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Windows Server 2008 R2


February 2, 2011  3:30 AM

Where the heck is SP1 for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

UPDATE! 2/09/2011 It sounds like Microsoft is finally close to announcing RTM for both service packs soon, with MSDN availability set for Feb. 16, with a Feb. 22 release date for the Web. ORIGINAL POST 2/02/2011 320 days. That’s how long it’s been...

January 7, 2011  10:44 PM

Hyper-V R2 SP1 boosts guest support for Windows 7



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Hyper-V, Server Virtualization, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Is 5:00 p.m. on a Friday too late for a little Hyper-V-centric news? Nah. Microsoft’s Michael Kleef just posted a short update on his personal...


December 10, 2010  10:47 PM

Microsoft and VMware memory battle is the same song and dance



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Hyper-V, Server Virtualization, VMware, Windows Server 2008 R2

“Dynamic Memory for Hyper-V is Microsoft’s answer to VMware’s memory overcommit technology for ESX. “ “Dynamic Memory is in fact not the same as memory overcommit, and now that you mention it, VMware’s stuff is still way better.” If you’ve paid any attention at all to...


October 12, 2010  9:11 PM

New baseline aims to centralize Windows Server 2008 R2 security



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Security, Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft released a new security baseline this week for Windows Server 2008 R2, adding to the slew of similar baselines released earlier this year. The R2 baseline accelerator gives admins access to a central...


June 22, 2010  7:58 PM

Finally – Exchange 2007 gets Windows Server 2008 R2 support



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Exchange Server, Windows Server 2008 R2

The third service pack for Exchange Server 2007 was made available for download this week – and not a moment too soon. The SP3 has been updated to allow Exchange 2007 to be installed on Windows Server 2008 R2...


June 18, 2010  7:53 PM

New Microsoft hotfix solves Hyper-V host startup issues – or does it?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Just a quick post today. Microsoft released a new hotfix this month in response to some startup hang issues involving servers hosting virtual machines. Basically, some users running Windows Server 2008 R1 or R2 with Hyper-V have...


March 18, 2010  9:10 PM

First look at Windows 2008 R2 SP1 puts emphasis on virtualization



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Hyper-V, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

UPDATE! (6/21/2010) A lot more info has come out recently regarding the first service packs for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. This Q&A with...

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March 5, 2010  8:55 PM

x86 systems, Windows Server on the rise



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Hardware, Windows Server 2008 R2

While overall server revenue has been down for the past year, one area that continues to grow is the x86 system market. This is according to the latest IDC Worldwide...

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December 3, 2009  3:49 PM

R2 users will have to wait for Exchange 2007 support



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Exchange Server, Windows Server 2008 R2

UPDATE! (6/22/2010) The wait is over. Exchange Server 2007 SP3 is now available. ORIGINAL POST...


November 11, 2009  9:00 PM

Microsoft shines a light on efficiency in Windows Server 2008 R2



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Windows Server 2008 R2

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