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  • May 13, 2009 13 May'09

    IT pros push back on Microsoft volume license deals

    IT pros at TechEd 2009 question the value of multi-year Enterprise Agreements.

  • May 11, 2009 11 May'09

    What’s new with Active Directory for Windows Server 2008 R2?

    As with every major OS release from Microsoft, there’s a lot of interest right now in Windows 2008 R2. I recently spoke with Justin Graham, senior product manager for Microsoft’s Windows Server ...

  • May 11, 2009 11 May'09

    Microsoft adds hypervisor support to Windows Server 2008 R2

    Microsoft will increase hypervisor support in Windows Server 2008 R2 to 64 CPUs. It will also feature file classification and branch cache improvements for those running the OS with Windows 7.

  • May 07, 2009 07 May'09

    Microsoft introduces Windows Storage Server 2008

    Microsoft’s latest version of Windows Storage Server has now hit RTM, with a bunch of new features for Windows 2008. In a recent blog post, Microsoft senior technical product manager Jason ...

  • May 07, 2009 07 May'09

    Microsoft to highlight Windows 7 and more at TechEd 2009 conference

    IT pros await word on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2010, Azure, Hyper-V R2 and more at next week's Microsoft TechEd 2009 conference in Los Angeles.

  • May 04, 2009 04 May'09

    The long-lost Hyper-V interview with Greg Shields

    Toward the end of the year, I recorded a short podcast with Microsoft MVP Greg Shields on Hyper-V, that mysteriously never saw the light of day. Unacceptable, right? As anyone who's spoken with ...

  • April 30, 2009 30 Apr'09

    Windows Server 2008 R2 release candidate now available

    Perhaps lost in the shuffle amidst all the MMS news this week, the RC for Windows 2008 R2 can now be downloaded by MSDN and TechNet subscribers. In a Microsoft blog post, David Lowe describes the ...

  • April 29, 2009 29 Apr'09

    News from Microsoft Management Summit 2009

    I'm not at MMS this year unfortunately -- and not just because it's once again being held in Las Vegas! Still, there's plenty of news to report surrounding Microsoft's System Center suite this ...

  • April 29, 2009 29 Apr'09

    Microsoft enhances IT process automation in Service Manager beta

    The long-awaited System Center Service Manager appears to be back on track as Microsoft releases a second beta with a handful of key service desk features.

  • April 28, 2009 28 Apr'09

    Inside Identity Lifecycle Manager "2"

    Another product that will be given a fair amount of attention at Tech-Ed this year is Microsoft’s Identity Lifecycle Manager “2”, which the company has just recently renamed Forefront Identity ...

  • April 28, 2009 28 Apr'09

    Microsoft server manager adds Linux, Unix support

    With native support of Linux and Unix, this is not your Mom's MOM. Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 embraces the once unthinkable.

  • April 24, 2009 24 Apr'09

    New AD Integration feature could make life easier for admins

    What do Microsoft Management Summit and Tech-Ed 2009 have in common? Well, about a million things, obviously. But among them is that Pete Zerger will be at both events to present sessions on the ...

  • April 23, 2009 23 Apr'09

    Hyper-V to stay free, along with live migration in R2

    The beta for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is currently available as a free download, and it looks like it’s going to stay that way. Recent news has the standalone hypervisor technology set to remain free ...

  • April 21, 2009 21 Apr'09

    Welcome to The Windows Server Notebook

    I'd like to take a moment to introduce you to some of our new blog features and also some of the features on IT Knowledge Exchange. You'll notice a Tag Cloud in the right sidebar. The Tag Cloud ...

  • April 15, 2009 15 Apr'09

    Microsoft fortifies Exchange Server with archiving

    With Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft marches into an area that was solely owned by archiving third-party partners. But the company is tight-lipped on Exchange 2007 SP2.