Windows Server 2008 R2 Goodness for IT Pros

One of the changes to Active Directory in Windows Server 2008 R2 is the Active Directory Web Service. This is the Web Service that operations performed against AD using, amongst other things, the Active Directory PowerShell module actually makes calls to. It is enabled by default on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller. More…

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Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM Timeframes

At TechEd 2009 in the US today, we announced that we expect Windows 7 to RTM in time for the holiday shopping season.  (RTM = Release To Manufacturing) According to the Windows Team Blog – “If the telemetry we receive from the Windows 7 RC meets our expectations in terms of quality, then we expect…

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Virtualisation - Never Been Easier

Earlier this week I talked about System Center (One Tool to Rule Them All), and how you can manage both server and desktop resources, both virtual and physical assets, and both Microsoft and third-party hypervisors, all with the same platform; as well as System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise (SMSE) which gives you the right…

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