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  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 – Feature Components Poster

    Please see this new interactive poster available online via Silverlight and SeaDragon technologies.   Use the embedded controls for a full-screen experience.  
  • Blog Post: Got Cores? Get the Core Info Utility

    Check-out the new SysInternals utility, CoreInfo , for discovery of Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) nodes, processor-groups, sockets, cache and processor configuration information on Windows 7 (x64) and Windows Server 2008 R2. Learn more about this technology at MSDN Code Gallery .
  • Blog Post: A Computing Platform That Scales

    Windows Server 2008 R2 represents the latest evolution of the Windows Server operating system and corresponding support for high-end hardware systems with large numbers of microprocessors.  The 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 support more than 64 Logical Processors (LP) on...
  • Blog Post: New and Extensible File Classification Infrastructure

    Managing storage is no longer simply about volume and availability; organizations need to manage their data more effectively and more efficiently.  Only by gaining insight into their data can companies reduce the cost of storing, maintaining, and managing data. Only by enforcing company policies...
  • Blog Post: New Solution Accelerators for your IT-Pro Buddies

    We have recently released four Windows Server Solution Accelerators, which are available now on TechNet . Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) 4.0 RTM Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Beta Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guides for WS 2008 R2 RTM System Center Configuration Manager...
  • Blog Post: When to Expect R2 Availability

    Please see the following blog for the details… http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2009/07/22/when-to-expect-windows-server-2008-r2-rtm.aspx
  • Blog Post: New Windows Server Developer Training Kit

    Download the new Windows Server 2008 R2 Developer Training Kit . The kit includes a collection of presentations, demos, and hands-on-labs for Windows Server solution developers. Topics include: What’s new with Windows Server 2008 R2 Developing Applications that Scale How to Develop .NET and ASP.NET Applications...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 – Release to Manufacturing (RTM)

    Windows® Server® 2008 R2 is the latest release of the Windows operating system for Server workloads. Windows Server 2008 R2 builds upon the exceptional legacy of Windows Server 2008. R2 is an incremental release to Windows Server 2008 – and only the second time that Windows Client and Server releases...
  • Blog Post: Native Web Services with WWSAPI

    Explore the new Windows Web Services API (WWSAPI) and how to use it to expose C/C++ libraries or services as WS-* compliant web services.   WWSAPI may also be used from either client (consumer) or service (producer) end-points. Recent WWSAPI Channel9 demonstrations include: Native Web Services...
  • Blog Post: Trigger-Started Services

    Trigger-Started Services are new with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.   Before, services were typically started at system boot time and ran until system shutdown.   Now, services can specify start and stop conditions (triggers). Common usage scenarios include: Device class arrival...
  • Blog Post: Trigger-Start Services with Windows Server 2008 R2

    As the name implies it, Trigger-Start Services are not constantly running on the system but rather start when a specific event in the system triggers the service to start and/or respond. The events that can be triggered can be any of the following: · Device interface arrival : By subscribing to this...
  • Blog Post: Updated Server Core "Step-by-Step" Guide

    The excellent Server Core "Step-by-Step" Guide has been updated with Windows Server 2008 R2 "how-to" information. Read more here .
  • Blog Post: New Hyper-V Resources

    See the new Hyper-V Server Role page as well as the Technical Resources page.
  • Blog Post: New Windows "Events" MSDN Forum

    Yesterday the new “Windows Events” MSDN forum went live: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/etw/threads The forum is for Event Log, Event Tracing for Windows, and WPP technologies: · APIs: ETW, Event Log, WPP, TDH, and the related managed code classes (system.diagnostics.eventing...
  • Blog Post: New and Recent “5-Minute Concept” Series Videos For R2

    Please note the following new “how-to” demos for Windows Server 2008 R2. Parallel Programming with .NET Parallel Extensions How to use the new PowerShell V2 IIS Provider PowerShell V2 Remote Sessions And many recent videos from the series at the following aggregate URL: Windows Server 2008 R2, 5-Minute...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Platform Technology Adoption Labs Go Virtual!

    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 Platform Evangelism team is offering a new approach...
  • Blog Post: R2 Server Core How-To Series

    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 hosted on Server Core installations of Windows...
  • Blog Post: Running 32-bit Applications on Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Core

    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 execute. The WoW64 execution layer is an optional...
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