Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1, it’s here, its free and it is packed with great stuff!

Isn’t it great when we get new features for free for our already implemented products? Well guess what, there are many new and FANTASTIC features, some of these are: Volume Shadow Services <- snapshot backups with no downtime! Hardware assisted Virtualization Offline-VHD mounting Integration of the host clustering WP AD Integration   As well as…


Windows Home Server Release Candidate, Be creative and win Some Cash

The release candidate of WHS is now available through the connect site. Be sure to download it and start testing and developing add-ins. If you think you are up to the challenge go to the Code2Fame website and see the FANTASTIC prizes you can win. Home Server is a great release, it helps you get…


Windows PowerShell, What can you do with it and what can it do for you?

The new command line shell and scripting language helps you get greater control, automation and therefore productivity. It will be included in Windows Server 2008 (you can already get the beta 3) But what is really the business with PowerShell?  Here are all the resources you’ll need to get up and running. Windows PowerShell Home Page ScriptCenter…


Are your Servers Compliant?

When doing a post mortem analysis of a system failure we usually find that it is not really the technology side of the equation that failed but the human side. Recent studies have shown that 80% of application downtime is caused by human error, either by misconfiguration, the application being built or managed incorrectly or…


It is Official!!! Announcing Windows Server 2008

It has now become official, the codename longhorn days are now over. The new server operating system is called Windows Server 2008 it will give your enterprise more control, increased protection and greater flexibility. With great new features like: Windows Server 2008 Server Manager Server core Installation Windows Powershell Network Access Protection and Enforcement IIS 7.0…


HP Management Packs for System Center Operations Manager 2007

Hp has delivered 3 management packs that take advantage of System Center Operations Manager’s new features and Microsoft’s System Definition Model (SDM). The management packs are: HP StorageWorks Management Pack for Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 HP Management Pack for Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 HP Integrity Management Pack for Systems Center Operations Manager 2007…


Your Data Any Place Any Time – SQL Server Code Name "Katmai"

Bold statement from the SQL Server Group announcing the next version of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2005. It is based on the following tenets: Mission Critical Platform For All Beyond Relational Redefining Pervasive Insight Dynamic Development for Data Management Solutions These are all sefl explanatory and build on the great platform that SQL server already provides. Perhaps…


Updated Virtual Labs

There was a post sometime ago regarding Virtual Labs, there are just so many new ones that I thought a refresh was in order. You can find System Centre Solutions, Enterprise Search, Business Intelligence and some Windows Vista ones that have been updated. There are many other new ones, others that have been updated and even…


Infrastructure Optimization Implementer Guides

Remember the 4 stages in the Infrastructure Optimization Model? These guides, Moving from Basic to Standardized and Standardized to Rationalized will give you the guidance to need to move from those stages to the next one respectively. These guides are absolutely FANTASTIC and will definitely give you insight as to the needed steps that need…


It is Here! Systems Management Server 2003 Sp3!

With full Vista Support, the integration of asset intelligence for license reporting, software consolidation and upgrade planning, a hotfix rollup of course and x64 architecture support. SMS Sp3 comes through with a bundle of new capabilities. Download it Here and unleash the power of SMS with over 400,000 software titles now taking part of the asset…