Seeing is Believing – Microsoft and Red Hat Collaborate

I’ll have to check Bing later for sightings…there must be a report of flying pigs…somewhere. Today Microsoft actually delivered a presentation at the Red Hat Summit!  I wouldn’t have believed it had I not been there (I was one of the presenters).  The session covered the combined effort by Microsoft and Red Hat to make…

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TechEd 2010 Video Diary

Got back from TechEd 2010 with a great experience. I met some old friends, made some new, attended some great sessions, and loosened up a little… I mean a lot during the nights. Working hard form 8 AM to 6 PM everyday attending sessions and taking notes, and taking care of business and working overtime…

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TechEd Big Easy Recap

TechEd North America 2010 in New Orleans is now just a memory (well, and a pile of new t-shirts and other swag in a corner at home!).  There was a great deal to see and learn last week, with much of the focus being on cloud (with and without Azure). I’m amazed at how quickly…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 announcements @ TechEd

TechEd was a great experience and thank you to everyone, all 428 of you that decided to see Chris and I talk about the 10 hottest topics for Windows Server 2008 R2 Administrators.  We hope you enjoyed the session and more importantly, if you chose to buy our book after the session, Thank You! As…

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Microsoft VDI Licensing Primer

For VDI, Microsoft’s licensing model is VDI Standard and Premium Suites. These are great offerings and simplify the process to acquire Microsoft VDI. And in my view and for many customers, this is a cost-effective solution and I encourage IT decision makers to examine and compare Microsoft offerings with others out there in the market….

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Cloud and Virtualization Play Big at TechEd and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Virtualizing the enterprise IT environment is a top goal for our customers, and therefore a top goal for Microsoft. Today, Bob Muglia, president of Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business, presented the opening-day keynote at TechEd 2010 being held in New Orleans. The keynote outlined the benefits of cloud computing showing why this is such an…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Application Readiness

Customers tell us that the verified compatibility of their applications is the #1 factor driving their upgrade decisions. Verifying compatibility with Windows Server 2008 R2 before the application ships promotes operational efficiency, improves scalability and reliability and over the life of the application reduces costs. Microsoft provides a rich set of tools and programs to…


Windows Server and System Center are the Best Blenders for Your Data Center!

However it happened, all sorts of different hardware, operating systems, applications, and tools have made their homes in our data centers.  Some platforms, tools, and procedures were mandated as part of the adoption of a critical business system.  Often these systems are selected outside IT standards to meet a specific need and not all of…

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Bringing the Heat with Windows Server @ TechEd North America 2010

Ah June has arrived and with it: Microsoft TechEd North America 2010! as you get ready to migrate to New Orleans to see some great sessions at TechEd, let me recommend, IMHO will be one the best sessions at TechEd for all you Windows Server administrators: WSV201: 10 Hot Topics Every IT Admin Needs to…

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