Software Enabled Earth

How Microsoft is reducing its carbon footprint by Rob Bernard I’ve thrown up a few of my documents on my skydrive

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Going Green on TechNet and The Architecture Journal

For Earth Day 2009 the TechNet team created a special Green issue of TechNet Magazine.  This edition is  only available online and is dedicated to green IT and sustainable computing.  Check some of the content below: Green IT: Framework for Building a “Hyper-Green” Virtual Server System Green IT: Planning Your Power Management and Virtualization Strategies…

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Microsoft Environment Home Page Updates and Green IT videos

Microsoft Green IT videos (Thanks to Bianca Wirth) TechNet Edge Channel 9 (MSDN) Channel 10 (TechNet) YouTube Channel (Beta) Also of note is the new the Microsoft Environment home page (to include Earth Day)features: New Large Feature for Windows 7 Power Management New Section for Microsoft Environment Social Channels and Webcasts New Small Feature for…

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Go Green with Visio

Are you looking for creative ways to save money without putting your business at a competitive disadvantage or compromising operational integrity? Pretty likely these days. There are some handy add-ins for Visio that may help you to save money, and do your bit for the environment. Rack Server Virtualization Add-In System Center Add-In Disk Space…

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How does Virtualisation Cut Costs AND Save Energy

Thanks to Adam Bogobowicz for providing me with a link to this new tool. You can think of this site as a tools designed to help quantify the environmental and cost savings benefits available through Microsoft virtualization technologies.  It can build a simple environmental savings report for server virtualization projects and provide access a deeper…

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Power Management Tools

Microsoft Launches ENERGY STAR Compliant Power Management Tool for IT Administrators Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2007 has launched a new Desired Configuration Management (DCM) pack that fully complies with ENERGY STAR configuration guidelines! The new pack, which is endorsed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), enables customers to assess their client…

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New Environment Site – Innovating to improve the world

Microsoft has released a new global environment site. See Rob Bernard talk about it all here Here are very interesting quotes · ‘Smarter technology use could reduce global emissions by 15 per cent and save global industry EUR 500 billion in annual energy costs by 2020’ · A recent study found that the amount of…

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Quincy – Microsoft’s Green Data Center

I’ve been talking to customers quite a bit about Green Data Centers and in particular going beyond the greenwash. Michael Manos talks about energy efficiency and the projects in Quincy, Washington and San Antonio. Healso talks briefly about Microsoft’s data center site selection process, which uses 31 different variables (including land prices, power capacity and…

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More green dream – "carbon neutral" a new panacea?

I was browsing my favourite feeds and came across this green ramble from Dell. It seems everyone is on this carbon neutral push: http://www.zdnet.com.au/video/play/22429768 I’m not so sure about the expression carbon-neutral, however I can certainly say I was surprised this week hearing from a colleague how much money one Australian company saved by introducing…

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The Green Data Center

When I was last in Seattle I heard the Microsoft leaders in this area speak about the creation of a Green Data Center and power reduction enhancements being built into the OS and Server products. I discovered via TechNet email today the following article Its kind of refreshing to see a holistic approach – sure…

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