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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: 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: Extend Your Existing Windows Service with the New Windows Web Services API

    The WS-* web services industry standard protocols are widely accompanied by managed-code end-point implementations.   With the Windows Web Services API (WWSAPI), you can connect your native client applications with web services as well as implement native web services.  WWSAPI, new with...
  • Blog Post: Server Core is Now for .NET Applications Too

    Server Core is a minimal installation option for Windows Server and is available with the following Windows Server editions: · Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Edition · Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition · Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition · Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Edition Server Core...
  • 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: 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: 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: Deploying IIS 7.5 + FASTCGI + PHP on Server Core

    FastCGI is a language-independent, scalable, open extension to CGI that provides high performance. The FastCGI extension is installable in Server Core and enables application frameworks such as PHP to achieve improved performance and stability on Internet Information Services. Watch for recorded demonstrations...
  • 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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