04 novembre 2012

TechNet Radio series covers Windows Server 2012 File Server and SMB 3.0 scenarios

I have been working with Bob Hunt at the TechNet Radio team to provide a series of webcasts with information about SMB 3.0 and the File Server role in Windows Server 2012. These are fairly informal conversations, but Bob is really good at posing interesting questions, clarifying the different scenarios and teasing out relevant details on SMB 3.0. By the way, don’t be fooled by the “Radio” in the name. These are available as both video and audio, typically including at least one demo for each episode. Here is a list of the TechNet... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2012

VMware vCenter Server™ 5.1.0a Release Notes --> vCenter 5.1.0a available!!!

vCenter Server™ 5.1.0a | 25 Oct 2012 | Build 880471 vCenter Server™ Appliance 5.1.0a | 25 Oct 2012 | Build 880472 Last updated: 25 Oct 2012 Check for additions and updates to these release notes What's in the Release Notes The release notes cover the following topics: What's New Internationalization Compatibility and Installation Upgrades for This Release Open Source Components for VMware vSphere Product Support Notices Resolved Issues Known Issues What's New This release of VMware vCenter Server... [Lire la suite]
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17 octobre 2012

How to Get Unbelievable Deduplication Results with Windows Server 2012 and Veeam Backup & Replication!

Veeam builds innovative software that helps a business to realize the promises of virtualization. Veeam’s products support virtual machines (vm’s) running in multiple hypervisor environments including VMware and Hyper-V. The changes and improvements to Windows Server 2012, particularly as they relate to Hyper-V, and to storage, are incredibly exciting! Let me give you a great example! Veeam Backup & Replication Deduplication  In the virtual environment, just like the physical environment, backup is essential! Veeam... [Lire la suite]
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15 octobre 2012

Windows Server 2012, File Servers and SMB 3.0 – Simpler and Easier by Design

 Introduction I have been presenting our solution in Windows Server 2012 for File Storage for Virtualization (Hyper-V over SMB) and Databases (SQL Server over SMB) for a while now. I always start the conversation talking about how simple and easy it is for an IT Administrator or an Application Developer to use SMB 3.0. However, I am frequently challenged to detail exactly what that means. After all, both “simple” and “easy” are fairly subjective concepts. In this blog post, I will enumerate some design decisions regarding the... [Lire la suite]
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10 octobre 2012

Announcing Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3

The Exchange Team is pleased to announce that in the first half of calendar year 2013 we will be releasing Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 (SP3) to our customers. With SP3, the following new features and capabilities will be included: Coexistence with Exchange 2013: Customers that want to introduce Exchange Server 2013 into their existing Exchange 2010 infrastructure will need the coexistence changes shipping in SP3. Support for Windows Server 2012: With Service Pack 3, you will have the ability to install and deploy Exchange... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2012

GPO pour Windows 8 et Windows Server 2012

Microsoft tiens à jour un fichier Excel référençant tous les paramètres de stratégies de groupe disponibles en fonction des systèmes d’exploitation. La dernière version de ce tableau inclus donc Windows 8 et Windows Server 2012. Celui-ci est disponible à l’emplacement suivant : http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/F/B/8FBD2E85-8852-45EC-8465-92756EBD9365/WindowsServer2012andWindows8GroupPolicySettings.xlsx  --> La suite est à lire sur le blog... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2012

Microsoft Volume Activation Management Toolkit v3 (VAMT 3): Improvements and Installation

Microsoft’s free Volume Activation Management Toolkit (VAMT) helps administrators manage licensing on computers in their organization. Administrators can use the VAMT to update licenses and activate Office and Operating Systems on clients and servers. VAMT version 3 performs all of the operations that VAMT version 2 did while adding new features. Christian Mohn wrote about VAMT 2 and described its usage in his article, "License & Activation Management with Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT)." If you haven’t used the VAMT... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2012

Top 10 Windows Server 2012 Features

Windows Server 2012 has been officially available since September 9th, 2012, and many IT professionals and system administrators are evaluating the software for deployment. While the jury may still be out on Windows 8 in the enterprise, Windows Server 2012 ships with dozens – if not hundreds -- of new features that admins should find useful. Microsoft has a free trial of Windows Server 2012 available for download, so I'd encourage every Windows Server admin to give it a spin. To narrow that list down a bit I’ve taken the liberty of... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2012

Release: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9

On September 21, Red Hat announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 This is a beta minor release and it is part of the commitment that Red Hat guaranteed for 10 years, to provide a stable Life Cycle for its products. This distribution also offers new virtualization and networking functionalities, possibilities to support the lates platforms and new features such as Red Hat Subscription Management. --> Please see the rest on the blog... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2012

Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012

The recent launch of Windows Server 2012 has brought many resources online ! To help you find the right content and resources, I’ve aggregated some of them in this post. I’ll also keep it up to date as the product will evolve over time (for example, including pointers to updates and new technical white papers).   Regarding Hyper-V here are few resources that I believe are useful : Hyper-V Server 2012 : A free operating system made just to run the virtualization stack. You can download it here :... [Lire la suite]
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