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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The Giant in Your Data Center

First and Foremost,  I need to say on behalf of myself and Microsoft: THANK YOU!  Thank you for betting your business’ on Windows Server!  You all have slowly built your data centers on Windows Servers, allowing us to become the preferred giant in your data center and you are not alone. IDC just recently released…

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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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Virtualization on a Shoestring

Server virtualization promises huge costs savings through consolidating underutilized physical servers to fewer systems. Microsoft, VMware, and other virtualization vendors provide tools and guidance on how to virtualize existing systems. In fact, just today, ReadWriteWeb ran an article on the subject entitled “Getting Started With Virtualization: What You Can Do On a Shoestring” The post,…

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Modernization Doesn’t Mean Using Mainframes in Expensive and Wasteful Ways!

You may know that I’m part of the Windows Server Platform Strategy team and am involved with Open Source engagement at Microsoft.  I do my best to keep up to speed with the comings and goings of Open Source and Linux in enterprises, and how Windows can best be used by organizations in cost effective…

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2009 the Year of Windows 7 and So Much More to Come!

When we look back at 2009 as IT Pros, it was the much anticipated arrival of Windows 7 in late October that drove a lot of our decisions on technology.  Not only for our business, but our friends and relatives.  How many of you loaded the beta and after playing with the beta early in…

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Getting your Servers to Windows Server 2008 R2

Modernizing your servers to newer platforms have several benefits, in addition to the newer technologies.  With newer technologies and servers you can lower your TCO, from power consumption to server reduction to improvements to save your end users time.  You can improve the overall health of your server, by moving to the new server environments…

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