Windows Servers

UPDATE: Hyper-V Needs SP1 for New Intel vPro Chips

Strictly speaking, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 can't perform server virtualization using Intel's new second-generation Core vPro processors.

Microsoft Eases PowerShell Licensing for Non-Windows Use

Microsoft announced a licensing change late last week that may make it easier for PowerShell to be devised for use on platforms other than Windows.

Unified Communications: Windows IT Pros Speak Out on Bringing It All Together

How hard is it to execute UC? Our readers who've done it share their take and offer tips for others trying to bring together voice with Microsoft Exchange, Office, OCS, Lync and more.

Q&A: Unified Communications Guru Joe Schurman

This Microsoft MVP talks all aspects of UC, from Microsoft's offerings like Lync to those of its competitors, plus cost considerations, team organization and more.

Microsoft Releases Office File Validation Tool, Windows Loader Update

Microsoft released two security advisories that included solutions yesterday as part of its massive April security update.

SP1 for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Now Available

Microsoft on Tuesday released its first service pack for Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, the company's standalone server virtualization solution.

Microsoft's April Patch Arrives, Targeting 64 Flaws

Another historic patch is here: 17 security bulletins from Microsoft, patching a total of 64 vulnerabilities.

SP1 for Office, Office Mac and SharePoint Coming This Summer

Microsoft is readying the delivery of Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 in mid-summer, plus SP1 for Office for Mac 2011 next week.

Microsoft Preparing 'Ugly' Security Patch on Tuesday

Windows security experts had been expecting a large April security update after last month's thin offering, and Microsoft's advance notice appears to meet those expectations.

Microsoft Releases SBS 2011 and WHS 2011 for Testing

Microsoft on Tuesday released its 64-bit Windows Home Server 2011 (WHS 2011) to its professional services subscribers, and it also released Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (SBS 2011 Essentials) for general evaluation.

Will Microsoft Reshape Business Intelligence?

Business intelligence has long been the domain of big companies with lots of resources. Microsoft wants to change that, but it faces a daunting task.

Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 Released

Microsoft today released an addition for Windows Server 2008 R2 that enables shared block storage in storage area networks using the iSCSI Protocol.

Virtualization & Higher Availability: Getting to 'Always On'

Using hypervisors and other virtualization technology to help you reach your HA goals.

Server Power Outage Checklist: What To Do When the Power Returns

It's important to follow a checklist to make sure all's well after a server power outage.

Microsoft To Release WHS 2011 and SBS 2011 Essentials

Microsoft's engineering teams today completed work on Windows Home Server 2011 (WHS 2011) and Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials (SBS 2011 Essentials).

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