Breaking down Borders – Tbot Translator

Meet TBOT – a translating robot that is part of Windows Live.  Over the last few weeks I’ve been working with some colleagues in Germany, and found this great set of tools to translate.  Tbot is a robot translator that works on the web by simply translating text from one text box to another or,…


SBS Repair documentation grows today

Not that you should need it, but…. SBS repair documentation grew today with several new editions to the Technet library. You can find the technet link here, or I’ve listed the current topics below for you. Repair the Windows SBS 2008 Console Repair Forefront Security for Exchange Server Repair e-mail anti-spam software Repair Windows Live…


SCVMM: Virtualization Service needs attention

Over the last few weeks I’ve been testing some scenarios and generally looking at System Center Virtual Machine Manager.  Yesterday however I came across this error “Virtualization Service needs attention”.  Even though I had all of the services running??  Anyway after some digging I figured out what was wrong.  You need to install these two…


Sun announces a virtualized EBS SKU on a SINGLE server

Recently Sun announced a virtualized EBS SKU that resides on a single server.  What’s even more interesting is that they’ve provided three options to enable you to get the right level of HW to support the scale in your organization. Check out the Sun EBS product website here


Photosynth and the Inauguration

Miss the Inauguration last week?  Check out these ‘Synth’s’ created using Live Labs Photosynth.  This really is a cool technology and it even allows you to generate your own. Photosynth was original acquired and part of MS Research but now is part of live labs.  Very, very cool stuff. Now how to figure out how…


Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta – Now Available

Last week Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta went online for download.  You can download it from here.  Also you should download the beta overview doc and configuration guide.  Hyper-V Server makes a great virtualization host, especially in Branch Office, as a Host for SBS or EBS and potentially in SMB as a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure…


Licensing Changes for CALS and HYper-V

Last week there was an important change in licensing for Windows Server 2008 related to CALs and Virtualization.   The announcement is below; <snip> A number of trends, including consolidation and high availability, are driving more deployments and evaluations of Hyper-V. Based on feedback from our customers, the Hyper-V/Windows Server team are updating their licensing policies…

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SBS 2008 BluePrint – hits the shelves

Congrats to Harry and Philip!  Great to see another SBS book go live today.  Taking a snippet from their website here This ready guide to Microsoft’s Small Business Server 2008 (SBS) product, now part of the Windows Essential Server Solutions family, is grounded in the real world and based on practical experience. As your blueprint,…


EBS Virtualized – STEP BY STEP – Part 6 – Attaching the Planning data

Now for the last piece of setup unique to vitualizing EBS.  Adding the Planning Data.  Remember the .iso file we created here, well next you need to attach this iso to your VM.  You wont need to reconnect the Management Server installation disk, as the files have all been copied locally. Planning data upload screen…

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Update Rollup 1 – Released to Windows Update

Today we released UR1.  Update Rollup 1 addresses the following issues in Windows Small Business Server 2008 Issue 1 The Security tab in the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Console incorrectly reports the spyware and malware status of Windows Vista Service Pack 1-based clients that are joined to a domain. Specifically, some security applications are…