Microsoft migrates MSCOM (MSDN and TechNet) to Hyper-V virtual machines

  MSCOM have been working for a while to get their infrastructure completely virtualized. If you were at MMS 2008 and heard Bob Muglia’s Keynote, you already know that MSDN.microsoft.com (MSDN) and TechNet.microsoft.com (TechNet) have been successfully running on Hyper-V. Late last week we provide more details of the project (PDF Version Included) and announced…

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SMALL BUSINESS SERVER & ESSENTIAL BUSINESS SERVER preview and demo

So this feels like Demo week for me. Essential Business Server (EBS) demo with Bjorn We just shipped the first public preview of Small Business Server and Essential Business Server(EBS). David on the EDGE team had an interview with one of the program managers for EBS.  Bjorn Levidow has been at Microsoft for 12 years…

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DAY TWO at MMS

So what are the announcements on Day to of MMS? Well today it is all about Microsoft System Center Config Manager (used to be SMS). Key announcement are:- Config Manager SP1 which will come later this Quarter which will contain great support for Intel and AMD chipset and the inclusion of a new asset manager…

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DAY ONE at MMS

Adam and Joey are at the Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) in Las Vegas to cover things happening at the event. Here is the coverage from day one. First, Larry Orecklin gives a brief overview of the MMS announcements around Operations Manager and Virtual Machine Manager. System Center overview with Larry Orecklin   This is followed…

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MMS – System Center and Virtual Machine Manager Go Cross Platform

One of the key announcements at MMS today was System Center and Virtual Machine Manager going cross platform. Adam spoke with Robert Reynolds about this announcement as asks him "Why do cross platform now?". Robert Reynolds talks System Center and Cross Platform Management

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What Happens in Vegas stays in The EDGE

Adam and Joey in Vegas for MMS ( Microsoft Management Summit) this week getting a back stage view of what is happening at the event and providing details about the keynote ( and hopefully videos of the cool demos ). For those of you who do not know Joey ( the one or two )….

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Microsoft Announces SQLServer Data Services ( SSDS). Structured Storage in the Cloud

People seem to have got overly excited about what we are going to announce at Mix. Nicholas Carr posts Rumor: Microsoft about to unveil web-apps strategy and Robert on “Wait until you see what Ray Ozzie is doing”. The fact is that we have been running a number of services in the cloud for a…

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Microsoft Apps Go ON-LINE For Small Businesses

Today Microsoft announced that it is going to allow access to hosted versions of its software to all companies starting later this year. The first products will be Exchange Server 2007 (mail), Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Office Live Meeting, for audio and video conferencing over the Web. We have been hosting these services for…

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Windows Server 2008 Launch With Iain McDonald

This week David had a chat with Iain McDonald who is the person responsible for getting Windows Server 2008 to the party on time. Pretty interesting how his PM team works to make sure that all the parts of the product come together. Server 2008 launch interview with Iain McDonald As part of the "over…

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Application Considerations When Upgrading to Windows Server 2008

So how do servers upgrade themselves to Windows Server 2008, and how does data, that is not part of the operating system get handled? One of the interesting point to note is that in Windows Server 2008 the data that is part of the operating system, the registry and certain file locations are recreated during…

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