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Phil Pennington @ MSFT
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    Microsoft Platform Technology Adoption Labs Go Virtual!

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    The “on-campus” platform adoption labs have been a perennial favorite event for Microsoft Partner software developers. Unfortunately, many developers are now under travel and expense budget constraints and unable to attend such events. Hence, the Microsoft...
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    W2K8 R2 Server is 64-bit Only...

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    FYI, all editions of the next release of Windows Server are x64/ia64 processor architecture only; there are no more x86 Windows Server builds beyond Server 2008. You will, however, be able to run your x86 binaries on Windows Server. 32-bit binaries will...
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    R2 Server Core How-To Series

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    Here are aggregate links to the recent Channel9 and Code Gallery "5 Minute Concept" series focused on Server Core application development. Channel9 Code Gallery Use these resources to learn how to deploy, configure, develop, and debug applications...
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    Take 5 Minutes to Learn About .NET/C++ Apps on Server Core

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    We've recently begun a demo series entitled "5 Minute Concepts" published to Channel9 along with a corresponding sample/project/wiki published via Code Gallery. Our most recent segment is about Developing Applications for Server Core (including both native...
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    New Native-Code Web Services Demo

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    The Windows Web Services API (WWSAPI) is a new "minimalist" web services endpoint library available on Windows. It's currently in beta along with Windows Server 2008 R2 but includes support for down-level platforms including Windows Server 2003/2008,...
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    Running 32-bit Applications on Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Core

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    Even though Windows Server 2008 R2 is exclusively a 64-bit operating system, 32-bit applications are supported by enabling the WoW64 optional feature. If this feature is not enabled and you try to run a 32-bit application, the application will fail to...
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