Browse by Tags

Tagged Content List
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 SP1 SSL Improvements

    SP1 is really an interesting service pack..... not only does it do the job of a normal service pack (aggregating updates) it also incorporates added functionality like the Security Configuration Wizard and Post-Setup Security Updates. But this is something you dont hear to much when talking service...
  • Blog Post: IDC publishes whitepaper on x64 Windows Server adoption

    [re-posted due to format issues] A colleague, Dan Reger, pointed me to a new IDC white paper on Windows Server x64 adoption. The white paper is titled, “Understanding the Business Benefits Associated with x86 64-Bit Windows Server.” You can download it here . The paper explains both the value...
  • Blog Post: SBS myths dispelled...by "Tom"

    In the course of talking to many Microsoft partners and customers, the Windows Small Business Server team has learned that there are sometimes misperceptions about the product, in many cases based on experiences with the earlier versions of SBS. In hopes of dispelling some of these "myths," the team...
  • Blog Post: SP2 to You

    Based on customer feedback and requests, we have improved the Windows Update, Automatic Update and WSUS user install experience with Windows Server 2003 SP2. The experience is now more like that with Windows XP SP2 , meaning Windows Update End User License Agreement (EULA) acceptance and a Welcome screen...
  • Blog Post: WinHEC: Mainframe-like hot swap comes to WinServer 08

    I was stuck back in Redmond this week, unable to attend WinHEC 2007 . But one cool, new feature of Windows Server 2008 on display at WinHEC is dynamic hardware partitioning. This was shown during Bill Laing's keynote today. The demo also showcased new hardware features of the NEC Express5800/1320Xf server...
  • Blog Post: SP2 to AU next Tues

    FYI next week on Tuesday, June 12 th we will begin releasing Windows Server 2003 SP2 through Automatic Updates (AU.) To ensure more control over when and how SP2 is deployed, users will need to click on the AU “Updates are ready to install” balloon notification, accept the end user license agreement...
  • Blog Post: GA of Windows Compute Cluster Server

    The high-performance computing version of Windows Server 2003 (x64 SP1 based) is now generally available. GA for this product means it's on the volume price list; not the shelves of Fry's or Best Buy. Windows CCS is designed to run massively-parallel applications (as opposed to serial apps) for fluid...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partnership with RSA for Information Protection

    Hi all – I’m David Hastie, senior product manager in the Identity and Security Business Group here at Microsoft. I wanted to flag an announcement Microsoft made today in the area of information protection and data loss prevention. It involves Rights Management Services in Windows Server 2008. In...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server '7' aka "Windows Server 2008 R2"

    With Windows Server 2008 being released only 6 months ago, i'm sure it’s natural for people to wonder “what’s next?” As I have been combing through various blogs this weekend, I found it exciting to see so much interest and speculation over the next version of Windows Server. While I’m bound by company...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V: It’s all coming together

    I’m really pleased to say that the release candidate of Hyper-V is available for download today. You can read the announcement and Jeff’s more detailed post . This milestone is important to the hundreds of customers and partners in the early adopter programs, and those of you trialing Hyper-V on your...
  • Blog Post: "Centro" = Windows Essential Business Server

    Today we announced Windows Essential Business Server as the official name for Windows Server codename "Centro," our upcoming IT solution designed for mid-sized organizations. We unveiled details about the product, available here , as well as an initial set of hardware and software partners supporting...
  • Blog Post: Certified value on Windows Server 2008

    Steve Bell here, I'm the product manager who owns the software logo program for Windows Server 2008. I've got great news for ISV partners and the IT community. I know the software certification process has been challenging in the past. We listened to your feedback and designed the certification process...
  • Blog Post: TechEd preview - high performance computing

    I'm looking forward to attending TechEd in Boston. There are some great breakout sessions planned on Windows infratsructure technologies. So over the course of the next week I'll highlight some of them in case you haven't decided which sessions to attend. Today's post will focus on High Performance Computing...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server HPC at IDF

    With product due before too long and BillG speaking at Supercomputing '05 in November, I'm expecting to start seeing more Windows Server high performance computing offerings from partners. Last week at Intel Developer Forum, an IHV partner called Mellanox ran a demo using the SDK for Windows Server Compute...
  • Blog Post: 64-bit, Windows Server, Hyper-V, and the future

    With the launch today of Hyper-V - available only in x64 versions - I thought that now would be a good time to revisit the topic of "64-bitness." I'm a technical product manager on the Windows Server team focused on Windows Server 2008, R2, clustering, and power management, along with a few other...
  • Blog Post: x64 Windows beats 64-bit RHEL 4.0 and Solaris 10 in SSL

    Tom Henderson of Network World recently completed testing of X64 Windows in SSL Kernel Mode against other 64-bit OSes. The tests clearly indicate that the x64 editions of Windows Server 2003 show a 15-20% performance advantage over these other 64-bit operating systems. [:)] How do you enable the...
  • Blog Post: SBS and EBS videos on Technet Edge

    There are new demonstration videos of the upcoming Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008 on TechNet Edge. Program manager Bjorn Levidow provides an overview of EBS management , including remote administration, add-in management and license tracking. Becky Ochs, program manager...
  • Blog Post: 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). The product...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft.com Moves to x64

    If you're interested to read about Microsoft IT's migration of www.microsoft.com to the Windows x64 architecture, then check out their white paper . The paper is actually written by the operations team for MS.com. Here's an excerpt from the conclusion: After completing the transition to the x64...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft and HP Deliver Storage Performance

    One of the benchmarks important to gauge performance of file servers and NAS devices is SPECsfs97_R1 set up by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). This is a non-profit benchmarking organization and this specific benchmark has been created to establish network file system (NFS) performance...
  • Blog Post: Jan. 13 Web chat on High Performance Computing

    The first Windows Server exec Web chat of 2006 is set for Friday, Jan. 13. Kyril Faenov will be joined by folks on his dev team to answer questions about Windows Compute Cluster Server and Microsoft's plans for HPC . Don't attend if you're interested in clustering services such as load balancing. ...
  • Blog Post: SP2 buzz

    It’s great to see the word is getting out about the release of SP2 in Windows IT Pro and many other press outlets. One note regarding some discussion and confusion in the blogosphere about SP2 being pushed onto boxes via Automatic Updates (AU). In fact, SP2 – though flagged as a high priority update...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Windows Essential Server Solutions

    As we head into the big Heroes launch next week, Microsoft today introduced the Windows Essential Server Solutions family of products. Available later this year, Essential Server Solutions – Windows Small Business Server 2008 and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 – will be the ideal way for small...
  • Blog Post: x64 on the road

    Maybe not as monumental as Charles Kurault or Phish , but Windows x64 has logged many a mile in the past months. If you haven't see the show in person, there's still five more U.S. cities left in the AMD/Microsoft Tech Tour . The stop in Jersey is dear (not so near anymore) to me since I was born in...
  • Blog Post: The 64bit Scan

    From a journalism perspective, I've been a fan of Cynthia Webb's for some time. Her Filter column for The Washington Post was ahead of its time and well executed. She left the Post earlier this year and she now publishes The Scan , which is similar in format, editorial content and tone to Filter. You...