Windows Server 2008 Israeli Launch Event

Last week Microsoft Israel held a major Windows Server 2008 launch event, with more than 350 attendees and many display booths. The event took place in Akko (north of Haifa), and was sponsored by Mediatech-Hi-Tech, one of Israel’s largest training centers. The main event was presented By Daniel Petri, who spoke for over 4 hours about the exciting new features that are arriving with Windows Server 2008. Daniel, which was also Microsoft’s Manager for Windows Server 2008 Rapid Deployment Project in Israel, was nominated by Microsoft Israel to spear head the entire Windows Server 2008 training project in Israel.

Some of the topics that Daniel spoke about include:
New Management options and tools:

  • Management Today
  • Server Manager
  • Roles and Features
  • Servermanagercmd.exe
  • Event Viewer
  • Performance and Reliability Monitoring
  • Windows Backup
  • PowerShell
  • WinRM and WinRS
  • Remote Server Administration Tools

Active Directory improvements and features:

  • Active Directory Roles
  • DCPromo Improvements
  • Read Only Domain Controllers
  • Restartable Directory Services
  • Directory Services Auditing
  • Fine-Grained Password Settings
  • Group Policy Enhancements
  • Active Directory Snapshots

Terminal Server and Virtualization features:

  • Terminal Server Enhancements
  • Terminal Server Experience
  • Terminal Server RemoteApp
  • Terminal Services Web Access
  • Terminal Services Gateway
  • Hyper-V overview

And finally –

  • Security improvements:
  • Server Core Overview
  • Server Core Supported Roles and Features
  • Server Core Management Options
  • Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Server and Domain Isolation
  • Network Access Protection
  • Group Policy Enhancements

You can download the PowerPoint decks for these presentations from the following link:

Daniel is also schedule to give a very interesting session on deploying Windows Server 2008 in your existing environment in the major Israeli Tech-Ed event, scheduled to be held at the 6-8th of April, in the great southern resort town of Eilat.