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Best of Q&A from our TechNet Webcast: Successfully Implementing a Complex Active Directory Design (Level 200)

 Earlier Today I delivered a webcast (content number ADD-03) on considerations for planning a complex AD design.  I thought I’d post some of the Q&A here, and maybe expand on some of the answers also. Thanks again to Blain Barton, Chris Avis, and Rob Westover, for helping out in a pinch to handle Q&A for… Read more

Look 3P0! It’s Virtual Server 2005 R2!

I just now saw on Jeff Alexander’s blog that Virtual Server 2005 R2 has RTM’d (Released To Manufacturing).  It’s shipped! The announcement was made at IT Forum in Barcelona.  Here’s the Press Release that followed this annoucement, and here’s the Virtual Server 2005 R2 web page. Just one more reason, Nancy*, that we need to… Read more

SQL Server 2005 Tidbit 036

SQL Server 2005 Tidbit 036 Credit for this one goes to Chris Avis, who had this asked of him in an event recently… “With ‘instant file initialization’, what is it really doing?” Here’s a document that describes it well. From the document: In SQL Server 2005, data files can be initialized instantaneously. This allows for… Read more

SQL Server 2005 Tidbit 035

SQL Server 2005 Tidbit 035 Credit for this one goes to Chris Avis, who had this asked of him in an event recently… “What is the max number of filegroups supported as part of a single database?” Well… it’s a nice big binary number: 111111111111111 (or 32,767 for you decimal lovers).  The answer is found… Read more

Resource Page for TechNet Webcast: Successfully Implementing a Complex Active Directory Design (Level 200)

Resource Page for TechNet Webcast: Successfully Implementing a Complex Active Directory Design (Level 200) Here are some resources relating to the TechNet webcast topic presented on November 21, 2005.  I hope you find them useful. Kevin   — This session’s Content Resource Page http://www.microsoft.com/technet/ADD-03   Planning and Implementing Federated Forests in Windows Server2003 http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windowsserver2003/technologies/activedirectory/fedffin2.mspx  … Read more

Big list of RSS Feed Readers and News Aggregators

  Today finds me sitting in a hotel room in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  It’s getting cold outside, so sitting in here doing work in a quiet location is quite enjoyable.  And as you see from the number of blog posts I’ve made today, I’ve been quite productive. One of my tasks today was also to… Read more

Finally! Cable HD to Media Center PCs!

Yeah!  I know a lot of people have been waiting for this.  (Not me, however.. I don’t yet have a Media Center. <sigh>  They are so cool…) Previously, if you wanted HDTV to play or be recorded through your Media Center, it had to come from an over-the-air HDTV broadcast.  Today, however, Microsoft and CableLabs… Read more

TechNet Webcast Schedule – 2005 12

Upcoming TechNet Webcasts: December 2005 TechNet webcasts are designed specifically for the IT Professional, offering in-depth information on how to plan, deploy, and manage Microsoft products and technologies, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows Server, Microsoft Internet Information Services, and Microsoft Content Management Server.   TechNet Webcast Series: Upcoming & On-Demand  … Read more

Exchange 12 News coming out of IT Forum

Eileen Brown has posted on her weblog the news coming out of IT Forum this week that the next version of Microsoft Exchange Server – “Exchange 12” – will only be available for 64 bit platforms.  (Yes, she said “only”.)  The official Press Release is here, outlining the 64–bit announcement as well as other great… Read more