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    Watch the second keynote video for Windows at http://channel9.msdn.com/events/BUILD/BUILD2011/KEY-0002 Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory from Microsoft Windows 2003 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Exchange...
  • Blog Post: "Windows Server 8" Sneak Preview

    If you’re in IT you are likely pulled between an almost infinite need for more computing power to deliver business solutions and the ever increasing demands for greater agility, higher efficiency and lower costs. Fortunately, you can now deliver on these seemingly contradictory demands by leveraging...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Keynote–Video

    Watch the Windows keynote video at http://channel9.msdn.com/events/BUILD/BUILD2011/KEY-0001 Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory from Microsoft Windows 2003 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Exchange 2010...
  • Blog Post: Bringing Hyper-V to “Windows 8”

    In this post we talk about how we will support virtualization on the Windows "client" OS. Originally released for Windows Server where the technology has proven very popular and successful, we wanted to bring virtualization to a core set of scenarios for professionals using Windows. The two...
  • Blog Post: What's New in Windows Server 2012

    [This topic is pre-release documentation and is subject to change in future releases. Blank topics are included as placeholders.] The content in this section describes what's new and changed in Windows Server 2012. This content focuses on changes that will potentially have the greatest impact on your...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Support of IPv6

    Support for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), a new suite of standard protocols for the Network layer of the Internet, is built into the latest versions of Microsoft Windows, which include Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP with Service...
  • Blog Post: Desktop backgrounds (wallpaper)

    Celebrate the joyous season with this classic evergreen bough. To get a desktop background, click Get it now, right-click the image, and then click Set as background. Get them at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/personalize/wallpaper-desktop-background Read my favorites blogs: Designing...
  • Blog Post: Download Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC)

    The next release of Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, will offer businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware, cloud-optimized infrastructure. It securely connects across premises and helps IT Professionals to respond to business needs faster and more efficiently. Windows...
  • Blog Post: Log Parser Studio

    Log Parser Studio is a utility that allows you to search through and create reports from your IIS, Event, EXADB and others types of logs. It builds on top of Log Parser 2.2 and has a full user interface for easy creation and management of related SQL queries. Anyone who regularly uses Log Parser 2.2...
  • Blog Post: Previewing ‘Microsoft Windows 8’

    At the D9 Conference, Microsoft demonstrated the next generation of Windows, internally code-named “Windows 8,” for the first time. Windows 8 is a reimagining of Windows, from the chip to the interface. A Windows 8-based PC is really a new kind of device, one that scales from touch-only small screens...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft security updates for December 2011

    As part of Microsoft's routine, monthly security update cycle, we released 13 new security updates on December 13, 2011. Get the details at http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/bulletins/201112.aspx Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    It's Windows reimagined and reinvented from a solid core of Windows 7 speed and reliability. It's an all-new touch interface. It's a new Windows for new devices. And it's your chance to be one of the first to try it out. Get it now at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/consumer-preview Read...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Windows Thin PC (WinTPC)

    Reduced End Point costs for VDI: WinTPC empowers enterprises to leverage their end point hardware investments to access virtual desktops that are delivered using VDI or sessions. WinTPC is available as a benefit of SA, and hence does not represent any additional cost for SA customers. Windows Thin PC...
  • Blog Post: A glimpse of Windows 8

    “We reimagined Windows,” says Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft. Steven recently unveiled the touch-first user interface of Windows 8, along with a whole host of other new features. See highlights of Windows 8 from the BUILD conference Read more at the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Supporting Windows 8 Mail in your organization

    Windows 8 and Windows RT include a built-in email app named Mail (also referred to as Windows 8 Mail or the Windows 8 Mail app). The Windows 8 Mail app includes support for IMAP and Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) accounts. This article includes some key technical details of the Windows 8 Mail app. Use the...
  • Blog Post: Building Windows 8

    I believe everyone is now talking about Windows Server 8. Its great product and our customers and partners have been enjoying this product since its pre-release versions. Read all the Windows 8 blogs at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/ Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 8 Hyper-V

    Last month at the BUILD Conference we introduced Windows Server 8 and began discussing how it will help customers deliver the most dynamic, available, and cost-effective server platform for what we call "cloud optimized IT." I wanted to follow up on Bill Laing's blog post and dig into the advancements...
  • Blog Post: Your Windows – Connected to the Cloud Video

    See how your people, files, and settings are connected and up to date across your devices in the video at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/cloud-connected Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory from Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 – Do More–video

    See how to do some common tasks in Windows 8 in the video at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/get-started?page=vid1 Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory from Microsoft Windows 2003 to Microsoft Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows BUILD

    See the Windows Build website at http://www.buildwindows.com/ Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory from Microsoft Windows 2003 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Exchange 2010 CAS Array – Steps and Recommendations...