Why Do I have So Many Boxes?

Do you find yourself looking at your machine room and wondering “Why are there so many machines in there?” Often it’s just a question of having to run legacy applications or applications that are just too time consuming and expensive to consolidate onto other machines. One possible solution to this is the use of Virtualization….


Free Virtualization e-book offer from Microsoft Press

Written by industry expert Mitch Tulloch with the Microsoft Virtualization Teams, Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions will teach you about the benefits of the latest virtualization technologies and how to plan, implement, and manage virtual infrastructure solutions.  The technologies covered include:   Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2009, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5, Microsoft…


20-Part Webcast Series on Microsoft Virtualization Solutions

A team of IT Pro Evangelists from the US including:  Kevin Remde, Matt Hester, Chris Avis, Chris Henley, and Yung Chou is delivering a 20-part webcast series on Microsoft Virtualization Solutions starting January 14, 2009. The objectives of this series is not only to help you develop technical depth on various virtualization solutions with level…


How Definitive A Guide to Windows Server 2008 does O’Reilly Deliver?

You choice of reference book for Windows Server 2008 is increasing rapidly. With this variety comes the difficult decision of which one to purchase. So let me tell you my views of O’Reilly’s Definitive Guide to Windows Server 2008. I have to say that when this book turned up I was slightly surprised to find…


See how Windows Server 2008 was launched in Dallas

The Dallas event celebrated the launch of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008. The event brought together IT Pros and Developers to get an in-depth, up-close look at the new products and gave attendees an opportunity to meet with Microsoft Partners as well as members of the development teams who created…


Teach yourself windows server 2008 in 24 hours

A bold quote, and one I have to say I can’t claim it as mine.   This comes from Sams Publishing, it relates to their new publication of the same name and I have to say, the book does do exactly what it says on the cover (the back cover that is) “In just 24…



For me the Microsoft Press book I’ve been waiting a while to see was the full Administrators companion. I will admit to being a fan of this series, both the full Companion and it’s pocket sized sister. I think I might have the complete sets of both in my bookcases somewhere, most are good, some…


Be a Hero in Poland at the Heroes { Community } Launch Conference in Wrocław

  Following on from an entry I wrote last month, if you happened to be in Poland on June 2nd 2008, then why no sign up and attend this great launch event. Taking place in Wrocław, which is the capital city of lower Silesia, it’s also one of the oldest and most beautiful city in Poland…