Windows Server 2012 Roadshow Event Recap and Slides

  Thanks for attending the recent event focussed on Windows Server 2012. The presentation on Windows Server 2012 focussed on Manageability, Virtualisation, Storage and Availability, and lastly Networking,  After seeing these revolutionary features being added into Windows Server, the time has come to begin to learn this soon-to-be-released solution The download link for the Windows…


Windows Server 2012 Roadshow is coming to New Zealand

The Windows Server 2012 Roadshow is coming to New Zealand in late June We will show you how Windows Server 2012 helps you… – Build your private cloud, offer private cloud services, or securely connect to public cloud services – Increase your efficiency, availability, and manageability – Leverage an open application and web platform for…


Windows Server 2012 Beta Virtual Labs

check out these new Windows Server 2012 beta virtual labs online You can test drive new and improved features and functionality, including server management and Windows PowerShell, networking, Hyper-V, and new storage solutions. It’s simple: no complex setup or installation is required to try out Windows Server 2012 beta running in a full-featured virtual lab….


Windows Server 2012 beta & Windows 8 Release Preview timings announced

Progress towards the release of the next version of Windows continues, and we just recently announced that the next milestone is in early June – Release Candidate for Windows Server, Release Preview for Windows 8 The final product will be delivered later this calendar year. More info:!/MSFTnews/statuses/194831068422094848 .


Microsoft Management Summit – DIGITAL MMS

Did you miss a session or were you unable to register for MMS before the record-breaking sell out this year? No problem, join us virtually! Watch Keynotes and Sessions On Demand MMS offers over 160 breakout sessions across 5 technical tracks.


new Microsoft Common Engineering Criteria website is Live

The Microsoft Common Engineering Criteria (CEC) programme establishes a set of engineering requirements across all Microsoft server products. The goal of the CEC program is to reduce the overall total cost of ownership (TCO) through improved integration, manageability, security, reliability, and other critical infrastructure attributes. The new CEC External Website is live at Check…


"Cougar" has a name – SBS 2008

Earlier today we announced the official name of the next version of Small Business Server – SBS 2008, hot on the heels of the release of Windows Server 2008.  SBS 2008 is part of the Windows Essential Server Solutions family of products.  The family includes Windows Small Business Server 2008, formerly known as code name…


how does Home Server work under the covers?

I’ve been demoing Windows Home Server quite a bit over the last few months, either on purpose or quite often because I’m talking to an IT Pro audience about the Windows Server roadmap and someone in the audience will ask me "Hey what’s that Windows Home Server thing, I’ve heard about it, can you please…


SBS Best Practice Analyser is now available

ISA and Exchange admin’s have Best Practice Analyser’s (BPA) available previously, now it is also available for SBS 2003 as well. The SBS BPA will check all major components of Windows Small Business Server 2003, including: • Exchange Server 2003 • Update Service • Network configuration • Windows SharePoint Services • SQL Server when it…


Update on future Windows releases: Windows Vista SP1, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 update

Overnight Microsoft announced availability dates for several key product updates including Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista, Service Pack 3 for Windows XP and the release to manufacturing of Windows Server 2008.  Together these releases are a good example of Microsoft’s commitment to continually improving our products and the support licensed software users receive.  Windows…