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Moving UNIX Units 

As you may know, there are lots of folks in our division that think about Unix. Whether that’s Unix interoperability, Unix migration or the Unix roadmap of the system providers. While we rarely discuss Unix  in this forum, there were a few items that hit the inbox at once today that happened to catch my eye....Read more

Product Dev Team’s View on Windows Server 2003 R2 

Hello everybody.  My name is Eric Kidd.  I’m a director in the Windows Server Division at Microsoft, responsible for leading the product development of Windows Server 2003 R2.  That means I work with marketing in defining the release as a product and I offer leadership in product development and successful release execution across the Windows...Read more

TechNet chat on File Server Resource Manager 

Tomorrow (Dec. 6) the members of the File Server Resource Manager team will answer questions on the new FSRM component in Windows Server 2003 R2 and how it can be used by IT administrators to understand and control the type and quantity of data stored on their servers. Here are the details: 10:00 – 11:30...Read more

MS Virtual Labs 

The team just re-launched the TechNet and MSDN virtual labs running on Virtual Server 2005 R2. Check out these sites if you want to test our new software, such as SQL Server 2005 integration services, Windows Server R2 or Visual Studio Team System, in a sandbox environment. Each session is 90 minutes and comes without install,...Read more

Distributed File System (DFS) in R2 – Demo 

One of my favorite features of W2k was the distributed file system (DFS).  WS03 offered a few improvements to DFS, but nothing compared to the changes in R2 to DFS. If you havent visited the R2 Techcenter to review the technical overview of DFS Namespace and Replication – you can download it directly here. AS...Read more

Windows Server 2003 R2 Technical Resources 

If you have downloaded the public beta of R2 and are looking for assistance or technical resources on the product, you may find the following helpful: Private R2 Newsgroups: (GREAT Resource)       –  Server name:       –  Group: microsoft.private.win2k3server.r2       –  Account Name: privatenews\r2user       –  Password: CPP   Windows Server 2003 R2 TechCenter at Technet:       –  ...Read more

Windows Server 2003 R2 

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

Windows Server 2003 SP1 SSL Improvements 

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