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February, 2008

  • LAUNCH DAY: HEROES HAPPEN {HERE}

    Today's the BIG DAY! Launch Day is finally here! The 2008 Launch Wave in Los Angeles kicks off the release of a host of exciting new products including Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, and SQL Server 2008. Over the last twenty-six days, we've...
  • WS2008: Terminal Services Gateway Overview

    Welcome to Day Number Twenty-Six.  Tomorrow is Launch Day!  Over the last twenty-five days we've gone over several different aspects of Windows Server 2008.  Just because today is the last day in our Launch Series doesn't mean that we're...
  • WS2008: Session Broker Load Balancing

    Day Twenty-Five. It's Monday morning - hopefully those of you returning from your weekends got some time to rest and relax. Only two days to go until the launch of Windows Server 2008. Today we're going to continue on from yesterday's post on Terminal...
  • WS2008: Terminal Server Session Broker Overview

    It's Day Twenty-Four. Only three more days until Launch Day! Our Windows Server 2008 series continues today with an overview of Terminal Server Session Broker. Terminal Server Session Broker (TS Session Broker) is a role service in Windows Server 2008...
  • WS2008: Terminal Server Web Access Architecture

    It's Day Twenty-Three of our series.  The Launch Event is just a couple of days away.  Following on from yesterday's post on Terminal Services RemoteApps , today we're going to be providing a very brief overview of the Architecture of Terminal...
  • WS2008: Terminal Services RemoteApps

    Welcome to the twenty-second day of our series. Only a few more days until Launch Day. We'll be sticking with Terminal Services through the end of our series. Today's topic is Terminal Services RemoteApps, a new feature in Windows Server 2008. RemoteApps...
  • WS2008: Frontside Authentication and SSO

    Welcome to Day Twenty-One.  We're three weeks into our series and there are only six days left.  Today's topics for discussion are Frontside Authentication and Single Sign-On (SSO) in the Terminal Services space.  So, let's get started...
  • WS2008: RDC Enhancements and Administrative Sessions

    We're into the Home Stretch!  It's Day Twenty.  Only one week to go.  Today we're going to talk about some RDC enhancements and also talk about Administrative sessions in Terminal Services.  So without further ado let's begin with...
  • WS2008: Remote Desktop Connection Architecture

    Day Nineteen.  There are only eight more days to go till the big day.  The excitement is definitely building.  Today's topic for discussion - Remote Desktop Connection Architecture.  The Remote Desktop Connection 6.1 client is comprised...
  • WS2008: Overview of the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) Client

    Day Eighteen is upon us.  We are two-thirds of the way through our series of posts.  Today we'll be doing a brief overview of the new Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) Client 6.x.  We've discussed several new features in Terminal Services...
  • WS2008: Terminal Services Printing

    Day Seventeen and we're still going strong.  Only ten days left until launch day!  Continuing on with Terminal Services, today's topic is Terminal Services printing in Windows Server 2008 - and more specifically Terminal Services Easy Print...
  • WS2008: Network Level Authentication and Encryption

    Welcome to Day Sixteen.  We're continuing on with our series on Windows Server 2008 in preparation for the launch.  Today, we're going to look at Terminal Server security in Windows Server 2008 - specifically Network Level Authentication and...
  • WS2008: Terminal Server Management and Administration

    Welcome to Day Fifteen of our series on Windows Server 2008.  There's only twelve more days until Launch Day.  Today we will be continuing on with Terminal Services, specifically the Management and Administration components. There are several...
  • WS2008: Terminal Services Architecture

    Day Fourteen - we are past the halfway point. A good portion of the next two weeks will be devoted to Terminal Services and the new TS features. So strap in, and let's get started ... We talked about the Windows Server 2008 Startup Processes in an...
  • WS2008: Print Management Enhancements

    Welcome to Day Thirteen. We have reached the halfway point of our series. There's only two weeks to go! Today we'll continue on with our look at Printing in Windows Server 2008 - in particular the enhancements to Print Management and the Print Management...
  • WS2008: Printer-Driver Packages

    Day Twelve.  We're almost halfway through our series.  Today we'll continue on with our Printing theme - specifically, Printer-driver packages.  We'll also provide some background on the driver store feature of Windows Vista and Windows...
  • WS2008: The WSD Port Monitor

    Welcome back!  If you're just returning from a weekend, hopefully you got some time to yourself to relax.  It's Day Eleven of our Windows Server 2008 Series.  Today's topic - the new WSD Port Monitor. The WSD Port Monitor is a new printer...
  • WS2008: Client-side Rendering

    It's Day Ten of our Windows Server 2008 series.  Seventeen Days to go.  Today we'll be talking about Client-Side Rendering. Client-Side Rendering (CSR) is a new feature that allows print jobs to be fully rendered on the client when targeting...
  • WS2008: Understanding XML Paper Specification (XPS)

    It's Day Nine of our Windows Server 2008 series.  We're one-third of the way through our series.  Today we will continue on with our look at printing in Windows Server 2008.  Our topic today - XML Paper Specification (XPS) Support. The...
  • WS2008: The Print Services Role

    Welcome to Day Eight of our Windows Server 2008 series.  Only nineteen more days to go.  Today we're going to go over some of the basic printing concepts, specifically dealing with the Print Services Role, Role Services and Features in Windows...
  • WS2008: Memory Management, Dynamic Kernel Addressing, Memory Priorities and I/O Handling

    It's the end of the first week - seven days down and only  twenty more to go.  Today we will take a very brief look at some important enhancements to Memory Management, as well as talk about Dynamic Kernel Address Space, Memory Priorities and...
  • WS2008: Dynamic Link Library Loader and Address Space Load Randomization

    There's only three weeks to go till Launch Day.  Today, we're going to talk about the Dynamic Link Library (DLL) Loader and Address Space Load Randomization.  In Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, when talking about process and thread creation...
  • WS2008: Windows Error Reporting

    Day Five ... only twenty-two more days to go till Launch Day.  On the menu today - Windows Error Reporting. Starting with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1, Windows Error Reporting (WER) can be configured to collect full user-mode dump files...
  • WS2008: Service Shutdown and Crash Handling

    Welcome to Day Four of our series leading up to the Windows Server 2008 Launch. Hopefully you had a good weekend - many of you were probably up watching the Super Bowl. Of course, it's Monday morning now - time to get to back to work. Today's topics:...
  • WS2008: Windows Service Hardening

    Day Three of our series of posts in preparation for the Windows Server 2008 Launch and the countdown continues.  If it's a weekend for you, I hope you are enjoying yourself.  Only twenty-four more days to go till Launch Day.  Today's post...