MMS 2010

As you may know the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS 2010) is in full swing over in Las Vegas starting today.  Unfortunatly, I’ve had to cancell my Instructor Led Lab sessions for the week since I’m caught up in the volcanic ash and am unable to make my way from London to Las Vegas.  For more information on…


Free Windows Server 2008 R2 E-Book

Hey folks!  Just wanted to remind everyone you can download a FREE Windows Server 2008 R2 E-Book today!  This guide is a 200 page, 9 Chapter get up to speed guide on Windows Server 2008 R2.  If you are a Windows Server Administrator, this guide is something you should keep handy.


Better Experience and Faster Response Times for Your Web Sites!

Ever wanted to “warm-up” your IIS web site by pre-loading processes at the start of the web server in order to enable faster response times?  Well now you can have the easy-bake oven option!  Today, Microsoft announced the beta release of IIS Application Warm-Up – an extension for IIS 7.5 that enables IT Professionals to…


Choose Your Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Deployment Strategy

Like any IT Pro, you have what appears to be million tools and strategies to get your desktops deployed.  A very well written guide was just posted to TechNet that gives in-depth guidance on how to get Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 deployed using just a few, targeted strategies for specific scenarios.  This…


Microsoft Surface combined with Business Intelligence

The Microsoft BI team showcased a very cool application known as Falcon Eye at TechEd which takes data navigation to a new level.  Falcon Eye integrates data with Virtual Earth so that you can investigate it hands on through a Microsoft Surface device.  When I did this interview I was so surprised by the WOW factor…


Simplify configuration of Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core using SConfig

While at TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles, I was asked by a couple of different attendees if we had plans to simplify basic configuration of items like networking and machine naming on Server Core.  Well the answer to that is a big YES!  Take a look at this screencast on the new SConfig tool included…


Changes to the backup utility in Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server Backup has some pretty sweet changes coming in Windows Server 2008 R2 including: The ability to backup System State as a separate job as well as the ability to do incremental System State backups. The ability to exclude specific file types, file folders, and specific files instead of having to backup an entire…


Get your Windows 7 Application Compatibility Questions Answered!

  Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable Windows 7 Application Compatibility: Your Questions Answered (Part 1) Date: Thursday, June 18 Time: 11:00am Pacific Time Windows 7, is approaching fast and from the application standpoint is very similar to Windows Vista. We’re going to examine Windows 7 application compatibility not only from the perspective of moving from…


Active Directory Recycle Bin

Yesterday I posted a link to my Active Directory Recycle Bin demo over on Edge.  Today I thought I would follow that up that post with a few things about the recycle bin feature in R2. The great thing about the AD Recycle Bin is that if you make the mistake of deleting say an…


RSAT for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Wow what a crazy winter!  I’ve been traveling around speaking to folks about Windows Server 2008 R2.  Let me tell you all Prague is an amazing city, but winter there is COLD!  *Shudder*.  When I was in Prague speaking to all of the great MCT’s who took the time out of their busy schedules to…