Server selection made easy

Introducing the SMB Windows Server Experience Tool We have just launched a new SMB Server Experience Tool, a unique solution to simplify server selection in the SMB space. This tool, which is now available at the Midsize Business Solution page at Microsoft.com, makes it easy for our SMB partners to see how Microsoft server &…

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Evaluating Windows Server 2008 R2 on your laptop without installing anything.

This post describes how to dual boot your laptop into Windows Server 2008 R2 without actually installing anything! OK, I lied – it’s not possible to do it without installing anything.  But most people would go down the route of re-partitioning their disks or adding a second disk just to install Windows Server 2008 R2. …

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Hyper-V Immersion–FREE Training on the latest version of Hyper-V

Hyper-V Immersion More and more customers are turning to Hyper-V as their first choice for virtualisation. Come along and find out why; Hyper-V has grown up a lot over the last three years and now includes the core functionality you need to meet your business and technical requirements. This session is a unique presentation that…

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A collection of Windows Server 8 stuff

“The power of many, the simplicity of one” Windows Server 8 is only in a developer preview cycle as yet, but it’s still making a lot of noise: Watch this Windows Server 8 session from the //build conference.  It’s long – but a must if you’re interested in some awesome new features and functionality (especially…

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Are people moving away from VMware (towards Hyper-V)?

Yes – people are moving away from VMware towards Hyper-V You only have to read the news – but just in case you missed all of this: “38 percent of businesses planning to switch vendors within the next year due to licensing models and the robustness of competing hypervisors”   “Microsoft Hyper-V is used at…

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A collection of Hyper-V stuff

Microsoft’s only operating system without the name “Windows”? Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 Totally free, optimised for virtualisation, but with everything that’s on a Hyper-V solution based on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Enterprise Edition (Failover Clustering and Live Migration). Overview here, download it here. and learn how to deploy and configure it here….

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Q&A from November 2011

As customers upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 they’re having “fun” with printers! Q. In my Windows Server 2003 environment, how can I add in a GPO to allow printer drivers install without the users requiring admin rights on their PC’s? A. If you’re in a 2003 domain, you’re still using the old XP…

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Hyper-V Installation and Configuration

Dave Northey explains the Installation and Configuration of Hyper-V Including creating your first template VM Following on from my previous Introduction to Hyper-V post, I now go into a bit of detail. I do want to re-iterate that everything I talk about is FREE (well, free if you’re virtualising Windows Servers – as Hyper-V is…

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Looking to move from VMware to Hyper-V?

Gerry Forde recommends this “Gem” of free training on Hyper-V (Guest Post) As I am always saying to the guys at Microsoft, You have some great free training material why don’t you highlight it better to the Irish TechNet Community. This piece of online training is a real gem for anyone who is converting from…

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Introduction to Hyper-V and Failover Clustering

Dave Northey explains why Hyper-V is a “no-brainer” for virtualisation   If you’re planning on virtualising Windows Servers, then regardless of who’s hypervisor you’re thinking of, you’ll more than likely end up buying the Datacentre or Enterprise licenses for Windows Server 2008 R2 (as that’s the cheapest route). Windows Server includes its own hypervisor (Hyper-V)…

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