Thoughts from the field on WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007

I just had to share this with everyone – this summarises ten months of evaluating Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and a brief look into MOSS 2007. Brian McKeon is the Deputy I.S. Manager in St. John’s Hospital in Limerick in Ireland.  He sent me an email today with this content: "Here is a brief outline…

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Hyper-V beta bits now available

Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate zero (RC0) and Release Candidate 1 (RC1) came with Windows Server Virtualisation (and Hyper-V) in them as a Customer Technology Preview (CTP). We’ve just released a build of Windows Server RC1 with the Beta of Hyper-V in it. This beta has loads of features/functionality that was not in the CTP,…

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Service Pack 1 for SharePoint

Service Pack 1 is now out for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. These service packs include a number of hot fixes, new commands and updates to documentation that address performance and capacity planning concerns. For more information about what this service pack contains, read the introductory white paper, Service…

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Sorry – couldn’t resist it..

http://www.virtualization.info/2007/12/patch-tuesday-for-vmware.html Dave

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Thoughts from the field on Windows Server 2008 in Education

Willie O’Connor works in the CS department in Trinity College in Dublin and has this to share with us: “I’ve been evaluating Windows Server 2008 from Beta 3 through to the current release of RC0 from the perspective of upgrading an optimising the current domains within the new restructured School of Computer Science and Statistics. We…

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Thoughts from the field on Windows Server 2008 – Setup

Larry Doyle, a local IT Pro, works for Netforce in Dublin (one of our local Certified Partners).  Larry has been attending my Longhorn Academy (deep-dive technical training on Windows Server 2008) for the last six months or so and has been actively testing and evaluating Windows Server 2008.  He has this to share with you:…

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Thoughts from the field on Windows Server 2008 – NAP

Denys Kovalenko works for A1 Computers in Cabinteely (just south of Dublin).  He’s been evaluating Network Access Protection for a while now, and wanted to share his experiences with you. “I have been testing a great feature of Windows 2008 Server, called Network Access Protection (NAP). I have been testing NAP since Longhorn Beta 3…

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How is my demo laptop configured? – Part 3

You now have a sysprep’ed virtual hard disk on your C: drive. You can just use this as a starting point for all new virtual machines (just create a new virtual machine with a copy of this VHD as its hard disk) – when the machine starts, a mini setup will run and you’ll be…

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How is my demo laptop configured? – Part 2

Now you have your demo laptop installed – the next step is to get your demo environment configured. Run VMRCplus and connect to the localhost Say Yes to enabling the VMRC Server (it doesn’t take 2 minutes). It’s worth setting up the defaults before you start ‘playing’ as it will save you a lot of…

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How is my demo laptop configured? – Part 1

I’m often asked how come my demo laptop performs so well. I’m often running five or six virtual machines at the same time without any noticeable slow down in performance. Well, it is partly due to having a decent laptop (I have a dual core, 64-bit machine with 4Gb of memory. I also have a…

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