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June, 2008

  • Hyper-V Security Best Practice: Use Bitlocker

    Small businesses, branch offices, and home offices usually have less stringent physical security than enterprise datacenters and IT facilities. If you have Hyper-V servers in these scenarios you should use the BitLocker Drive Encryption feature in Windows...
  • Windows Server 2008 Resources

    Here are some resources for IT Pros on Windows Server 2008, compiled using the Social Bookmarking Preview on TechNet: Windows Server 2008 Component Posters Windows Server 2008 Component Posters, originally printed in the July 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine...
  • Will my server run Hyper-V? How do I tell?

    The Windows Server Catalog shows an up to date list of all successfully Hyper-V tested systems. For older server systems, newer ones not o n the catalog yet, or non-server systems you can use the following tools to check if your system process supports...
  • Guest operating systems that are supported on a Hyper-V virtual machine host

    The final list of supported operating systems for VMs under Hyper-V RTM is now documented in KB954958. Server: Supported server operating systems Windows Server 2008, x64-based editions Note Virtual machines are configured to use one, two...
  • Hyper-V Security Getting Started Guide

    First have a listen to this 8 minute podcast with Senior Hyper-V Dev Lead Brandon baker on Virtualization Security Best Practices . Then, you’ll want to read up on Authorization Manager (AzMan). Here are some resources to get you started: AzMan...
  • FREE Hyper-V Deployment Planning Help

    One of the first steps you’ll need to handle is surveying yoru current environment for good/bad virtualization candidates. Even though Hyper-V is not yet released, the tools below will help you get started on this key deployment planning task. The Microsoft...
  • New ConfigMan SuperFlow Video

    There is a new TechNet Edge video on the first SuperFlow . Listen to the short (7.5 min) podcast about an innovative new way to deliver content to IT Pros: the Superflow . The first Superflow is the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Software...
  • MAP Update: V 3.1 is live

    The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit has been updated, and now includes: Hyper-V virtualization candidates assessment (+ improved virtual machines inventory) SQL server discovery and assessment 64-bit installation support Desktop Windows Security...
  • Hyper-V Hits the Big-Time

    You’ve already heard that Hyper-V was running MSDN and TechNet in production, before it was released . The Windows Server Division Weblog reveals today that the biggest website on the planet, Microsoft.com is Powered by Hyper-V . The scale here is BIG...
  • Microsoft It in the Forefront

    IT Showcase (my old group) documents how Microsoft IT runs Microsoft using Microsoft products. They’ve just released a technical white detailing the IT deployment of Forefront Client Security solution to on 40,000 corpet PCs. Check out Deploying Microsoft...
  • A (FREE) New Way to Find IT Pro Content

    The UA team over at Operations Manager have just published a FREE System Center Content Search gadget for Vista. Built on Live Search macros , this gadget makes it easier to find help for Microsoft System Center products because it uses Live Search...
  • Go Green: Go Hyper-V

    Hyper-V makes it possible to consolidate servers onto a much smaller number of physical machines, significantly reducing power consumption without unduly sacrificing performance. Multiple virtual machines can run on a single physical machine without consuming...
  • Getting Started with Hyper-V, June 2008 Edition

    This is a lowperv (low perversion)/high information blog post. That’s a joke people. The Social Bookmarking Preview on TechNet and MSDN does not support a hyphen in a tag, the tag comes out “hyperv”. Get it? High perversion = hyperv, low perversion =...
  • Score 1 For the Customer

    As reported on the Microsoft Education US Specialist Team Blog , user demand has resurrected Microsoft Producer . You can try out the prerelease version and give your feedback on http://connect.microsoft.com . For a clue about why the education market...
  • TechNet/MSDN Facelift

    I recently had a chance to chat with the manager of the design/edit team for TN/MSDN/Expression - Geoff Wheelwright. You can listen to the 8.5 minute podcast on the TechNet/MSDN Facelift . John Martin’s blog has some great behind-the-scenes info as well...