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Discover how Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and Windows 8.1 work together to help you to provision and manage cloud and data center infrastructure, provide business continuity, deliver services, and manage applications.

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  • Let’s take a quick look at the evolution of electricity as a commodity.<c>First, things started out with ‘dynamos’ or hand cranked machines that could produce electrical sparks by moving a magnet around a coil of wire. Then along came electric motors. These inventions were great but they only produced a small amount of electricity and the electricity could only be delivered to an electrical device relatively close to the motor or dynamo.So – along came somebody else that invented the electric relay which made it possible to send electricity over long distances. <c>Just after Thomas Edison created his light bulb he opened one of the first central electric power stations that powered about 3,000 lights in New York City using a set of steam-powered dynamos. <c>At the same time, the first hydro-electric dam started producing electricity. <c>From there, other forms of electricity generation have been invented such as coal plants, nuclear, wind, etc. 1:00
  • In our modern times, almost everyone gets their power from a central supplier of electricity – an electricity “service provider”. Electricity has become a commodity that is bought and sold. <c>However, some users of electricity continue to produce their own electricity using generators, solar, etc. for various reasons. It could be a hospital that has backup generators in case of a mainline power failure. It could be a remote house in the mountains that uses solar to create electricity because it is too far away from a main power line. Some people use multiple sources of electricity for redundancy, cost, or other reasons.<c>If you consume electricity from a service provider you pay as you go – it’s an OpEx. You only pay for what you use. You consume the capacity from a shareed pool of capacity and infrastructure. The pool of capacity is both scalable and elastic.If you produce your own electricity, you have an up front CapEx, and ongoing OpEx. It may cost more or less than getting it from a service provider depending on many factors. But cost is not the only factor in deciding to produce electricity – you control it.1:20
  • Why am I telling you all this? Because this is what is happening to computing. Computing power is becoming a commodity. You can get it from a service provider, or you can create it yourself. Or you can do some combination.If you think about it, you don’t really care where your electricity is coming from as long as it is reliable, cost effective, and meets any other requirements you have. The same will become true of cloud computing over time as it becomes more and more of a commoditized service like electricity is now.<c>The same model of costs and benefits we saw with electricity consumption models applies to computing power consumption.How does this tie into Microsoft’s Cloud OS strategy? <c>First of all Microsoft is a service provider. You can get compute power from Microsoft PaaS, IaaS, or SaaS services. But, Microsoft is more than only a service provider. <c>It is also a Technology Provider.In the electricity analogy, you could think of Microsoft as a creator of solar panels. We use those solar panels on a massive scale to produce a massive quantity of electricity and then we sell it becoming effectively a large electricity service provider. However, we also provide our solar panels to other companies who use them to produce electricity, but on a smaller scale typically, and sell that. Finally, we also make those same solar panels available to end user customers so that they can use them to produce electricity themselves if that is what they want to do. Any given customer can consume electricity from Microsoft, a service provider, or produce it themselves.Cloud computing capacity as a commodity can be named Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Microsoft’s strategy is to provide IaaS using a software platform (the solar panels from the analogy) and then provide the same platform for producing IaaS to service providers and to end customers.This same consistent software platform that Azure runs on and that we are providing to service providers and enterprises to produce IaaS is what we call the Cloud OS.2:15
  • Slide Objectives:Explain the differences and relationship between IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS in more detail.Speaking Points:Here’s another way to look at the cloud services taxonomy and how this taxonomy maps to the components in an IT infrastructure. Packaged SoftwareWith packaged software a customer would be responsible for managing the entire stack – ranging from the network connectivity to the applications. IaaSWith Infrastructure as a Service, the lower levels of the stack are managed by a vendor. Some of these components can be provided by traditional hosters – in fact most of them have moved to having a virtualized offering. Very few actually provide an OSThe customer is still responsible for managing the OS through the Applications. For the developer, an obvious benefit with IaaS is that it frees the developer from many concerns when provisioning physical or virtual machines. This was one of the earliest and primary use cases for Amazon Web Services Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2). Developers were able to readily provision virtual machines (AMIs) on EC2, develop and test solutions and, often, run the results ‘in production’. The only requirement was a credit card to pay for the services.PaaSWith Platform as a Service, everything from the network connectivity through the runtime is provided and managed by the platform vendor. The Windows Azure best fits in this category today. In fact because we don’t provide access to the underlying virtualization or operating system today, we’re often referred to as not providing IaaS.PaaS offerings further reduce the developer burden by additionally supporting the platform runtime and related application services. With PaaS, the developer can, almost immediately, begin creating the business logic for an application. Potentially, the increases in productivity are considerable and, because the hardware and operational aspects of the cloud platform are also managed by the cloud platform provider, applications can quickly be taken from an idea to reality very quickly.SaaSFinally, with SaaS, a vendor provides the application and abstracts you from all of the underlying components.
