Running Linux in Virtual Server – why? 

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Joe Wilcox had an interesting post in his Microsoft Monitor blog on our R2 development and the recent release of the Virtual Server SP1 Beta. The virtual server post caught my eye as Joe could not think any realstic scenarios as to why anyone would want to run Linux in a Virtual Server environment. Since we…Read more

WinHEC, x64, and the 640k limit……. 

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It was really a great week here in Seattle for the launch of x64 at WinHEC. I had a really good chance to meet some other bloggers out there….you attendance at WinHEC was definetly appreciated. It really was a great time – did anyone else use some of the cool footage? An interesting point of WinHEC…Read more

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Windows Server 2003 R2 

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Hi – My name is Julius Sinkevicius and I’m a Senior Product Manager in the Windows Server division at Microsoft.  One of the projects that I’m working on is on the release of Windows Server 2003 R2.  As you may have heard, we’ve recently reached the Beta 2 milestone for R2, which we’re all very…Read more

System Center Data Protection Manager Public Beta Released 

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We have just announced the public beta of System Center Data Protection Manager 2006.  If you have heard about Disk-Based backup and recovery and want to see for yourself what all the buzz is about, I would urge you to take the beta for a spin: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/dpm/download/default.mspx. The Data Protection Manager Technical Overview is located…Read more

Countdown to mainstream 64-bit computing 

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Hi – Patrick in product marketing. When I first wrote here weeks ago, I never would have guessed that the forecast for the NHL would be worse than the forecast for Itanium. Talk about hitting you where it hurts. The NHL is sinking like a ship in icy waters. Hockey-talk god Howard Berger hit the nail…Read more

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Windows Server 2003 SP1 SSL Improvements 

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SP1 is really an interesting service pack…..  not only does it do the job of a normal service pack (aggregating updates) it also incorporates added functionality like the Security Configuration Wizard and Post-Setup Security Updates. But this is something you dont hear to much when talking service packs: increased performance….but tis true. There are a…Read more

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Expanding the scope of the blog…. 

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In the next month we will be adding new categories to the blog and bringing in some new Product and Program Managers to talk about R2, Longhorn Server, and Small Business Server. We will have an RSS feed for each of the categories and a bio section so everyone can learn a little bit about some of…Read more

SP1 and X64 little known feature – Access-Based Enumeration (ABE) 

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Have you ever attempted to access a folder that you didnt have permission to? Are you an administrator who is concerned about security principals without the proper permissions seeing the names of files and folders they dont have permissions to? SP1 and x64 address these concerns by making inacessible files and folders invisible to users…Read more

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Windows Server Update Services – Release Candidate 

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Cool stuff here – Windows Server Update Services has reached the RC milestone.  You can download a version of Update Services here: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/updateservices/evaluation/trial/default.mspx What does this have to do with x64 you say?   In addition to providing updates for SQL, MSDE, Office, Windows, (and eventually EVERY MS technology…really it will) – it also provides update for…Read more

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