Symantec solution available for “Network Path Not Found” and other errors.

Many folks have been encountering network connectivity issues and other errors when running older versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Antivirus. So I’m writing to let you know that a solution has been available for the past year and is highly encouraged as an upgrade. Context When a Windows Server is running older versions… Read more

Forget a Wreath, Deck Your Halls with the Windows Server 2008 R2 Poster

If you want to add a little geek to your holiday decorating, check out this free download of the Windows Server 2008 R2 Feature Components poster. This is a free 2.5MB PDF download that diagrams all eight of Windows Server 2008 R2’s key new feature areas: BranchCache, DirectAccess, Remote Desktop Services as well as the… Read more

Windows Server and Windows Azure come together in a new STB organization: the Server & Cloud Division

Microsoft is announcing today the formation of a new organization within the Server & Tools Business that combines the Windows Server & Solutions group and the Windows Azure group, into a single organization called the Server & Cloud Division (SCD).   This change reflects the alignment of our resources with our strategy, and represents a… Read more

Wingin' Migration — Now migrate even MORE server roles to Windows Server 2008 R2!

The Windows Server Migration team's been cooking…no, not cranberry sauce and stuffing, but a new Windows Server Migration Utilities download package that lets you use the Windows Server Migration Tools to migrate Hyper-V and Routing and Remote Access Services (RRAS). Brand-spankin'-new beta migration guides are available for both Hyper-V and RRAS, with detailed, step-by-step guidance… Read more

Thoughts on the Professional Developers Conference

Greetings!  Chris Steffen here again. You may have read my posts regarding virtualization and green IT in the past. I had the opportunity to spend the week at Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC) recently.  While I am not a programmer, as a technical architect, I took away several interesting tidbits from the conference that I… Read more

PDC 2009 – Windows Server and Windows Azure Platform

Yesterday at PDC, Ray Ozzie and Bob Muglia announced the global availability of Microsoft’s new cloud computing service – Windows Azure Platform. In addition, Ray and Bob announced a number of additional announcements related to Windows Server.  I wanted to take a moment and provide some context for all our existing Windows Server customers and… Read more

Improve Web User Experience with IIS SEO Toolkit RTW and IIS URL Rewriter 2.0 RC

Remember the scene in Diehard when he shoots the glass? That was cool. What’s even cooler is now you can fine tune your Web site for the search engine, thus improving the experience for your Web users.   Today, Microsoft announced the releases of IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit RTW and IIS URL Rewriter… Read more

Microsoft Professional Developer Conference 2009 Opens Today!

From Berlin one week to LA the next, Microsoft product managers love planes. Apparently. Me? Trans-Atlantic plane rides are still a good way to extract military secrets from me, but I'm new. Maybe long plane rides will grow on me. Like fungus. But if you're in Los Angeles or have the plane-loving impetus to go… Read more

Windows Server 2008 R2 Developer Training Course Now Live

If you're a developer looking to build apps for Windows Server 2008 R2, there are a host of new technologies to consider. Although R2 is an incremental release, it's not your "average R2". Key new feature areas include "many-core" scalability, virtualization, power management, web workloads, and enterprise network solutions. To build the best app, you'll… Read more