  • So, reason #1- UI Enhancements.See the desktop only when you need to see it, enhanced windowing and multi-monitor support, a great hero search experience, it’s far more intuitive. We took a lot of the feedback, not only what people loved in Windows 8, but where they said we could improve, things like bringing back a start button and boot to desktop and we brought those into Windows 8.1. Let’s take a look and do a little demo. I’m ready to log in. As we can see, my lock screen tells me what my next appointment is, tells me I’m connected to Wi-Fi and I have a good connection, that I’m currently on battery power; I’ve got eight unread emails before I even start. So, let’s log in. I flick my screen up; I see that I’m on a domain joined PC and I have a picture password; it’s a picture of my daughter that I took and it’s a series of lines or circles that only I know. So I’m going to go ahead and I’m going to trace some elements here in the picture and voila’, here I am at my start screen. One of the first things you’ll notice about Windows 8 is some new tile sizes; large tiles, tiles that give you more information. So, for example, I cannot only see what the current temperature is, I can see what it’s going to be tomorrow. I can see my stock watch list has automatically updated itself over here on the right. It’s also telling me what the top money news story is. I can also see what some additional news stories are, how the stock market is doing and what some of the top stories are today; all of this without launching an app. That’s a really critical thing to remind people that when you’re on iOS or Android or even Windows 7, in order to get some of this information, you’ve got to launch applications. You have to launch Outlook to know how many unread emails you have. You have to launch a news app or a stock app or any one of these. I can do all of this by simply just scanning that heads up display. Now, you’ll also notice there are some very small icons. I have my Excel, PowerPoint, Lync and Word. I’ve made small icons. Again, I can pick and choose how these want to work. With Windows 8.1, we’ve made it easier to move icons around and to create groups. So, for example, if I wanted to oh, let’s say, move my entertainment group, all I have to do is tap and hold. You’ll notice once I do so, I can click three icons; I’m actually going to click four. I can go up to the top and change the name of those groups. I can simply grab those and pull those over and notice in the top right-hand corner there’s the number four telling me I’m dragging four icons. I release and I can name my group new group and hit enter, tap again and there it is. If I want to move just a single icon, I click it once; I grab and I drag it over.Then here, I have my group and I can grab the whole thing over, release it here, excellent and then, once again, I’m ready to go or tap those, let loose on the gray line like so, and then name it entertainment, hit enter, tap once again. So very simple, very easy to move around. I can also change the size of multiple icons.I can, once again, tap and hold. I can click and I can delete multiple icons or even say resize these all to medium all at once, no having to do things one at a time.You’ve also probably noticed for those of you on Windows 8.1 that your store apps automatically update in the background that you don’t need to go in and manually update those each day.Well, how do we know what’s on our PC? Well, we can, of course, search, but a really nice way is just to flip the screen up and get to apps. We can organize this in multiple ways; by name alphabetically; we can do it by date installed. Hey, here’s all the apps and here’s the dates that they were installed and if I pinch and zoom, I can see yesterday, earlier this week or last month. I can do it by most used. PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, PC settings and desktop are my most used and I can take a look at moderately used, least used or never used apps if I’m looking to make some space. Maybe I’m running out of room and I want to get rid of apps that I installed or maybe read about but don’t need to be using anymore. I can very simply and easily figure that out. Or by category, so same categories we find in the store, books and reference, management, finance, photos, travel, etc., Microsoft Office. So simple, easy ways for me to be able to better find what I’m looking for. As before, if I’m looking for something specific, type it in, it’s going to find that app for me and it’s ready to go. That’s not all the great feature and functionality of Search, so let’s talk about the Search functionality. Go out here, we have what we call our hero search.Now, you can see that I can search everywhere, just in settings, files, web images or videos, but the default is everywhere. Let’s say I’m thinking about spending the weekend somewhere. Let’s say I decide you know what, I’d like to go to Seattle. I’m going to type in Seattle and hit enter and here’s what I