Linux Integration Services Version 3.1 for Hyper-V - now available for download

When installed in a supported Linux virtual machine running on Hyper-V, the Linux Integration Components provide: Driver support: Linux Integration Services supports the network controller and the IDE and SCSI storage controllers that were developed specifically for Hyper-V. Fastpath Boot Support for Hyper-V: Boot devices now take advantage of the block Virtualization Service Client (VSC)…

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System Center Operations Manager - Cross Platform Management Packs - available for download

The System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cross Platform Monitoring Management Packs enable discovering, monitoring, and managing UNIX-based and Linux-based computers by using the same interface and tools that you use to manage your Windows-based computers. They provide both proactive and reactive monitoring of the UNIX and Linux operating systems. The management packs monitor components…

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NFS Account Mapping in Windows Server 2008 R2

This paper covers Network File System (NFS) account mapping and the deployment in Windows Server 2008 R2. NFS is a network file sharing protocol that allows remote access to files over a network. NFS implementations include an NFS server component, which enables the sharing of files for use by other networked computers, and an NFS…

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New Hyper-V Linux Integration Components - now available for download

When installed in a supported Linux virtual machine running on Hyper-V, the Linux Integration Components provide: Driver support for synthetic devices: The Linux integration components include support for both the synthetic network controller and synthetic storage controller that have been developed specifically for Hyper-V. These components take advantage of the new high-speed bus, VMBus, which…

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Microsoft Contributes Linux Drivers to Linux Community

“REDMOND, Wash., July 20, 2009 — Today, in a break from the ordinary, Microsoft released 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux community. The code, which includes three Linux device drivers, has been submitted to the Linux kernel community for inclusion in the Linux tree. The drivers will be available to the Linux…

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What is a “experience-targeted cloud OS” anyway???

According to Dell’s Doug Anston, his group is researching an “experience-targeted cloud OS” like Google Chrome OS for their line of products.  Go for it Doug, I would expect you to.  He also goes on to say “alternative operating systems continue to evolve, flourish and prosper”. I really don’t know what his definition of flourish and…

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Windows Server 2008 Interop with Linux and OS X

We’re a little over halfway done with the Interop Road Show I helped create.  Last week Matt Hester did a simulcast of the live event from Chicago.  Although he did a great job, I wanted to capture the demos with Camtasia v6.0.2 and provide some high quality audio and video of the demos, so here…

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Interop Road Show – webcast playback and downloads now available

Last week I took off for vacation.  It was one of those marathon honey due vacations and I am happy to say I accomplished most of what I set out to do.  The house is painted.  The trees and bushes are trimmed.  The pool is in top shape and ready for frolicking.  I also took…

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