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Windows Server 8


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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January 19, 2012  9:21 PM

ReFS debuts with Windows Server 8



Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
file system, NTFS, ReFS, Windows Server 8

ReFS, a new file system that Microsoft calls "the foundation of storage on Windows for the next decade or more," will be coming to Windows Server 8, the company said this week.

According to a Building Windows


January 13, 2012  7:24 PM

Windows Server 8 inches toward public beta with leaked build



Posted by: Jeremy Stanley
leaked screenshots, Windows Server 8

New screenshots leaked from a pre-beta build of Windows Server 8 show some aesthetic differences from the Developer Preview release.

Build 8180 uses a darker gray theme compared with the sky blue look of the windows in the Developer Preview. In addition, a new login...


January 13, 2012  6:24 PM

Windows Server 8′s Minimal Server Interface offers hope for the GUI-dependent



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
minimal server interface, Windows Server 8

When it comes to Windows Server 8, small is the new big.

In a recent post on the


December 5, 2011  5:44 PM

How will IT change in 2012? You tell us.



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Cloud Computing, Hyper-V, PowerShell, Windows Server, Windows Server 8

Windows (Server) 8. Hyper-V 3.0. PowerShell. Cloud. It's not too hard to predict what the hot topics will be for Windows admins in 2012 (they have much in common with what we thought would be

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October 14, 2011  3:48 PM

IT pros want Microsoft with its feet on the ground, not its head in the clouds



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
DellWorld 2011, Hyper-V, Michael Dell, Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, Windows 8, Windows Server 8

By Bridget Botelho, Senior Site Editor AUSTIN, TX – Dell’s first worldwide show here gave IT pros a lineup of the who’s who of the IT industry– Michael Dell, VMware’s CEO Paul Maritz, Salesforce.com’s CEO Marc Benioff and Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer. And all of...


October 7, 2011  3:03 PM

Windows Server Spotlight: Azure, PowerShell and more in this week’s news



Posted by: Ben Rubenstein
Cloud Computing, Interop, PowerShell, System Center, System Center Configuration Manager, Windows Azure, Windows Server, Windows Server 8

You want to know what's happening with the world of Windows Server administration, but you don't have the time to sift through your RSS and

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September 8, 2011  3:38 PM

Windows Server 8 should be full of surprises



Posted by: Frank Ohlhorst
BUILD, Windows Server, Windows Server 8

Microsoft has been ramping up the hype machine, looking to promote Windows 8 (server and client) as the next operating systems of choice for both the desktop and the enterprise.

Facts about both systems should become available on Sept.15, when various...


September 6, 2011  7:19 PM

Microsoft’s BUILD agenda remains under wraps — but here’s a guess



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


July 21, 2011  5:34 PM

Microsoft focuses on virtualization with Windows Server 8



Posted by: Ed Scannell
Windows Server, Windows Server 8

Microsoft finally dragged Windows Server 8 out into the light at its Worldwide Partner Conference last week, offering up a brief demo and showing off...


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