see; social media hub Seattle. I have some documents called Seattle. I have some pictures that were tagged Seattle, some ones I took at the Seattle zoo. I can see the current temperature and by choosing view on map, I’m going to click that right here and it takes me right to Seattle.What are some of the attractions; Space Needle, Pike Place, Smith Tower, the Great Wheel. I can see a whole list of really great websites and some apps that I can download, Seattle Seahawks, Sounders or the Seattle Tacoma flight tracker. So, I can click on Windows store apps and be able to bring those up simply by doing that, I can say, you know what, show me that Seattle alerts app and there it is for me. The search is intuitive; it brings in video. It brings in pictures. It shows what’s in my SkyDrive in the cloud on my local machine and brings that all together into a great easy to see and use interface. Have we changed the way that we can have multiple apps running at a time?Absolutely. For example, I can now split screen multiple apps and give them each half the screen. I can actually run up to four Windows 8 apps side by side and push that across multiple monitors. I can also choose to resize these applications and have them run considerably smaller. One of my favorite ones to run is the weather app. As soon as I open it, it says, hi, where would you like me to go? If this was a bigger screen, I could say put it in the middle, because I’d like to run three at a time, but I’m going to say, why don’t you start up over here on the left. I have the great weather going.I can even make that smaller if I choose to or close those out as I have closed out apps in the past simply by pulling app and swiping down and picking which ones I would like to see and how much of the screen I would like for them to take, running Windows 8 and non-Windows 8 apps side by side, as I’ve always done before in the past, but being able to pick how much room they take.Alright, getting back to our desktop, one of the questions I get asked a lot is well, how do I make it a more seamless experience for my end users?Well, one of the first things you notice is that my background pattern that’s here behind my start screen is the same one that’s on my desktop. Having that same background move across the two is a great way to make a more seamless experience.You can also set the PC to start up with this view, the app view, which allows them to see all of their apps in a specific order. Let’s talk about how to make some of those changes.So, by going down here to the bottom, right mouse clicking and going to properties and going to navigation, we’ve got some pretty cool choices that can make it easier for end users, like go to the desktop instead of start when I sign in.By simply clicking that, users will start on the start screen where they will see their icons and pinned icons and be ready to work and not go to the start menu until they click on that start button on the bottom left-hand corner; then they’ll be taken to the start menu.Or I could say always show start on my main display when I press the Windows logo key or show the apps view automatically when I go to start. So instead of seeing the start screen, they see the apps view. I can even list desktop apps first before they see the Windows 8 apps, lots of different ways that I can configure this to make it easier for my users to find what they’re looking for and how they’re looking for it. These are just a few of the many features in Windows 8.1.As I take a look, one of my personal favorites is when I go here into the PC settings is to take a look at the integration of SkyDrive. We can see here the first thing it’s going to tell me is how much storage space I have. It will say, am I saving documents by default to SkyDrive? Or I can also set this up to do SkyDrive Pro through a series of group policies. This means anytime somebody saves something, rather than it being saved to the hard drive here, it’s being saved to the cloud or perhaps to work folders or it’s being saved to SkyDrive Pro, SkyDrive, etc. This is a great way where your end users don’t even realize that they’re automatically having copies of those files in the cloud, but they’re still available locally when they’re not online. I can also go through and choose sync settings. If I turn this on, this is going to take my start screen and tile layout, my colors, my themes, my passwords, all my apps, all my web browse favorites and as soon as I log into a new Windows 8 PC, it’ll immediately take it from PC one to PC two. Windows 8.1, it wants to ensure you have the same experience across all your devices, that if you add an app to one, it’s now on all of them; remove it from one, you can choose to remove it just from that one or add to all, make a change, new desktop, new color scheme; it goes across all of those devices, perfectly in sync. A long time ago, an end user to said to me, I don’t care how it works; I just want it to work and Windows 8.1 does that very, very well.
