Top 10 IT Pro Tasks Made Easier by Windows Server 2008 R2

Do more with less. This has been the server manager’s mantra for several years but never moreso than now. Fortunately, Windows Server® 2008 R2 has got your back with numerous and varied features designed specifically to address IT’s current challenges while making day-to-day life a little easier. Here are the top 10: #1. Migrating VMs…

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Windows vs Walls


The Windows Server 2008 Step-by-Step Guide list is getting big

Every time I go back and review the list of step-by-step guides for Windows Server 2008 I am surprised to see it get bigger and bigger.  This evening is no exception.  Get any of the following guides @ http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=518d870c-fa3e-4f6a-97f5-acaf31de6dce&DisplayLang=en#filelist.   Windows Server 2008 Step-by-Step Guides Creating_and_Deploying_Active_Directory_Rights_Management_Services_Templates_Step-by-Step_Guide.doc Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services in a Multiple…

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Windows Group Policy Fundamentals – 14 Part Webcast Series

Windows Group Policy is a topic that is relatively timeless.  For those of you looking for some fundamental information, don’t forget the fourteen part series we did a while back.  It’s a good starting place.  We are planning an update to the series so hang tight until then.  In the mean time, here are the…

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Windows Server 2008 launch slide decks now available

Session 1 | What’s New in Windows Server 2008 Download PowerPoint Presentation Session 2 | Virtualization and Your Infrastructure Download PowerPoint Presentation Session 3 | Securing Your IT Infrastructure with Windows Server 2008 Download PowerPoint Presentation Session 4 | Exploring Windows Server 2008 Web and Application Technologies Download PowerPoint Presentation

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Stump The Panel Time

Still undecided about Windows Vista? Join Mark Russinovich and a panel of experts at 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time, March 5th for a live, interactive discussion on adopting Windows Vista into a desktop infrastructure. The panel will feature leading third-party Windows Vista adoption subject-matter experts including Mark Minasi , author of Administering Windows Vista Security: The…

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Updated Windows Server 2008 Step-by-Step Guides

We’re getting ready to release Windows Server 2008 so you’ll see a steady flow of information around it and Windows Vista SP1.  Here are a bunch of the updated step-by-steps for Windows Server 2008.  Creating_and_Deploying_Active_Directory_Rights_Management_Services_Templates_Step-by-Step_Guide.doc Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services in an Extranet Step-by-Step Guide.doc Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services with Microsoft Office…

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Merry Cluster Christmas !!!

Are you into big iron?  Well, if you are the heavy metal sort and get your jollies by building clustered server configurations, then we have new tools for your tool belt.  The latest tool you should be checking out is known as Hyper-V.  It’s part of the latest shipment of Windows Server 2008 RC1. Fortunately…

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The Face of Windows Server 2008

Join in the fun at https://www.microsoft.com/servers/faces/.  This is an interesting new resource area for Windows Server 2008.


New Pre-configured Virtual Machines and Demos now available

So you have that fancy new terabyte drive all dressed up and no dance partner, right?  Well, our server folks have been busy making plans on how to fill some space.  In fact, here’s some killer (yet massive) downloads you should consider: Exchange Server 2007 SP1 VHD – 1.8GB download SQL Server 2008 November CTP…

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