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  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008

    Now it’s official! The “real” name for Longhorn Server will be Windows Server 2008 . That doesn’t mean it will be released next year, the target is still that RTM will be during second half of 2007. We normally name our products according to the Microsoft Financial Year, which starts in July. I really...
  • Blog Post: Get started with Virtualization in Windows Server 2008

    There has been some buzz last week about the Virtualization (codename “Viridian”) features of Windows Server 2008 RC0. The virtualization team posted a FAQ and a step-by-step guide to get you started. Also read how eWeek reviewed it.
  • Blog Post: Looking for Heroes in Malaysia

    For all you IT Pro and Developer Heroes in Malaysia, it's time to shine and maybe win prizes! All you need to do is write a story based on a true event telling us how you have used Microsoft Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio and you can win 30.000 RM worth of prizes. You could for example, tell...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Security Guide

    Windows Server 2008 Security guide is now available for download from TechNet. The description on the web site reads: This guide provides instructions and recommendations to help strengthen the security of computers running Windows Server 2008 that are members of an Active Directory domain. In addition...
  • Blog Post: Find a Launch event near you!

    Now it’s one week to go before the worldwide launch of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 and after that it’s time for the launch in your country. Visit the links below to find more information and to register. Indonesia March 4 th Vietnam April 4 th and 11 th Malaysia...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Scenarios Part III

    It's Monday and time for the next scenario: Branch Offices . The number of Branch Offices worldwide is growing when companies tries to get closer their customers. A branch office typically don’t have dedicated IT staff and bandwidth is often a problem. Windows Server 2008 fits in a branch Office scenario...
  • Blog Post: Interoperability with Server Core

    I just have to recommend you to read this blog post by Dennis . He was determined to get a interoperability story going by running IIS7 + PHP + MySQL + WordPress on a Server Cor e installation! It took him less in a day to figure it out and he of course documented it step by step.
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen Here

    Have you checked out the Heroes Happen Here page yet? It’s your one stop shop on all you need to know about the launch of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008. Even if you can’t attend the big launch event on February 27 th in LA you can attend the Virtual Launch Event . You will...
  • Blog Post: Security MVP of the Month

    The Security MVP Article of the Month in the December issue of Microsoft Security Newsletter is written by Jay Paloma, user group leader of PHIWUG in the Philippines. He is also the MVP of the month, congratulations Jay! The topic he wrote about was: Windows Server 2008 in an Organization's Defense...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn Server Scenarios Part I

    Now it’s time to start go through all the scenarios in Longhorn , let's start with Server Managment When you install Longhorn the installation process will continues without the need for you to provide input like admin password, computer name etc. All these settings will be configured when it’s completed...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V is here!

    I'm sorry to be a bit late on this but last week Hyper-V was finally released! Our new virtualization solution, as part of Windows Server 2008, will make the server even more compelling in my opinion. And on the topic of Green IT, server consolidation is of course a big aspect. There's tons of material...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn Server Scenarios Part II

    Hi! It's time for the next Longhorn Scenario: High availability . This is a key scenario in Longhorn Server and will mainly be achieved through the following features: Failover Clustering : To have computers (nodes) work together in a cluster will increase the availability of applications and services...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization for consolidation and easier management

    When I go to Malaysia I always try to connect with ELITE , the IT Pro Community over there. One of the guys I have gotten to know is Tee and he has lately been working with a Windows Server 2008 project within the IT Pro Momentum program. He works as an IT consultant in Solid Frontier Sdn Bhd. For this...
  • Blog Post: TechFest 2008 in Manila

    It’s time for the yearly TechFest in Manila, Philippines! On January 22 nd , there will be a full day event with sessions for both IT Pros and Developers covering topics like Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and Office Communication Server 2007. Detailed agenda and registration...
  • Blog Post: Beta for SP2 for Windows Server 2008 and Vista available

    We just announced the CPP (Customer Preview Program) for Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2. This Beta is now available if you have a TechNet Subscription and it will soon be available for everyone to download and test. Since we have the same code base for both the clients and server they...
  • Blog Post: NAP project in Singapore

    I guess you heard about Network Access Protection (NAP) by now but if you want to see how this can be implemented you should check this blog post by Dennis . He has been in contact with two guys in Singapore that are running a NAP pilot, using resources from the IT Pro Momentum program. If you want to...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Spotlight

    Have you heard of TechNet Spotlight ? This is videos from various Microsoft events worldwide that you can watch on demand. Right now, we have a lot of Windows Server 2008 sessions available, like Windows Server 2008 Kernel Advances , Windows Server 2008 Deployment Overview and Active Directory Domain...
  • Blog Post: TechNet and MSDN running Hyper-V

    With RC1 of Hyper-V now released it’s getting closer to the final RTM. But already now we have migrated our worldwide TechNet and MSDN sites so they run Hyper-V RC0. You might know we have this concept of “eating our own dog food” and to run these two heavily traffic sites on RC0 is a good proof point...
  • Blog Post: WDS Deployment in Philippines

    A guy in the Philippines, let's call him Tim, that is really active in the community has also joined the IT Pro Momentum program to be able to try out Windows Server 2008 and how he and his company can benefit from using it. The company is one of the largest call centers in the Philippines and...
  • Blog Post: Community Launch in Kuala Lumpur this Saturday!

    On June 28 th it’s time for a Community Launch in Kuala Lumpur. This is a full day event organized by ELITE , SPAN and MIND and the agenda will include everything from SQL Server 2008 and Hyper-V to Silverlight. Make sure you get a spot and sign up today. Find more information about the event and how...
  • Blog Post: Blogging Competition in Indonesia

    For those of you in Indonesia, Naren is running a blogging competition together with the WSS-ID community around Windows Server 2008. There are 3 different competitions: 1. Blogs of the Week: Write a technical blog related to Windows Server 2008 . 2. Quiz of the Week: Write a blog that is an answer...
  • Blog Post: Powershell GUI

    If you think Powershell seems like a good way of administrating your servers but like to do things graphically, here’s a tool for you! With PowerGUI from Quest you can create cmdlets graphically and display the PowerShell code. You can download it for free, see demos and read lots of documentation and...
  • Blog Post: The first Windows Server 2008 book is released

    I got a new book today from MS Press , “ Introducing Windows Server 2008 ”. It covers all the different scenarios and enhancements in Active Directory and deployment. It also has sections on blogs from Microsoft people and MVP’s so I know what I can do this weekend if I want to. But I will probably save...
  • Blog Post: How did we come up with the name "Windows Server 2008"?

    Why don’t finish off the week with something fun. I saw this video about how the team came up with the name for Windows Server 2008. Pretty funny, I love when we make some fun of ourselves. Have a great weekend!
  • Blog Post: Windows Server book in Bahasa Indonesia

    It was not long ago since the first Windows Server 2008 book was released and now we already have a translated one in Bahasa Indonesia for all of you in Indonesia! Pengenalan Windows Server 2008 is localized by Fajar , an active blogger and community member in WSS-ID . For those of you (including myself...