05 février 2010

Second Shot Returns to Help You Advance Your Career

Second Shot, the most popular certification offer in Microsoft history, has returned to help you pass your next certification exam and further your career. Second Shot gives you a free retake offer if you do not pass a Microsoft Certification Exam on the first attempt. But don't wait--to get a Second Shot you must take both the first exam and (if necessary) the retake exam before June 30, 2010. This offer applies to all Microsoft Learning IT professional, developer, project management, and Microsoft Dynamics exams, including academic... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2010

New Exchange 2010 Webcasts and Videos

The new Exchange 2010 webcast series is live! Register to attend in-person via Live Meeting or download the recorded video or podcast. A full schedule of topics and presenters is below. Each webcast is 60min in length. Looking for something shorter? We also have a new series of "How Do I" videos dedicated to Exchange 2010 that can be found in the Exchange TechCenter. Keep up to date with all new content releases by joining the Exchange twitter feed (below). --> Thanks to Exchange team, we have even more ;) ... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2010

How-To-Do videos based on Exchange 2010

Technet has few How-To-Do videos based on Exchange 2010 which is worth having a look at. The Exchange team has started a series of Exchange 2010 webcasts as well. Check the ExchangeTeam blog for more info. Getting Started with Archiving in Exchange 2010 Getting Started with Remote Management Getting Started with Message Retention in Exchange 2010 Getting Started with Message Discovery Introduction to Exchange 2010 Get Started with Role Based Access Control Get Started with DAGs Create and Configure... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2010

E1000 and dropped rx packets

At a customer site we received several notifications of performance issues with a VMware VI3 environment. After having checked the configuration of the VMs and the Hosts we decided to dive into esxtop. At first sight we did not see any abnormalities. Low %RDY, which is usually the first thing I check, some swapping but not enough to cause any major delays. The weird thing about this one is that it seemed that only when IP was sent/received the VM felt sluggish. As we could not reproduce the issue we decided to start esxtop in... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2010

Hyper-V ActiveX RDP Control

The Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosters project have just put up the sample code for a Hyper-V ActiveX RDP control, available here: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/ddc/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=3833 What this allows you to do is to create a Remote Desktop connection directly to the virtual machine (not to the guest operating system) in exactly the same manner as when you are using the Virtual Machine Connection window in the Hyper-V Management Console. As this is an ActiveX control you can even use it in a web... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2010

Windows Server Performance Team: Increase VMBus buffer sizes to increase network throughput to guest VMs

The Windows Server Performance team have done a really interesting post on how to optimize network performance inside of virtual machines by increasing the size of the VMBus buffers used by our network adapters.  They also do a very good job of explaining the causes and implications of performance issues around virtual networking – so go check it out: http://blogs.technet.com/winserverperformance/archive/2010/02/02/increase-vmbus-buffer-sizes-to-increase-network-throughput-to-guest-vms.aspx Thanks BEN !!! ... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2010

The 70-663 exam, Pro: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Exchange 2010 is available

The 70-663 exam, Pro: Designing and Deploying Messaging Solutions with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 is now available for candidates wishing to progress to the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Enterprise Messaging Administrator 2010 certification. This exam is designed for candidates who are responsible for the Exchange messaging environment in an enterprise environment. They are senior administrators who act as the technical lead over a team of administrators. These candidates are a third level of support between the... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2010

TechDays 2010 - Virtualisation : Microsoft court après la concurrence

Que ce soit au niveau des serveurs, des applications ou du poste de travail, Microsoft ne ménage pas ses efforts pour rejoindre ses concurrents partis beaucoup plus tôt. Pour autant, des lacunes demeurent. En matière de virtualisation, Microsoft part de loin. Fin 2007, l'éditeur ne proposait en effet que Virtual Server 2005, un hyperviseur qui ne répondait pas aux contraintes de la production. De fait, ce produit n'était guère utilisé que par des développeurs, tandis que VMware monopolisait le marché. Mais depuis 2008, l'éditeur... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2010

vSphere Client RDP Plug-in at Xtravirt

The Xtravirt vSphere RDP Plug-in provides integration of the Windows Remote Desktop tool with the VMware vSphere Client. Utilising Remote Desktop to connect virtual machines provides a better user experience compared to the built-in VMware console as well as performing better across WAN connections. System Requirements VMware vCenter Server version 4 and above Version 4.0.0 or greater of the VMware vSphere Client Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Version 7.0 or greater of the Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection client ... [Lire la suite]
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31 janvier 2010

RVTools 2.8

Rob de Veij just released a brand new version of RVTools. Download it while it is still hot! Please note that this application supports ESX(i) Server 3.5 and vCenter 2.5. vSphere 4 is in experimental support. Latest Version: 2.8 | January 31, 2010Download | Documentation On vHost tab field “# VMs” now only powered on VMs are counted. On vHost tab field “VMs per core” now only powered on VMs are counted. On vHost tab field “vCPUs per core” now only powered on VMs are counted. On vDatastore tab field “# VMs” now only... [Lire la suite]
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