Server Manager webcast in December

In just a couple of weeks, we will have another webcast on Server Manager. One of the key points that will be presented during the webcast is Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT). RSAT is the new version of the Win2k3 Admin Pack and will be available as a web download so you can install the… Read more

Some Cool Networking Numbers with Windows Server 2008 File Transfers

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista are introducing some of the biggest changes to our networking stack in recent memory.  From the server side, I think this is one of the biggest overlooked features of Windows Server 2008. To that point, earlier this year we released the Tolly Group Whitepaper that showed the how the… Read more

Top New Zealand "Geek" site running on WS08 and IIS7

Before heading off for a few days of turkey, college football and family, a post from Mauricio Freitas caught my eye this evening. Mauricio is an admin for Geekzone, which he describes as such: Geekzone publishes news, reviews and articles on technology topics. We also have some busy forums. Geekzone is now one of the top… Read more

Tech support for all those different VMs

Arrived back to Redmond late yesterday from Reno where I was attending Supercomputing 2007 conference. I suspect SC07 will be best remembered for the power outage that hit the convention center and most of downtown Reno, and Ashlee's stellar headline. While I was in Reno, there were lots of colleagues in Barcelona making all kinds of announcements, from Windows… Read more

Transition to Windows Server 2008 Certifications

It's time to register for a December 5 online meeting (Live Meeting) covering Windows Server 2008 certifications and the transition path for MCSA and MCSE 2003, plus relevant study resources and Q&A session with certification planners. The sesson is offered at 7:30am PST and repeated at 5pm PST. Patrick… Read more

Download beta of new Windows HPC Server 2008

For those of you interested in parallel computing and high performance computing, you'll take note that today we released the first public beta of V2 of Windows Server 2008 for HPC clusters. The V2 product is called Windows HPC Server 2008. The product currently in the market is called Windows Computer Cluster Server 2003 (or Windows CCS). I'm… Read more

Windows Server 2008 Product Lineup and Hyper-V

In case you didn’t hear or read the news, today at IT Forum in Barcelona we announced the new name for the virtualization feature in Windows Server 2008, as well as the product lineup. What we use to call “viridian” internally, or Windows Server virtualization in our betas, will now be called Hyper-V.  The Hyper-V… Read more

Server Manager update For WSUS Beta Released

Server Manager is a new feature in Windows Server 2008 that guides administrators through the process of installing, configuring, and managing Windows Server 2008 roles and features. In addition to roles and features that are included with Windows Server 2008 by default, Server Manager enables integration of additional roles and features that are available on… Read more

"Centro" = Windows Essential Business Server

Today we announced Windows Essential Business Server as the official name for Windows Server codename "Centro," our upcoming IT solution designed for mid-sized organizations.  We unveiled details about the product, available here, as well as an initial set of hardware and software partners supporting the solution. If you are interested in applying for the private beta,… Read more