  • Concurrency presents Modern Datacenter

    1. 1. #SCSM, #Orchestrator Nathan Lasnoski Steve Buchanan
    2. 2. O365, Azure, On-Premise or Hybrid Architecture Business ProductivityModern Datacenter Infrastructure Azure & O365 Exchange & Lync + Voice Private & Public Cloud Windows Server & Virtual Identity, AD, DirectAccess, UAG System Center 2012 ITSM / ITIL Migrations & Integrations Desktop Imaging & Win upgrade Portals, Intranets, Business Critical, Doc Imaging, Workflow… (SharePoint) Sales, Marketing, Dashboards, Account Management, Etc. (Dynamics CRM) Business Apps Application Development (.NET, Azure, TFS) Messaging, Conference, Presence, Video, Voice (Lync) Office Technology Solutions That Fulfill Business Strategies Partner of the Year Winner: - 2012 & 2011 Midwest - 2012 Central - 2012 Global SharePoint Content Management - 2012 Central Partnering to Succeed - 2010 Central Marketing Excellence Wisconsin Illinois Minnesota Indiana
    3. 3. #SCSM, #Orchestrator
    4. 4. R2 w/ Service Provider Foundation Future Services Service Bus SQLVMs Web Sites Service Plans Users Provider Portal Consumer Self-Service Portal Web Sites Apps Database VMs Service ProviderCustomer Self Service Portal Moves On-Premises Common Mgt. Experience Workload Portability Cloud-Enabled Services Move On-Premises Consistent Dev. Experience Other Services CDN. Media,, etc. Caching Service Bus SQL VM Role Web Sites Worker Role Web Sites Apps Database VMs Subscriber Self- Service Portal Windows Azure Cloud OS Consistent Experiences
    5. 5. #SCSM, #Orchestrator
    6. 6. Deploying and managing applications across platforms is difficult. Apps Data Users need to be productive while maintaining compliance and reducing risk. Users expect to be able to work in any location and have access to all their work resources. Users The explosion of devices is eroding the standards-based approach to corporate IT. Devices
    7. 7. Devices & Platforms Single admin console
    8. 8. iOS Android On premise Exchange Active Sync based management Cloud Infrastructure Single pane of glass Settings Management Device Wipe     More settings Detailed compliance Through EAS and MDM Pull Software Distribution   Push Software Distribution Selective Wipe  
    9. 9. • • • • • • • • Accessing apps the right way, on the right device MSI iOS App-V (MDOP) Appx App Store Link Start Start Start Android App (Example: PDF Reader)
    10. 10. Version 4 (x86/x64) Version 5 (x86/x64) Version 6 (x86/x64) Red Hat Enterprise Linux OS Support Model Version 9 (SPARC) Version 10 (SPARC/x86)Solaris Version 9 (x86) Version 10 SP1 (x86/x64) Version 11 (x86/x64) SUSE Linux SeEnterprise rver
    11. 11. Service Provider Pay as you go (OpEx) Pay only for what you use Shared capacity & infra Scalable, elastic Up front costs (CapEx) Pay to operate it (OpEx) You maintain it You control it Produce Yourself
    12. 12. EnterpriseService Provider MicrosoftPay as you go (OpEx) Pay only for what you use Shared capacity & infra Scalable, elastic Up front costs (CapEx) Pay to operate it (OpEx) You maintain it You control it Service Provider Technology Provider
    13. 13. Virtual Machines
