Hello Windows 8 World!

What a day, so proud to work for Microsoft! Yes there is a new Windows 8 and a Windows Server 2012, plenty of new innovative hardware/PCs/tables and Surface available to purchase. Two useful links below for consumers: A new era of PCs Great upgrade, great deal

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Exciting week: Developer Preview of Windows 8 & Visual Studio 11

What a week so far! Yes in case you have missed it, major announcements were made at the developer-focused BUILD conference this week in California, beside watching the keynote here: http://www.buildwindows.com/ it’s exciting to see preliminary releases (Developer Preview) of Windows 8 & Visual Studio 11 & Team Foundation Server 11. Happy download and install!…

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How to leverage Dynamic Memory in your SharePoint and Project Server 2010 Demo VM

Following the release of Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) last week, and following a session I attended on the benefits of SP1 in Hyper-V I wanted to try it out on the base SharePoint Server and Project Server 2010 demo virtual machine you all have access to (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9728417 ). Basically the two…

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The Ultimate Demo Machine: Get Ready to Demo Project and SharePoint Server 2010

Doug just posted this important post: BE A DEMO MASTER – HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE RECOMMENDATIONS NOW AND BEYOND This cowboy looks familiar, I think he’ll be around in Phoenix 🙂 Related links: Announcing Project Server 2010 Preliminary System Requirements Solid State Drive/SSD and SharePoint Server, Project Server Demo Image Benchmark How to upgrade your laptop/desktop…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Desktop Tweaks

With the recent RTM release of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on July 22, I have updated all my desktops and laptops to Windows 2008 R2, so far no driver issues on any machine (How to upgrade your laptop/desktop to Windows Server 2008 R2?). One thing I could not figure was how to…

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How to upgrade your laptop/desktop to Windows Server 2008 R2?

Last August I did this post: How to upgrade your laptop/desktop to Windows Server 2008?, with the imminent release of Windows Server 2008 R2 (scheduled for next October), I recently upgraded my laptop (Lenovo T61P). It was a painless exercise, most drivers were found and I leveraged the following resources to complete the install and…

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Project Server and SharePoint Server Virtualization

Please remember the upcoming webcast entitled Microsoft Office Project Server 2007: Virtualization on April 29th. Additionally since Project Server 2007 is a SharePoint application, check this great series on SharePoint Virtualization: Introduction Optimizing the performance of a virtualized SharePoint environment SharePoint server role recommendations in the virtualized SharePoint environment Monitoring and managing a virtualized SharePoint…

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Running SharePoint Server and Project Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta

It works! I downloaded the ISO from MSDN and followed the instructions to deploy SharePoint Server 2007 and Project Server 2007 on Windows Server 2008, and it works like a charm on R2 (notice the Windows 7 similar toolbar at the bottom with the big PowerShell icon)! What’s new with Windows Server 2008 R2 check…

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Announcing 20-Part Webcast Series on Microsoft Virtualization Solutions

Please find here an announcement for a 20-part webcast series on virtualization targeted at IT Professionals. Related links: Project Server Hyper-V and Active Directory Synchronization Documentation Project Server Hyper-V Virtualization Support and Licensing Running SQL Server 2008 in a Hyper-V Environment, SharePoint Server performance and capacity requirements for Hyper-V Evaluating Application Performance on Hyper-V

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