Administering Windows Server 2003 from Windows Vista

One of the more popular questions on our Windows Server "Longhorn" discussion forums is around the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack. In particular, people have been asking why they can't use the Admin Pack on Windows Vista. It can be installed, but it gives error messages and many of the administration tools seem to… Read more

Special "Holiday" Edition of Windows Server "Longhorn" Released

Some of you may have seen blog postings reporting on the release of a December 2006 CTP of Windows Server "Longhorn". Well, I can confirm that the rumors are true – we did release a new CTP to our Technical Beta Program participants in the last couple of days. And just in time for Christmas!!… Read more

Windows Server virtualization – a perfect stocking stuffer

Twas the week before Christmas and all through Redmond, not a creature was stirring … except for the Windows Server virtualization development team. These folks gave some select partners early bits (private beta) of Windows Server virtualization (aka, Viridian; aka, hypervisor). Sharing this type of technology with a small group of partners for testing is standard practice. A… Read more

Pre-Register for Beta 3!

As many of you will have heard, we are on track to release our next major milestone of Windows Server "Longhorn" in the first half of 2007. Beta 3 will be feature-complete, and it will be the first *public* milestone of Windows Server "Longhorn", meaning that we'll be doing everything we can to get it… Read more

NEC Demos Dynamic Partitioning of CPU and Memory using Longhorn Server

NEC's news release today says the following: NEC Corporation today announced it has demonstrated the world's first dynamic partitioning of CPU and memory resources on the Beta 2 version of Microsoft Windows Server, code-named "Longhorn," using NEC's enterprise server Express5800/1320Xf. Express5800/1320Xf is a large-scale, high-reliability server that can run up to 32 Intel 64-bit Dual-Core… Read more

File and block unite!

Hi all – Claude Lorenson, group product manager for Microsoft storage here.  There’s no question that managing the ever-growing “data deluge” is a challenge for many organizations. For a lot of companies, data growth outpaces IT budgets.  Add compliance, security, and business continuity needs to the mix, and it’s clear why data storage continues to… Read more