Changes in Functionality – Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server® 2008 R2 adds new features and extends technologies introduced in Windows Server® 2008 to help increase the reliability and flexibility of server infrastructures. This document describes some of the new capabilities and management enhancements in Windows Server 2008 R2 and how they can be used to provide greater control and increased efficiency. Go…

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HSPD-12 Logical Access Authentication and Active Directory Domains

This document explains the interdependencies between Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) related to USA Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12) smart card logon. Topics concerning the Federal PKI Common Policy Root certificate, Extended Key Usage (EKU) requirements and validation of Personal Identity Verification (PIV) authentication certificates for smart card…

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It’s Official – The Hot HTC HD2 is coming to T-Mobile

LAS VEGAS – January 6, 2010 –T-Mobile USA, Inc. and HTC today announced the HTC HD2 is expected to be available for the first time in the US exclusively from T-Mobile USA this spring.  With its industry leading, high-resolution, 4.3-inch capacitive touch display and high-powered features, the ultra-thin HTC HD2 phone delivers content in a…

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Ceton Announces new Multi-stream CableCard Quad Tuner

The Ceton Digital Cable Quad-Tuner Card is the world’s first multi-tuner PC card for watching digital cable TV on the PC, including support for premium cable channels. It enables Media Center PCs to play or record up to four live channels of HDTV at once, and stream live HD channels or recordings to multiple HDTVs…

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Invitation for Comment: TechNet Forum Direction

One of the not so little “projects” that landed in my lap on 12/10/2009 is TechNet forums.  Specifically, all of the forums that are used worldwide by IT Pros.  http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/categories/ is the start of the US English language area. There are many more forums for other locales and languages. About five minutes after my manager,…

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