Whats new in Windows Server 2012 R2 in Web Application and Platform, Active Directory, Print Services and Clustering?

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What's new in Windows Server 2012 R2 VDI?
What's new in Windows Server 2012 R2 Access and Information Protection?
What's new in Windows Server 2012 R2 Web Application and Platform?
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Whats new in Windows Server 2012 R2 in Web Application and Platform, Active Directory, Print Services and Clustering?

 

What’s New in Active Directory in Windows Server 2012 R2?

Guide Name Description
Join to Workplace from Any Device for SSO and Seamless Second Factor Authentication Across Company Applications Overview This guide describes the key concepts and provides the step-by-step walkthrough instructions for Workplace Join: configuring the Device Registration Service (DRS), workplace join with a Windows device, workplace join with an iOS device, and how to deal with lost or stolen devices.
Connect to Applications and Services from Anywhere with Web Application Proxy Overview This guide describes and provides step-by-step walkthrough instructions for using Web Application Proxy – a new Remote Access role service in Windows Server® 2012 R2 Preview – to provide access to a sample web application using claims-based authentication using AD FS authentication.
Manage Risk with Multi-factor Access Control Overview This guide describes the enhanced IT risk management strategies available in AD FS in Windows Server® 2012 R2 Preview and provides step-by-step walkthrough instructions for configuring and verifying the solution of managing risk with multi-factor access control based on multiple criteria.
Manage Risk with Additional Multi-Factor Authentication for Sensitive Applications Overview This guide describes the authentication mechanisms available in AD FS in Windows Server® 2012 R2 Preview and provides step-by-step walkthrough instructions for configuring and verifying the solution of using AD FS to enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) based on the user data.

 

What’s New in Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2012 R2?

Feature/Functionality New or Improved Description
Shared virtual hard disk (for guest clusters) New Enables you to use .vhdx files as shared storage in a guest cluster.
Virtual machine drain on shutdown New Enables a Hyper-V host to automatically live migrate running virtual machines if the computer is shut down.
Virtual machine network health detection New Enables a Hyper-V host to automatically live migrate virtual machines if a network disconnection occurs on a protected virtual network.
Optimized CSV placement policies Improved Distributes CSV ownership evenly across the failover cluster nodes.
Increased CSV resiliency Improved Multiple Server service instances per cluster node and CSV monitoring of the Server service provide greater resiliency.
CSV cache allocation Improved Increases the amount of RAM that you can allocate as CSV cache.
CSV diagnosibility Improved Enables you to view the state of a CSV on a per node basis, and the reason for I/O redirection.
CSV interoperability Improved Adds CSV support for other Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview features.
Deploy an Active Directory-detached cluster New Enables you to deploy a failover cluster with less dependency on Active Directory Domain Services.
Dynamic witness New Dynamically adjusts the witness vote based on the number of voting nodes in current cluster membership.
Quorum user interface improvements Improved Enables you to easily view the assigned quorum vote and the current quorum vote for each node in Failover Cluster Manager.
Force quorum resiliency New Enables automatic recovery in the case of a partitioned failover cluster.
Tie breaker for 50% node split New Enables one side of a cluster to continue to run in the case of a cluster split where neither side would normally have quorum.
Configure the Global Update Manager mode New Helps the cluster to continue to function if there is a delay with one or more nodes.
Cluster node health detection Improved Increases the resiliency to temporary network failures for virtual machines that are running on a Hyper-V cluster.
Turn off IPsec encryption for inter-node cluster communication New Helps prevent a cluster from being affected by high latency Group Policy updates.
Cluster dashboard New Provides a convenient way to check the health of all managed failover clusters in Failover Cluster Manager.

 

What’s New in Print and Document Services in Windows Server 2012 R2?

Feature/functionality New or updated? Description
Event Logging for Branch Office Direct Printing Updated Printing events are now written to the print server when BODP is enabled for the queue
Printer Migration for Web Services for Devices (WSD) print devices Updated You can now use the Printer Migration Wizard or command line tools to export and import printer settings for WSD print devices
Roaming Settings include Printer Connections New Printer settings and some connections are now available in roaming user profiles when you log on using different computers and devices
Easier Printing in Windows RT New Windows RT users can now easily find and use printers
Near Field Communication (NFC) Connections to Printers New You can configure shared printers to advertise NFC wireless connections to Printers so that users with compatible devices can easily locate, install, and use printers
Common framework for PIN-protected printing support by IHVs New A common framework is provided for PIN-protected printing, with an integrated user interface and easier implementation for IHVs
Print and Fax services now include user access logging Updated Print and fax service logging now includes user name and computer name logging in addition to IP address logging.
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