Play by Play: Nano Server

Nano Server is one of the Windows Server platform's latest, most anticipated releases. In this course, Andrew Mason from the Windows Server and Services team discusses the key features of Nano Server and shows why it will be everyone's future server.
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(49)
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 20, 2016
Duration
1h 3m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(49)
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 20, 2016
Duration
1h 3m
Description

Nano Server is the incredible, quick-to-deploy edition of Windows Server coming in Windows Server 2016. It has a small attack surface, rapid boot time (5-15 seconds) and small disk overhead (480MB of disk space). In this Play by Play, Windows Server and Services team member and Principal Architect Andrew Mason, gives an overview of the key features that make Nano Server one of the most exciting releases on the Windows Server platform. You'll learn about the history of Nano Server, get a glimpse of remote management tools PowerShell Core and the Recovery Console, and see some amazing stats showing the improvements and efficiencies Nano Server provides over Server Core and full Windows Server. After viewing this course, you'll be ready to make the case for Nano Server in your environment.

About the author
About the author

Jason Helmick is an author for Pluralsight. His IT career spans more than 25 years or enterprise consulting on a variety of technologies, with a focus on strategic IT business planning. He’s a highly successful IT author, columnist, lecturer, and instructor, specializing in automation practices for the IT pro.

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Andrew Mason is a Principal PM Manager in the Enterprise & Cloud Division at Microsoft where he works on Windows Server and Services.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
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Course Overview
Hello I'm Jason Helmick, an author here at Pluralsight, and welcome to Play by Play with Pluralsight. Play by Play is a series where we sit down with the top technologists to have kind of an unscripted and unrehearsed conversation. I'm actually here on the steps of Microsoft headquarters to talk to some of the elite Microsoft technologists about things that they're working on right now, things that you can get involved with, things that you can help drive, the things that you are going to see delivered this year. It's going to be technologies that you might be using right now, but it's also going to be technologies that you want to get involved with, and that's really what the point of these play by plays are. In this course Andrew Mason will take us through the most talked about, and quite honestly the most exciting technology. This is Nano Server. And it'll help you increase your performance, yes dramatically. Will it help you reduce your attack surface? You better believe it. But it shows you a clear direction of the latest version of Nano Server and where Microsoft is taking this. This session is mind blowing. You're going to have to watch it twice just to kind of go back and go I can't believe this. You're going to want to share it with all of your friends. This is going to change the way your infrastructure is done. Don't miss this session with Andrew.