Pixar to use Windows Server 2008 HPC

Last year I dabbled a with the HPC (High Performance Computing) version of Windows Server and now it seems the platform goes from strength to strength with news of Pixar using the latest incarnation built on Windows Server 2008 to render it’s future box office hits. Some of the new features in 2008 HPC include:…


Essential Business Server videos

Some of our MVPs have been busy making some quite amusing videos that help explain the different between our standalone server product and Small Business Server (SBS) and Essential Business Server (EBS) our new product for mid sized companies.  Hat tip to Oliver for finding these.


Server 2008 Hyper-V Training

Date 27th-28th May 2008 Course Virtualisation – Implementation and Migrating to Hyper V Location Wokingham Start Time 10 am Current Agenda for the Course – Day 1 09:00     Introduction 09:15     Module 1 – Virtualisation Concepts 09:45     Module 2 – Hyper-V Architecture 10:30     Break 11:00     Module 3 – Identifying Virtualisation Opportunities 11:45     Module 4 – Deploying…


Windows Server Compute Cluster used by Callaway

I’m a keen golfer and have been following The Masters the last few days with a keen eye.  There’s been some great golf out there and the course at Augusta looks stunning.  It was nice to see this blog post then, on the Windows Server team blog on how Callaway uses Windows Server Compute Cluster…


Windows Server 2008 – Eight month free trial

Just wanted to say hi to the partners I visited up in Scotland over the last few days.  Great conversations and fever pitch interest in our new products – good to see! Back to the post…. Great (old) news for our customers – but worth a mention! Microsoft Gives 8-Month Evaluation for Server 2008 CMP…


Answering questions about Windows Server 2008

Last week I presented at an event on Windows Server 2008 down in Exeter.  Despite my jetlag the event went very well and the dialogue with the audience was great with lots of good questions.  Here are some of them: Which applications are going to support Server Core, i.e. Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server etc. Many…


Comparing Windows to Linux

I came across these new comparison webcasts and podcasts that take a look at the same roles on Windows and Linux and what the main differences are.  Worth taking a peek if you are considering linux as an alternative operating system. Windows UAC compared to Linux Sudo In this set of screencasts, we will compare…


Windows Server 2008 Videos

The Technet team have recently released these great videos on all aspects of Windows Server 2008 – check them out: Ø Windows Server 2008 Deployment Overview – Michael Niehaus, Tim Mintner Ø The 10 Most Important Things About Failover Clustering – Jim Teague Ø Power Management: Windows Server – Stephen Berard Ø Dynamic Partition: Windows…


Windows Server 2008 Security Guide

The Windows Server 2008 Security Guide is now out – essential reading this.  Go download. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc264463.aspx


Video demo of NAP + Forefront

Spotted this little gem on the Enterprise Networking Group at Microsoft which shows off the combined power of Windows Server 2008’s NAP (Network Access Protection) and Forefront Client Security – very nice!  Get more details here: http://blogs.technet.com/nap/archive/2008/02/22/exclusive-nap-forefront-client-security-fcs.aspx Video: NAP Video Blog: NAP Forefront Client Security