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Microsoft simplifies Windows Server 2012 editions, details licensing

Microsoft refined its server OS offerings into four, simplified products that may make Windows Server 2012 licensing more expensive than previous versions.
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Microsoft RemoteFX improvements require Windows upgrades

RemoteFX for Windows Server 2012 offers a number of important improvements for virtual desktop performance, but it won't support Windows 7.
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VMware vSphere vs. Microsoft Hyper-V: Which is cheaper?

VMware vSphere vs. Microsoft Hyper-V: Which is cheaper? | Windows Server | Scoop.it
Is Hyper-V cheaper than VMware? Does VMware have more advanced features? The answers are not so straightforward, and they may surprise you.
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How Hyper-V, Surface and Windows Phone impact Microsoft's relationships

Microsoft revealed its new Surface tablet and Windows Phone 8 this week along with changes to Windows Server and Hyper-V. It's a whole new world for Microsoft partners and customers – and not everyone is happy about it.
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Windows Server 2012 Library

This library provides the core content that IT pros need to evaluate, plan, deploy, manage, troubleshoot, and support servers running the Windows Server 2012 operating system.

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How to run WSUS in a Hyper-V virtual machine

Wondering how to run WSUS in a VM? Here's what to consider when virtualizing WSUS with Microsoft Hyper-V, especially as it relates to network bandwidth and working with you SQL database.
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IT shops put off SMB 3.0 development until Windows Server 2012

Corporate and third party developers approve of the new features in Server Message Block 3.0, but will wait for Windows Server 2012 to launch development.
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Dynamic Memory in Hyper-V 3.0 promises higher server consolidation

Microsoft overhauled Dynamic Memory in Hyper-V 3.0. With a new minimum-memory setting and second-level paging, IT shops may see increased VM-to-host ratios.
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New features in Microsoft IIS 8

Microsoft Internet Information Services 8 is built for large-scale operations, but with improved CPU throttling, SSL management and more, IIS 8 will enhance any web hosting operation.
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Windows Server 8 officially dubbed Windows Server 2012 | ZDNet

Windows Server 8 officially dubbed Windows Server 2012 | ZDNet | Windows Server | Scoop.it
It’s a big week on the Windows branding front, with Microsoft officially releasing the final names for Windows 8 client and Windows 8 Server.
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Microsoft pushes System Center 2012 for private cloud, IT pros push back

At the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas, Microsoft announced the general availability of System Center 2012 and encouraged private cloud deployments in concert with Windows Server 2012.
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How Moore's Law is clearing the way for Hyper-V 3.0

Microsoft Hyper-V 3.0 in Windows Server 8 enables previously unattainable levels of virtualization performance -- just as Moore's Law predicted. But can IT shops take advantage of the growing capabilities?
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Windows Server 8 Demo Lab Setup | Regular IT Guy

Windows Server 8 Demo Lab Setup | Regular IT Guy | Windows Server | Scoop.it
I have to take Windows Server 8 out on the road with me. I thought I would share my setup with you so you can build your own lab too!
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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V: What features get users' thumbs up

Hyper-V 3.0, addition of high-end features in free Hyper-V, shared-nothing live migration are some reasons IT pros are excited about Windows Server 2012.
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The top five Group Policy PowerShell commands

By using these PowerShell commands – instead of just the GPMC – to administer Group Policy within Windows Server, IT pros can automate key tasks.
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Microsoft, VMware offer deep discounts to gain virtualization market share

The argument of whether VMware or Hyper-V is cheaper rages on, but off-sheet pricing for VMware and Microsoft render those comparisons worthless.
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Microsoft responds to Flame malware, patches 26 vulnerabilities

In response to concerns about the Flame malware, Microsoft released patches for Windows update and Windows Server Update Services ahead of Patch Tuesday.
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What's in a name? Azure branding confusion and the meaning of 'badware'

Go behind the week's Windows quotes to learn about Windows Azure's new name, how to best plan for patch management, and the benefits of dropping email.
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How to create custom driver databases with Windows Deployment Services

Windows Plug and Play is a great time-saving tool, but it can be applied to much more than USB devices. Create custom driver databases with Windows Deployment Services (WDS) and extend Plug and Play to all your hardware installations.
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Rightsizing hardware for Windows Server 2008 R2 editions

What's your hardware blueprint? Executing a good Microsoft Windows Serer 2008 R2 hardware plan can actually save money in the long run. Get the details about what to run on the various editions of Windows Server, including Datacenter edition.
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How ReFS compares to NTFS

While NTFS met many admins' needs, Microsoft's new Resilient File System, or ReFS, offers improved data integrity features that will make Windows Server 8 even more resilient.
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Top five Group Policy improvements in Windows Server 2012

What's changed with Active Directory Group Policy in Windows Server 2012? Get an idea of some of the improvements -- found in the GUI -- in this tip.
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How ReFS compares to NTFS

While NTFS met many admins' needs, Microsoft's new Resilient File System, or ReFS, offers improved data integrity features that will make Windows Server 8 even more resilient.
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Is Windows Server 8 Too Radical of a Change?

Is Windows Server 8 Too Radical of a Change? | Windows Server | Scoop.it

Windows Server 8 is expected to come out this year. It is quite a change from the systems. Will this change be a fire ignited under Microsoft's stock, or will it be too radical a change too fast?

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System Center 2012 now available…sort of - The Windows Server Notebook

It looks like System Center 2012 is finally on its way to general availability, though Microsoft is still tight-lipped about the exact release date.
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