URGENT: Out-of-Band Security Update Released Today for Windows

“For ‘Windows’?  Which versions?” Pretty much every supported version of Windows is impacted**, so read on.  This is important. Today we released MS11-100, addressing a newly disclosed denial-of-service vulnerability affecting several vendors’ Web application platforms, including Microsoft’s ASP.NET. Yesterday, we posted an SRD blog describing the vulnerability and the detection and workaround opportunities. With this…

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Cloud Powered Cars

The Big Red Cloud Powered By Windows Azure Microsoft’s Karl O’Leary and Big Red Cloud MD Marc O’Dwyer You can keep your green diesel, your biofuel and your sunflower oil powered by Windows Azure is the next transport revolution, well for data transport anyway. Keep an eye out for the new range of Fiat 500…

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Geek of the Week

    And this week’s winners are David Carr and John Kestner The Microsoft Ireland Geek of the Week award celebrates those people who impressed us with technology, of any kind. The inaugural award has gone to two MIT alums have hit upon a simple but brilliant solution to enhance how we look after our…

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Safefood 360 choose Windows Azure as their PaaS solution

  Philip Gillen, Chief Operating Officer with Safefood 360 talks about his approach to choosing a Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider. Safefood 360 is a niche compliance software solution which is built using the ASP.Net MVC framework and leverages the Microsoft Windows Azure platform. Although just launched in early 2011 it is being used…

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FREE Training: Failover Clustering with Hyper-V: Designing a Highly-Available Infrastructure for the Private Cloud

Next Tuesday, December 6th from 8am-11am PST, we are offering a free training: Failover Clustering with Hyper-V: Designing a Highly-Available Infrastructure for the Private Cloud Register here: http://mctreadiness.com/MicrosoftCareerConferenceRegistration.aspx?pid=287 Join Symon Perriman (Technical Evangelist for Private Cloud) and Elden Christensen (Principal Program Manager Lead for Clustering) to understand how Windows Server 2008 R2 Failover Clustering with…

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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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