|Microsoft Operating Systems and Internetworking
Microsoft operating systems and networks continue to play a leading role in global internetworking. However, for the first time there has been a decline in sales with the MS Windows operating system family. The next hardware driven wave of computer technology has commenced.
According to leading industry studies, the dynamic growth of desktop personal computing era is over and non-PC devices capable of running software applications will be outselling PCs. And there are
other changes occurring in the market which are driving Microsoft strategies for its operating and network operating system software: 1- Increased utilization of the Linux-variant operating systems. 2-
Client requirements to implement server and desktop virtualization for reducing energy consumption and controlling costs. 3- BYOD requirements and the management of smartphones and tablet devices. 4-
The emergence of software as a service and cloud computing software models.
Microsoft Windows Server and Windows 7 and 8 to 10
MS Windows Server 2008 R2 is the industry leading server infrastructure. Virtualization tools, management facilities and Windows 7/8 integration provide an efficient
platform to manage a data center. MS Windows Server includes the ability to integrate Novell's SUSE Linux. Group Policy can be used for managing software updates on Linux clients.
The Windows Server 2012 can be used to build and run symmetrical and hybrid applications across on-premises private clouds, and hosted and Windows Azure public clouds. Different levels of
connectivity allow for hybrid scenarios which enable the integration of applications between Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure: Service Bus and Azure Connect. There is virtual machine portability between
on-premises and a cloud. It is implemented through System Center or the services portal to provision, manage, and move virtual machines between Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure. Windows Server 2012
also is a scalable, elastic application platform. Pub/Sub Messaging, integration, and workflow technologies are used to build loosely coupled applications which scale elastically both on and between
Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V is an entry level virtualization platform. Hyper-V is built into the Windows Server software stack and integrates with the Virtual Machine Manager component of System Center 2012
for monitoring and responding to application errors, physical server errors, resource changes, and security issues. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V provides IaaS: Infrastructure as a Service and function within a private cloud. The Microsoft Azure cloud supports persistent VMs:
virtual machines which enables users to run Linux distributions: openSUSE 12.1, CentOS 6.2, Ubuntu
12.04 and SLES: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server SP2.
The Microsoft Windows 7 client operating system software addressed many of the problems associated with MS Vista. There is a much faster boot time, shutdown, and enhanced facilities when MS Windows 7 is a client in a Microsoft Active Directory Domain. MS Windows 7
was optimized for Internet search with MS Bing.
The Windows 8 operating system is a competitive response by Microsoft to provide cloud-based interaction comparable to the experience available through Apple iPhones and iPads and Google Android open source smartphone and tablets. It will have a user interface which reflects the increased role of mobile endpoint devices. It offers a merged solution across desktop and mobile platforms.
There are two editions of Windows 8 for 32- and 64- bit x86 processors. Windows 8 includes an updated Windows Explorer, Task Manager, better multi-monitor support, and the ability to dynamically switch languages. Windows 8 Pro has domain connectivity along with encryption, virtualization, and pc management.
Windows RT is a single edition version of the Windows 8 operating system pre-installed on PCs and tablets for ARM processors which enables lightweight form factors and extended battery life. It includes touch-optimized desktop versions of the new
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. Microsoft has been expending resources to promote and develop a new generation of cloud-, touch- enabled, and web-connected apps for Windows RT.
Microsoft SharePoint: Foundation, Server, and Framework is a collection of services for Windows Server 2008 and higher to share information and data. It provides a platform and common framework for document management, storing documents, and collaboration applications. SharePoint Server 2010 is built on the SharePoint Foundation. Management tools are provided to SharePoint sites which extend enterprise-level capabilities: sites, communities, content, search, insights, and composites. SharePoint Designer provides the tools to customize SharePoint sites and create reporting tools and application templates. SharePoint Foundation, SharePoint Server, and SharePoint Designer are collectively known as SharePoint Products.
|MS Office Desktop
||MS Office Web Apps
||MS Office Mobile
|MS Office Platforms|
|MS SharePoint Designer
||MS SharePoint Workspace
|MS SharePoint Applications
|MS SharePoint Server
|MS SharePoint Foundation
|MS IIS: Internet Information Server
||MS .NET Framework
||MS SQL: Database Server
|Operating System Services
|MS Windows Server - Operating System
MS SharePoint also is a development framework for coding collaboration self-service and BI: Business Intelligence dashboards to high-end Internet sites. It provides tools, classes,
libraries, controls for building custom collaboration through the Microsoft .NET languages: ASP.NET, VB.NET, and C#.
MS Operating Systems and Internetworking Training by SYS-ED
SYS-ED has been been teaching Microsoft operating systems and networks since the days when Novell NetWare was the leading network operating system and DOS and Windows clients needed to have their upper memory blocks manually configured and .INI files edited. SYS-ED monitors Microsoft's strategic initiatives and software updates. Our staff averages 25+ years experience with operating systems and networking and have a multi-disciplinary skillset with the Linux, UNIX, and IBM mainframe operating systems which interoperate with Microsoft operating systems and networks. Equally as important, SYS-ED is independent from Microsoft Corporation. We gather data on Microsoft software and open source software, review white papers, and evaluate benchmarks. This information is selectively integrated into our courseware and distributed through SYS-ED websites.
SYS-ED will not accept a Microsoft operating system or internetworking training assignment without a consultation with the prospective client organization. We review the background of the employees to be trained, operating environment, documentation, and project specifications. The information is used to prototype the client internetworking environment, map the performance objectives to exercises, and tailor the hands-on portion of the course. We then prepare a training strategy: lesson plan, modular courseware, training aids, and validation assessment. And when are not confident that we can provide a superior training outcome, will politely turn down an assignment.
Upon completion of a course, SYS-ED clients are invited to submit Microsoft operating system, networking, and internetworking questions. Our system consultants and technology partners answer, explain, and where applicable reference source documentation.
Questions are reviewed and answered on a first-come/first serve-basis.