TechEd 2009 session today on Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure (FCI)

If you are attending the Microsoft TechEd 2009 conference in Los Angeles and you’re looking forward to a deep dive into the new File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) in Windows Server 2008 R2, there will be a session today including a walkthrough of FCI with never-before-seen demos of partner solutions and how you can use PowerShell…


Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) at TechEd 2009

I wanted to call your attention to four new blog posts this morning from Nir Ben Zvi (Senior Program Manager Lead, Microsoft File Server Team) and Matthias Wollnik (Program Manager, Microsoft File Server Team) introducing the Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure (FCI). This new Windows feature, highlighted in today’s keynote during TechEd 2009, allows…

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Microsoft Management Summit 2009 keynotes available (includes updated System Center roadmap)

The Microsoft Management Summit 2009 has started, touching on interesting themes like Virtualization, Dynamic IT and Private Clouds. For those not fortunate enough to be in Las Vegas attending in person, you can watch the keynotes on domand. The first one, delivered by Bob Kelly (Microsoft Corporate VP for Microsoft Infrastructure Server Marketing), started the series.  He…

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Microsoft keynote at the RSA Conference 2009: End to End Trust

Microsoft’s Corporate VP of Trustworthy Computing (Scott Charney) delivered an interesting keynote as part of this year’s RSA Conference about End to End Trust, following up on Craig Mundie’s keynote last year. End to End Trust is described as “Microsoft’s vision for a safer, more trusted Internet that can only be achieved through broad cross industry collaboration…

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Microsoft Partners: nominate your solution for a global award!

  The 2009 Worldwide Partner Conference is coming later in the year (July 13–16 in New Orleans), but the WPC Awards program is already opened for nomination. If you are a Microsoft Partner with an awesome solution built on Microsoft technologies, it’s time to start writing something up. Submissions for the Global Awards are open until April…


We have the tools to do <it>

Everyone is talking about <it> and we have the tools for <it>. Microsoft Windows, for instance, does <it> via Updates, which are also known as hotfixes or QFEs. If <it> is critical and urgent, Windows Updates can deliver <it> automatically. Large amounts of <it> can be put together in a Service Pack. When major amount…


2008 SNIA Storage Developer Conference presentations available for download

The presentations from the SDC 2008 are now publicly available for download. This SNIA event happened in Santa Clara, CA on September 22-25 and the decks are now available to everyone, after being restricted to conference attendees for a few months.  Out of the dozens of presentations, I wanted to highlight a few that were delivered by…

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Windows 7 beta 1 announced during CES keynote – includes links

Steve Ballmer announced during his CES keynote the immediate availability of the Windows 7 beta to TechNet Plus and MSDN subscribers.The keynote also included demos of how Windows 7 is faster, more reliable, and makes it easier to do what you want. Steve also mentioned then that an open download of the Windows 7 beta would become available…


Upcoming TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2008 File and Storage Solutions

If you were unable to attend my presentation on “Windows Server 2008 File and Storage Solutions” during TechEd 2008 EMEA, I will be delivering it again as a TechNet Webcast: Title: Windows Server 2008 File and Storage Solutions (Level 300)  Event ID: 1032399197Language:  English.  Product:  Windows Server 2008.  Audience:  IT Professional.Date:  Wednesday, January 14, 2009…

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TechEd 2008 ITForum, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2

I am in Barcelona this week to participate in the TechEd 2008 ITForum. I will deliver two sessions during this event. Here are the code, title and abstract for each one: SVR310 – Windows Server 2008 – File and Storage Solutions (Tuesday, Nov 4, 09:00 AM to 10:15 AM)Windows Server 2008 contains lots of changes…

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