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  • Blog Post: WinServer "Longhorn" B3: This time it's "Ready, Set, (Download), and Evaluate!"

    That's right Windows Server "Longhorn" fans, Beta 3 is ready for your evaluation! Simply visit http://www.microsoft.com/getbeta3 , and you're halfway there to trying out the first major public preview of our next generation of Windows Server. As our press release touts: "[With] Beta 3, customers...
  • Blog Post: WS08 RC1!

    Yup. It went live today. More details here: Microsoft and Industry Partners Gear Up for Biggest Enterprise Launch Wave in the Company’s History Check it out! -- hama
  • Blog Post: What? A Bus Tour Across Central Europe?

    Hello world! I’m being serious. I’ve just resurfaced after spending nearly two weeks in a “executive keynote demo bunker”, building out a cool demo rig for a big upcoming event (wink, wink).  Man, I had a beard and everything, and mostly sustained myself with Starbucks coffee, good humor, and the...
  • Blog Post: Tech·Ed 2007 - Day 3: My First Session (Recap)

    Technically it is day 4 for me, but I had a little trouble posting yesterday evening since just about all the bandwidth in my hotel was consumed. I ran the handy Speakeasy Speed Test a bunch of times and it was barely making it over 300 Kbps on the download side. Wow! It's slightly ironic since I presented...
  • Blog Post: Intel I/OAT w/ WS08 @ 1/10 GigE + More Stuff

    I'm back (er, yet again) from another blogging hiatus, and figured I'd share with you a little news around what we're doing in Windows Server 2008 with regards to Scalable Networking . Here's the news: our pals over at Intel recently launched a bunch of new Ethernet controllers that will "facilitate...
  • Blog Post: Tech·Ed 2007 - Day 4.5: Tolly Group White Paper Published!

    So, I've talked a lot about this white paper that the Tolly Group published in my Networking Session on Tuesday. Well, it is now up and ready for download from our TechNet Networking site ! Here's the direct link: Enhanced Network Performance with Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Here...
  • Blog Post: Tech·Ed 2007 - Day 4: TLC Fun! (Recap)

    Once more, I'm plagued by horrifically poor bandwidth on the hotel network. After having dinner with Sean (aka Sean v6 ) at the Bahama Breeze , and dodging some hardcore downpours with lots of loud thunder and nearby lightening to boot, I returned to my humble temporary abode to check email, surf for...
  • Blog Post: Greetings from the Future (Or, At Least GMT+8)

    It's the Saturday following my week here in Kuala Lumpur (aka KL) and TechEd 2007 SEA (aka South East Asia). The week was a good time, and it was great to connect with the local 'softies, MVPs, partners, and of course, the regional customers. I delivered two sessions, both basically repeats of my sessions...
  • Blog Post: The 2007 Tour: From SecMan to WinHEC to Interop and on to TechEd

    May. What a crazy month! What is it that they say? "May comes in with a joint launch for Forefront and System Center , and goes out with a Windows Server 2008 demo for a BillG keynote at WinHEC in LA" Maybe I'm confusing the old adage about the month of March. Anyhow, here's a quick recap. On May 15th...
  • Blog Post: Article Alert: Policy-Driven Network Access with Windows Server 2008

    While it has been nearly three months since I moved from the role as product manager for Windows Server networking to the Exchange Server team , I still get the occasional opportunity to strut my old networking stuff. One such example is a recent article I co-authored with Amith Krishnan (product manager...
  • Blog Post: Tech·Ed 2007 - Day 5: IPsecapalooza 2007 (recap)

    Day 5 (which was yesterday) was rough one. I'd been fighting a cold for most of my visit here in FLA, and it came back to haunt me during my last session Thursday afternoon. I did a spiel about how you can simplify your Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 based Server and Domain Isolation deployments...
  • Blog Post: WinServer Longhorn and WinVista: Like to Two Peas in a Pod...er...On a Network

    Your humble blogger returns after surviving a cross-country trip to ol' New York on "vacation". Vacation is in quotes because, well, I need one now that I'm back. On to business! While I was out, J. Nicholas Hoover of InformationWeek published a "Top Seven" (Letterman fans unite) on Windows Vista features...
  • Blog Post: Broadcom Takes IPsec to Task (Offload That Is)!

    Our friends over at Broadcom announced on Tuesday (November 6th) a new super cool, 65nm Gigabit Ethernet controller that will incorporate support for Window Vista's IPsec Task Offload functionality! As my boss' boss said in the press release: "Thanks to Broadcom's inclusion of IPsec task offload support...
  • Blog Post: Only 232 More Shopping Days Until the 2008 Global Launch Wave!

    Well, I'm back from my blogging hiatus post-TechEd, etc. I only hope my loyal readers haven't found more interesting things in the far reaches of the Internetterweb to fill the void I have left over the last few months. I know things like Live Earth and the video of Michael Moore taking CNN's Wolf Blitzer...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Network Security Webcast

    The next few days in the US is Memorial Day weekend, also known as the unofficial start to summer. The means there will be plenty of barbeques, parties, and a Monday off. Well, if you find yourself without something to done during this extended weekend, why not checkout this 90 minute TechNet webcast...
  • Blog Post: Summer Reading List for Windows Server 2008

    Just a week after we unveiled the official product name for what was once called Windows Server Code Name "Longhorn", one of our loyal MVPs published a book on Windows Server 2008 : Mitch Tulloch has been working on this book with the gang over here on the Server team for many months and it's now ready...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2007 Security Track Goes On-line

    Guess what? TechEd 2007 is next week! Yup. And, to help make your TechEd experience even better, my pals over in the Trustworthy Computing Group have launched a brand new " TechEd Security Track 2007 " site off of Microsoft.com. Check it out at: http://www.microsoft.com/security/teched/default.mspx What...
  • Blog Post: Get Into the “New Efficiency”. I Did!

    Wow! What a crazy run it has been, as we’ve been ramping for a number of milestones for the big launch.  For example, I’ve spent this week building out a real killer Exchange Server 2010 demo rig for some important, upcoming events.  In addition to that, I have been conducting briefings with...