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  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Feature Posters

    I know... everyone else has already covered this... These two posters, originally published in the July 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine , provide a strong visual tool to aide in the understanding of various features and components of Windows Server 2008. One poster focuses exclusively on powerful new...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Server and Windows Server Virtualization timelines adjusted

    From Mike Neil (Virtualization GM) on the Windows Server Blog : As the person who oversees the development plans, teams and strategy for Microsoft’s virtualization software on desktops and servers, I want to update everyone on the timing of our server virtualization offerings. I know that many of our...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Longhorn Tech Overview

    I see that Keith Combs has posted the slide decks from his recent presentations on Longhorn Server to his blog here: http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive/2007/04/02/windows-connections-conference-slides-posted.aspx Decks include: Windows Server code name "Longhorn" Tech Overview Part 1 Windows...
  • Blog Post: Free Security Courses

    I was just browsing the IT Pro course catalog over at http://www.microsoftelearning.com , and noticed that there are a TON of free courses relating to Security. There are some non-security free courses as well (related to SQL Server 2008, Windows Server 2008, and a few others), but the price is sure...
  • Blog Post: Clean up after your server!

    While learning about the changes in Active Directory on Windows Server 2008 at a recent conference, the presenters casually mentioned a new feature as an aside that is actually quite exciting! If you have ever had a Domain Controller stolen or experience catastrophic hardware failure, then you are familiar...
  • Blog Post: When is enough enough?

    All right. I admit it. I have a problem. I read my favorite "Tech Deals" site, ( http://www.dealnews.com ), and I just can't control myself from buying hard drives. They just keep getting cheaper and bigger and cheaper and bigger. The one that showed up today was $132 shipped for a 500 GB drive. Fortunately...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn Beta 3... From the Source

    Saving me from having to type up a list of all the resources that are available to support the Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3 launch, the Windows Server Team Blog has a comprehensive post with all the links you will need... Today we reach another major milestone on the road to Windows Server "Longhorn...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3 released.

    Woohoo! Get it now before the Download Servers are overwhelmed. I see it is up on Connect (if you had previously been accepted into the Beta), and you can download it as an IT Pro or Developer from the Beta 3 site. What's the address you ask? You'll have to watch this video to find out ;) I will post...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Longhorn - Per User Password Policy

    I can't imagine that this will make the front page of People Magazine , but if you are a Network or Security Admin, I have great news for you. With Windows Server Longhorn, you will be able to implement Password Policies on a Per User and Per Group level, as opposed to the current Windows 2003 (and prior...