Enhancing the Branch Office Experience with Windows Server 2008 R2
At Tech·Ed 2008 we focused on the use of Windows Server 2008 to increase security at branch office locations using the technology combination of Windows Server Core, Read-Only Domain Controllers and BitLocker. In this session we see how Windows Server 2008 R2 builds on the security of Windows Server 2008 and adds new features to improve the end-user experience. In this session we review the core 2008 technologies, their improvements including enhancements to Server Core and then look at using the 2008 R2 BranchCache in both the peer and server model to provide branch office users with a powerful file and Web caching mechanism allowing all users at a location local access to data once a single user has accessed it. Many organizations are adopting Distributed File System namespaces and the delta-based DFS-R for keeping data synchronized between locations; see how 2008 R2 adds new read-only capabilities to DFS-R, another powerful feature for branch locations. At the end of this session you will understand key technologies to improve your branch office user experience and the best practices for its implementation.