Windows Server 2003 R2 on MSDN

Windows Server 2003 R2 can now be found on MSDN Subscriber downloads, ISO images for x86 and x64 Standard and Enterprise are available. Evaluation editions are also available here

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Virtual Server 2005 R2 officially launched today with new pricing!

Virtual Server 2005 R2 was launched today at IT Forum; John has the details as well as the new pricing. John has also been busy (not sure how he finds the time) with a “how to upgrade Virtual Server 2005 R2” article. The details can also be found on the main Virtual Server page http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/default.mspx or…

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Windows Server 2003 R2 – What’s new

This event on December 7th (and Webcast for those who can’t get to Reading in the UK), covers the new technologies that are available through Windows Server 2003 R2 and how they can solve challenging IT problems, scenarios include: Identity Management Branch Office Storage Management Web Application Platform Virtualization    Speakers include:Samm DiStasio, Director of Windows…

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Virtual Server R2, pre-launch Clustering & iSCSI papers

The following whitepapers have been completed in preparation for R2 launch and are posted on the download center.  Additionally, these documents will be highlighted on the Virtual Server R2 Launch page. Virtual Server Host Clustering Step-by-Step Guide for Virtual Server 2005 R2: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=55644 Using iSCSI with Virtual Server 2005 R2: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=55646 Why would you use Clustering? …

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New: Weekly blogcast interviews

I know I like to get the bulk of my information from RSS feeds these days, but a blogcast often just gives that little bit extra… Today the SST TechNet team launched the pilot of a new weekly blogcast interview program IT Heroes: Stories from the Trenches, the real stories of men and women in…

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MSIT webcasts on demend

The popular “How Microsoft IT does…” webcasts now include these recent ones. How Microsoft IT Does Security Updates (SMS Update) Presenter: Paul Thomsen – Patch Management Service Lead, Microsoft IT Register here! How Microsoft IT Implements Exchange Security Presenter: Konstantin Ryvkin – Senior Systems Engineer, Microsoft IT Register here! How Microsoft IT Manages Active Directory…

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Detecting a Virtual Machine

How do I detect that the Operating system I‘m using is running under Virtual Server?  This question is a popular one and there is a simple answer, which is to look at the Motherboard manufacturer, if it’s “Microsoft Corporation” you’re running in a guest, why, well it’s because Microsoft doesn’t make motherboards.  Once again Ben…

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Upcoming Virtual Server Webcasts

There are 3 webcasts next month for Virtual Server, you can register over at this Virtual Server page.  The second session on Clustering and HA may be the first time some of you can hear and see these new features – not to be missed!   The three sessions are: • Understanding Windows Hypervisor and Virtualization in…

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Windows Server 2003 R2 – Webcasts and Chats

Upcoming and recorded webcasts on Windows Server 2003 R2 (you can still sign up for those you may have missed to get access to the information) 12/10/2005 TechNet Webcast: Branch Office Technologies in R220/10/2005 TechNet Webcast: Branch Office Benefits in Windows Server 2003 R2 (Level 200) 21/10/2005 TechNet Webcast: TechNet SWMI Series:A More Secure and Well-Managed Infrastructure (Part 3…

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More Virtual Server – whitepapers to download

For those who don’t read Ben’s blog where this information is also posted.  There are two new whitepapers available that extend what was announced on Monday, the first is a short licensing document, the second whitepaper goes over common scenarios and implications of the licensing changes.

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