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  • Blog Post: Screencast: Hyper-V Server 2008

    As I said in my previous post ;  Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 has now been released for free download.  The other day I decided to have a look at it on my shuttle machine and I’ve done a quick screencast on what it looks like and has to offer.  You can view the video below or view it...
  • Blog Post: Screencast: File Services in Windows Server 2008 Part 2

    In a previous blog post I showed you some changes we have made to the SMB protocol in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista.  To continue this series I wanted to share with you some more changes we have made in the area of file services.  In this screencast I’m going to talk to you about the...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Screencast: Reliability

    Well it's time for another Screencast on Windows Vista. In this Screencast I'm going to talk about "Reliability" and the improvements Windows Vista makes in this area. Now Reliability is one of those topics that is very much open to interpretation by the end user. I've done many presentations to customers...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Screencast: Server Core Installation

    Hello again, In my previous Screencast I showed you the setup of the Enterprise version of Windows Server 2008. The setup took approximately 30 minutes or so. In this Screencast I take you through a new minimal install option called Server Core . Now what is Server Core you might ask? Well it's a new...
  • Blog Post: Screencast: Using Windows PowerShell

    Windows PowerShell in my opinion is the most important tool for administrators that we have released in many  years.  It helps to automate the tasks that administrators are faced with every day.  I’ve been talking with customers for awhile now about Windows Server 2008 and PowerShell is...
  • Blog Post: Screencast: Windows Server 2012–Server Manager

    Over the last few months myself  and Macca have been travelling around talking about Windows Server 2012 through our IT Camps.  Now we run through quite a lot of demo’s and wanted to make sure you had the opportunity to see these demo’s even if you didn’t get along to the IT Camps.  So...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Screencast: Aero Interface

    Hi there folks, Well it's time again for another Screencast on Windows Vista! My last Screencast was on Search which judging by the views was quite popular! In this Screencast I'm going to give you a bit of introduction on the new Windows Vista Aero interface that is available for Windows Vista Premium...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 R2 Upgrade Blogcast

    Hi folks, As promised here is Part 1 of my Windows Server 2003 R2 blogcast series. In this session I focus on what you need to think about when performing an upgrade to R2 from Windows Server 2003 SP1. Now there are a couple of things I left out that I wanted to mention here. Server Preparation...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Screencast: Search

    Hi folks, Well it time to do some of these screencast's on Windows Vista! My plan is to do a series of Windows Vista screencasts on various technologies that are new to Windows Vista. So I thought I would start off with Search. The main reason for this is this will fundamentally affect everyone that...
  • Blog Post: Screencasts: Tools of the Trade

    Well as a lot of you know I've been doing a fair few Screencasts on Windows Vista lately. So I thought it was time to give you some guidance about how I have been producing these and what tools I've been using. First of all thanks to Chuck for providing a great document to get us all started! So what...
  • Blog Post: Screencast: Windows Server 2012-NIC Teaming

    I wanted to share with you a new feature in Windows Server 2012 called NIC Teaming .  It’s one of my favourites and an essential part of building a Private Cloud.  Having high availability at the network layer is critical functionality that is now built into Windows Server 2012.  You no...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 R2 Blogcasts Coming!

    Hi folks, We'll I'm finally getting some time to do some blogcasts and I've decided to do a series of blogcasts focusing on Windows Server 2003 R2 release. Last November I ran a series of TechNet sessions on R2 and I thought it would be good to share the demo's of those sessions in blogcast format...
  • Blog Post: Screencast: Windows Server 2012-New User Interface Options

    Welcome to another Screencast!  I wanted to share with you some of the new user interface options with Windows Server 2012.  In particular I’ll be covering Server Core and the Minimal Server Interface option and how easy it is to switch between each option.  As you know Server Core was...
  • Blog Post: Screencast: Network Access Protection with 802.1x (Part 2)

    In my previous post on NAP with 802.1x authentication I talked about setting up the server environment along with a switch that is compatible with 802.1x authentication. In this screencast I'm going to talk about how to configure a client running Windows Vista SP1 and show NAP working. Then I will show...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 R2 Blogcast: Part II: Installed Components

    Hello folks, As promised here is part 2 of my Windows Server 2003 R2 Blogcast Series. In part 1 I went through an upgrade from SP1 to R2 and explained what that looks like. In this session I discuss what components get installed and go through what this looks like in Add/Remove programs. In the second...