The Windows Server Notebook:

February, 2012

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February 29, 2012  4:21 PM

Windows 8 Consumer Preview launch: reactions around the Web



Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Microsoft, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Windows Server 8

See below for our Storify of the Windows 8 launch. Note: Due to some compatibility issues with Internet Explorer, the Storify might not show up; view it at Storify's website here.

February 29, 2012  3:17 PM

Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server 8 beta download links



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Microsoft, Windows 8, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Windows Server 8

Today, Microsoft released the Windows 8 Consumer Preview and the Windows Server 8 beta. Looking to be among the first to tinker with the new bits? Here are the download links. We'll have an in-depth look at the improved features soon enough. Windows 8 Consumer Preview:


February 28, 2012  9:00 PM

The Windows 8 Launch Drinking Game



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Microsoft, Windows 8, Windows 8 Consumer Preview

As you've no doubt heard by now, Microsoft will launch the Windows 8 Consumer Preview on Wednesday at an...


February 24, 2012  3:31 PM

Windows Server 8 beta coming February 29



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Microsoft, System Center 2012, Visual Studio 11, Windows 8, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Windows Server 8

In addition to unveiling the Windows 8 Consumer Preview at a February 29 event during the Mobile World...


February 20, 2012  2:51 PM

Microsoft extends expiration date of developer previews



Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Windows 8, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Windows Server 8, Windows Server 8 Developer Preview

Microsoft released an update this week that extends the expiration dates of the Windows 8 Developer Preview and the Windows Server 8 developer preview.

In a note posted on...


February 14, 2012  3:44 PM

Windows IT: Where is the love?



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Hyper-V, Microsoft, Twitter, VMware, Windows, Windows Azure, Windows Server

When it comes to online discussions of Microsoft and Windows, negativity is pretty much the norm. If you've read any articles recently about a new Microsoft feature or product, this should come as little surprise. Typically, within a comment or two you'll find someone predicting how the company...


February 10, 2012  5:24 PM

Microsoft’s Valentine’s Day bulletin to include nine patches addressing 21 vulnerabilities



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Internet Explorer, Microsoft, Security, Windows 7, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft may not be able to patch that hole in admins' hearts on Tuesday, but it will take care of a number of other vulnerable spots. According to an advance notice, the company's

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February 8, 2012  9:08 PM

Windows 8 Consumer Preview coming February 29 at MWC



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Windows 8, Windows Phone, Windows Server 8

Microsoft is lucky it's a leap year. In December, the company promised to have the public beta version of Windows 8 available by

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