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Common Engineering Criteria Website Re-Launches 

I wanted to first introduce myself to the Windows Server community as an upcoming contributor in my new role as the Director of Program Management for Windows Server.  Some of you may know me from my previous role as the Product Unit Manager for Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010.   I wanted to take a moment...

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Windows Server 2008 R2 to Phase Out Itanium 

I’ve written previously about 64-bit and Windows Server and the long, steady adoption of 64-bit computing over the years.  Having been involved in Windows Server support for Alpha processors in the past, and seeing many of the early chapters of 64-bit Windows Server written on Intel’s Itanium architecture, it’s with a sense of nostalgia that...

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AMD Launches New Server CPU Platform 

Today, AMD has launched the AMD Opteron™ 6000 CPU series. This represents the latest AMD advances in server CPU technology and promises to work well for Windows Server 2008 R2 customers and partners. “Microsoft has partnered with AMD in the data center since the original AMD Opteron processors were launched in 2003, and we naturally...

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Announcing Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 

Today, Microsoft is announcing Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. Detailed information regarding SP1 will be released over the next several months; but today Windows Server 2008 R2 is announcing that SP1 will deliver two important new features that directly affect Microsoft’s desktop virtualization stack: Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX....

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Don’t Forget: Desktop Virtualization Hour 

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...

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New IT Trends Bring Change to Mid-Market Product Line 

  Today Microsoft announced that effective June 30, 2010, Microsoft will discontinue future development of Windows Essential Business Server (EBS), the infrastructure solution we designed specifically for midsize businesses. This blog post is to specifically answer the question around whether the change affects other Microsoft solution products. The short answer is, no. In no way...

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Prevent Loss of Sensitive Information Using the Windows Server 2008 R2 File Classification Infrastructure 

Today I want to discuss the importance of information classification and how it can be used to prevent data breaches and help organizations with compliance requirements such as PCI, HIIPA, ISO 27001, the Massachusetts Data Protection Law 201 and other similar legislation. Information classification is the critical first step in managing data based on its...

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