System Health: Windows 7 First ‘Self-Healing’ OS

Wouldn’t it be nice if the software could fix itself, or at least point to the problem and suggest how you can fix it? Increasingly, it can. And with the launch last week of Windows 7, Microsoft customers are finding a whole new world when it comes to getting software support at their fingertips. Lori…

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October Newsletter – Editor’s Choice

Scalability, RIA, deployment and trends in October release of the Journal newsletter.   Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile Editor’s Choice October 2009 Resources for Architects: Editor’s Choice   Scalability: 10 Ways to Take your Site from One to One Million Users At the Future of Web Apps conference Kevin…

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[InternetNews] Guess What: Your Corporate PC Has 88% Chances of Being Windows 7 Capable, According to Report

With Windows 7’s official launch next Thursday, one thing that hamstrung Windows Vista’s corporate acceptance early on will likely not be a problem this time around. It’s the classic problem of needing to upgrade hardware and software to support a new or updated version of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows — but this time, not so…

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The Economist on How Win7 Marks the End of an Era and the Beginning of a Battle in the Clouds

Much of computing will no longer be done on personal computers in homes and offices, but in the “cloud”: huge data centres housing vast storage systems and hundreds of thousands of servers, the powerful machines that dish up data over the internet. Web-based e-mail, social networking and online games are all examples of what are…

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[CIO] Gartner: Don’t Wait for Service Pack to Test Windows 7

With any new OS deployment, IT teams traditionally take the "safe" route and wait for the first service pack. But IT groups that follow that strategy with Windows 7 rollouts will get caught in a support crunch, says research firm Gartner. Read full story… What Gartner had said about Vista prior to its launch…

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Responsiveness: Web Applications Warm-Up

IIS Application Warm-Up for IIS 7.5 enables IT Professionals to improve the responsiveness of their Web sites by loading the Web applications before the first request arrives. By proactively loading and initializing all the dependencies such as database connections, compilation of ASP.NET code, and loading of modules, IT Professionals can ensure their Web sites are…

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Architect Café – Architecture Webcasts. October 2009

October 27, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST An Architect’s perspective on Silverlight 3 Many .NET developers are becoming more and more interested in the Rich Internet Application development space, and in particular Silverlight.  In this session we will step back from a detailed implementation technology and take a higher level look at Silverlight from…

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[NetworkWorld] Microsoft, Red Hat Seal the Deal on Interoperability

Operating systems, hypervisors now can be mixed and matched. Eight months after announcing they would make their virtualization wares interoperable, Microsoft and Red Hat delivered the goods Wednesday on their first major collaboration. The two companies announced they have completed testing and validation and that they now fully support virtualization environments that combine Microsoft Windows…

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[Seattle Times] IT jobs will grow faster than general employment, according to Microsoft study

More information-technology jobs will be created in the next four years, about three times faster than the projected rate of worldwide general employment, according to a Microsoft-commissioned study. Here are some findings from the IDC study for Microsoft: IT spending, estimated at $1.4 trillion in 2009, is projected to rise $1.7 trillion in 2013. IT…

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[InformationWeek] Failover and Load Balancing: Hyper-V Adds Live Migration

Virtual machine live migration is the top new feature of Windows Server 2008 Release 2, said Bill Laing, Microsoft corporate VP for the Windows Server and Solutions Division, in an interview. Laing highlighted what he considered the prime features of the software, now in the hands of major distributors, while he was in San Francisco…

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