Tag Archives: Server

Windows Server 2008 Foundation

Microsoft has added a new edition to its Windows Server 2008 family: Windows Server 2008 Foundation.  The basic idea is a stripped down version which allows small businesses to harness the power of Server 2008 without killing their budget.  Foundation is built on the same code as the rest of the family so it is Continue Reading

Windows Server 2008 – New Features – Part 4

This is the fourth part of my review of the new features in Windows Server 2008. Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS7) IIS has been pretty much the same old service for quite some time and now comes a much needed update with Server 2008. IIS7 is a robust solution for web hosting and application development Continue Reading

Windows Server 2008 – New Features – Part 3

This is the third part of my review of the new features in Windows Server 2008. Network Access Protection (NAP) Network Access Protection is one of my favorite new features of Server 2008 because I’ve been in a few companies which asked specifically for such a functionality. There are third-party applications that allow this and Continue Reading

Windows Server 2008 – New Features – Part 2

This is the second part of my review of the new features in Windows Server 2008. Read-Only Domain Controllers (RODC) Branch offices and remote locations are now an important part of Windows Server deployments and required a complete Server installation with previous versions of Windows. The problem with complete installations is that you might need Continue Reading

Windows Server 2008 – New Features – Part 1

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After going to the Heroes Happen {here} event in Montreal, I thought I’d go through all the new features included in Windows Server 2008 to explain what they are and give my thoughts about them. I was pretty impressed with the feature set already, but seeing some of these in live presentations was the extra Continue Reading

Heroes Happen {here} in Montreal

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Yesterday, I went to the Montreal edition of the Heroes Happen {here} launch event by Microsoft. This is the launch tour for Microsoft’s next-generation server platform Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL 2008 and Visual Studio 2008. I always enjoy going to these launch events because you get to see the actual products and their features Continue Reading