Back on August 18th and 19th, myself and Corey Hynes delivered a 2-day, live, Windows Server 2016 Preview Jumpstart. For the thousands of you that attended, thank you, it was a lot of fun, and I hope you learned a lot! There are certainly a lot of new features and capabilities coming in the next release of Windows Server! Some of them are incremental improvements, however there are many areas that are completely new to the Microsoft platform, such as Containers and Nano Server.
Hungry for Hyper-V? Super-excited about Storage? Need to know Networking, or perhaps Nano? Curious about Containers? Amazed by Automation? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then the Windows Server 2016 Preview JumpStart is going to be right up your street. Even if you didn’t answer yes to any of those questions, I’m going to assume you did, as thinking of those statements is 10 minutes of my life I’ll never get back. And I apologize for using Super-excited. It just slipped out.
Anyway….I’ve been crafting the content for the upcoming JumpStart for the last week or so, and myself, along with my fellow speaker, the man, the legend, Mr Corey Hynes, are now in the process of finalizing the demos, (of which we have well over 20, across the 2-day course) to help bring to life, some of the incredible investments that we’re making in the next release of Windows Server. In order to register, you need to head on over to the Microsoft Virtual Academy page, where you’ll find a picture of my face (apologies) and more importantly, a nice big ‘Register Now’ button. You really can’t miss it.
Microsoft Ignite is just around the corner, so what better time than now, to lean back, relax, take a deep breath, and figure out how you’re going to fill your time for the week. Oh, and I mean during the day…you know…normal business hours and all that.
What you’ll find below is a selection of my hand-picked sessions, all focused on the on-premises (yes, with an ‘s’) datacenter technologies – the stuff you and I know as Windows Server, Hyper-V, System Center, Azure Pack and more. Sure, there may be some stuff on my list that you haven’t heard of before, or know too much about, but hey, that’s fine, however if it’s on this list, it’s generally because I think it’s important, strategic going forward, and frankly, downright cool technology that can make a big difference to your infrastructure.