There have been lots of new stories and article about Hyper-V and virtualization coming to Windows 8 and it suddenly occured to me that not everyone may be familiar with these advanced concepts. Let’s step back a bit and talk about virtualization. Wikipedia is the source for most of this info. Virtualization, simply...

Microsoft has invited a select group of guests, including industry journalists, to a preview event for the next version of Windows Server – Windows Server 8. The event will take place September 8-10 at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond. This one week before the BUILD developer conference in Anaheim, Calif. The event will...

Windows Server 8 isn’t out yet but until it is, I’ll be recommending some training products for Windows Server 2008. For those of you who have to actually manage Windows Server 2008, I’d like to recommend TrainSignal’s Windows Server 2008 MCITP Server Administrator Training. Included in the package is the...

Microsoft have released a video (in Silverlight) that gives a little insight into Windows Server 8. In this keynote, Robert Wahbe, Corporate Vice President, Server & Tools Marketing Group, shares insights that Microsoft has learned through this transition to Private and public clouds. You can watch the full Windows...

HP upgraded the technical specifications of one of it’s entry level servers HP ProLiant ML110 G7. It has included Windows 8 Server as one of the supported Operating Systems. Funny though because it has the OS listed as Windows 8 Server and not Windows Server 8. This has to lead to the question – what the heck is the...

There has been talk about Windows Server 8 enabling the “private cloud”. I recently got some emails asking me to go into some detail about what the private cloud was so, let’s talk about it a little. Let’s start with what cloud computing is – it’s simply the use of any commercial service delivered over the Internet in real...

Microsoft officials showed off the first public glimpse of its coming Windows Server 8 operating system today at the WPC 2011 conference. Windows Server 8 was announced as the server side complement to the Windows 8 client. Both the Windows 8 client and server should be out in 2012, possibly in the first half of the...