Microsoft Management Summit – Day 2 Keynote

  Brad Anderson delivered another great keynote session on day 2 of the Microsoft Management Summit this week. You can see the recording on TechNet EDGE The second day was all about the Consumerization of IT and showed some great demos for managing different non-Microsoft wireless devices using the new System Center Configuration Manager 2012…

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Getting Personal with Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification

During the Keynote at TechEd 2009, we announced a few new Windows Server 2008 R2 Features that come in the RC.  One of these features, File Classification Infrastructure, is getting alot of buzz at the event, so Joey thought he should sit down with Nir Ben Zvi, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft and go over…

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Migrating 20 Laptops from XP to Windows 7 live on stage @ MMS

Joey happened to be walking through building 44 and met the team putting together the demos for day 2 of the Microsoft Management Summit. What they are planning is pretty exciting, where they are going to wake up 20 laptop through wireless and the using User State Migration Toolkit, show how you can migrate all…

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SQL Server Fabric Control Point and The DAC ‘PACK’

Joey met with Mike Jones right after the first public showing of some of the great new features coming in the next release of SQL Server code-named Kilimanjaro. PASS Community Summit 2008 He showed demos of two things. Firstly the "Fabric Control Point" provides a unified view from a management perspective of all the SQL…

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager released to RTM

As described on EDGE, System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) released to manufacture(RTM) this week which is going to be another huge step for making Virtualization more common place in the enterprise. One of the key issues that ITPROs told us, was there was no really great solution for managing the potentially 1000’s of virtual…

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Head in the Cloud, Feet on the Ground

  Eugenio Pace and Gianpaolo Carraro from the architect team have just published and article in the latest Architect Journal ( #17) which is entitled “Head in the Cloud, Feet on the Ground” which talks about the possibilities of the moving IT assets from the on-premise data centers into the cloud, and the compromise vs…

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Group Policy Preferences

Chris Henley put together a really detailed screen cast on Group Policy Preferences which is a key feature which came out in Windows Server 2008. This makes it possible to setup computer or user settings without necessarily knowing how to script them.  The following screen cast goes into the admin UI ( You will need…

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SQL Server 2008 Consolidation and Virtualization at UBS

Charley Hanania who is a Senior Database Specialist at UBS talks on EDGE about how SQLServer 2008 is going to help resolve some of the key enterprise database challenges with technologies such as Policy Based Management (formerly known as DMF), the resource governor and how consolidation and virtualization are going to play a major factor…

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 RTM

So SQLServer 2008 made it to RTM today. This is a pretty big release of the product and combined with the Data Access technologies such as the Entity Framework which is part of the Visual Studio wave, there is a lot of innovation to get developers and ITPRO excited. For the ITPRO there are some…

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DNS is like a toilet? Software like beer (18:25)?

One of the last interviews at TechED was with Mark Minasi . He is one of the externals which has an amazing 8 session at TechED US this year. As you can see he is pretty animated. He talks a lot about DNS, IPV6, Command lines and his passion for Server Core… Pretty cool perspective…

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