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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 26, 2009  3:15 PM

Are security concerns over cloud computing unfounded?

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cloud Computing, Security, Windows Server

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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 14, 2009  7:45 PM

Troubleshooting tops Windows admins’ most tedious tasks

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Windows Server

For Windows admins, there’s always something to fix. In a recent survey, over 800 IT administrators and managers named troubleshooting as far and away their most time-consuming task. Nearly half of respondents ranked it number one (47%), followed by provisioning and...

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 24, 2009  1:41 PM

The Windows Report — Analyzing the IT job market

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft Certification, The Windows Report, Windows Server 2008

We take a look at the current state of the IT job market in this month's edition of The Windows Report. Independent consultant and author Kevin Beaver calls in to offer tips for finding a new job (or keeping your current one), and sheds light on what he sees as today's most in demand...

September 16, 2009  9:36 PM

Ready to upgrade yet? Microsoft to end support for Windows 2000

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Windows Server

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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 21, 2009  2:13 PM

You can now follow the Windows team on Twitter!

Posted by: Bcournoyer
SQL Server, Windows Server

A little late to the game? Perhaps. But you can now follow on Twitter @WindowsTT. We’ll be posting news, tips, questions and commentary dealing with Windows servers, desktops – and everything in between. Database folks can...

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