WinHEC 2006 and Windows Virtualization

The Windows Hardware Engineering Conference 2006 being held in at the Washington State Convention and Trade Centre in Seattle on 23rd to 25th May this year will provide a lot of further information on Windows Virtualization. There is a whole (sub-)track devoted to ‘System Fundamentals – Virtualization’ which includes in-depth information about the Windows virtualization…

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MMS (Microsoft Management Summit) San Diego – April 24th-28th

Previously having been UK based, I haven’t been directing people to US based conference information. However, given some of the announcments yesterday about Virtual Server, the fact that Steve B was the person who kicked off the Linux support under Virtual Server at MMS last year, and ClustrMap showing plenty of readership from the west-coast…

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IT Forum Highlights in Reading

For those of you who were unable to attend IT Forum 2005 in November, a quick reminder that there are two full-day events re-running some of the most popular content. This will be held on the Microsoft Campus in Reading. The registration links are below – I know they are close to filling up, but if you…

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Where can I get hold of Windows Server 2003 R2

I’ve had several emails today following last nights TechNet event – an Introduction to Windows Server 2003 R2. The most popular question by far is how can people get hold of it? The answer is on microsoft.com, where you can either register to receive an evaluation CD set or register to download (but bear in…

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Windows Server 2003 R2 Event – Tomorrow in Reading

Just realised I hadn’t posted up info about this one before. With Windows Server 2003 R2 “RTM’ing” (Releasing To Manufacture) today, I’ll be co-presenting a TechNet event, “An Introduction to Windows Server 2003 R2” with Samm DiStasio, Director of Windows Server Product Marketing Group based in Redmond tomorrow evening at the Microsoft Campus in Reading, starting 18:30. Click here…

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Planning and Deploying the Branch Office Technologies

Just a quick reminder for another Windows Server 2003 R2 related webcast tomorrow (10th Nov) at 9.30AM Seattle Time, 5:30PM UK Time. This session will cover the essential elements that are required for successful branch office planning and deployment. The session will help identify key requirements that will influence the design, highlight what the technology…

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Securely Publishing Exchange 2003 using ISA Server 2004 – "Zero to Hero"

Thanks for everyone who attended todays security event in London. I hope you got a lot out of the demonstration I ran through today, plus of course the other sessions. It was certainly the scariest and possibly “riskiest” session I’ve ever considered – taking on 90 mins+ of unrehursed demo could have gone very very wrong,…

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Branch Office Technologies in R2

We IT Forum preparations almost complete and the Windows Server 2003 R2 launch fairly soon, now would be a good time to get up to speed on R2 technologies. There’s a series of online chats over the next few months – I’ll hold off for the moment for those in december and beyond, but there’s…

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Turning off differencing disks, and a Virtualisation Live and Uncut rerun anyone?

Thanks to everyone who attended the “Virtualisation Live & Uncut” TechNet evening at the Microsoft office in Reading last night – I had a fantastic time, and it was great to have such an interactive audience. I think I now understand a lot more about your concerns and areas to focus on. The unscheduled follow-on…

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ADS 1.1 + VSMT Followup

As I blogged at the end of last week, Automated Deployment Services, or ADS Version 1.1 was recently released. I spent a couple of hours upgrading my demonstration VSMT environment to see what was what. I can, as Dugie also confirmed, confirm that a migration of an NT4 Server worked flawlessly, also using the latest build of…

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