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Installing the Hyper-V Role on Windows Server 8

Installing the Hyper-V Role on Windows Server 8 | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

The upcoming release of Hyper-V with Windows Server 8, dubbed Hyper-V “R3”, brings a lot of new features to the Microsoft virtualization stack. To many people’s surprise, these features can be delivered without additional management.

While System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 will bring many new management features, the standalone Hyper-V configuration definitely should not be overlooked.

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Using and Managing BYOD in a Windows Server 2008 Environment

Using and Managing BYOD in a Windows Server 2008 Environment | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Bring your own device enables employees much more freedom, but Windows Server 2008 R2 admins need to keep things locked down.

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Windows Server 8 Platform Storage

Windows Server 8 Platform Storage | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

We will begin a whirlwind introductory tour of some of the more significant platform storage enhancements being delivered in Windows Server 8.

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Leveraging Windows Server 2008 and the BYOD initiative

Leveraging Windows Server 2008 and the BYOD initiative | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Many organizations have begun their own "Bring Your Own Device" initiatives, seeing the clear benefits in relinquishing control of the endpoint device to the end user while managing applications and workloads centrally in the data center.

In such situations, IT administrators no longer have to concern themselves with desktop or laptop management and are able to focus more on server-centric activities.

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What has changed in the Windows Server 8 Task Manager

What has changed in the Windows Server 8 Task Manager | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

For most general purpose troubleshooting in Windows, Task Manager is the de facto tool.

Here is what’s new and what has changed in Windows Server 8 Task Manager.

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Configuring Windows Server 8 deduplication | TechRepublic

Configuring Windows Server 8 deduplication | TechRepublic | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

The next version of Windows Server will feature deduplication on NTFS volumes.

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Windows Server 8: The 4 best new Active Directory features

Windows Server 8: The 4 best new Active Directory features | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Among the key changes, you'll find an improved recycle bin and better password policy controls.

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Windows Server 8 Hyper-V and High Availability

Windows Server 8 Hyper-V and High Availability | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

A few weeks ago we provided an overview of some of the new features and advancements we have made with Windows Server 8 Hyper-V. Today, I would like to turn the topic focus to High Availability (HA).

As customers host more and more critical workloads in virtual environments, the need for integrated HA solutions for any size customer becomes increasingly important.

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Kicking the Tires on Windows 8 Server

Kicking the Tires on Windows 8 Server | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Using the Developer preview release of Windows 8 Server for a month has been a surprisingly crash-free experience.

Microsoft has put a huge amount of effort into delivering a rock-solid release that's technically not even beta yet.

 

It's also given us some time to focus on a number of areas in which Microsoft has invested heavily in terms of redesign and re-engineering.

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Hidden gems in Windows Server 2008 R2's Resource Monitor tool

Hidden gems in Windows Server 2008 R2's Resource Monitor tool | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

 

Windows Server performance monitoring got easier in Windows Server 2008 R2 with the addition of several new features in Resource Monitor.

Find out how you can diagnose and fix non-responsive processes more quickly with this updated tool.

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Windows Server 8 VHDX disk format supports up to 16 TB

Windows Server 8 VHDX disk format supports up to 16 TB | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Windows Server 8 introduces a new virtual disk format, VHDX. VHDX is an expanded set of features from the traditional VHD file format used in Hyper-V and Xen virtualization environments.

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Hyper-V with Windows Server 8 increases limits and support capabilities

Hyper-V with Windows Server 8 increases limits and support capabilities | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Windows Server 8 isn't available for mainstream consumption yet, but its features have been announced.

I got a chance to see some of the early access features of Windows Server 8 and Hyper-V (R3 for this platform), and my reaction is "wow!" Hyper-V is moving quickly in the virtualization market, even without centralized management with System Center.

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Why I’ve finally had it with my Linux server and I’m moving back to Windows

Why I’ve finally had it with my Linux server and I’m moving back to Windows | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

This is a rant. But I’m so angry and frustrated right now that you’re just going to have to live with the rant. And, for you Linux people, you who know it all and look down upon the people who don’t spend day and night breathing in the insane arcana of all the little fiddly bits that make up modern distros, I have this to say: I don’t have your kind of time.

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