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  • Blog Post: Top Developer Technologies of Windows Server 2008 R2

    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 are shipped simultaneously (Windows 2000 Server® was first).  While Windows 7 is available...
  • 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: Managed Service Accounts, Background Services, and Instrumentation

    The modern challenges of implementing efficient Windows Services or background processes include performance, power efficiency, and security.  Windows Server 2008 R2 introduces a number of new platform features for systems and application developers including trigger-started services, local and...
  • 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: R2 Power Management Features

    A new posting on MSDN Channel9 with an accompanied resource list on MSDN Code Gallery .
  • 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: Windows 7 SDK (also use this for Windows Server 2008 R2)

    Windows 7 SDK is currently in Beta in connection with the recent Beta release of Windows 7. The SDK installation files are available via the Beta program portal on Connect as well as on the Microsoft Download Center . This Beta SDK release includes: Documentation, a new Windows 7 Developer...
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