Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate Available

Windows Server 2008 R2 RC has been released. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 will be the next version of the Windows Server operating system from Microsoft. Building on the features and capabilities of the current Windows Server 2008 release version, Windows Server 2008 R2 allows you to create organization solutions that are easier to plan,…

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Gartner advise for Pandemic Planning

The recent swine flu outbreaks highlight the need for organizations to have pandemic plans in place. Gartner has comprehensive research related to pandemic planning that can be found here.  Immediate steps for organizations to take include: Monitor www.pandemicflu.gov and other government and public-health sources to determine what actions are appropriate to ensure workforce safety and…

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Microsoft Vine as a crisis communication tool during disasters and Swine flu like pandemics

Spreading in the United States, Canada and Europe, the Swine flu now displays “a significant upward shift in risk for a pandemic,” or global scourge according to WHO. Times of crisis usually involve a breakdown in mobile phone or other key communication infrastructures, and Vine is designed to be as hardy as possible to keep…

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XP Mode for Windows 7

To ease the application compatibility issues for migrating to Windows 7, Microsoft is going to incorporate the Virtual PC technology in to the Windows 7 operating system. The Windows XP applications will be published and run within the Windows 7 Desktop to achieve a seamless user experience. See the Windows team blog announcement here. All you need to do is…

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Impressive Virtualization Case Study : 85% virtualized, 30:1 VM density

Impressive virtualization case study from Kroll Factual Data. Some highlights: ·         Able to develop, test and deploy new products within three days. ·         A datacenter which has the ability to deploy additional computing resources in less than 15 minutes. ·         A datacenter that is 85 percent virtualized. ·         Consolidated its physical server holdings from 650 systems to…

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How Can Virtualization Help Green IT

Organizations are becoming increasingly aware of the environmental and business benefits of adopting a Green IT environment. This interactive presentation highlights how virtualization facilitates a Green IT environment. It describes the Hyper-V server role and the System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) tool, which help create and support a virtualized infrastructure in Windows Server 2008. http://www.microsoft.com/learning/_silverlight/learningsnacks/ws08/snack07/Default.html…

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Free Terminal Services Online Course

This online course provides IT Professionals the knowledge to implement and manage Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008. Topics covered in the clinic include: ·         Implementation of Terminal Services ·         Working with Terminal Services RemoteApp, Terminal Services Web Access, Terminal Services Gateway, Terminal Services Session Broker, and Terminal Services Licensing   Exploring Terminal Services in…

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Free Virtual Machine Management Online Course

This online course provides IT Professionals the knowledge to implement and manage Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. Topics covered in the clinic include: ·         Features and functionalities of VMM ·         Implementation and management of VMM ·         Management of VMM library ·         Management of hosts by using VMM ·         Implementation of virtual machine Self-Services…

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Free Application Virtualization Online Course

This online course provides IT Professionals the knowledge to implement and manage Microsoft Application Virtualization. Topics covered in the clinic include: ·         Features and functionalities of Application Virtualization ·         Deployment and maintenance of Application Virtualization ·         Management of Application Virtualization by using the Application Virtualization Management console   Exploring Microsoft Application Virtualization  

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