Looking to ramp up on failover clustering in Windows 2008 R2?

As most anyone that knows me will confirm, I’m not a clustering guy..  not even close If you’re in the same boat, but want to ramp up on the changes / features in R2 failover clustering, check out the ramp up guide written by one of my PFE colleagues in the UK: http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/archive/2011/11/07/ramp-up-guide-windows-2008-r2-failover-clustering.aspx


PAL 2.1 Released!

Hi all – in case you missed it last week, the latest update to PAL released – 2.1 You can grab it here


Boot speed improvements in Windows 8

Windows 8 can’t come soon enough   The HP laptop I currently use is fast, and even starts up quite fast in comparison to my previous machines.. but the changes in Windows 8 that are talked about in the latest Building 8 Blog put normal boot times (even on SSD) to shame.. Check it out…


Desktop virtualization in Windows 8

*CHEER*   The days of needing to dual boot, or run 3rd party virtualization on your desktop OS are nearly over.. Hyper-V in Windows 8 is coming 🙂


Changes to ISO and VHD access in Windows 8..

In case you missed it on the B8 blog, we’ve published new details on accessing and using ISO and VHDs in Win8..  check it out HERE


New file dialogs in Windows 8!

If you haven’t seen it already, check out the newest post to the Building Windows 8 blog.. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2011/08/23/improving-our-file-management-basics-copy-move-rename-and-delete.aspx


RSAT Tools for Win7 SP1

Have been published.. grab’em HERE


Lingering Object Cleanup with ReplDiag..

I just saw an email come across from Rob that his series on ReplDiag is now complete.  It’s posted up to his blog..  you should check it out over here..


Windows 7 & 2008 R2 SP1 RTMs..

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 SP1 will Release to Manufacturing (RTM) today. On February 16, both will be available to current customers of the Windows Volume Licensing program, as well as subscribers to Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and TechNet. On February 22, both will be available to all customers through Windows Update and…