What's New in Windows Server 2016 Preview Jump Start

Would you like to get your IT department out of the business of managing routine, manual, error-prone tasks so you can finally focus on higher value improvement and deployment activities that delight your enterprise users? Join us for a demo-packed look at Windows Server 2016 Preview, and see why it is the platform of choice for the integrated datacenter.

A team of experts walks you through a host of new automation features and support for partner technologies and your open source solution investments. In these two half-day sessions, explore enhanced virtualization functionality, together with automated processes and configuration to help you spin up compute, storage, and networking resources faster. Preview new features that reduce system downtime, find out how rolling upgrades can help you adopt updates and operating systems faster for Hyper-V and Scale-Out File Server, and take a look at new storage replication technology. Plus, check out the zero-footprint, cloud-optimized Nano Server technology, along with scripting with the new PowerShell Desired State Configuration features. Build on your Windows Server knowledge, and find out what's new in Windows Server 2016 Preview!

Course Outline:

  • Introducing Windows Server 2016 Preview
  • Server Virtualization in Windows Server 2016 Preview
  • Introducing Nano Server
  • Introducing Windows and Hyper-V Containers
  • Software-Defined Storage in Windows Server 2016 Preview
  • Software-Defined Networking in Windows Server 2016 Preview
  • Automation in Windows Server 2016 Preview
Instructor Team
Matt McSpirit | Microsoft Technical Evangelist | @mattmcspirit

Matt McSpirit is a Technical Evangelist in the Technical Evangelism & Development group, with a focus on the Software-Defined Datacenter. A Microsoft employee since 2006, Matt is also an MCSE, MCITP: Virtualization Administrator, and a VMware VCP5-DCV, with extensive experience across a broad portfolio of both Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies. Matt has delivered a number of high-profile events, including TechEd, MMS, the launches of Windows Server 2008 through to Windows Server 2012 R2, Private Cloud Roadshows, and many more.

​Corey Hynes | Learn on Demand Systems Lead Architect and CEO | @CoreyJHynes
Corey Hynes is a Hyper-V MVP who has been a core infrastructure architect and consultant in the field for 20 years. His primary focus is operating system virtualization, management, and deployment. Corey has been working with Hyper-V, XenDesktop, and VMware extensively since they were introduced, and he is currently a member of the Windows Server TAP program. He is the author of more than 100 labs, guides, and papers across multiple product lines. Corey is also an owner and Lead Technical Architect for Learn on Demand Systems, a platform which provides hands-on lab hosting and orchestration services across both public and private cloud platforms, and which is used by more than 500 companies worldwide to enhance their training, sales, and marketing activities.
Live Event Details
August 18‒19, 2015
9am‒1pm PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: IT Implementers who want to learn more about the new technology

Basic knowledge of Windows Server 2012 R2. (To hear about the reasoning behind many of the technology decisions, check out Microsoft Datacenter vNext Preview: Bringing Azure to Your Datacenter.)