April, 2008

  • Hurry, Hurry, Hurry..

    If you're quick, you can register for our Mark Minasi Windows Server 2008 event, part of Microsoft Ireland’s ongoing Launch Programme and in conjunction with the Windows Server 2008 User Group - before we even open it for registration. On the 30th...
  • Windows Server 2008 User Group Ireland event

    I am happy to announce the second Windows Server 2008 User Group Ireland event.  On Thursday the 8 th of May at 19:30, Alex Yushchenko will be presenting “Terminal Services in Windows 2008 – what’s new, what’s better, short...
  • 660 VMs in a Hyper-V environment

    I do quite a bit of work with HP here in Ireland.  I was chatting to one of their consultants the other day and he was telling me about HP's Windows Server 2008 Academy (inserting the Windows Server 2008 chip into the back of their heads). ...
  • My Launch Demos - Terminal Services

    This short (six minute) Silverlight demo guides you through the new implementation of Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008. From what's new in our Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), through publishing just an application (RemoteApp) and using our Terminal...
  • My Launch Demos - IIS7

    This short (ten minute) Silverlight demo guides you through the new Internet Information Services 7 (IIS7) - our new Web Server. This demonstrates how to get PHP working (and performing) on Windows as well as some very clever troubleshooting features...
  • My Launch Demos - NAP

    This short (four minute) Silverlight demo guides you through Network Access Protection (NAP) - a new platform and solution that controls access to network resources based on a client computer’s identity and compliance with corporate governance. Click...
  • My Launch Demos - Failover Clusters

    This short (five and a half minute) Silverlight demo guides you through Failover Clustering with Windows Server 2008 - from Validating your own hardware (no more Hardware Compatibility Lists just for Clusters), through creating a cluster and a highly...
  • My Launch Demos - Server Manager

    This short (two and a half minute) Silverlight demo guides you through Server Manager (our new "one stop shop" for managing Windows Server 2008). Click to start, double click anywhere to play it in Full Screen or move your mouse over it to get the...
  • My Launch Demos - Server Core

    This short (two and a half minute) Silverlight demo guides you through the installation and configuration of Windows Server 2008 (Server Core). Click to start, double click anywhere to play it in Full Screen or move your mouse over it to get the Player...
  • My Launch Demos - Install and Configure

    This short (seven minute) Silverlight demo guides you through the installation and configuration of Windows Server 2008. Click to start, double click anywhere to play it in Full Screen or move your mouse over it to get the Player Controls to pop up...
  • My Launch Demos

    If anyone attended the Dublin of Belfast launch events recently, you would have noticed that my demos were very slick, quick and didn't go wrong.  That was because I had taken a screen capture of them all previously - I was just pressing Play and...
  • Hyper-V Quick Migration vs VMware Live Migration

    Thank you for all your comments on this subject - it's great to get some debate going! Rather than me continue to fight my corner on my own, Jeff Woolsey (a Senior Program Manager in Virtualisation) from Microsoft corp has decided to answer it for...
  • What was the reference to the mountain rescue helicopter?

    I've been asked what on earth I was referring to in my last post - Hopefully I don't have to call out the mountain rescue helicopter (again)!  Well, these should explain it: I was on crutches for a couple of weeks and in physio for nearly a year...