Windows Server 8 has hit build 8180. It seems to have a beta build date of January 9 as indicated by the full build string: 8180.0.WINMAIN.120109-1245_X64FRE_SERVER. The metro style interface is a little more refined but not much is know about the new features of this Operating System. We’ll have to wait until the...

These days just about every computer on the market features at least two cores, even many Atom netbooks and even some tablets. The great thing about multiple core processing is the ability to do certain tasks more efficiently, but this only works if programs are designed to take advantage of multi-core setups, right?...

In a new post on the Microsoft Windows 8 development blog, Microsoft just confirmed that Hyper-V will in fact be included in Windows 8. A quote: In building Windows 8 we worked to enable Hyper-V, the machine virtualization technology that has been part of the last 2 releases of Windows Server, to function on the...

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...

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...

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...

Seems like Microsoft have made some substantial changes to Windows 8 Server’s Server Manager user interface. Looks like this is the beginning of screenshot leaks in Windows 8 Server. Windows 8 Server’s Server Manager eases the task of administering multiple server roles in an enterprise. Windows 8 Server Manager...

This one is cool too. Created prototype around role extensibility which is used as a proof of concept for the Win8 version of Server Manager. I guess we will be looking at the roles in Server Manager when the beta comes out..