TechNet Radio: (Part 2) What’s New in 2012 R2 – Transforming the Datacenter

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Kevin Remde and Brad Anderson, are back for part 2 of their "What's New in 2012 R2" series as they discuss the new and exciting "cloud OS vision" in the next wave of Microsoft's Server and System Center products. Tune in as they take a deep dive into how your business can transform its datacenter by harnessing the power of a hybrid cloud IT environment.

  • [3:05] What does “Transform the Datacenter” mean exactly?
  • [8:31] Why is it important for Microsoft to support Linux? What specifically has Microsoft done to better support Linux as a virtualized workload on Hyper-V in Server 2012 R2?
  • [15:17] What are the IaaS trends that you’re seeing – and what are the trends that Microsoft is driving?
  • [19:20] When we talk about supporting IaaS and the datacenter components of the infrastructure, we break it up into the three areas of Network, Compute, and Storage. What are some improvements made in each of these areas?
  • [36:37] Let’s talk about Identity Management. What are the implications of using cloud-based services?
  • [44:57] Is Windows Azure Active Directory just for authentication against Microsoft services and how can we enable Single Sign-on?

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