VMware VTAX, Windows Server “8” Hyper-V, and Hyper-V Replica

Jeff Woolsey recently posted an article that is well worth reading, primarily about the VMware VTAX and showing some examples of licensing cost comparisons of common VSphere 5.0 configurations vs. Hyper-V, but also talking about some of the new features of Windows Server “8” Hyper-V, namely Hyper-V Replica. You’ll find the article on the Microsoft…


Installing Windows Service Pack (and some updates) fails on DPM Servers

I’ve had two customers recently run into the issue of the installation of SP1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 failing on their Data Protection Manager (DPM) servers (in this case, DPM 2010 but same would apply to DPM 2007). The problem arises because during the installation, driver-servicing will enumerate the driver information in the registry. There…


OCS 2007 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 – FINALLY!!!

Frustrating for progressive customers who had been deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 since last year, but we finally have guidance on using deploying OCS 2007 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2.Supportability is available for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 member server role on a Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systemhttp://support.microsoft.com/kb/982021  


TechReady update – Day 2

I’m currently in Seattle attending TechReady which is Microsoft’s internal technical readiness conference, kinda like Tech.Ed is for customers, except this is lots of internal only NDA stuff. This of course means that I can’t talk about a lot of the stuff I see. One thing I can talk about that I’ve just seen is…