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  • 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: Look, it’s a Server - OS

    Today, April 1st, Microsoft launched a new family member of the Windows Server family. Windows Server 2008 Foundation. Mary Jo Foley calls it a “new netbook-like Windows Server option”. You can read today’s press announcement right from the delivery room . The newborn’s nursery can be found here . Even...
  • Blog Post: The Windows Server Family is expecting …

    … a little brother, Foundation Server. Sorry, is it a sister? While the Windows team is still somewhat tight lipped , you should expect more details over the next weeks. Exciting! Resources: Windows Server Homepage Windows Server Division Blog
  • Blog Post: MIX09 “On The Cheap”

    There’s so much exciting stuff planned for Mix this year that even a (server) OS guy like myself wants to go. Not that they talk big about my subject. BTW, why not? Well but that’s beside the point. In today’s tough economic times it is even harder to make the decision going to a conference. Be it as...
  • Blog Post: Windows Backup/Restore from a network location

    The Core Team has posted really helpful information on how to use Windows Server backup to run a complete system restore over the network. Scott assures us the same process applies for Windows Vista. Read the full post with screenshot at the source: Windows Server Backup 2008 Restore from Network Location
  • Blog Post: Windows, Memory and the limits to it

    First of all, no matter how much memory you put into your system, it ain't enough. And this is true for all or at least most of the operating systems. Earlier this week Mark Russinovich wrote a blog post about "Pushing the Limits of Windows: Physical Memory." Needless to say, it is another...
  • Blog Post: Windows HPC Server 2008 now in the top 25 of the Top500 List

    We are very excited to share with you the news of a major achievement for the Microsoft HPC program.  Running Windows HPC Server 2008 the HPC Performance Team recently completed a Top500 run on the fastest HPC cluster at National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). This specific cluster...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Virtual Labs

    You all know Virtual Labs , right? If not, here are the first four good reasons to get them to know better. Jason just posted the first 4 labs about Windows Server 2008 technologies. And more to come! New to Virtual Labs? Here's the gist from about the portal: "Try out products in a virtual online...
  • Blog Post: What is Windows Server 2008 like anyways?

    You don't want to miss the new serverunleashed.com . When I saw the internal announcement I thought: "Well, a robot. Ok, so what's new?" I was about to bitch about it. Good I waited. Pretty agile boy the new Windows Server 2008. Best thing: That's him ... or it ... or ... whatever. Cool videos...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Launch

    Today's the day. Windows Server 2008 officially launches. The keynote is currently on and you can watch it live here: http://www.microsoft.com/virtualevents/vle.aspx . Today is a day the whole company has worked for for a long time very, very hard. I believe it was worth every day, every hour and every...
  • Blog Post: Virtualization Starter

    TechRepublic published an article about the" 10 things you should know about virtualization." If you are new to the whole virtualization thing, it will certainly get you started. The author, Debra Littlejohn Shinder, is right, "Virtualization is a huge topic, and this article is only meant to provide...
  • Blog Post: Considerations when upgrading to Windows Server 2008

    My boss Neil just published a post on "Application Considerations When Upgrading to Windows Server 2008." Very nice and complete article. This should be your first read if you are in the process of evaluating Windows Server 2008. Content: Changes When Upgrading to Windows Server 2008 Upgrade Process...
  • Blog Post: Inexpensive Quad Core and Software

    You are looking for very affordable hardware to build a (perhaps virtual) HPC cluster? You are looking for a test version of Windows Compute Cluster Server? Here's one way to get both. Last week Microsoft ran an internal event for technical professionals at Microsoft. It is the internal TechEd event...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 RTM

    A Reason to Celebrate. From an evangelist point of view, today is THE day. Windows Server 2008 has been released to manufacturing (RTM). This day the whole company has been working for very hard. Both, Windows Server 2008 RTM and Vista SP1 are important milestones for Microsoft. Being a server evangelist...
  • Blog Post: Be Ready for Windows Server 2008

    With the launch right around the corner (Feb 27) we receive a lot of questions from developer about how to get ready for Windows Server 2008 (WS2K8). Here are my top 10 resources: Just test your application thoroughly in Windows Server 2008 . Free, easy and no additional resources needed. Make Your Applications...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 Developer Center

    The one-stop-shop for developers wanting to learn about developing software that takes advantage of Windows Server 2008 features is now live with a new and improve Application Compatibility guide. This portal has all necessary information, samples, insight, evidence, videos, blogs, podcasts and more...
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