The Windows Server Notebook:

March, 2012


March 30, 2012  5:57 PM

Microsoft details Windows Server 8 cloud backup, releases beta

Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
cloud backup, hybrid cloud, Microsoft, Windows Server 8

Microsoft sees that a growing number of shops aren't placing their bets on a singular server deployment style; shops aren't going just on-premise and they're not going solely to the cloud. The company detailed a product that would deliver on that hybrid dream so many shops are...

March 28, 2012  3:31 PM

Microsoft offers two new Windows Server 8 beta guides

Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Active Directory, Microsoft, Windows Server 8

Thinking about testing out the new functionality of the Windows Server 8 beta? Microsoft has released two guides to help make those first steps a little easier. The

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March 28, 2012  12:28 PM

Microsoft’s updated Server Core promises better private clouds, fewer reboots

Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
minimal server interface, private cloud, server core, Windows Server, Windows Server 8

One of the most limiting aspects of Server Core on Windows Server 2008 R2 was that there was no way to get from a minimal server option to a full install of the server software. Windows Server 8 intends to answer that problem and hopefully drive down private cloud storage...

March 22, 2012  5:07 PM

SolarWinds releases Microsoft Hyper-V monitoring tool

Posted by: Jeremy Stanley

There are plenty of Hyper-V tools out there to consider, but there's always room for one more (especially when it's

March 20, 2012  5:33 PM

OpenNebula 3.2 gains final Hyper-V drivers

Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
Hyper-V, microsoft hyper-v, open source, opennebula

OpenNebula, an open-source data center virtualization project, delivered Microsoft Hyper-V drivers for its platform last week.

The drivers, as detailed in an OpenNebula

March 12, 2012  4:07 PM

System Center 2012 CTP for Windows Server 8 now available

Posted by: Jeremy Stanley

On the heels of the Windows Server 8 beta release in late February, Microsoft released the Community Technology Preview of System Center 2012 late last week.


March 9, 2012  4:07 PM

Microsoft to issue six fixes on a light Patch Tuesday

Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Microsoft, Patch Tuesday, Security, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

It's said that March comes in like a lion, but this month's patch bulletin from Microsoft looks more lamb-like. Among the six fixes to be released on...

March 5, 2012  10:07 PM

Early thoughts on the Windows Server 8 beta

Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Windows Server, Windows Server 8

By the time Windows Server 8 is generally available, you'll likely be as tired of hearing about it as you are about the Republican primary candidates. But right now, just five days after the beta was released into the wild, everyone's hungry for analysis – and the pundits are eager to give it....


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