Nick MacKechnie

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  • Blog Post: Windows Management Framework is here!

    Hi All, Windows Management Framework, which includes Windows PowerShell 2.0, WinRM 2.0, and BITS 4.0, was officially released to the world this morning. By providing a consistent management interface across the various flavours of Windows, we are making our platform that much more attractive to deploy...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Learning Snacks: Windows Server 2008

    Hi All, Learning Snacks are short, interactive presentations about popular topics created by Microsoft Learning experts.  Each Snack is delivered by using innovative Silverlight technology and includes various media, such as animations and recorded demos.  At the end of each free presentation...
  • Blog Post: Server Virtualization Validation Program

    Hi All, To improve customers' support experiences when running Windows Server on virtualization technologies other than Hyper-V™ and Virtual Server, Microsoft has launched the Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP). SVVP is open to any vendor that delivers a machine virtualization solution that...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Server Applications Supported on Windows Server 2008

    Hi All, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is the next generation of the Windows Server operating system and provides significant improvements to the base operating system over Windows Server 2003. Notable improvements include those in networking, advanced security features, remote applications access, centralized...
  • Blog Post: Spotlight On.... Windows Server 2008

    Hi All, Windows Server 2008 provides a solid foundation for all of your server workload and application requirements while also being easy to deploy and manage. Windows Server 2008 builds on the success and strengths of its Windows Server predecessors while delivering valuable new functionality and powerful...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 File Server Performance at Microsoft IT

    Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Windows Server 2008 File Server Performance at Microsoft IT , which discusses how MSIT uses Windows Server 2008 to support file server workloads worldwide.  Microsoft IT uses Windows Server 2008 to support the file server workload for...
  • Blog Post: Managing Network Access Protection at Microsoft

    Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Managing Network Access Protection at Microsoft , which discusses how MSIT uses Network Access Protection to protect networks from malicious software and other threats. Network Access Protection (NAP) is a powerful new Windows Server 2008...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Released to Web

    Hi All, Service Pack 2, the latest service pack for both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, supports new types of hardware and emerging hardware standards, includes all of the updates that have been delivered since SP1, and simplifies deployment, for consumers, developers, and IT professionals. Download...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Consolidation at Microsoft

    Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of SQL Server Consolidation at Microsoft, which discusses how Microsoft IT produced the SQL Utility to improve SQL Server manageability through host consolidation, virtualization, and standardization. With more than 4,700 Microsoft® SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: Securing the Microsoft Desktop Environment using Patch Management

    Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Securing the Microsoft Desktop Environment using Patch Management, which discusses how Microsoft IT maintains a secure environment by keeping client computers up to date with the latest software and security updates. In an enterprise organization...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Edge Transport and Messaging Protection

    Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Edge Transport and Messaging Protection , an update to a paper originally published in February 2007. This updated version discusses how Microsoft IT used the features available in Exchange Server 2007 with...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Customer Preview Program

    Hi All, In late October Mike Nash announced the Beta   of Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 - beginning with a small group of Technology Adoption Program customers. This week we're opening up the beta to a broader audience. Starting today, MSDN and TechNet subscribers will...
  • Blog Post: Rapid Deployment of Applications on the Microsoft Extranet

    Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Rapid Deployment of Applications on the Microsoft Extranet , which discusses RXP Security, a high-performance, scalable, security-enhanced, adaptable framework for deploying applications on the Microsoft extranet.  RXP Security is a...
  • Blog Post: Changes in Functionality from Windows Server 2003 with SP1 to Windows Server 2008

    Hi All, This document describes new features and technologies, which were not available in Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1), that will help to increase the security of computers running Windows Server 2008, increase productivity, and reduce administrative overhead. These topics apply to...
  • Blog Post: Structured Active Directory Schema Management at Microsoft

    Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Structured Active Directory Schema Management at Microsoft, which discusses Microsoft IT's Active Directory schema change management process.  Structured Active Directory Schema Management at Microsoft Details Microsoft IT's Active...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization and Licensing Announcements

    Today Microsoft announced some significant changes to its licensing and support policies for applications in hardware virtualization environments. There are two key parts of the announcement worth highlighting for Exchange customers: Microsoft now supports Exchange Server 2007 SP1 running Hyper-V or...
  • Blog Post: Green IT and the Environment

    Hi All, The environment is high on the agenda of many corporate board rooms. With this in mind and with IT services highlighted as a contributor to the company carbon footprint it seemed relevant to highlight the Microsoft website devoted to this subject. Microsoft Environment – Innovating to improve...
  • Blog Post: End-to-end Virtualization Kick Off Set for September

    Hi All, The Microsoft virtualization products that includes Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V , System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 , and Microsoft Application Virtualization (formerly SoftGrid) starts with a press briefing September 8. The September event is the U.S. kickoff event to...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Training ‘snacks’

    Hi All, Do you want to learn more about Windows Server 2008, but are short on time? Learning Snacks are short, interactive presentations about popular Windows Server 2008 topics and have been created by Microsoft Learning experts. Introducing Branch Office Server in Windows Server 2008 This...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V RTM Guest Operating System Support

    This provides a list of supported server and client guest operating systems supported within a Hyper-V virtual machine as of June 2008. Please note that this list is subject to change. For the latest public version, please see KB article 954958 here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954958/en-us . --...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V Maximum Supported Configurations

    Hi All, Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, hypervisor-based server virtualization technology, allows you to make the best use of your server hardware investments by consolidating multiple server worklaods as separate virtual machines (VMs) running on a single physical machine. With Hyper-V, you can also...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.1 (MAP) Solution Accelerator NOW AVAILABLE!

    Officially released on 30-June-2008 to the general public, this tool could be very useful to you to perform hardware inventory, compatibility analysis and readiness reporting on our newest products. If you are interested in assessing your IT infrastructure and planning to migrate to Windows Server 2008...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Hypervisor Technology Gives Customers Combined Benefits of Windows Server 2008 and Virtualization - RTM!

    Hi All, Following the launch of Windows Server 2008, Microsoft reached another milestone today with the release of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, the hypervisor-based virtualization technology that is a feature of select versions of Windows Server 2008. The nearly 1.5 million copies of the Hyper-V beta...
  • Blog Post: New Zealand Virtualisation Breakfast for IT Decision Makers

    Microsoft invites you to breakfast to hear how Revera – one of New Zealand’s up and coming technology leaders – is taking Virtualisation to greener pastures. Following the successful launch of Windows Server 2008, Microsoft invites you to breakfast to share with you their vision and strategy for...
  • Blog Post: New clustering documents: AD, HyperV, Core and more!

    Hi All, We have recently published some new documentation and related resources which you may find helpful. The new items are listed both here and in their appropriate sections: New: · Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering Microsoft Official Curriculum course: Course 6423A: Implementing and...
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