How to build a FREE Private Cloud using Microsoft Technologies

Chris Avis is a friend and colleague.  He created a pretty detailed blog post on how to create a private cloud.  I was planning on writing a similar post but found this one and decided to link to his. I hope you find his post helpful.  He goes through … Architecture: Hardware Requirements: Software Requirements:…


MMS 2011 Keynote (Day 1 and Day 2 Keynote Video Recording)

  For those not lucky enough to go to MMS this year, you can get access to the keynote presentations here.  If you want much more information about System Center make sure you attend one of our TechNet Events on Management and Deployment. Keynote Day 1:   Keynote Day 2:


How To Configure BitLocker on Windows 7 RC – Everything You Need To Know About BitLocker

I have had many questions about BitLocker so I thought I would answer them in this blog post.   What is BitLocker and Why Should I Care? BitLocker is a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) component that allows you to protect data on hard drives.  BitLocker is the name given to the encryption component that works…


Windows 7 Beta Now Available for Download

Well, we have all read much about Windows 7 and it is now available for public download (  Scroll down the page a bit and select your language for x32 or x64.  Note the Installation Instructions.  More information can be found on the Windows 7 Home page. I have not personally installed it but I…


Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Available Now

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 will be the next version of the Windows Server operating system from Microsoft. Building on the features and capabilities of the current Windows Server 2008 release version, Windows Server 2008 R2 allows you to create solutions that are easier to plan, deploy, and manage than previous versions of Windows Server. …