Technet Spotlight On Demand Video – Jason Buffington – Technical Introduction to Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2007

This is the first of three sessions covering System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007. In this session, we provide an overview of DPM 2007, including demonstrations of primary workload protection-Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, Office SharePoint Server, and Microsoft Virtual Server-using both near continuous protection to disk and long term archival to tape.


Technet Spotlight On Demand Video – Therron Powell, Mark Karnowski – NPIV SAN Integration and Microsoft Virtualization

The ANSI T11 N-Port ID Virtualization (NPIV) standard extends a powerful complementary capability to associate multiple virtual N_Ports to a single hardware-based N_Port over the same FC switch connection. Through this standard the SAN-managed controls around zones and masks can be coordinated and specific SAN resources mapped to different virtual machine workloads while maintaining SAN…


Technet Spotlight On Demand Video – Alex Balcanquall – Application and Presentation Virtualization

The new and compelling presentation virtualization features in Windows Server Longhorn Terminal Services enable customers to use remote applications and seamlessly integrate them on their users’ client desktop and mobile systems. This session discusses how the new PnP Device Redirection Framework enables support of a wide range of hardware devices such as USB storage or…


Technet Spotlight On Demand Video – Jim Teague – The 10 Most Important Things About Failover Clustering

Failover Clustering in Windows Server Longhorn (formerly known as Microsoft Cluster Service, or even “Wolfpack”) has undergone significant enhancement from previous versions, and as a result what you knew about Failover Clustering in Windows Server 2003 may no longer be applicable. This presentation will highlight ten major areas of change, and how to make them…


Technet Spotlight On Demand Video – Stephen Berard – Power Management: Windows Server

This session discusses the power management features in Windows Server. It details the motivation for power management in server systems, the importance in terms of total cost of ownership (TCO) and environmental impact, and what can be achieved today in Windows Server 2003 SP1 through Windows Server Longhorn. It concludes with a series of insights…


Technet Spotlight On Demand Video – John Strange, Mukund Khatri – WHEA Systems: Design and Implementation

The Windows Hardware Error Architecture (WHEA) is a foundational feature that provides a common infrastructure for handling hardware errors on all servers running Windows Server Longhorn. This session discusses the architecture and design of WHEA, how it reduces mean time to recovery for fatal hardware errors through richer error reporting and UEFI industry standard common…


Technet Spotlight On Demand Video – Davis Walker – Dynamic Partition: Windows Server

This session discusses the new dynamic partition capabilities in Windows Server Longhorn. Hardware partitioning enables customers to create multiple isolated hardware environments on the server, each able to host a Windows Server operating system and applications. In a dynamically partitionable server, changes to the partition configuration can be implemented without interrupting operation of the applications…


Technet Spotlight On Demand Video – Iain McDonald – Windows Server Longhorn

Microsoft will discuss the key platform features of the upcoming Windows Server Code Name “Longhorn” release. We aren’t saying it slices bread, walks on fire, or leaps tall buildings in a single bound, but it does come with quite a few solid and cool things. This talk focuses on Windows Server “Longhorn” as a general-purpose…


Technet Spotlight On Demand Video – Andrew Ritz – UEFI Implementation Guidelines

Windows Server Longhorn supports native EFI/UEFI boot on x64 based platforms. This session introduces firmware and platform developers to requirements and design guidelines to make Windows boot, resume, and run flawlessly.


Technet Spotlight On Demand Video – Landy Wang – Windows Memory Management Advance

This session presents a broad and comprehensive look at the engineering investments in Windows memory management. It covers the entire spectrum of improvements for both Windows Vista and Windows Server Longhorn releases including address-space layout randomization (ASLR), SuperFetch, dynamic kernel VA space, cc-NUMA, I/O patterns, and unified standby/hibernate.