My friend Microsoft IT Pro Evangelist Brian Lewis (twitter, blog) contacted me about a series he, Matt Hester, Keith Mayer, and Kevin Remde were going to do through the month of October on their favorite things in Server 2012. 

 

My first thought was that a month was not enough, since Server 2012 is chock full of new goodness.  I watched the series develop and added my own meager contribution on what I think is the killer feature in Server 2012 – SMB3 and Continuously Available File Shares.  They surprised me and managed to cover an impressive amount of the feature set.

Below I’ve posted a handy dandy index with all the various posts.  Check them out and see what Server 2012 can do for you!

Day Author Blog Post Link
1 Kevin The Cloud Platform (Part 1 of 31)
2 Brian Windows server manager-2012 (Part 2 of 31)
3 Matt PowerShell 3.0 (Part 3 of 31)
4 Keith Hyper-V Live Migration (Part 4 of 31)
5 Kevin Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V Replica (Part 5 of 31)
6 Keith Storage spaces in windows server 2012 – (Part 6 of 31)
7 Kevin Yes there is an I in NIC – Windows Server 2012 (Part 7 of 31)
8 Keith Getting started with Hyper-V network virtualization
9 Matt Get happy over the free Hyper-V Server 2012 (part-9-of-31)
10 Brian [31 days of our favorite things: Simplified BrancheCache](http://mythoughtsonit.com/2012/10/31-days-of-our-favorite-things-simplified-branchecache/) Part 10
11 Matt Getting Snippy with PowerShell 3.0 (Part 11 of 31)
12 Veeam How to get unbelievable deduplication results with Windows Server 2012 and Veeam backup replication
13 Brian Simplified VDI Configuration and Management in Server 2012 Part 13
14 Keith Task mastering the new task manager (part 14 of 31)
15 Keith Improve File Server Data Resiliency with ReFS (Part 15 of 31)
16 Sumeeth Simplified DirectAccess (Part 16 of 31)
17 Matt SMB 3.0 The Glue in Windows Server 2012 (part-17-of-31)
18 Steve [Server 2012 Continuously Available File Shares (Part 18 of 31)](/blog/2012/10/server-2012continuously-available-file-shares)
19 Keith Improved Taste Less Filling More Uptime – Server Core in Windows Server 2012 (19-of-31)
20 Kevin Extend Your Hyper-V Virtual Switch in Server 2012 (Part 20 of 31)
21 Brian To NIC or to Not NIC hardware requirements (Part 21 of 31)
22 Kevin Windows Server 2012 Versions (Part 22-of-31)
23 Kevin [31 Days of our Favorite Things: Windows Server 2012 – I think, therefore IPAM. (Part 23 of 31)](http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinremde/archive/2012/10/23/31-days-of-our-favorite-things-windows-server-2012-i-think-therefore-ipam-part-23-of-31.aspx)
24 Kevin 31 Days of our Favorite Things: Windows Server 2012 and the RSATs (Part 24 of 31)
25 Kevin Top 3 New Tricks with Active Directory Admin Center – 31 Days of Favorite Features in #WinServ 2012 ( Part 25 of 31 )
26 Brian 31 Days of Our Favorite Things: Dynamic Access Control (Part 26 of 31) 
27 Matt 31 Days of Our Favorite Things: Get the Gremlin Out of Your Active Directory Virtualization Infrastructure with Windows Server 2012 (Part 27 of 31)
28 Keith [Step-by-Step: Scoping out the NEW DHCP Failover in Windows Server 2012 – 31 Days of Favorite Features ( Part 28 of 31 )](http://blogs.technet.com/b/keithmayer/archive/2012/10/28/step-by-step-scoping-out-the-new-dhcp-failover-in-windows-server-2012-31-days-of-favorite-features-part-28-of-31.aspx)
29 Matt 31 Days of Our Favorite Things: Gone in 8 Seconds chkdsk in Windows Server 2012 (Part 29 of 31)
30 Brian Server 2012 RDS What’s New? (Part 30 of 31)
31 Matt 31 Days of Our Favorite Things: No Better Time than Now to Choose Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012 over VMware (Part 31 of 31)
Want more great reading? Check out my reading list!