"Crossing your fingers," "Rubbing your lucky rabbit's foot," or WSFC? It's your choice.

Cross your fingers.  Rub your lucky rabbit’s foot.  Pray to the server gods.  It won’t happen to you, right?    But what if it does happen?  And the servers are down…    Maybe you can help save your company from some of the heartache and costs of downtime.   Failover Clustering has been around a… Read more

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Beta released!

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Beta is now available on the Microsoft Download Center.  Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 enables IT pros to manage roles and features that are installed on remote computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 (and, for some roles and features, Windows Server 2008 or Windows… Read more

Microsoft.com Now Running Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta

Do you remember the tale of the Windows Server 2008 “Lone Server”? Maybe it was read to you as a bedtime story as a change from “Mommy, Why Is There a Server in the House?” There he was, this poor Windows Server 2003 server, all alone in a server farm of Windows Server 2008 machines…. Read more

Guest Post: Marathon and Microsoft fault tolerant computing

Hi, I'm Jerry Melnick, chief technology officer at Marathon Technologies. Today we announced an expanded development and marketing agreement with Microsoft that underscores industry recognition of the growing need to eliminate downtime for your most important applications.  Working together, Marathon and Microsoft will bring sophisticated fault tolerant availability technology to Windows Server and Hyper-V.  In a nutshell,… Read more

Microsoft Partnership with RSA for Information Protection

Hi all – I’m David Hastie, senior product manager in the Identity and Security Business Group here at Microsoft.  I wanted to flag an announcement Microsoft made today in the area of information protection and data loss prevention.  It involves Rights Management Services in Windows Server 2008.    In short, Microsoft and EMC’s security division,… Read more

What a launch!! Thank you IT Pros!!! And some Cool Stuff….

What a Launch Wave it has been! I've just returned from celebrating Windows Server 2008 with many of you all over the world. It was great to hear your stories and see how Windows Server 2008 will fit into many of your organizations. For those of you who were not able to attend a launch… Read more

Essential Business Server at Convergence

Lots happening in Orlando at Convergence 2008 – the Microsoft Dynamics users' conference.  Steve Ballmer and vice president Kirill Tatarinov are speaking and the Dynamics team is making a number of announcements, including a partnership with EDS to extend Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployments, a preview of Dynamics AX 2009 (part of the ERP product portfolio),… Read more

High Availability – January Marketing Wave

Building High Availability Infrastructures with Windows Server 2008 Failover ClusteringDate:  Monday January 21, 2008; Time:  11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PSTDiscover how Failover Clustering with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise enables you to build a highly available infrastructure. We give you an overview of the new and improved clustering architecture, describe new tools migration strategies,… Read more