Heroes Happen in Ghent – TechDays 2008

{Windows Server 2008 Roadshow} The TechNet Windows Server 2008 roadshow is well underway and is extremely well received. With over 500 attendees we had to close the registrations. We’ll post the sessions on TechNet Chopsticks soon. Judging by how fast the available seats for the roadshow were taken, I think the TechDays 2008 and 2008…

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Hyper-V WMI API’s publicly available

Hyper-V WMI APIs. Hyper-V uses WMI APIs (similar to the Virtual Server COM API) to create, manage, monitor, configure virtual resources. The Hyper-V WMI APIs are publicly available here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc136992(VS.85).aspx Important: This documentation is preliminary and is subject to change. Virtual hard disk format. The virtual hard disk (VHD) format is a block based format…

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Remotely manage Hyper-V from WS2008 32 Bit edition

I’d like to install the Hyper-V MMC on Windows Server 2008 to remotely manage another Hyper-V System. How do I do this? Can I do this on Windows Server 2008 x64 and x86 Editions? Yes you can. Here are the steps: 1. Launch Server Manage from the Start Menu 2. Click Add Features 3. Under…


Configuring Windows Server 2008 Server Core

I’m currently preparing my demo machine that I will use during the roadshow next week. I wanted to have all my demo’s running on Hyper-V Beta so I decided to start from scratch and create a complete new environment. I’ve installed the Hyper-V Beta and configured everything to start deploying my Virtual Machines. I deployed…

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IT Pro Momentum Program Notes from the field: Vista Assessment and Myths

From now on I will post on a regular base the messages I receive from IT Professionals who are part of the IT Pro Momentum program, it’s always interesting to hear what other people say about our Technology, the first post will be about a Belgian Consultant who did an audit to see if his…

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Windows Server 2008 Security Guide – Beta Release

Help your customers securely deploy Windows Server 2008 with the Windows Server 2008 Security Guide! Every day, adversaries are attempting to invade your customers’ networks and access their servers—to bring them down, infect them with viruses, or steal information about customers or employees. Your customers are looking to Microsoft and Windows Server 2008 to help…

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Bill Gates last day at Microsoft

Internally I have seen quite a few spoof videos internally and this time they decided to show it publicly at the CES 2008 conference. During the conference they played the "Bill Gates last day @ Microsoft" which I posted hereunder, quite amusing 🙂 Bill’s Last Day: The CES Keynote video – Technorati Tags: CES 2008,Bill…

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New Beta Extranet Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint

The Extranet Collaboration Toolkit for SharePoint provides authoritative guidance and tools to deploy a pre-built, customizable SharePoint solution that teams can use to collaborate with partners outside the firewall.  The toolkit has a web-based interface, so it’s easy to use. Using this free toolkit, Administrators can set up a secure, SharePoint-based collaboration site in minutes. …

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TechNet Briefing Luxemburg – Jan 16 : Microsoft Application Virtualization

TechNet Briefing Luxemburg: Microsoft Application Virtualization (a.k.a Microsoft Softgrid) This session will explore the Microsoft Application Virtualization solution. It will explain you how you can easily change the way you do software delivery and how this will affect the numerous issues you are facing today with standard Electronic Software Distribution (ESD) solutions. We will also…

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SQLUG Event Jan 17: Technical Overview of the Next Release of Microsoft SQL Server : SQL Server 2008, codename "Katmai"

In this session the SQLUG will provide an overview of the next release of SQL Server, SQL Server 2008, codenamed "Katmai". The session will cover the core value-proposition, major themes and scenarios, and the specific engine improvements, including the new Management Framework, datatypes (spatial,…), new Reporting Engine, FileStream, etc. We also cover the new development…

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