Clive Watson's Blog

Clive Watson, Datacenter Technical Specialist, Microsoft UK

March, 2006

  • Network Load Balancing (NLB) and virtual machines - explained

    Ben clears up any confusion you may have with Virtual Server or VPC and NLB in this article from earlier this week. I know I get asked about this a lot as well, so this response should be useful.
  • WSSRA - Virtual Environments for Development and Test

    I just read the " Upstate-NY-Technology " Blog and noticed the last post which mentioned the WSSRA-VE guide or to give it it's full snappy title: Windows Server System Reference Architecture Virtual Environments for Development and Test (WSSRA-VE). ...
  • IPv6 - new website and IP futures

    Did you notice that an IPv6 site came on line on TechNet recently, so take a look here for the latest on the technology? I missed it as well (but I was on holiday – that’s my excuse!). There is also a great link contained that explains what the next...
  • Server and Domain Isolation - new datasheet available

    A new Datasheet has just been posted, the direct link is here . Learn more about how Server and Domain Isolation can help you reduce the risk of network-based threats and safeguard sensitive data, all while maximizing your existing IT investments. ...
  • New blogs

    Some of you may have noticed I updated my "Microsoft Blogs" list recently (shame on you if you haven't). The new comers are all members of the same team as me in Reading, UK. So welcome to Ewan (a new post would be good!), Sandeep (I'm sure there will...
  • Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 Beta – Part4

    I just noticed on http://connect.microsoft.com/ that the Community Preview Release #3 is now available. Sorry I haven't posted much recently about CCS but I had to give my servers back...but I aim to get another test rig together next week. Full...
  • Wintarget acquired

    Some of you may have come across an iSCSI tool called Wintarget from String Bean Software , it seems we have acquired the software and it's going to be integrated shortly.
  • Vista, DFS-R and Blogs...

    I’ve now completed my first full week of using Windows Vista on my primary laptop (still running Office 2003 Pro, as I’m not quite brave enough to go that far yet as performing presentations is a major role for me, so one change at a time). I have to...
  • Networking in Longhorn and Vista

    I wrote recently about IPv6 and new features in "Vista" and "Longhorn" both of which share a brand new IP stack (IPv4 and IPv6 combined), there is another TechNet article with additional details here . One of the most often talked about features is Receive...
  • Microsoft Announces “People-Ready” Business Vision

    See the press release here on how Microsoft will in the coming year “apply its product portfolio and provide differentiated offerings to a much broader set of customer needs in the following categories: Unified communications and collaboration Enterprise...