Neil Hutson - Focused on Emerging Technologies for Microsoft

I am responsible for the adoption of emerging technology platforms by developers and it professionals at Microsoft

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  • Blog Post: Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 SP2 Released

    You can now download the latest Service Pack (SP2) for Vista and Windows Server. The Service Pack, which is a consolidation of a number of small fixes into one larger downloadable, was uploaded to the Download Center on Tuesday. As before, there is only one service pack which supports both OS’s to make...
  • Blog Post: Getting Personal with Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification

    During the Keynote at TechEd 2009, we announced a few new Windows Server 2008 R2 Features that come in the RC .  One of these features, File Classification Infrastructure, is getting alot of buzz at the event, so Joey thought he should sit down with Nir Ben Zvi, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 – 5 Minute “HOW TO” Videos

    Phil in the team have been recording a pretty extensive set of 5 min Video about developing for certain segments of Windows Server 2008 R2. Areas include Powershell V2 , lots of Windows Server 2008 R2 Core development areas such as NUMA support and finally how to develop applications for Server Core...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2

    Today we announced the final availability of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP2 RC to MSDN and TechNet subscribers. SP2 RC is an update to Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 that, along with improvements delivered to users via Windows Update and via our hardware and software partners, addresses...
  • Blog Post: Group Policy Preferences

    Chris Henley put together a really detailed screen cast on Group Policy Preferences which is a key feature which came out in Windows Server 2008. This makes it possible to setup computer or user settings without necessarily knowing how to script them.  The following screen cast goes into the admin...
  • Blog Post: Windows HPC Server 2008 ( V2) goes to RTM

    This morning we just announced the release of Windows HPC Server 2008 to manufacturing. This is a major milestone and ensures that the HPC offering supports the Windows Server 2008 release. Wenming in the team believes that this release will enable no scientist to be left behind in their pursuit by making...
  • Blog Post: DNS is like a toilet? Software like beer (18:25)?

    One of the last interviews at TechED was with Mark Minasi . He is one of the externals which has an amazing 8 session at TechED US this year. As you can see he is pretty animated. He talks a lot about DNS, IPV6, Command lines and his passion for Server Core... Pretty cool perspective on the industry...
  • Blog Post: So What does it feel like being a celebrity at Microsoft?

    So what does it feel like being a TechED presenter and a celebrity? Do people turn up because they want to listen to the presenters or the content. Here is an view into what it is like for most presenters at TechED. They have already spent 2 weeks getting their demos working ( I know I have been following...
  • Blog Post: Bob Muglia Gets a Grilling From An analyst

    At TechED, Bob Muglia got a answer some tuff questions from a leading analyst. There are some key questions around Dynamic IT ( what happened to the vision ), Virtualization and being late to market, VMWare's advanced capabilities and what is the next big bets ( a soft ball ). See how he did? Bob Muglia...
  • Blog Post: Application Support is still the biggest challenge to Virtualization

    From a hardware and software perspective the virtualization industry has made leaps and bounds over the last year with the support of hardware chipset technologies from AMD and Intel to support hypervisors which are coming on strong from Microsoft and VMWare. However the biggest challenge still seems...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft migrates MSCOM (MSDN and TechNet) to Hyper-V virtual machines

    MSCOM have been working for a while to get their infrastructure completely virtualized. If you were at MMS 2008 and heard Bob Muglia’s Keynote , you already know that MSDN.microsoft.com (MSDN) and TechNet.microsoft.com (TechNet) have been successfully running on Hyper-V. Late last week we provide more...
  • Blog Post: SMALL BUSINESS SERVER & ESSENTIAL BUSINESS SERVER preview and demo

    So this feels like Demo week for me. Essential Business Server (EBS) demo with Bjorn We just shipped the first public preview of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server(EBS). David on the EDGE team had an interview with one of the program managers for EBS.  Bjorn Levidow has been at...
  • Blog Post: .NET 3.5 Enhancements Training Kit - May Preview

