New “How To” Published on RDS, How to resolve the issue “Remote Desktop Disconnected” or “Unable to Connect to Remote Desktop (Terminal Server)” 

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New Blog published on how to resolve an issue with Remote Desktop Services, “Remote Desktop Disconnected” or “Unable to Connect to Remote Desktop (Terminal Server)”. In an effort to keep our Windows Server community informed and up to speed on any new technical content on some of our top support issues, we published the above Read more

SP1: the Bite-Sized Versions 

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We’ve been getting some feedback that the current version of the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 download package was too large — 1.5GB for both the 32-bit and 64-bit versions in one package. So we’ve split them down out into their individual packages for easier downloading. Head on over to the Windows Server SP1 Resource Read more


Don’t Forget: Desktop Virtualization Hour 

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Don’t forget to join Microsoft executives, industry experts and IT leaders on Thursday, March 18 at 9am Pacific for the Desktop Virtualization Hour. This will be a valuable session for both IT pros and business executives interested in desktop virtualization. Hear from top experts and companies using Microsoft’s comprehensive desktop virtualization technologies to help drive Read more

New release from Citrix supports Windows Server 2008 R2 

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Windows Server 2008 R2 contains Microsoft’s most powerful virtualization portfolio ever, spanning both server and desktop virtualization with flexible solutions for consolidation, software deployment, application compatibility, disaster recovery and more. But no single solution is right for everyone, and in a great example of Microsoft partner synergy, Citrix has released a new version of its Read more

Secure, cross-company collaboration 

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Below is a new Microsoft video about a company called Exostar.  Using Windows Server Active Directory Federation Services, Certificate Server, and Forefront Security, Exostar enables global aerospace companies, such as BAE Systems, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Rolls-Royce, to securely collaborate via hosted SharePoint Server 2007.  This is a good example of what we are calling “Business Ready Security.” Read more

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Beta released! 

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Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Beta is now available on the Microsoft Download Center.  Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 enables IT pros to manage roles and features that are installed on remote computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 (and, for some roles and features, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Read more


Announcing Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta! 

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  For homo sapiens, getting older is painful. Take me for example. Nine hours on a plane never bothered me when I was in my 20s with a rubber backbone. But a couple of weeks out from birthday # 43 and one cross-country airplane ride translates into a sudden spinal meltdown that has me lying Read more


TechEd EMEA: Terminal Services renamed Remote Desktop Services 

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Hi, Manlio Vecchiet here. I’m director of product management on the Windows Server marketing team, focused on Windows Server networking, terminal services and VDI. I’m in Barcelona right now attending Microsoft TechEd EMEA conference. Whether you are one of the many IT Pros that have successfully deployed Terminal Services over the past decade, or whether Read more


Windows Server 2008 Goes Back to School 

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With summer in Redmond just around the corner, I know a number of teachers  that like to take trips or do odd jobs  around the house while school is out.  However the teachers in California’s Manteca Unified School District still have access to classroom applications at home (or anywhere they have internet access) because of Read more

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