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Pixar to use Windows Server 2008 HPC
Last year I dabbled a with the HPC (High Performance Computing) version of Windows Server and now it seems the platform goes from strength to strength with news of Pixar using the latest incarnation built on Windows Server 2008 to render it’s future box office hits. Some of the new features in 2008 HPC...
14 Aug 2008
Essential Business Server videos
Some of our MVPs have been busy making some quite amusing videos that help explain the different between our standalone server product and Small Business Server (SBS) and Essential Business Server (EBS) our new product for mid sized companies. Hat tip to Oliver for finding these.
29 Apr 2008
Server 2008 Hyper-V Training
Date 27 th -28 th May 2008 Course Virtualisation – Implementation and Migrating to Hyper V Location Wokingham Start Time 10 am Current Agenda for the Course – Day 1 09:00 Introduction 09:15 Module 1 – Virtualisation Concepts 09:45 ...
24 Apr 2008
Windows Server Compute Cluster used by Callaway
I'm a keen golfer and have been following The Masters the last few days with a keen eye. There's been some great golf out there and the course at Augusta looks stunning. It was nice to see this blog post then, on the Windows Server team blog on how Callaway uses Windows Server Compute Cluster...
13 Apr 2008
Windows Server 2008 - Eight month free trial
Just wanted to say hi to the partners I visited up in Scotland over the last few days. Great conversations and fever pitch interest in our new products - good to see! Back to the post.... Great (old) news for our customers - but worth a mention! Microsoft Gives 8-Month Evaluation for Server 2008...
1 Apr 2008
Answering questions about Windows Server 2008
Last week I presented at an event on Windows Server 2008 down in Exeter. Despite my jetlag the event went very well and the dialogue with the audience was great with lots of good questions. Here are some of them: Which applications are going to support Server Core, i.e. Microsoft Exchange...
28 Mar 2008
Windows Server 2008 Videos
The Technet team have recently released these great videos on all aspects of Windows Server 2008 - check them out: Ø Windows Server 2008 Deployment Overview - Michael Niehaus, Tim Mintner Ø The 10 Most Important Things About Failover Clustering - Jim Teague Ø Power Management: Windows...
27 Mar 2008
Windows Server 2008 Security Guide
The Windows Server 2008 Security Guide is now out - essential reading this. Go download. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc264463.aspx
28 Feb 2008
Video demo of NAP + Forefront
Spotted this little gem on the Enterprise Networking Group at Microsoft which shows off the combined power of Windows Server 2008's NAP (Network Access Protection) and Forefront Client Security - very nice! Get more details here: http://blogs.technet.com/nap/archive/2008/02/22/exclusive-nap-forefront...
28 Feb 2008
Get to a Windows Server 2008 Launch Event
Yesterday we launched Windows Server 2008 - congrats to the whole team! Now you have the opportunity to find out all about it at a TechNet event at venues up and down the UK. Here are the details: TechNet 2008 Launch Roadshow Following the 2008 Launch event in Birmingham on 19 th March, TechNet...
28 Feb 2008
How to tell when a computing paradigm is on the mind of a lot of people
When Dilbert covers it of course... http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization http://www.dilbert.com/comics/dilbert/archive/dilbert-20080212.html
22 Feb 2008
Windows Server 2008 Training
Take advantage of these limited time Launch offers from the Microsoft Readiness Team: Windows Server 2008 Accelerated Learning Course - 6 Days Technical Training Windows Server 2008 Upgrade Skills & Certification. Academic, strategic and hands-on experience you need to successfully manage a network...
20 Feb 2008
DreamSpark - Free software for students
Bill Gates has just announced free developer, designer and server products for Students. DreamSpark allows students to download Visual Studio, Expression, XNA Game Studio and Windows Server for free. Here's the Channel 8 interview with Bill. Bill Gates talks about Free Software, Students...
19 Feb 2008
BlogTalk Radio covers Windows Essential Business Server 2008
Listen to a recording of the January 25, 2008 Small Business IT Radio show on BlogTalk Radio and learn about EBS 2008, its capabilities, and the numerous partner opportunities it presents. Arlin Sorensen, President, Heartland Technologies and Stuart Crawford, Director of Business Development, IT...
8 Feb 2008
Top Reasons to upgrade to Windows Server 2008
Reason Key Feature 1 Protecting your network from viruses and enforcing compliance Network Access Protection - NAP 2 Providing efficient, low – overhead core services with a reduced attack surface Server Core 3 Meeting next generation security threats to your network, data and business Windows...
25 Jan 2008
Windows Vista + Windows Server 2008 = Great IT
I was perusing the Windows Server 2008 Launch site and came across this list of things that make your IT estate the envy of your peers by using Vista on the desktop and Server 2008 in the back office. It kicked off by talking about how Vista and Server 2008 came from the same family and has shared...
22 Jan 2008
Windows Server 2008 Certifications
Here are some useful links on Windows Server 2008 Certifications! Introducing WS2008 certifications WS2003 to WS008 transition path Frequently asked questions Get exam notification and 40% off Thanks and welcome to Jeremy Palmer - the new Information Worker PTS in my team! Jeremy recently moved...
21 Jan 2008
Tough times ahead for Windows Server 2003
When a new operating system like Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 is launched to much fanfare and attention, the casualties of such activities are rarely noticed. Casualties like Windows ME, Windows 2000 and now Windows Server 2003 - they just slip into the background, forgotten, never to be...
11 Jan 2008
Hyper-V feature comparison with other Virtualisation offerings
I had a question today at a Virtualisation event about a feature by feature comparison of Hyper-V and other virtualisation offerings. I had a quick search around and came across this 3rd party appraisal of all the different products out there on the market. Now although this may or may not be completely...
4 Dec 2007
IT Management from the Desktop to the Datacenter
One of things we are currently talking to our customers and partners about is the concept of having end-to-end management of IT products and solutions from desktop all the way to the datacenter servers and all the infrastructure in between. New products in System Center including Virtual Machine Manager...
20 Nov 2007
Windows Server 2008 lineup and introducing Hyper-V, it's "cheap as chips"
Level Set: What is Virtualization? I'm going to use a nice paragraph from a PC Advisor article I found: Virtualisation enables one physical server to host several operating systems, which can be assigned to run certain applications. It means one physical server can be worked harder, often reducing the...
13 Nov 2007
Core Infrastructure Optimisation Training
My Core IO partner in crime - Matt McPhirt - has been beavering away preparing these hot potatoes of events on Core Infrastructure Optimisation. This particular training has a flavour of Server 2008 about it including System Center and Virtual Server. Here's the lowdown from the horse's mouth: Well,...
27 Sep 2007
Windows Server 2008 MCPs : Get your transition on!
Windows Server 2008 is now scheduled for release to manufacturing in the first quarter of 2008 instead of the end of 2007. Learn more . As a result, transition exams 70-648 and 70-649 are scheduled for release on October 29, 2007. If you registered before June 30, 2007 for a 40% savings voucher for these...
27 Sep 2007
Windows Server 2008 Podcast
Powershell is an object orientated scripting language which is extensible and is the foundation admin tool for Exchange Server 2007 and System Center Operations Manager 2007. One of our MVPs (Most Valuable Professionals) talks about Windows Server 2008 in particular powershell and virtualisation on this...
29 May 2007
Windows Server 2008 London Clinics
QA-IQ, one of our training partners is running a Windows Server 2008 week of events starting in July. So, what's on the menu? Clinic 1: Windows Server 2008 Branch Office Management Clinic 2: Windows Server 2008 Server Management Clinic 3: Windows Server 2008 Security Control Clinic 4: Windows Server...
24 May 2007
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