New Feature Package: TechNet ON Maximizing Windows Server 2008

  The new edition of TechNet ON is designed to help you keep your Windows servers in top condition and make your job of managing and maintaining Windows servers, well… less of a job. And the first thing that job shouldn’t is a reactive manual exercise in frustration. We’ve collected the management and maintenance tools…

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Beta 2 has launched

  For those who didn’t sign up in advance last week for notification on the availability of the MDT 2010 Beta 2, just click here to get the toolkit. If you are already a member, click here. MDT 2010 is the next version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application…

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Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 available for download

  Service Pack 2, the latest service pack for both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista is now available for public download. SP2 supports new types of hardware and emerging hardware standards, includes all of the updates that have been delivered since SP1, and simplifies deployment, for consumers, developers, and IT professionals. For more details,…

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New entry-level server platform for small businesses

  Microsoft expanded its Windows Server family today with the Windows Server 2008 Foundation , designed and priced for small businesses with 15 or fewer employees. Available through Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) only, pre-installed and ready to use, Windows Server 2008 Foundation will be licensed by user accounts and limited to a maximum of 15…

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Download the System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 beta

  The beta of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 is now available via Microsoft Connect. VMM 2008 R2 beta supports new Windows Server 2008 R2 beta features such as Live Migration and Hyper-V host management. It also supports multiple VMs per LUN using clustered share volumes and offers hot add of VM storage….

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An example of real savings with virtualization

  See how one company was able to save more than $200,000 last year by deploying Microsoft virtualization and infrastructure software.   Lionbridge, a a $461 million (U.S.) translation, development and testing services company, created and deployed Virtual Cloud Lab, a globally accessible datacenter that is shared by engineers in any of the company’s sites,…

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Premier Mission Critical Support for IT now available

  Microsoft today unveiled the Premier Mission Critical Support program, a new a new Microsoft Services Premier Support add-on for mission critical IT support. Premier Mission Critical Support delivers personalized support coverage through designated support professionals with guaranteed response times backed by financial credits, round-the-clock access to expertise and prioritized access to product development teams….

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New home for IT Managers on TechNet

TechNet has launched a new TechCenter…or in this case, maybe a management center, spearheaded by IT Pro Evangelist Kevin Remde. If you’re in an IT management role, the new IT Management TechCenter is designed to make your job more effective and fulfilling. In addition to the myriad Microsoft resources to help build your business and…

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Welcome, and two important new betas

Welcome to the TechNet Flash Feed, the news blog for the TechNet Flash newsletter. Here you can find frequent news for IT professionals, updated as the news breaks. The TechNet Flash still provides a great roll-up of important news and resources for IT pros delivered every two weeks. But Microsoft has important announcements for IT pros nearly every…

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