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My Best Friend’s Wedding

I know its been quite a while i blogged, I was out of office attending one of my best friend’s wedding, A very traditional Indian Wedding, it was really amazing, had some unforgettable moments there and some of them was kinda emotional. So i would like to raise a toast for all the happiness of… Read more

Hyper-V and Failover Clustering.

Have you been trying or testing Failover clustering with Hyper V based Virtual Machines? but Ifti, What is failover Clustering?? The Failover Clustering feature enables you to create and manage failover clusters. A failover cluster is a group of independent computers that work together to increase the availability of applications and services. The clustered servers… Read more

What is Cloud Computing or Software as a Service (SaaS)?

There is lot of buzz word for terms like Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS), What is it actually?? Software as a Service (SaaS)— meaning delivering software over the Internet is increasingly popular for its ability to simplify deployment and reduce acquisition and ownership cost. This Video explains all.… let me know what… Read more

BREAKING NEWS !!!: Microsoft Internet Explorer 8 RC1 is now available.

You know I work at Microsoft, and that I love technology.  Sometimes I love Microsoft technology so much that I can’t wait to tell people about it, and this is one of those times.  Microsoft has just released the Release Candidate 1 for Internet Explorer 8, and I think you should install it and use… Read more

Microsoft Free E-book: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions

Want to know more about Microsoft Virtualization Solutions?? Microsoft Learning is offering Free E book. This guide will teach you about the benefits of the latest virtualization technologies and how to plan, implement, and manage virtual infrastructure solutions. The technologies covered include: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2009, Microsoft Application Virtualization… Read more

System Manageability Solution: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager

    From today I’ll be writing a series of posts regarding my experiences with deploying and managing Microsoft System Center Configuration manager in my test lab scenario. Before I start today, I would like to give a brief description about System Center Configuration Manager and what it does: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007… Read more

Change in licensing for Windows Server 2008 related to CALs and Virtualization.

A lot has been said and written about Microsoft Licensing policy related to CALs required to access non Windows Server 2008 VMs on Microsoft Server 2008 Server Hyper – V. Problem Scenario If you move your physical Windows Server 2003 Operating System Environments (OSE) to run as virtual machines hosted by Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, … Read more

My first post from Windows 7 Operating System

    Due to overwhelming response of Windows enthusiasts around the globe for downloading Windows 7 Beta from Microsoft site, there were some glitches in downloading experience in last few hours but has been taken care by Windows Team here in Microsoft. One more good news that initial limit of 2.5 million downloads is removed,… Read more

Don’t want to Install IE 8 through Automatic Updates??? Use Windows Internet Explorer 8 Blocker Toolkit

Update from IE Team Windows Internet Explorer 8 will be distributed to end-users via Automatic Updates and the Windows Update and Microsoft Update sites.  Enterprises wishing to manage the way in which Windows Internet Explorer 8 is deployed to their organization can use the Windows Internet Explorer 8 Blocker Toolkit to prevent users from installing… Read more

Its time to remove wraps off: Windows 7 BETA Out now

    Most anticipated Microsoft’s brand new Operating System Windows 7 BETA is now released for IT Professionals and Developers on TechNet and MSDN So if you a TechNet or MSDN subscription, you can download the Microsoft Windows 7 NOW What if I am not TechNet and MSDN subscriber ??? Well.. while i am writing… Read more