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Windows Server 2008 R2


November 6, 2009  3:27 PM

Admins rejoice! Windows 2008 R2 will support Exchange 2007 after all



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Exchange Server, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008 R2

UPDATE! (06/22/2010) And there you go. Exchange 2007 SP3 is now available with Windows 2008 R2 support. UPDATE!...

October 28, 2009  6:28 PM

Windows Management Framework brings PowerShell 2.0 to the masses



Posted by: Bcournoyer
PowerShell, Windows 7, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008 R2

Just days after the official release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft has now made its new Windows Management Framework (WMF) available as well. The major component here is PowerShell 2.0, which is supported out-of-the-box for...


October 19, 2009  5:32 PM

The Windows Report — Gearing up for R2 and Windows 7



Posted by: Bcournoyer
The Windows Report, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

General availability for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 is just around the corner, and while most organizations won't upgrade to both at the same time, there are some compelling reasons to run them together. This month, IT author, speaker and consultant Greg Shields calls in to discuss...


October 9, 2009  8:08 PM

News Roundup: AD turns heads, Exchange hits RTM



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Active Directory, Exchange Server, Security, Windows 7, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008 R2

Lots going on in the world of Windows this month, as you might expect. Here’s a roundup of some of the top news from this past week:

  1. Forget Live Migration; AD is king in...

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October 5, 2009  7:31 PM

Group Policy management gets a boost with MDOP 2009 R2



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Group Policy, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 aren’t the only new releases Microsoft has on tap this month. The new Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2009 R2 (usually pronounced...


September 11, 2009  7:55 PM

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 arrives a little early



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft released Deployment Toolkit 2010 (MDT) earlier today, somewhat sooner than expected. The set is designed to ease the burden on those getting ready to deploy Windows 7 and/or Windows Server 2008 R2. The...


August 17, 2009  2:06 PM

More on the Active Directory Recycle Bin in R2



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Active Directory, Windows Server 2008 R2

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August 14, 2009  1:32 PM

The Windows Report — Will AD have your back in R2?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Active Directory, The Windows Report, Windows Server 2008 R2

August is all about Active Directory on The Windows Report. First, we talk with IT author and consultant Don Jones to find out if the new


August 12, 2009  4:13 PM

No Exchange 2007 on Windows 2008 R2 – but why?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Exchange Server, Windows Server 2008 R2

UPDATE! (06/22/2010) Good news -- Exchange Server 2007 SP3 was finally released this week with full support for Windows...


August 11, 2009  1:57 PM

Microsoft and VMware go toe-to-toe over server virtualization



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

There has been a LOT of talk lately about...


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