It’s only been a year since Windows Server 2012 was released, but we already have a new version of the operating system incoming in the form of Windows Server 2012 R2.
While R2 releases usually don’t change things dramatically, there’s still some new features and general polish to make it worthwhile. If you’ve got a few hundred hours to spare I can recommend streaming through both Build and TechEd sessions over on Channel9 to learn more 🙂
As per the usual marketing speak there’s no end to what the new release can do to empower businesses and enabling visions, etc.
That’s all nice and dandy, but how about seeing if there’s something we can use?
Clearly there’s no need for me to cover everything, but I thought I’d look into the Workplace Join feature today as that must be said to be a feature intended for the mobile crowd. It currently supports iOS in addition to Windows 8.1. Windows 7 has been confirmed as a candidate for support after RTM. Android has an unknown status.
I spun up a couple of servers and configured them according to this guide:
Workplace Join – Setting up the lab environment:
If you followed the first part of this article you should now have come to the stage where you have a working IPv6 lab, and an iOS device enjoying the IPv6 intranet. If you’re interested in doing the hands-on testing you should complete part one first before continuing, but if you’ve already done that, or just want to read about my experiences come along for the next part of the ride.
Part one here: http://mobilitydojo.net/2012/09/18/mobile-devices-and-ipv6-how-goes-part-i/
Ever wondered if your mobile devices will play nice with IPv6?
Me too 🙂
Wikipedia obviously has an article for this purpose already:
But it’s not entirely up-to-date, and didn’t really give me the details I wanted. (Not to mention the learning effect for me personally isn’t all that much just skimming through a feature matrix.)
The idea for this article came about a long time ago, but it’s taken a good while for me to get around doing the lab work for this exercise.
There’s a number of reasons for this; support in operating systems for desktops and servers of course, as well as support in the network equipment and everything. And let’s be honest, I had to learn a thing or two about IPv6 to be able to get this right.