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Network Access Protection (NAP) and my switches

I recently gave an overview of NAP at a Windows Server 2008 event.  For the purposes of the event I focused and demo’d DHCP enforcement.  From some customers DHCP enforcement was not enough.  What about 802.1x enforcement ?  Our pals on the NAP team have already blogged this (quite sometime back) as an introduction to…

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Vista UAC can protect against Root Kits

Since Vista RTM’d people have complained to me about UAC (User Account Control) and how often they get warnings and popup’s.  They just never seemed to get the point of it.  I leave it on for all my Vista machines, even the VMs and even during demos to customers.  Why?  Easy.  It protects my system…

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MSDN and TechNet now run on Hyper-V

I’ve had a lot of interest in Hyper-V from customers and quite a few questions too.  One of the most common being, “Who is using it in a production environment?”.  Up until now I didn’t have an answer. … but now I do. Microsoft are now running the MSDN and TechNet sites on Hyper-V.  So,…

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Hyper-V: Where do I start?

There are plenty of docs and blogs out there digging deep into Hyper-V.  However, a few customers have asked a simple question: “What do I need to think about before I start testing Hyper-V?" Well, first things first.  The product still hasn’t RTM’d so DONT use it for production environments … not even a little…

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Expensive Hypervisors - a bad idea even if you can afford them

Here is a great post from James O’Neill. http://blogs.technet.com/jamesone/archive/2008/03/13/expensive-hypervisors-a-bad-idea-even-if-you-can-afford-them.asp As Microsoft get ready with Hyper-V, VMware are beginingg their marketing blitz in an attempt to justify their pricing.  As James points out in his post you can manipulate figures to come to any conclusion you want … even if its way off base.  Microsofts Hyper-V…

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