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September, 2006

  • Personal Supercomputing Goes Quad Core

    "Quadrophenia" is how CNET charaterized it. At Intel Developer Forum this week, Intel is showing off its forthcoming "Clovertown" quad-core processor for servers. Today at IDF we participated in a personal supercomputing demo that used the "Clovertown" processors within Tyan Compter's Typhoon system, running Windows CCS, along with Mellanox Infiniband interconnect and Wolfram's gridMathematica.

  • Windows CCS web chat canceled, but see Port 25 interview

    I learned that next week's exec web chat on Windows CCS has been postponed until later in the month. But in the mean time, you can watch the Port 25 interview with Ryan Waite, group product manager for Windows CCS. Ryan discusses how open source influenced Windows CCS through the inclusion of open source in the product and contributions back to the community.

  • Windows Deployment Services - get the inside scoop on October 19th

    In my previous posts I have mentioned that the next generation of Remote Installation Services (RIS) is call Windows Deployment Services (WDS) - an imaged based deployment solution that will be implemented in Windows Server 2003 SP2 and Windows Server...
  • New Unix migration study

    Today, I got an email about a new study by Mercer Management Consulting (... and no, I've never heard of them either). The objective of the research was to understand why organizations choose to migrate away from Unix, how alternate platforms are selected, and what value companies have generated by migrating from Unix to Windows, Linux or other Unix variants. If you're strapped for time, you can read a summary of the findings on pgs. 2-3.

  • The .NET Show: Windows Server "Longhorn"

    JuliusS from our team and Volker Will from the developer platform evangelism team recently sat down with for The .NET Show to discuss Windows Server "Longhorn" and our server virtualization technologies.

  • Exec web chat on Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003

    Now that Windows CCS has shipped the product team leadership will answer your questions regarding the product. They are also prepared to hear your suggestions for version two specifically around scheduling and HPC tools. The Web chat is Monday, October 2 at 2pm Eastern (11am Pacific).

  • Windows IT Pro Readers Choice Awards

    Ok, so this is little bit of bragging....but I cant help it. Windows IT Pro magazine recently announced their 5th annual Readers’ Choice Awards . In this year's contest, readers chose from nearly 750 products that were nominated in 12 major...
  • Why is IIS 7.0 in Windows Vista?

    Customers have two options to check out IIS 7.0 - it's in both Windows Vista ( now at RC1 ) and Windows Server "Longhorn" ( August 2006 CTP release now available to MSDN and TechNet ). But some folks are wondering why it's in Windows...
  • Windows CCS from your desktop

    I'm not talking about deskside HPC clusters, but rather learning more from your desk about the new Windows Server edition for running parallel applications on HPC clusters.

  • Watch the Best of TechEd 2006

    Did you miss TechEd this year? Fear not! The folks over at TechNet captured the best sessions on high-quality video. All you need is some free time and a MS Passport to sit down and watch any of the below sessions...Enjoy! - Ward Windows Vista...
  • August 2006 CTP Now Available!

    No sooner had I posted my last entry than I got word of some other great news (it takes carrier pigeons quite a while to fly from Redmond to Kuala Lumpur). Hot on the heels of Windows Vista RC1, we have now released the August 2006 Community Technology...
  • APAC, NAP and NAC

    It's been a busy few weeks for us. We've been out here in Asia-Pacific bringing the buzz of Windows Server "Longhorn" to the folks at TechEd New Zealand, TechEd Australia, TechEd Japan and just this week, TechEd South-East Asia. Literally...
  • Windows Server "Longhorn" Webcasts - NAP and Terminal Services

    Wow - September already. Time to get back to school. And there is no better way to get back into the school mood than checking out these webcasts this September on Windows Server "longhorn" This is a GREAT chance for you to get your questions...