    The .NET evangelism team just released a revision of the .NET 3.5 SP1 + Enhancements Training Kit, updated to reflect the changes in .NET 3.5 SP1 Beta 1. The May Preview release includes updated hands-on-labs as well as new presentations. The following features had their labs updated in this iteration...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility Labs RELEASED

    Jason has just finished the first four labs in a series of Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility labs have been released on MSDN. You can find them as follows: - MSDN Virtual Lab: Windows Server 2008 - Access Rights, Impersonation - MSDN Virtual Lab: Windows Server 2008 - Impact of Code Signing...
  • Blog Post: DAY TWO at MMS

    So what are the announcements on Day to of MMS? Well today it is all about Microsoft System Center Config Manager (used to be SMS). Key announcement are:- Config Manager SP1 which will come later this Quarter which will contain great support for Intel and AMD chipset and the inclusion of a new asset...
  • Blog Post: DAY ONE at MMS

    Adam and Joey are at the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in Las Vegas to cover things happening at the event. Here is the coverage from day one. First, Larry Orecklin gives a brief overview of the MMS announcements around Operations Manager and Virtual Machine Manager. System Center overview with Larry...
  • Blog Post: MMS - System Center and Virtual Machine Manager Go Cross Platform

    One of the key announcements at MMS today was System Center and Virtual Machine Manager going cross platform. Adam spoke with Robert Reynolds about this announcement as asks him "Why do cross platform now?". Robert Reynolds talks System Center and Cross Platform Management
  • Blog Post: Installing MOSS 2007 on Windows Server 2008

    Matt Hester placed a screencast on EDGE which steps you through how to install Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008. MOSS is supported, but you need to take a few clearly defined steps to make this work. There are a few blogs on these space, and I did post a compatibility article...
  • Blog Post: Making Terminal Services Sexy with Silverlight

    Naren Wicaksono from Microsoft Indonesia built a Silverlight demo which provides a highly graphical front end to Terminal Services ( and gets around some other issues ). He also integrated Bluetooth support into the client so that he could control his NXT Lego Mindstorms robot from the server. Very,...
  • Blog Post: Developer Security Best Practice on Windows

    Paul from the UK has put together an excellent (but quite long) document which summarizes the core security best practices and checklists when building applications on the Microsoft platform. He calls it the " The Developer Highway Code ". For people that live outside of the UK, the Highway...
  • Blog Post: iSCSI with Suzanne and Shiv from the Storage Team

    So we have been talking a lot iSCSI as we think that this is a really cool technology for people that want a really inexpensive solution for building a flexible storage solution in their data center. Adam ( that guy is everywhere ) interviewed Suzanne and Shiv from the storage team about iSCSI and raised...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Launch With Iain McDonald

    This week David had a chat with Iain McDonald who is the person responsible for getting Windows Server 2008 to the party on time. Pretty interesting how his PM team works to make sure that all the parts of the product come together. Server 2008 launch interview with Iain McDonald As part of the "over...
  • Blog Post: 5 STAR review of Windows Server

    There have been a number of reviews of Windows Server 2008 since we made the RTM 3 weeks ago (doesn't time fly ). The latest comes from Paul Thurrott's super site for Windows where he puts the product through its paces. There he lists his top features as Componentization with a purpose, Server Manager...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Performance Optimization

    Adam in the team met with Bill Karagounis who is responsible for the performance enhancements in Windows Server 2008. He talks about some of the improvements that they have made in networking and Terminal Services plus a lot more details. Very cool and some great tips to make your Windows Server 2008...
  • Blog Post: Application Considerations When Upgrading to Windows Server 2008

    So how do servers upgrade themselves to Windows Server 2008, and how does data, that is not part of the operating system get handled? One of the interesting point to note is that in Windows Server 2008 the data that is part of the operating system, the registry and certain file locations are recreated...
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