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TechEd Europe Days 2-4: Blogs, Tweets, and Videos

The first day’s keynote out of the way, online chatter about TechEd Europe 2010 turned to session reporting, the announced naming of Configuration Manager 2012 (formerly “v.Next”), and continued absorption of Microsoft’s initiatives in cloud computing, Hyper-V Cloud in particular. To give you a kind of wrap up of the goings-on of the past several...

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TechEd Europe 2010 Day 1: Voices from the Community

We’ve been seeing quite a bit of chatter on the “internets” about the goings-on at TechEd Europe 2010 in Berlin, and it’s great to see the diverse impressions of attendees as the event happens. Net Noteworthies The announcements and news about a range of things—including Hyper-V Cloud, the VMM SSP 2.0 release, and RC availability...

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More Than Likely, You’re Already Running the Foundations for Private Cloud

Worried about having to implement lots of new software to build your private cloud? You may not have to. Enterprises that have standardized on Windows Server 2008 R2 are, like as not, already running all the building blocks they need to configure a private cloud. And that foundation will extend as your cloud computing ambitions grow....

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GET PRE-VALIDATED PRIVATE CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE WITH HYPER-V CLOUD FAST TRACK

If you’re looking to get started implementing a Microsoft private cloud infrastructure, the Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program can offer invaluable help by delivering pre-validated reference architectures. The Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track solutions are currently being offered by 6 Microsoft hardware partners, who cover a broad swath of the Windows Server hardware market. Hit the...

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Service Pack 1 Release Candidate Now Available

Today, Microsoft has made available a Release Candidate (RC) for Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. SP1 includes both a roll-up of operating system updates and several new capabilities for Windows Server. Microsoft RemoteFX introduces a new set of remote user experience capabilities that enable a media-rich user environment for virtual...

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US EPA Publishes Paper on Energy Savings from Energy Star-Qualified Enterprise Servers Running Windows Server 2008 R2

I’ve posted about power management and Windows Server before so you may recall that one of our goals for Windows Server 2008 R2 was to enhance power management.  You might also remember that R2 can help improve power efficiency by up to 18% over Windows Server 2003 running on the same hardware.  Now there’s another...

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Cloud Computing a Catalyst for Server Growth?

In an interesting piece by Ryan Nichols at Computerworld yesterday: Cloud computing by the numbers: What do all the statistics mean, Nichols summarizes some recent research findings on the market potential of cloud computing, quoting impressive market forecasts from sources such as Gartner ($150 billion by 2013), Merrill Lynch ($160 billion by 2011),and AMI Partners...

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