November, 2011

  • Evaluating Windows Server 2008 R2 on your laptop without installing anything.

    This post describes how to dual boot your laptop into Windows Server 2008 R2 without actually installing anything! OK, I lied – it’s not possible to do it without installing anything.  But most people would go down the route of re-partitioning their...
  • Hyper-V Installation and Configuration

    Dave Northey explains the Installation and Configuration of Hyper-V Including creating your first template VM Following on from my previous Introduction to Hyper-V post, I now go into a bit of detail. I do want to re-iterate that everything I talk about...
  • Are people moving away from VMware (towards Hyper-V)?

    Yes – people are moving away from VMware towards Hyper-V You only have to read the news – but just in case you missed all of this: “38 percent of businesses planning to switch vendors within the next year due to licensing models and the robustness of...
  • Server selection made easy

    Introducing the SMB Windows Server Experience Tool We have just launched a new SMB Server Experience Tool , a unique solution to simplify server selection in the SMB space. This tool, which is now available at the Midsize Business Solution page at Microsoft...
  • Looking to move from VMware to Hyper-V?

    Gerry Forde recommends this “Gem” of free training on Hyper-V (Guest Post) As I am always saying to the guys at Microsoft, You have some great free training material why don't you highlight it better to the Irish TechNet Community. This piece of online...
  • Introduction to Hyper-V and Failover Clustering

    Dave Northey explains why Hyper-V is a “no-brainer” for virtualisation   If you’re planning on virtualising Windows Servers, then regardless of who’s hypervisor you’re thinking of, you’ll more than likely end up buying the Datacentre or Enterprise...
  • Q&A from November 2011

    As customers upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 they’re having “fun” with printers! Q. In my Windows Server 2003 environment, how can I add in a GPO to allow printer drivers install without the users requiring admin rights on their PC’s? A. If you’re...
  • Hyper-V Immersion–FREE Training on the latest version of Hyper-V

    Hyper-V Immersion More and more customers are turning to Hyper-V as their first choice for virtualisation. Come along and find out why; Hyper-V has grown up a lot over the last three years and now includes the core functionality you need to meet your...
  • Microsoft Ireland’s Innovation Centre at the Dublin Web Summit

    Diarmuid Murphy talks to RTE about our Innovation Centre at last week’s Dublin Web Summit: If you are a startup business and want access to pretty much everything we do for free, you need to click here and join BizSpark
  • A collection of Windows Server 8 stuff

    “The power of many, the simplicity of one” Windows Server 8 is only in a developer preview cycle as yet, but it’s still making a lot of noise: Watch this Windows Server 8 session from the //build conference.  It’s long – but a must if you’re interested...
  • A collection of Hyper-V stuff

    Microsoft’s only operating system without the name “Windows”? Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 Totally free, optimised for virtualisation, but with everything that’s on a Hyper-V solution based on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise Edition (Failover...
  • FREE Training in Dublin, Belfast, Cork & Galway–SQL Server “Denali” Roadshow

    SQL Server “Denali” Roadshow There’s less than a week to go to sign up for this great free training: Come to this free, half day seminar , to learn how, with SQL Server “Denali”, you can get you the nines and performance...