New Independent Virtualization Conferences Starting to Make their Mark

With more companies moving towards a virtualized datacenter and thinking about how to gain efficiencies through integrated management, there’s strong interest for good information on how to achieve these results. There are a few “industry” events that cater to virtualization, but the most popular ones are not always the most vendor-neutral. As a result, independent…


Optimize Deployment of Your Desktop Environment

Are you looking to deploy Windows more effectively and efficiently, but not sure how?  You most likely have several questions: How do I plan? What hardware do I need? What about compatibility? How do I handle migration? How do I create standards? Is there any guidance? Chances are if you ever deployed applications or operating…

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The “Many-Core” Application Platform

Windows Server 2008 R2 represents the latest evolution of the Windows Server operating system and corresponding support for high-end hardware systems with large numbers of microprocessors.  Windows Server 2008 R2 is the first release of Windows to scale beyond 64 Logical Processors (LP) on a single computer and has been tested on systems with 256…

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Windows PowerShell is Powerful Automation

PowerShell is a Windows management technology designed for ease-of-use by both system administrators and application developers.  PowerShell Version 2 (V2) is available with both Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 as well as previous Windows releases via an optional update. For Developers specifically, Windows PowerShell in combination with the Windows Management Infrastructure (WinRM, WS-Management,…

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Windows Server Top 5 Benefits for Today’s Workforce

I’ve pubbed often on the feature benefits of Windows Server 2008 R2. But geek talk aside, what are the other benefits that the Windows Server platform provides to businesses? Some think time brings out my Top 5 reasons listed below. 1.     A pervasive and open server platform. Currently, of the Fortune Top 100 Companies in…

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Nothing RISCy About SQL Server on Windows!

Buck Woody has a post this week about sensational combinations like peanut butter with chocolate (taste sensation) and SQL Server with Windows (processing sensation).  It reminded me of another recent post out on Intel’s “The Server Room” blog by Eoin McConnell urging people to get ready for the big train a-coming.  Eoin wasn’t referring to…

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Because It’s Everybody’s Business is Just That – For EVERYBODY

Our Customers want to see the best benefit for their IT dollars. Whether they are a large organization with thousands of servers, or a small home based business with just a few, they need to be agile in responding to their business needs, which means they need the flexibility virtualization provides. But, as Tom Bittman,…


The Magic of Virtualization

When I work with virtualization technologies and the ability to do testing, screen casts and heck even my job to work with new software, I am always reminded of my favorite quote: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.          Arthur C. Clarke in 1961 It amazes me how applicable that quote is still…

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Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) V1 SP1 User Experience

Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, or MED-V, is a desktop virtualization solution providing a self-contained computing environment including the OS, intended applications, and customized settings, if any. Desktop virtualization allows an application to run in a specific OS environment different from the OS running the hosting computer. MED-V uses Virtual PC 2007 to provide a virtualized…

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