”

Chapter 5, “Active Directory: Improving and Automating Identity and Access”

Chapter 6, “The File Services Role”

Chapter 7, “IIS 7.5: Improving the Web Application Platform”

Chapter 8, “DirectAccess and Network Policy Server”

Chapter 9, “Other Features and Enhancements”

And best of all a free electronic version is available here:

Author: Robert Smit [MVP]

Robert Smit is Senior Technical Evangelist and is a current Microsoft MVP in Clustering as of 2009. Robert has over 20 years experience in IT with experience in the educational, health-care and finance industries. Robert’s past IT experience in the trenches of IT gives him the knowledge and insight that allows him to communicate effectively with IT professionals who are trying to address real concerns around business continuity, disaster recovery and regulatory compliance issues. Robert holds the following certifications: MCT - Microsoft Certified Trainer, MCTS - Windows Server Virtualization, MCSE, MCSA and MCPS. He is an active participant in the Microsoft newsgroup community and is currently focused on Hyper-V, Failover Clustering, SQL Server, Azure and all things related to Cloud Computing and Infrastructure Optimalization. Follow Robert on Twitter @ClusterMVP Or follow his blog https://robertsmit.wordpress.com Linkedin Profile Http://nl.linkedin.com/in/robertsmit Robert is also capable of transferring his knowledge to others which is a rare feature in the field of IT. He makes a point of not only solving issues but also of giving on the job training of his colleagues. A customer says " Robert has been a big influence on our technical staff and I have to come to know him as a brilliant specialist concerning Microsoft Products. He was Capable with his in-depth knowledge of Microsoft products to troubleshoot problems and develop our infrastructure to a higher level. I would certainly hire him again in the future. " Details of the Recommendation: "I have been coordinating with Robert implementing a very complex system. Although he was primarily a Microsoft infrastructure specialist; he was able to understand and debug .Net based complext Windows applications and websites. His input to improve performance of applications proved very helpful for the success of our project

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