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An Interesting VDI case, Holmes.

Last June I didi a series of interviews with Alun Rodgers of Risual about the cool stuff in Windows Server 2008. In one of these.. Alun is telling me about how Terminal Services (now known as Remote Desktop Services, RDS, in Windows Server 2008 R2) could be used to provide a secure desktop for police… Read more

Vision on – Windows 7

As I’ve said before I’m a bit unsure about whether IT Pros have the time or inclination to watch technical videos.  With our shortened attention spans and demands on our time I am very sure that watching an hour long or even half hour video is going to be watched very often. So James and… Read more

Installing the SQL Server 2008 R2 August Technical Preview

I see a lot of comments on Twitter making comments about how hard SQL Server is to install and so I thought I would go through a simple installation based on the August Technical Preview, SQL Server 2008 R2.  I also used the latest operating system Windows Server 2008 R2 We are also having a… Read more

LINQ and Entity Framework

Developers talking to DBA’s – what’s the world coming to? Despite what some people think and a few cheap jokes there are many areas of commonality between these two worlds particularly in SQL Server, and two of these are LINQ and entity framework.  I know they both provide some sort of semantic layer between the… Read more

SQL Server TV

One of the Microsoft guys at the last SQL Bits events was Chris Guest who works in the Media Room team which is all about TV over the internet.  I wasn’t sure why he was at a SQL Server event so I grabbed a camera (well two camera and and cameramen) to find out more…… Read more

Windows Server 2008 – Branch Office Deployment

In the final part of my interview with Alun Rodgers of Risual, we discuss the rollout out of Windows Server 2008 to branches of a well known fashion house.  You won’t get any tips on dress sense watching this, but you will understand why such  features as the Read Only Domain Controller and BitLocker are… Read more

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V – is it any good?

I was presenting SQL server 2008 at a NextGen community event and there was a Windows Server 2008 given by Alun Rodgers of Risual (a gold partner specialising in server infrastructure and unified comms).  His session was so well received I thought it would be good to get him to share his experiences in a… Read more

Running SQL Server on Windows Server 2008

I pulled down SQL Server 2008 RC0 over the weekend and I thought it would be good to get this running on Windows Server 2008.  There doesn’t seem to be a lot of resources around on this but it’s not that hard, in fact you pretty much install Windows Server 2008 and as soon as… Read more