January, 2010

  • Hyper-V: CSV not Required for Live Migration

    I received a great question about something I said in my post on the great value of Hyper-V backup - that CSV is not required for Live Migration. One reader (thanks Dan), called me on this, because all of the documentation he had seen spoke of them together...
  • Are SQL Servers good candidates for Virtualization...YES!

    With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, we went back to our SQL team and asked them if we could get some guidance on virtualizing SQL Server. They have posted a video on the benefits of SQL Server consolidation as well as a great whitepaper on SQL...
  • John Weston Introduction

    Hello, my name is John Weston and I am really excited to be part of Microsoft’s new initiative – Because It’s Everybody’s Business (BIEB). As my backgrounder, I have been in Technology for over 20 years For the last seven years I have been at...
  • Virtualization on a Shoestring

    Server virtualization promises huge costs savings through consolidating underutilized physical servers to fewer systems. Microsoft, VMware, and other virtualization vendors provide tools and guidance on how to virtualize existing systems. In fact, just...
  • Application Compatibility Resources for R2

    Windows Server 2008 R2 includes changes to the kernel and user-mode API’s to support virtualization, scalability, performance, power-management, and networking enhancements.  As a result, your existing application may require modifications or design...
  • Extreme Web Services

    Windows Server 2008 R2 introduces the Windows Web Services API ( WWSAPI ). WWSAPI is a new and extremely efficient Web Services endpoint implementation library.  It is available with both Windows 7 (client) and Windows Server 2008 R2 (server), and...
  • What Is At The Center Of Your IT Universe?

    What is at the center of your IT infrastructure, what does all your applications revolve around? If you said Servers then You are correct! As my good friend and colleague Chris Henley posted, "To Windows Server, the Quiet King of Communication and Collaboration...
  • Customer Perspective on the Expanded HP / Microsoft Partnership

    There was an awful lot of press coverage last week of the announcement of Microsoft and HP increased investment in our partnership.  Much of the coverage picked up on the “buzzworthy” cloud aspect of the announcement, like this: Microsoft, HP join...
  • Server Core .NET Application Host

    Server Core is a minimal installation option for Windows Server and is available with the following Windows Server editions: · Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Edition · Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition · Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition · Windows...
  • Windows 7 BranchCache™ User Experience

    This is a follow-up posting of Windows 7 BranchCache™ Explained . BranchCache, an exciting feature introduced in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, enables content from file and Web servers on a wide area network (WAN) to be cached on computers at...
  • "To Windows Server, the Quiet King of Communication and Collaboration!"

      During my college days long ago I learned that all communication is built on a framework.  Whether the communication is interpersonal or intercontinental, between individuals or nations, written, spoken, or even unspoken.  All communication...
  • HP and Microsoft Expand Partnership: Virtualization

    This is an exciting time to be in the IT industry. When you see two companies working together for the common good of their customers, it is very exciting. Today, Microsoft and HP announced an extension to their 25 year Frontline partnership...
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 introduces the File Classification Infrastructure (FCI)

    Managing storage is no longer simply about volume and availability; organizations need to manage their data more effectively and more efficiently.  Only by gaining insight into their data can companies reduce the cost of storing, maintaining, and...
  • Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Explained

    This is a follow-up posting and a continual discussion of desktop virtualization and Remote Desktop Services (RDS) relevant to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (WS2008R2) . I highly recommend those who are not familiar with RDS taking a moment to...
  • Welcome from Yung Chou: Who I Am and What I do Around Here

    This is Yung Chou and I am an IT Evangelist, as I have always introduced myself in many of my screencasts . Having been with Microsoft for quite a while, I previously had a number of roles including technical account management, service deliveries...
  • Modernization Doesn’t Mean Using Mainframes in Expensive and Wasteful Ways!

    You may know that I’m part of the Windows Server Platform Strategy team and am involved with Open Source engagement at Microsoft. I do my best to keep up to speed with the comings and goings of Open Source and Linux in enterprises, and how Windows can...
  • The Extensible Web Platform

    The Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Server ( Internet Information Services, IIS 7.5 ) is built with a completely modular architecture on top of rich extensibility APIs.  This enables developers to easily add, remove, and even replace built-in IIS components...
  • About Phil Pennington…

    My current role involves writing, teaching, and publishing content that enables Developers to build Windows Server solutions. Regular contribution venues include: MSDN Channel 9 MSDN Code Gallery My Blog TechNet Edge My career as a ...
  • Who is Chris Henley? and What does he have to do with Windows Server?

       I am an IT Pro Evangelist, which really means I have the coolest job in the world.  I spend my days learning about the coolest new technologies in the server world and then go out and share what I learn with the IT Professionals of the...