    14. 14. ©2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Type Sort Specification Cost on Premise (3yr) Cost in Azure (3yr) IaaS Small VM 1 CPU, 1.75 GB RAM $2,500 / VM $1,500 ($2,400 w/ 33%) IaaS Medium VM 2 CPU, 3.5 GB RAM $5,000 / VM $3,821 ($4,821 w/ 33%) IaaS Large VM 4 CPU, 7 GB RAM $10,000 / VM $6,343 ($9,612 w/ 33%) IaaS Extra Large VM 8 CPU, 14 GB RAM $20,000 / VM $12,711 ($19,260 w/ 33%) IaaS Storage (Local) 1 TB $10,000 / TB $1,688 ($2,520 w/ 32%) IaaS Storage (Geo) 1 TB $20,000 / TB $2,291 ($3,420 w/ 32%)
    15. 15. ©2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Each Persistent Data Disk Can be up to 1 TB VM Size CPU Cores Memory # Data Disks IOPS Extra Small Shared 768 MB 1 500 Small 1 1.75 GB 2 2 x 500 Medium 2 3.5 GB 4 4 x 500 Large 4 7 GB 8 8 x 500 Extra Large 8 14 GB 16 16 x 500 A6 4 28 GB 8 8 x 500 A7 8 56 GB 16 16 x 500
    16. 16. Virtual Machines
    17. 17. Clustered
    18. 18. Clustered
    19. 19. See under the “Storage Spaces” Category
    20. 20. Scale-OutFile Server Clusters Storage Spaces Virtualization and Resiliency Hyper-V Clusters SMB Shared JBOD Storage PowerShell&SCVMM2012R2Management
    21. 21. Traditional Storage with FC/iSCSI Storage Array Windows File Server Cluster with Storage Spaces VM HostsVM Hosts FC/iSCSI (Block) SMB (File)
    22. 22. Simplify storage hardware and minimize hardware expenditures through Data Deduplication in Windows Server Gain space savings as high as 90% on VDI deployments with minimal impact Performance Faster read/write of optimized files Improved optimization speed Live VHD’s Deduplication of open VHD/VHDX files Scale-out File Server SMB Direct Hyper-V VDI VHD Dedup Compatibility Support for Scale-out File Server with Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV)
    23. 23. Hyper-V Hosts Cold DataHot Data Reads/Writes Accumulates Data Activity
    24. 24. Hyper-V host scale and scale-up workload support 58
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    27. 27. Virtual Machines
    28. 28. #SCSM, #Orchestrator
    29. 29. UI Enhancements See the desktop only when you need it Enhanced windowing and multi-monitor support Hero Search Experience More intuitive Start Button, Boot To Desktop and more…
    30. 30. Next steps • FREE System Center 2012 R2 Assessment: Get expert guidance on Microsoft System Center; examining how these technologies can benefit your organization. • Cloud Architecture Design Session: Explore the power of Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 and Windows 8.1 through a full day, whiteboard architecture design session with a Microsoft MVP. • FREE Azure Storage Analysis: Reduce storage costs by 60-80% by consolidating primary, archive, backup, and disaster recovery. Review today, future and the financial impact / opportunity. • Modern Datacenter Roadmap: Take a strategic, technology agnostic approach to your infrastructure operations. Provide executives with a vision, a budget, and a plan to optimize your IT infrastructure through a structured and systematic process. • Identity and Access Management • Desktop, Device, and Server Management • Security and Networking • IT Service Management and Automation • Data Protection and Recovery • Server Consolidation and Virtualization • IT Management Process • Public Cloud Practices and Management • Mobile Device Management
    31. 31. Nathan Lasnoski Steve Buchanan