What does Windows Azure mean for IT Pros?

There has been a lot of talk about Windows Azure since the announcement back at PDC.  What does it actually mean for you as a IT Pro in your organisation?  James Bannan aka Windows Warrior from APC Pro interviewed our Microsoft CTO Greg Stone around what Windows Azure really means for IT Pros. ”For IT…


TechNet Live! Windows Vista Deployment

We ran our first TechNet Live! event 2 weeks ago using Live Meeting and will be running another one this week. Title: Deploying Windows Vista into you Organisation Abstract:  In this session we will look at how to automate deployment of Windows Vista for small, medium, and large scale deployment scenarios. The session explores applications…


Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Customer Preview Program

With today’s launch of the Customer Preview Program (CPP) for Windows Vista® Service Pack 2 (SP2), we wanted to provide a brief synopsis of the elements in this service pack, and encourage you to download and test this release. Windows Vista SP2 is a traditional service pack release with all cumulative released security updates available…


10 Cool Things to do with Windows PowerShell

This demo shows some of the neat things you can do with PowerShell with regards to server administration. There are 10 demos you can run through ranging from simple queries for services to enumerating information in Active Directory. Some of the scripts use lists of computers, some prompt for a computername. Each script shows a…


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Windows Server 2008 R2 Announcement

Another important announcement at PDC is Windows Server 2008 R2 which will be the next version of the Windows Server operating system.  Windows Server 2008 R2 is the first Windows OS platform to go 64-bit only. I’m particularly excited about Live Migration and DirectAccess features. The below is from the Windows Server Division Blog, there…


Microsoft announces Windows Azure and Azure Services Platform

The Azure Services Platform just got announced at PDC 2008. The Azure Services Platform (Azure) is an internet-scale cloud services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers, which provides an operating system and a set of developer services that can be used individually or together. Azure’s flexible and interoperable platform can be used to build new…


Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta

As announced on the Windows Vista Team Blog, Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta will be made available to a small group of Technology Adoption Program customers at the end of October. No final date has been set for release. In addition to previously released updates since the launch of Windows Vista SP1, Windows Vista…


Ferrari will test-drive HPC Server 2008

Being a huge fan of Ferrari, it was good to see Ferrari working with Microsoft in its automotive engineering, design, and development process with HPC Server 2008. "Ferrari is always looking for the most advanced technical solutions, and of course the same applies for software and engineering," said Piergiorgio Grossi, head of information systems at…


A tour of Hyper-V in 10 minutes

Jeffa has released a Screencast on Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008. A nice little tour all in 10 minutes and 57 seconds. Check it out below: