Microsoft Corp. today unveiled Bing, a new Decision Engine and consumer brand, providing customers with a first step in moving beyond search to help make faster, more informed decisions. Bing is specifically designed to build on the benefits of today’s search engines but begins to move beyond this experience with a new approach to user experience and intuitive tools to help customers make better decisions, focusing initially on four key vertical areas: making a purchase decision, planning a trip, researching a health condition or finding a local business.
The result of this new approach is an important beginning for a new and more powerful kind of search service, which Microsoft is calling a Decision Engine, designed to empower people to gain insight and knowledge from the Web, moving more quickly to important decisions. The new service, located at http://www.Bing.com, will begin to roll out over the coming days and will be fully deployed worldwide on Wednesday, June 3.
The new service, located at http://www.Bing.com, will roll out over the coming days and will be deployed worldwide on Wed., June 3, 2009.
For more information visit the following links
Bing Reviewer’s Guide
Discover Bing- Interactive Product Guide
My Bing Screen
This guide details the steps required to perform a live migration of Hyper-V™ virtual machines from one node in a Windows Server® 2008 R2 failover cluster to another node.
Live migration is a new Hyper-V feature in Windows Server 2008 R2, which requires the failover clustering role to be added and configured on the servers running Hyper-V. Live migration allows you to transparently move running virtual machines from one node of the failover cluster to another node in the same cluster without a dropped network connection or perceived downtime. In addition, failover clustering requires shared storage for the cluster nodes. This can include an iSCSI or Fiber-Channel Storage Area Network (SAN). All virtual machines are stored in the shared storage area, and the running virtual machine state is managed by one of the nodes. For a detailed overview of live migration and the benefits of using it, see Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Live Migration.
This guide assumes you are familiar with the requirements for using Hyper-V and failover clustering, which are covered in Hyper-V Step-by-Step Guide: Hyper-V and Failover Clustering.
Specific recommendations to consider before using live migration are listed below:
Hyper-V provides processor compatibility settings to make it easier to perform a live migration of a virtual machine to another physical computer with a different processor version. The Migrate to a physical computer with a different processor version setting in Hyper-V Manager allows you to move a running virtual machine to a physical computer with different processor features without restarting the virtual machine. It is recommended that you enable this setting to ensure that the virtual machine uses only the features of the processor that are available on all versions of a virtualization-capable processor by the same processor manufacturer. It does not provide compatibility between different processor manufacturers. When this setting is not used, Hyper-V provides the virtual machine with all the virtualization features offered by the physical processor. The setting is also useful for high availability and backup and recovery scenarios because it makes it easier to move a highly available virtual machine to another node in a cluster or restore the virtual machine to different hardware.
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The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: RC provides documentation, samples, header files, libraries, and tools designed to help you develop Windows applications using both native (Win32®) and managed (.NET Framework) technologies.
The Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1: RC provides the documentation, samples, header files, libraries, and tools (including C++ compilers) that you need to develop applications to run on Windows 7 RC and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. To build and run .NET Framework applications, you must have the corresponding version of the .NET Framework installed. This SDK is compatible with Visual Studio® 2008, including Visual Studio Express Editions, which are available free of charge. Please see the Release Notes for the full list of supported platforms, compilers, and Visual Studio versions and any late breaking issues. For detailed information about the content in this SDK, including a description of new content, please see the Getting Started section in the documentation.
Windows 7 RC; Windows Server 2003; Windows Server 2008; Windows Vista; Windows XP Hard disk space - choose a disk drive with a minimum of 2.5 GB of free space. We highly recommend that you have your machine fully patched through Microsoft Update before beginning setup. The .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 tools and samples contained in this SDK require installation of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 which is available with Visual Studio 2008 or a standalone install of the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.
For this release, the Windows SDK is available thru a DVD ISO image file so that you can burn your own DVD or web setup. Due to the large size of the ISO file, we highly recommend that you use a download manager tool to manage the ISO download. To verify that your download of the ISO file for the Windows SDK is correct, check that the CRC and file size match the following: ================================================ File Name: GRC1SDK_EN_DVD.iso Chip: X86 CRC#: 0xBF75EF1B SHA1: 0xE2567CBF7DF45D69A52869A915CF9EE093B80CAA ================================================ File Name: GRC1SDKX_EN_DVD.iso Chip: AMD64 CRC#: 0x0241F71B SHA1: 0x63A39CBE6976F3053F8DA3E8DBCAA79CFB2AE596 ================================================ File Name: GRC1SDKIAI_EN_DVD.iso Chip: IA64 CRC#: 0x5FB4007D SHA1: 0x908CC7305189BD54A885291778C4D0A934AAE8FA ================================================ Please note if you are running a 64-bit version of Windows and Visual Studio 2008, please upgrade to Visual Studio 2008 SP1 before installing the Windows 7 SDK. This prevents an issue where some platform configuration choices are unavailable in Visual Studio’s New Project Platform and New Solution Platform dialogs.
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This article provides answers to common questions about Virtual Hard Disks in Windows 7.
Questions related to VHD file types
Questions related to native VHD boot
Questions related to backup support for volumes in attached VHDs
There are three types of VHD files. You can create these files using the Hyper-V Manager or (in Windows 7) using the Windows disk-management tools:
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