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

Better Together – The David and David Show

If you’re going to do a webcast about how Windows Vista and Windows Server “Longhorn” are great on their own, but even better together, then there’s no point in having only one presenter do it. So it was decided that we should pair me (David Lowe) with David Zipkin from the Windows Vista team and… 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

Windows CCS lab tour for developers and ISVs

For ISVs and developers who want to build parallel apps for Windows CCS, you should try to attend one the upcoming lab in Redmond or the labs next year in Redmond, Copenhagen or Munich. Following is a quick description and check out the agenda. These 3-day Platform Adoption Labs(PAL) will provide you with a clear… Read more

Big storage for small business

Iomega today announced their new StorCenter network attached storage products for small and medium business, powered by Windows Storage Server 2003 R2.  Iomega does a good job building (and pricing) storage products that make file and print painless for small companies.  This is their first solution built on R2.  Windows Storage Server continues to maintain over 50%… Read more

TechNet Webcast: Windows Server Longhorn and Windows Vista

During this Webcast, David Lowe and David Zipkin will look deeper into the technologies that make the combination of Windows Server  “Longhorn” and Windows Vista a compelling solution for enterprise organizations. They’ll explore features that help you manage offline files, Group Policy, networking, quality of service, security and deployment. David is a senior product manager, and David is a product… Read more