The Windows Server Notebook:

April, 2012


April 24, 2012  7:51 PM

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate expected in June 2012

Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Microsoft, TechEd, Windows 8, Windows Server, windows server 2012

Yesterday, IT pros learned that the Windows 8 Release Preview (aka the release candidate), would be released in the first week of June 2012. Here's the announcement from Microsoft's official Windows 8 Twitter account: [brightcove] Now word comes that the release candidate for

April 18, 2012  5:20 PM

System Center 2012 is now available, Windows Server 8 is now Windows Server 2012

Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
MMS 2012, System Center 2012, windows server 2012

IT pros got the official pitch from Microsoft on private cloud yesterday, as corporate vice president Brad Anderson announced the general availability of...

April 17, 2012  3:08 PM

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 released – and new Windows Intune is on the way

Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Microsoft, microsoft deployment toolkit, microsoft management summit, MMS 2012, System Center 2012, System Center Configuration Manager, Windows 8, Windows 8 Consumer Preview, windows RT

Ready, set…deploy. Microsoft today released the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012, its product for automating deployment of Windows 7, Office 2010, Office 365 and Windows Server 2008 R2. According to the company, the latest version of the toolkit has several updates, including self-service,...

April 13, 2012  6:20 PM

What to expect at MMS 2012

Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Hyper-V, Microsoft, MMS 2012, PowerShell, System Center 2012, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Server 8

This year's Microsoft Management Summit will kick off in a few short days in Las Vegas, and we'll be watching closely to find the new technologies and products that will impact IT pros in the coming months. Along with our Senior Executive...

April 5, 2012  8:46 PM

Six bulletins, four critical, expected for April 2012 Patch Tuesday

Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
April 2012, Patch Tuesday, Security, Windows Server

This Easter, admins will be on the hunt for more than just painted eggs.

In its advance notification bulletin for April, Microsoft previewed six security...

April 4, 2012  5:02 PM

Why is Microsoft now on the top 20 list of Linux contributors?

Posted by: Jeremy Stanley

This week, the Linux Foundation distributed its annual development report highlighting contributors and changes to the Linux...

April 3, 2012  7:59 PM

RevealCloud 3 improves server monitoring

Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
real-time server monitoring, RevealCloud 3, server monitoring, Windows Server

CopperEgg released RevealCloud version 3 last week, bringing with it some enhancements and refinements, including cloud-based, real-time server monitoring.

For the uninitiated, RevealCloud 3...

April 2, 2012  8:13 PM

System Center 2012 now available…sort of

Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Microsoft, System Center, System Center 2012, System Center Configuration Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Server 8

It looks like System Center 2012 is finally on its way to general availability, though Microsoft is still tight-lipped about the exact release date. What we do know is that the systems management suite was quietly made available to

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