Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 RTW – Download Now

As Keith writes – Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 is a stand-alone product that provides a simplified, reliable, cost-effective and optimized virtualization solution enabling organizations to improve server utilization and reduce costs. It allows organizations to consolidate workloads onto a single physical server and is a good solution for organizations who want a basic and simplified…

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WebCast: Securing Branch Office User Accounts

I came across this webcast recently and thought that it might be useful to you. The Webcast is basically a 12 minute demonstration of technologies such as Read only domain controller, BitLocker and fine Grained Password Policies in Windows Server 2008. Something that’s often of interest to those of you I meet.   View the…

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Core Infrastructure Optimisation – Introduction and Overview

[Supporting materials for this post can be found here ]   In the spirit of writing in this blog about subjects that I often get asked about, an overview of Core IO is well overdue! Infrastructure Optimisation is a maturity model based upon some work done by ‘a well known analyst’ (sorry legal reasons mean…

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Technet Webcast – Protect SQL Server 2008 with System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

I’ve spoken to many of you about Data Protection Manager (DPM) but normally at a high level. This technet webcast will give you a detailed look at protecting SQL Server specifically. The webcast happened live last week but if you follow the ‘registration’ links you’ll get to the page below and you can view the…

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Free Gartner reports on Vista and MDOP

The reports will be here until 12th March 2009 Quantifying the Value of Microsoft’s Desktop Optimization Pack http://mediaproducts.gartner.com/reprints/microsoft/vol4/article6/article6.html How to Quantify the Value of Software Assurance for Windows Client http://mediaproducts.gartner.com/reprints/microsoft/vol4/article5/article5.html Understand the Risks of Skipping Windows Vista http://mediaproducts.gartner.com/reprints/microsoft/vol4/article4/article4.html

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Internet at 120mph!

I’m on the train to London this morning for a customer meeting. I got onto the train at 06.20 in Warrington, Cheshire and by 08.40 (and it’s rarely late) I’ll be in London Euston. Nothing special there – but what’s great is that when I got onto the train I plugged my Windows Mobile 3G…

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Technet Magazine – Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualisation

As you’ll know if you read my blog – I love Application Virtualisation. It solves so many problems with the packaging, deployment, and management of desktop and server based applications. Technet magazine has published a great introduction to Application Virtualisation and it’s worth the ten minutes it will take to read. With Microsoft Application Virtualization,…

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Be loud and proud – I’m a PC!!

so the ad campaign has really started now. As reported yesterday the New York Times has some good quality analysis on the campaign – and I’ve read some low quality analysis…. But this is the trust of it – I’m a PC, there’s a BILLION others like me, and we interoperate and communicate freely, there’s…

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Roll-up, come get your Microsoft Ads…

So Steve has the scoop here, and apparently (I’m offline right now) the New York Times has the scoop. I’m at a Microsoft internal conference in Florida this week and at lunchtime we had a preview of some Windows 7 Enterprise features (cool 🙂 ), and also some of the Videos that are coming down…

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Independent research firm recognizes Microsoft NAP as a leader in Network Access Control

Picked this up from the Windows Server teams blog here. Seems like NAP has been highly recognised by Forrester. I think that NAP is something that interests almost every company that I talk to. And I think the real key to NAP is the management solutions that we already have through Windows Server 2008, Group…

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