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 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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2009: A Big Year for Windows Server

You might say it’s been a big year for the Windows Server platform. Certainly the launch of Windows Server 2008 R2 is a major step, but that step has a little more spring in it than most people realize. Windows 2000 Server’s march towards end of life actually brings this into sharp relief: Overall, I’d…

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New Blogger: Oliver Rist

Just a quick post to introduce myself, new voice on the blog. My name is Oliver Rist and aside from the obvious Dickensian rhyme, my only claim to fame is that I’ve been a product reviewer for magazines like InfoWorld, PC Magazine and many more over the last 15 years. Then, about a year and…

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