Linux on Hyper-V Makes Even More Cents Now!

One of my early posts on this blog went into detail about value of Hyper-V, and the ability to easily backup and recover servers in new and inexpensive ways.  I explained that encapsulating all sorts of (even non-Windows) operating systems in Hyper-V enables backup snapshots of running systems at no additional cost. In another post,…

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Windows Server 2008 R2: the Cloud is in Your Datacenter

When you think of the cloud you most likely are not thinking of stratus, cumulus, or cirrus.   You are probably thinking about the many different online service offerings like: Microsoft Exchange Online Microsoft SharePoint Online Azure (Windows and SQL) Microsoft Office Web Apps And so on. My guess is you are not thinking about your…

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Getting Intune With Your Inner Windows

When you think about the cloud do you get a little confused?  Is your business between 25 and 500 employees?  Do you feel the cloud has nothing of value expect for big business?  Does managing your Windows infrastructure really not your bag of tea?  Even after you read about all of the cloud services you…

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Forget the Pre-Historic: Business Critical Means Windows

I just got some help posting to the Windows Server blog about the recently released IDC paper on the x86 server market “Business-Critical Workloads: Supporting Business-Critical: Computing with an Integrated Server Platform.” If you don’t have time to read the whitepaper, check out the ComputerWorld webcast covering this material here. It’s gotten lots of press…

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Ready to Virtualize? Do you need a MAP?

Hopefully by now you are looking at virtualization of your servers, application, and various other IT needs as viable candidates to support your business.  As you may have found during your research, there are several benefits virtualization can give your organization.  Virtualization will help to: Reduce Costs Hardware Facility Energy Simplify Management and Support Reduce…

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RDS, VDI, and App-V User Experience

The ability to deliver a desktop with full fidelity over a network, while deploying applications on demand and with hardware independence, is an IT reality with Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Application Virtualization (App-V) which is part of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). This screencast highlights how these three amazing technologies work as…

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Best Part of Training Isn’t the Class…

The end of last month (March) I spent more than a week in Seattle at Microsoft’s internal TechReady conference.  TechReady happens twice a year, and is intended to provide technical training to the thousands of field-based Microsoft consulting, support, and technical sales professionals throughout the world (kind of like a Microsoft only TechEd).  I’ve been…

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2010 Scripting Games

The Scripting Guys are back!  Every year, the Scripting Guys host something called the Scripting Games. It’s a fun competition in which participants attempt to solve beginner or advanced puzzles with scripts in either Windows PowerShell or VBScript. This year, the Games are taking place April 26 through May 7. See the Hey, Scripting Guy!…

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