Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Releases/Hosting for App-V

Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) version 4.5 has been released. Formerly known as SoftGrid, App-V 4.5 is the first Microsoft-branded release of the product. It includes new capabilities designed to help IT support large-scale virtualisation implementations across many sites and provides multiple delivery options including over-the-Internet application availability to meet your business needs.  Additionally, Microsoft Application…


Exchange on Hyper-V

Microsoft supports Exchange Server 2007 in production on hardware virtualisation software only when all the following conditions are true: The hardware virtualisation software is Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V technology, Microsoft Hyper-V Server, or any third-party hypervisor that has been validated under the Windows Server Virtualization Validation Program. The Exchange Server guest virtual machine: Is…


Hyper-V has now released to manufacturing (RTM)

Hyper-V, a key feature of Windows Server 2008, has now released to manufacturing (RTM) and is available for deployment into production environments. A beta of Hyper-V was included with Windows Server 2008 and this update provides the final release.  Server virtualization, also known as hardware virtualization, is a hot topic in the IT world because…


Windows Server 2008 and Exchange 2007

Windows Server 2008 Improvements that Benefit Exchange Windows Server 2008 includes a number of improvements and enhancements that can directly benefit servers running Exchange 2007 SP1. There are many benefits to running Exchange 2007 SP1 on Windows Server 2008. Just to name a few: Support for multi-subnet failover clusters When running in a Windows Server…


Windows Search 4.0

Windows Search 4.0 lets you perform an instant search of your computer. Windows Search 4.0 helps you find and preview documents, e-mail messages, music files, photos, and other items on the computer. The search engine in Windows Search 4.0 is a Microsoft Windows service that is also used by programs such as Microsoft Office Outlook…


March is the month for Windows Server 2008 on Technet

Special Coverage: Windows Server 2008: Inside Windows Server 2008 Kernel Changes Dive in to our detailed tour of key changes in the Windows Server 2008 kernel that improve reliability, performance, and scalability. Find out how Windows Server 2008 makes better use of thread pools, streamlines recovery from hardware failures, improves virtualization with Hyper-V, and more….


How MSIT Uses Terminal Services as a Scalable Remote Access Solution

Like many large organizations, Microsoft has a geographically dispersed work force. With more than 78,000 employees in 78 countries worldwide, Microsoft faces continual challenges with making corporate information easily available to workers from remote locations and with ensuring that important internal company information is as secure as possible. Although the vast majority of Microsoft employees…


Hyper-V Release Candidate and remote management

There are two update packages for the Hyper-V Release Candidate. Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB949219) This package includes the following items: • The updated version of the Hyper-V Manager console and of the Virtual Machine Connection remote connection tool for x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 • The updated version of the Integration Services…


Self-healing NTFS in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

I ask this question to a customer who ask me about how Windows Server 2008 can help them achieve higher availability for their data. Have you ever had some weird disk or system behavior on your system volume, discovered or believed it was disk corruption, and then ran “chkdsk c: /f” on it only to…


High availability features of Windows Server 2008

Technorati Tags: High Availability,Winodws Server 2008,Clustering Customer that I talk to want to know how they can providing high availability to mission-critical applications, services, and data. When services are down or fail, business continuity is interrupted, which can result in significant losses. Windows Server 2008 supports two key high-availability features to help organizations meet their…