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February 4, 2011  6:51 PM

Quest CEO Doug Garn: “We love our logo!”



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Desktop Virtualization, Windows Server

You have to hand it to Quest Software CEO Doug Garn -- the guy is a great sport. Recently, my colleagues Brian Madden, Gabe Knuth and Bridget Botelho recorded a...

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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 25, 2011  4:54 PM

Will Virtual Machine Manager 2012 clear the way for private clouds?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cloud Computing, Server Virtualization, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Server

UPDATE! 2/02/2011 ZDNet UK just posted some screenshots from the SCVMM 2012 demos last week, for anyone interested in a few...


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 22, 2010  6:34 PM

The “new Windows” set to become more tablet-friendly



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Smartphones, Tablets, Windows Server

UPDATE! 01/04/2011 My colleague Bridget Botelho just posted a much more detailed follow-up to this story with insight from IT professionals and analysis of...


December 15, 2010  3:04 PM

Windows SBS 2011 editions go from small to extra-small



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Small Business Server, Windows Server

Microsoft released to manufacturing the final build for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard this week, the latest version of the...


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...


November 19, 2010  1:20 AM

Microsoft squashes IE on Spoon, users tweet their displeasure



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Internet Explorer, Windows Server

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November 9, 2010  11:42 PM

Next-generation SQL Server hits with codenames galore



Posted by: Bcournoyer
SQL Server, Windows Server

It sounds like Microsoft has found another mountain to climb, and this one makes “Kilimanjaro” look … well, slightly closer to sea level. The company announced

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October 21, 2010  8:39 PM

IT conference attendees can’t escape the cloud in 2010



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cloud Computing, Windows Server

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