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  • Blog Post: New Courses on the Channel9 Learning Center

    As mentioned in a previous post , we are constantly expanding our selection of training courses on Channel9 . Today (Nov 9th) we launch a few new courses. One of them is the the Windows Server 2008 R2 training. Windows Server 2008 R2 , “Not your average R2!” Explore this significant Windows Server release...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server? – What Windows Server?

    In a comment to one of my previous posts Dmitry asked: “I'd like to find details about different versions of Microsoft Windows like Server 2008, HPC Server 2008 and HPC Server 2008 R2. What is the difference between them? It's very hard to find a table which would give such comparison. Is R2 just an...
  • Blog Post: New Efficiency Launch Event Live on Monday

    Experience The New Efficiency Microsoft Launch Event Live from San Diego October 26th Virtually! www.thenewefficiency.com/live View and download 18 IT Professional and Developer focused live sessions from San Diego starting at 9am PDT October 26th . Focusing on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and...
  • Blog Post: Free eBook on Windows Server 2008 R2

    Go and grab the free MS Press eBook, “Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2” by Charlie Russel and Craig Zacker! This is a fantastic resource for learning about the new features of Windows Server 2008 R2 in the areas of virtualization, management, the Web application platform, scalability and reliability...
  • Blog Post: PDC2009 Prep Guide For Server Guys+Gals – Windows Server 2008 R2

    This post focuses on a series of select sessions closely related to the Windows Server platform . Read all related posts . The post highlights selected sessions and gives guidance on what to read or which website to check out to make the most out of your visit to PDC2009 . Certainly not complete...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 Now available for TechNet Plus Subscribers

    Reposting TechNet Edge post:   If you are one of our TechNet Plus subscribers today is the the day that you can get your hands on the RTM version of Windows Server 2008 R2.  The latest release of our Windows Server product.  In order to help get you ready to get those servers of yours...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Application Compatibility – an IT Pro Guide

    App Compat is only for developers, right? Not quite. If you are an admin you know what I am talking about. Lots of application – many of them still on Windows XP – need to be migrated to support the rollout of a new OS. Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit only) and Windows 7 (64-bit and 32-bit) have been...
  • Blog Post: CTP of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 available today!

    Today Microsoft made available the Community Technical Preview (CTP) of Windows HPC Server 2008 R2. Based on Windows Server 2008 R2, the CTP is a preliminary release, allowing an early preview of planned functionality for HPC Server 2008 R2. Check out Ryan's blog post on the Windows Server Division...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V News at TechEd in LA

    Jeff Woolsey – after the #TechEd session – posted an update on Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 on the Virtualization team blog . Here’s test gist of it: Support 64 logical processors 384 concurrently running VMs per server Greatly enhance processor compatibility Read the full post at the source .
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 hit RC today

    Yes! Find the latest and greatest about both release candidates (RC) on TechNet Edge . TechNet Edge, your source for up to date news, interviews and screen cast for IT Professionals worldwide. Some links IT Professionals (and developers as well) will be excited about: Windows Server 2008 RC interview...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V with Windows Server 2008 R2

    Want to know more about Hyper-V and what’s coming with R2? Here’s a collection of resources: TechNet Virtualization landing page What's New in Hyper-V Download the Beta of Microsoft® Hyper-V™ Server 2008 R2 Beta Using Live Migration in Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V R2 and Management NICs Managing MAC...
  • Blog Post: Sysinternals now on Twitter

    Too good to be true? @ sysinternals on Twitter (since December 2008).
  • Blog Post: Virtual Deep Dive Lab Coming in April

    You’ve probably read about the upcoming virtual developer lab for Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Core. If not, here’s the link to more details about the lab. We have just finalized the agenda of the 3 day event and you can find the agenda in the screenshots below. Interested? Use the Contact Form on...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Platform Technology Adoption Labs Go Virtual!

    The “on-campus” Microsoft 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...
  • Blog Post: Learn something new in only 5 minutes

    Phil has begun a series on Channel9 and Code Gallery entitled “5 Minute Concepts”.    The idea is to demo a topic (via screen capture) and also provide corresponding details/samples via MSDN Code Gallery.   Here are a few early examples: How to Develop .NET Application for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft webcast series on Gartner 2009 Predictions

    Starting in March Microsoft folks in the UK run a series of webcasts for IT managers covering the top predictions from Gartner for 2009 from a Microsoft perspective. Curious George lists then nicely. Date and Time in GMT Title Event ID Wed 18th March, 4pm Virtualisation 1032404083 Wed 25 th March, 4pm...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 Application Quality Cookbook

    The well known guide for developers has been updated. Find most relevant information about application compatibility, reliability, and performance in the recently updated “cookbook”. “This document familiarizes Application Developers with how to verify the compatibility of their applications with the...
  • Blog Post: 32-bit optional in Windows Server 2008 R2

    You may not but have have been waiting for a looong time for this to be happening. We finally ship an operating system where the support of 32-bit applications has become optional. All 64-bit baby! I’ve been blogging about 64-bit Windows for some time. Less frequent in recent times, more frequent in...
  • Blog Post: Sleep and Hibernate in Windows Server with Hyper-V installed

    With Windows Server 2008 R2 you can enable hibernate and sleep even though the Hyper-V role is installed. Ben explains how on the Virtual PC Guy's WebLog . The only catch is, you have to boot w/o “starting” the Hypervisor.
  • Blog Post: Certification for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    Bruce Kyle on the US ISV evangelism team has written 2 valuable posts about Logo certification and application testing for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Whether you are an ISV and think about certification or just want to make sure your apps work in Win7 or R2, here’s the links to his posts....
  • Blog Post: NUMA in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

    Phil just posted a series of videos/screencasts on Channel9 explaining the concepts of NUMA ( Wikipedia ) support in the upcoming Windows releases. Check out the posts and more details about support for 64+ processors in Windows on the MSDN Code Gallery .
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 R2 for developers

    If you read this you might have seen a previous post with links to the downloads for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Here’s another very useful resource for developers on the Windows Server platform. Phil started posting about Windows Server 2008 R2 (WS2k8R2) on his blog and on Channel9. Don’t...
  • Blog Post: Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta

    Right after Windows 7 beta now the beta version of Windows Server 2008 R2 is available too. For links see my previous post . At the same time Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Beta – what a mouthful – is available too. So no better time to check out the new and enhanced features of the standalone virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Hits Beta

    Wow, this year starts with some exciting news. Last night at the International CES 2009 Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, announced the broad availability of the first beta release of Windows 7. Watch the keynote video and more about CES at microsoft/ces . The beta of Windows 7 is on schedule and feature...
  • Blog Post: Confused about Windows Server 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    Well, I was when I read a blog post on Mary Joe Foley's blog a few days ago. There's also a later post on her blog clearing up the confusion. Wow, I did even think I missed some changes in direction (again). Thanks Ward for making things clear on the Windows Server Division weblog. From his recent blog...
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