Get Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 SP1 Now

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 are ready with new virtualization tools, web resources, management enhancements, and Windows 7 integration. You can also evaluate the SP1 edition with the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 trial. Also find Service Pack 1 evaluation resources here.   Thanks for reading, Mitch   Subscribe…

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Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RTMs

  Microsoft has announced the release to manufacturing of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, and said the SP1 will be generally available on February 22.   Customers in the Windows Volume Licensing program can get the SP1 release on February 16.   According to the post in the Windows Server…

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Get the updated preview release of Windows Home Server code name “Vail”

Microsoft has unveiled an updated preview of the upcoming version 2 release of Windows Home Server, code named “Vail,” based on Windows Home Server 2008 R2.   New features in the “Vail” release include: ·   Extending media streaming outside the home or office ·   Improvements in multi-PC backup and restore ·   Simplified setup and user…

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New features announced for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1

  As noted in the Windows Blog, Microsoft today revealed two new desktop virtualization features that will be included in the upcoming Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 and an updated Remote Desktop client for Windows 7 SP1.   For Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Microsoft announced Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX. Dynamic memory is…

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Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Guide now available

  The Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 Guide enables organizations to implement application virtualization and respond to the associated challenges. This IPD guide takes you step-by-step through the process of planning your application virtualization infrastructure; and now includes information on how App-V supports Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, including such features as BranchCache;…

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Controlling communication with the Internet using Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (download document)

  This document describes the steps to limit, control, or prevent Internet communication in an organization and assists administrators in deploying and maintaining Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 in a way that helps provide an appropriate level of security and privacy for an organization’s networked assets. Download the document.   More to come,…

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Download the Windows Server 2008 R2 Feature Components Poster

  This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key technologies in Windows Server 2008 R2. It focuses on Active Directory Domain Services, Hyper-V, Internet Information Services, Remote Desktop Services (including Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)), BranchCache, and DirectAccess technologies. In addition, updates to core file services and server management are illustrated. You can use this…

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Free MS Press e-book: “Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2”

  Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2, by Charlie Russel and Craig Zacker, is a great resource for learning about the new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 in the areas of virtualization, management, the Web application platform, scalability and reliability, and interoperability with Windows 7. Download your free copy.   More to come,   Mitch…

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Get the updated Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Virtualization and System Center

  The Solution Accelerators team has announced the availability of the Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Virtualization updated for Windows Server 2008 R2, which can help customers start their planning and deployment process for virtualization using the Microsoft portfolio. Find detailed documentation and simple flowcharts. Detailed guides are available for designing virtual deployments.  …

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New site for IT professionals: “Because it’s everybody’s business”

  Microsoft has launched a new site for IT pros, Because it’s everbody’s business, focusing on how Microsoft customers can leverage the latest products and technologies to control IT costs while maintaining agility and flexibility. There you will find resources, discussions and information on the products and projects that can help you cut costs as…

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