Where to start? Microsoft clearly listened to its customers with the development of Sever 2012. After sitting through a presentation on the new features of Active Directory, it was clear that Microsoft addressed many issues. These issues involved problems with large AD deployments, interfaces for the administrator, and also deployment of new domain controllers. Several of the these I was very happy to see. Now I can demonstrate to my students what aspects of Windows Server 2008 R2 management they want in a GUI, is now in a GUI.
I also had a chance to sit in a seminar on MDT and Windows 8 as well as a chance to do a hands on lab with the new MDT version. With the continued march towards IPv6, I also took an opportunity to expand my knowledge of IPv6 and to try out the IPAM (IP Address Management).
By far the highlight of my day was meeting with June Blender Rogers, Senior Programming Writer for Windows PowerShell. We had a very energetic conversation over the feedback from my students and I hope I can get her conferenced called into one of my upcoming PowerShell classes to get direct feedback from people just starting out with PowerShell. Her contribution to PowerShell is of keen interest not only to beginners, but seasoned professionals as well.
Hard at work on a hands on lab.
Yes, those are arcade games from the 80’s. The lines to play them are so long, I have not been able to get to a single one all week.
Windows 8 Keynote.
Now this is a door prize.