Server Core Configuration tool – now available

Some of you may remember a free tool that you could use to configure Windows Server 2008 core (basically a simple GUI that allowed you to setup the system), unfortunately this tool was removed from the web. This *new* tool is uncomplied code (Script based) so you can even include your own additions in required….

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Hyper-V !

http://blogs.technet.com/stbnewsbytes/archive/2008/06/26/it-s-here-windows-server-2008-hyper-v-is-available-for-download.aspx  NeedI say more, but of course you know this already 🙂  Also: http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2008/06/26/wu-hoo-only-12-days-to-wu.aspx or http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2008/06/25/microsoft-com-powered-by-hyper-v.aspx    


Environment

This web site has recently gone live http://www.microsoft.com/environment/ – there is lots of great content – basically a one stop shop for all things environmental.     Technorati Tags: Green IT


Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and BitLocker Drive Encryption

BitLocker allows as you know Operating System boot and disk drive encryption. How you can use this for Hyper-V and virtual machines is documented in this white paper here       Technorati Tags: Hyper-V,virtualization


Do you need a MAP?

The answer is yes! More details here The Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team has just released the third-generation of the agent-less infrastructure assessment platform called Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator 3.0 (or simply MAP).  Through the use of remote WMI calls and secure inventory engines, the MAP tool enables you to quickly inventory a wide…


Hyper-V beta is now available

No doubt you’ve already seen this announcement, being keen all things virtualization people…   http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2007/12/12/Yes_2C00_-Virginia_2C00_-there-is-a-Hyper_2D00_V-beta.aspx   http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2007/12/13/happy-holidays-windows-server-2008-hyper-v-beta-now-available.aspx There are even a few videos to watch if you click on the second link whilst you download the beta.   Happy viewing and beta! Clive   Technorati tags: virtualization, hyper-V

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New Podcast site (to me anyway)

An email today mentioned a website I’d not heard of before; there are some big names in Windows Virtualization that have provided interviews. I’ve only managed to listen to Mark so far… Dr. Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Technical Fellow Eric Traut, Microsoft Distinguished Engineer Mike Neil, General Manager of Virtualization Strategy, Windows Server Division Stuart Schaefer,…

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Virtualisation webcasts

Thanks John for posting all the links, that should keep us all busy!  These are the webcasts associated with Windows Server 2008 RC0 and the virtualization preview   Technorati tags: ws2008, virtualization, wsv


Windows Server RC0 – yes it is…

So that’s confirmed then RC0 of Windows Server (with those WSv/viridian bits!) is now available to download: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2007/sep07/09-24windowserverrc0.mspx Ben has some guidelines that you must consider if you’re planning on using the virtualization features, see his blog for more details. Technorati tags: wiindows server 2008, WSv, virtualization

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Is Windows Server 2008 RC0 available next week?

According to this source Mike Neil – General Manager of Virtualization, said “We expect the release candidate next week”.  I’ve not seen this reported first-hand…so can’t confirm the statement. With its built-in server Virtualization technology, Windows Server 2008 enables you to reduce costs, increase hardware utilization, optimize your infrastructure, and improve server availability. Built-in Virtualization…