There’s a new free-as-in-beer poster on the download center showing Windows Server 2008 R2 features and how the relate to each other.
For example, confused about Hyper-V architecture?
For Hyper-V, if you like your pictures to move – check out the Hyper-V Architecture Demonstration Video on Microsoft.com 3:56.
From the DLC:
This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2. It focuses on Active Directory Domain Services, Hyper-V, Internet Information Services, Remote Desktop Services (including Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)), BranchCache, and DirectAccess technologies. In addition, updates to core file services and server management are illustrated. You can use this poster in conjunction with the previously published Windows Server 2008 Component Posters.
Management? It’s in there:
RDS? it’s in there:
Be warned, is big download, if you are on a slow link like me, pour yourself a cuppa.
John Kelbley’s blog has a recent series of posts (including helpful screenies) explaining everything you need to do a Hyper-V backup is included in Windows Server.
The newly released (and free-as-in-beer) Core Configurator 2.0, helps with config tasks including:
Note: This tool is for Windows Server 2008 R2 Only and will not run in R1. It WILL run as a VM :-)
Technical writer Felipe Ayora has a new video out to drive awareness of the new Getting to Know Hyper-V: A Walkthrough from Initial Setup to Common Scenarios doc in the TechNet Library*
Click the image to play the vid, or go to:
*You can download a printable version of the guide: Getting to Know Hyper-V: A Walkthrough from Initial Setup to Common Scenarios (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=179636).
What other videos would you like to see? Leave feedback.
There’s a new aggregation page on TechNet that collates TechNet Library, Blog, and other resources such as Videos and scripts: http://bit.ly/7UiIjp. Highly Recommended. Interesting taxonomy too – how do you like it? Leave feedback and thanks in advance.
Add to that the new free-as-in-beer Windows Server 2008 R2 Feature Components Poster for IT Pros.
If you don’t want to download the poster, or just want to check it out ‘cause it is cool – see the online, zoomable version of the Windows Server 2008 R2 Feature Components Poster for IT Pros at http://bit.ly/6AMCdY
My colleague Martin McClean recently sat down with me to record a video with some information about his recently released Windows Server 2008 R2 Feature Components Poster for IT Pros.
You can see a bit it of it behind his head…
Click on the image to play the vid.
After 9 days, it has passed the WS2K8 Eval DL in popularity on the download center – something is going on there.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Feature Components Poster
This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Evaluation (180 days)
Windows Server 2008 R2 builds on the award-winning foundation of Windows Server 2008, expanding existing technology and adding new features to enable organizations to increase the reliability and flexibility of their server infrastructures.
You can also access the online ZOOMABLE version in Seadragon here: http://bit.ly/6AMCdY
Very cool. Saves many trees.
The interwebs quote “studies” that claim we humans have ~70K thoughts a day. That’s about .81 thoughts per second if you are awake every second of the 24 hour day (86400 seconds per day/70,000 thoughts). I can’t seem to find the underlying “studies” to determine if they are using an 18 or 12 hour “work-day” for the calc, but, hey, we’ll go with it for this exercise.
70K is also just over the threshold the industry sets as a benchmark for the number of words in a novel.
How many words/characters in a thought?
Consider twitter. Is that a good length for a thought? How long does it take to think 140 characters? Perhaps better to call it between 1-3 thoughts? 1.5 thoughts per 140 character tweet then?
A quick Flesch–Kincaid readability analysis of my recent tweets yields a character to word ratio of about 6.2 characters per word (including spaces). This nets out to average 22.5 words per tweet. Call it about 15 words per thought. Seems right to me. Pattern-matches to the the haiku 3-5-7 syllable pattern. But I digress.
Assuming I type as fast as the average typist (~60WPM) it should take me ~30 seconds to type the 140 character tweet. Max twitter throughput for this human then would appear to be in the range of 2160 tweets per (18hours) day. Call that 3240 thoughts shared per day when you’re full out and doing nothing else for 18 hours.
Hrm, best case, >5% of our thoughts shared because of implementation limitations? That’s what we call high drag, no wonder writers are filled with angst and frustration.
Assuming about an hour a day sharing “thought–sized chunks of text”, it’ll take about a month to tweet about 70K words, encompassing about 4600 thoughts. About the same number of words/thoughts in a novel.
Consider, if you could harvest your thoughts more efficiently for 24 hours you could fill the same novel.
Now, how many thoughts in a symphony?
Once again XKCD proves how much content development for the IT Pro is like software engineering: