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July 9, 2009  1:40 PM

Will R2′s DirectAccess leave you vulnerable?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Security, Windows Server 2008 R2

We’re continuing to drill into the big new Windows Server 2008 R2 features on the site, the latest of which is

June 29, 2009  10:02 PM

R2′s File Classification Infrastructure generates buzz



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Storage, Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Server 2008 R2Of the many new features set to debut in Windows Server 2008 R2, one that has received a steady amount of attention is the


June 16, 2009  2:38 PM

Has the time come to update your Microsoft certification?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft Certification, Windows Server 2008

By now, most in the IT field are aware of the value of Microsoft certification, as being certified can go a long way in proving to employers that you have the right skills for the job. Not all certifications are created equal, however, and as more companies make the move to Windows Server 2008 or...


June 9, 2009  8:16 PM

Change management solution simplifies AD operations



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Active Directory, Change Management

I spoke recently with a rep over at Netwrix to get some details on their Change Reporter solution for Active Directory (currently in version 5.0). For those who don’t know,...


June 3, 2009  7:26 PM

Windows 2008 R2 gets a release date



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft today anounced the offical release date for Windows Server 2008 R2 - October 22. This coincides with the


May 13, 2009  8:48 PM

Windows 7 and R2 make headlines at TechEd 2009



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

Microsoft TechEd 2009This is the first time in three years that I didn’t attend TechEd (though apparently I’m not alone in that regard). Some of my colleagues, however,...


May 11, 2009  3:37 PM

What’s new with Active Directory for Windows Server 2008 R2?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Active Directory, Windows Server 2008 R2

As with every major OS release from Microsoft, there’s a lot of interest right now in Windows 2008 R2. I recently spoke with Justin Graham, senior product manager for Microsoft’s Windows Server team, about some of the key changes/enhancements made to Active Directory for the upcoming release....


May 7, 2009  7:02 PM

Microsoft introduces Windows Storage Server 2008



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Storage, Windows Server 2008

Microsoft’s latest version of Windows Storage Server has now hit RTM, with a bunch of new features for Windows 2008. In a recent blog post, Microsoft senior technical product...


May 4, 2009  12:17 PM

The long-lost Hyper-V interview with Greg Shields



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Hyper-V, Server Virtualization, Windows Server

Toward the end of the year, I recorded a short podcast with Microsoft MVP Greg Shields on Hyper-V, that mysteriously never saw the light of day. Unacceptable, right? As anyone who's...


April 30, 2009  4:47 PM

Windows Server 2008 R2 release candidate now available



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Windows Server 2008 R2

Perhaps lost in the shuffle amidst all the MMS news this week, the RC for Windows 2008 R2 can now be downloaded by MSDN and TechNet subscribers.

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