Keep up with new blogs from Windows Server/System Center MVPs!

Hi, all, Christa Anderson here. Here’s a quick summary of what you’ll find in the MVP blogs this week. The blogs themselves are linked below, organized according to the blogger’s MVP expertise. (MVPs can have only one official expertise, but frequently have experience with more than one technology, so you’ll find MVPs blogging about a…


Building a Windows Server 2012 Cloud Infrastructure with PowerShell

“Hi there!  I’d like to reintroduce Josh Adams, a Senior Program Manager in the Enterprise Engineering Center (EEC), a facility dedicated to validating Microsoft’s next wave of enterprise solutions.  Josh’s current area of focus is on building IaaS clouds with Window Server 2012.  This blog delves into the end-to-end specifics of deploying Windows-based IaaS clouds…


BitLocker Protected Exchange Server 2010 Deployment - an interesting case study...

Here is an interesting case study around how BitLocker is providing businesses a reliable way to protect sensitive data on Windows Servers.  Ufone Ufone, a leading mobile phone service provider in Pakistan, wanted to offer greater mailbox capacity to employees and improved security and compliance, while also reducing costs. It upgraded its messaging system to Microsoft Exchange…


Operating System Deployment in an 802.1x Environment

For those that have investigated, or deployed 802.1x port authentication on either a wireless or a wired network understand the benefits and additional security that such a solution offers. The ability to stop traffic at layer 2, at the port is a powerful security measure and one that has been tested by numerous customers, software…

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Top 10 Reasons for Deploying BitLocker on Branch Office Servers

Top 10 Reasons for Deploying BitLocker on Branch Office Servers   1.       Information Loss is Costly Information is the key asset of IT industry. Losing this asset or getting it in wrong hands can be equally damaging for all businesses small, medium or large. In 2004, the U.S. Department of Justice estimated that intellectual property…


Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 - Free eBook

Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 – Free eBook   Fantastic new book hot off of Microsoft Press covering Windows Server 2008 R2.   Excerpt from the book:   “This book is targeted primarily at Windows server administrators who are responsible for hands-on deployment and day-to-day management of Windows-based servers for large organizations.”   Chapter breakdown…

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Scale testing the world’s largest PKI… all running on WS08R2 and Hyper-V

This week, we’ve been in the Enterprise Engineering Center (EEC) doing our scale testing on a project to help build the world’s largest PKI.  When fully implemented over the next couple of years, this PKI will be the world’s largest, issuing 100s of millions of certificates from 100s of CAs to devices around the world. …

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Using the FREE network security tools you get in Windows (and who doesn't love free tools?)

In my last post I talked extensively about the use of 802.1x for network authentication (wired or wireless) and talked about the benefits of the 2 common approaches to controlling machine access (VLAN vs. Port ACL).  While 802.1x remains a very popular mechanism for controlling port based access for machines coming onto the network, it…

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IIS 7: Extending Our Extensions Into Your Platforms

With the introduction of IIS 7.0 in Windows Server 2008 the game has changed.  IIS 7.0 is built using a modular architecture from the ground up.  This means two very important things.  The first is you only have to install/enable the core set of features YOU want to use, gone are the days of a…

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Thinking Thru Building a Virtualized Datacenter

In most if not all enterprise customers most technology areas are driven by various teams responsible for a technology area. Some enterprise customers have more integrated technology teams then others. So how does this affect the common approach today of infusing virtualization into datacenters and building out a virtualization utility/service? To date this task has…

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