Microsoft Active Directory Design and Administration

  • June 29, 2009 29 Jun'09

    R2's File Classification Infrastructure generates buzz

    Of the many new features set to debut in Windows Server 2008 R2, one that has received a steady amount of attention is the File Classification Infrastructure (FCI). The inclusion of FCI with R2 ...

  • June 23, 2009 23 Jun'09

    New storage optimization tools launch for Hyper-V

    Hyper-V users who are looking to standardize their virtual and non-virtual environments just got a little help. (formerly Vnunet) is reporting that European firm Diskeeper has just ...

  • June 16, 2009 16 Jun'09

    Has the time come to update your Microsoft certification?

    By now, most in the IT field are aware of the value of Microsoft certification, as being certified can go a long way in proving to employers that you have the right skills for the job. Not all ...

  • June 11, 2009 11 Jun'09

    Will SharePoint Server 2010 be worth the upgrade?

    The release of SharePoint Server 2010 (formerly SharePoint 14) may seem like a long way off, but with a CTP expected later this year and an official release in the early part of 2010, it's actually ...

  • June 09, 2009 09 Jun'09

    Change management solution simplifies AD operations

    I spoke recently with a rep over at Netwrix to get some details on their Change Reporter solution for Active Directory (currently in version 5.0). For those who don’t know, Netwrix as a company is ...

  • June 03, 2009 03 Jun'09

    Windows 2008 R2 gets a release date

    Microsoft today anounced the offical release date for Windows Server 2008 R2 - October 22. This coincides with the news out of TechEd last month that the OS would be widely available before the end ...

  • June 01, 2009 01 Jun'09

    "Fix" available for new Windows DirectShow flaw

    Late last week, Microsoft released an advisory warning of a new vulnerability that could strike users simply by opening a Web page. Windows Vista users (if there are any out there) along with those ...

  • May 20, 2009 20 May'09

    Microsoft updates Exchange Server 2007 SP1

    IT managers this week can download a rollup released for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1.

  • May 13, 2009 13 May'09

    Windows 7 and R2 make headlines at TechEd 2009

    This is the first time in three years that I didn’t attend TechEd (though apparently I’m not alone in that regard). Some of my colleagues, however, are still out in L.A. this week pounding the ...

  • 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 ...