Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 :The Operating System of the Private Cloud. Time to Install Your Trial Edition for Free. (Head in the Clouds Episode 1)

Everyone is talking about Cloud.  There are all kinds of claims but no one is actually showing you how to actually build it.  I want to show you how to actually implement some of the cloud solutions you have undoubtedly heard so much about.  It seems logical to me to begin at your own network…

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Ghost Town Tech

Have you ever noticed how sometimes sweeping changes can occur without pomp and circumstance right under our noses and we fail to notice that anything has happened because we are so used to doing things the same old way.  Have you been to a ghost town… uhhh.. I mean the local branch of your bank…

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Save $87.25 on TechNet Plus

I have said before and i will say it again, “TechNet Plus direct is the best value for money in the Microsoft World.”  If you are an IT professional or a budding Network guru you need a TechNet Subscription.  Full Version Microsoft Products! (Sorry No Visual Studio)  No time bombs! A ton of additional benefits!…

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Windows Server in an Amazon Cloud

This week Microsoft began allowing the modification of the terms of some of its Enterprise licensing agreements to allow large customers in the United States to run their Windows Servers in the Amazon Cloud.  Larry Dignan at ZDNET posted a great article on the details of the process and the potential costs of this operation.  …

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Cloud Services : The Bet for Microsoft!

1969 was really an important year, I was born, Woodstock, a man on the moon, and of course the internet.  If there are roots to our current technical opportunities they go all the way back to 1969.  Steve Ballmer spoke to a group of students and faculty (as well as a world wide webcast audience)…

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Chris Henley: A Published Author!

  I really can’t believe i am writing this post.  I never thought I would be a published author.  I have always been interested in writing but never really thought I would actually do it.  Well, I did!  The result is the really cool looking book you can see in the post.  I got to…

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"To Windows Server, the Quiet King of Communication and Collaboration!"

  During my college days long ago I learned that all communication is built on a framework.  Whether the communication is interpersonal or intercontinental, between individuals or nations, written, spoken, or even unspoken.  All communication is based on a framework of rules and maxims that define the context, content, language, participants, roles, timing, and acceptable…

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Windows 7 Launch Events

  It’s official!  Microsoft has scheduled a series of launch events around the United States to showcase Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Exchange 2010.  You can register for the event in your area at the following link. http://www.microsoft.com/business/thenewefficiency/default.aspx  Based on the image on the launch site there are some pretty cool incentives for…

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How to Do an Offline Defragmentation of Active Directory in Windows Server 2008 R2

This last week I received an interesting question via email. "I occasionally do offline defragmentation of Active Directory of my Windows server 2003 and 2008 boxes,  the process is painful with the shut downs and restarts.  Do you really need to do Offline Defrag? How do you do an offline defragmentation of the Active Directory…

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IT Pro Momentum Windows Server 2008 R2 - Exchange 2010

I get so excited about the IT Pro Momentum projects I thought I would share just one more with you.  Actually in this case it is more like 2 projects that are being set up in a single organization.  I met Rob at one of my live speaking engagements and he mentioned he was interested…

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