XP-Mode vs App-V vs Med-V vs VDI

There are so many virtualization options available from Microsoft, which one do you use when?  We cleared this up in a short interview and addressed how these options might help you remediate your legacy applications over to Windows 7.  Also, we just launched the XP to Windows 7 Migration process guide with the announcement of…

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Server 2008 / Vista SP2 CPP released

Today Windows Server 2008 and Vista released Service Pack 2 (pre-RTM) through the Customer Preview Program (CPP).  MSDN and TechNet subscribers can download the SP2 CPP now, everyone else will have access this Thursday 12/14. What’s pretty interesting is for the first time the same single service pack files can be deployed across the server…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 features

Microsoft disclosed Windows Server 2008 R2 today at PDC for the 1st time today.  Here is a short summary of some of the new cool features in 2008 R2:   Virtualization R2 Hyper-V  – client virtualization when used with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), improved management via PowerShell 2.0 cmdlets, enhanced admin console, and integration with SCVMM…

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DFSR and Bitlocker work together + performance tests

As far as I can tell, there isn’t anywhere on Microsoft’s sites or documentation which state DFS + Bitlocker is supported or works in Windows Server 2008.  The DFSR FAQ mentions DFSR does not work with EFS, but does not mention Bitlocker.  This is the case more than likely due to Bitlocker being so far…

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Windows Server 2008 - DNS enhancement nuggets

There are a number of enhancements to DNS in Windows Server 2008. There are already some lengthy articles on the features, so in this post I hope to give a quick “why you care” on each of the features and some nuggets of wisdom / insight. Here we go… DNS on Server Core: I see…

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