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Windows 8 Server Pre-Beta: 5 Important Implications

Windows 8 Server Pre-Beta: 5 Important Implications | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Microsoft broke its own rules for server rollout timing, but Windows 8 breaks most rules for Microsoft anyway.

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Remote Management in Windows Server 8

Remote Management in Windows Server 8 | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

If Microsoft can continue delivering on the vision it set out for enabling seamless remote management experiences with Windows Server 8, administrators everywhere will be better off.

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Engineering Windows 8 for mobile networks

Engineering Windows 8 for mobile networks | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Microsoft has re-engineered Windows 8 wireless networking stack to optimize it for both mobile broadband and Wi-Fi networks.

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Active Directory in Windows Server 8: First Look

Active Directory in Windows Server 8: First Look | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

I finally managed to get a first look at Active Directory in Windows Server 8 at the Community Technology Update event yesterday, run by the Singapore Windows User Group. 

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Amazon expands its free AWS cloud hosting offering to allow Windows Server applications

Amazon expands its free AWS cloud hosting offering to allow Windows Server applications | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Internet retail and hosting giant Amazon has announced this morning that it has expanded the free usage features on its AWS platform to allow customers the chance to trial Windows Server applications within its AWS Free Usage Tier.

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2012 IT priorities: Windows 7 migration, yes; cloud, not so much

2012 IT priorities: Windows 7 migration, yes; cloud, not so much | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Our survey says the top IT priority in 2012 is Windows 7 migration, cooling predictions that users would replace their IT infrastructures with cloud computing.

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Everything you need to get started with Active Directory

Everything you need to get started with Active Directory | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

A great set of resources for anyone who wants to get started with Active Directory or even for a seasoned AD admin who wants to go deeper.

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Microsoft's cloud roadmap for 2012: What's on tap

Microsoft's cloud roadmap for 2012: What's on tap | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Microsoft has a number of new features on its Azure cloud roadmap that are slated to be out by spring 2012.

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Microsoft to enable Linux on its Windows Azure cloud in 2012

Microsoft to enable Linux on its Windows Azure cloud in 2012 | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

 

Microsoft is preparing to launch a new persistent virtual machine feature on its Azure cloud platform, enabling customers to host Linux, SharePoint and SQL Server there.

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The first five apps I install on a new Windows desktop

The first five apps I install on a new Windows desktop | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

When you set up a new Windows installation for yourself, which apps do you turn to first?

Scott Lowe shares his work-oriented list of essential apps.

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Windows desktop maintenance checklist for the holidays

Windows desktop maintenance checklist for the holidays | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

At many organizations, employees use technology assets less intensely around the holidays. Company parties, people taking time off, or just a decrease in the din and bustle of business give desktop administrators a rare window of opportunity to complete some of those Windows desktop maintenance tasks that they need to do. Up until now, you may not have found the time to do them without interrupting critical business processes.

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Understanding Microsoft's big-picture plans for Hadoop and Project Isotope

Understanding Microsoft's big-picture plans for Hadoop and Project Isotope | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

With codename “Project Isotope,” Microsoft is packaging up analytics tools and services for its coming Hadoop on Windows Azure and Windows Server distributions and making them available to users of all kinds.

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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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Group Policies in Internet Explorer 9

Group Policies in Internet Explorer 9 | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Group Policy provides a secure way to control Internet Explorer 9 configurations. IE8 provided nearly 1,500 Group Policy settings that IT professionals can use to manage and control the web browser configuration. Internet Explorer 9 adds new Group Policy settings to support new features.

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Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 to launch on March 7

Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 to launch on March 7 | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Microsoft’s SQL Server 2012 database will launch on March 7.

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Windows Server 8: Server Applications and the Minimal Server Interface

Windows Server 8: Server Applications and the Minimal Server Interface | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Windows Server 8 empowers administrators to deploy servers with “just enough” of content and capabilities to fulfill their server’s desired function.

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Building the next generation file system for Windows: ReFS

Building the next generation file system for Windows: ReFS | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

ReFS has been designed from the ground up to meet a broad set of customer requirements, both today’s and tomorrow’s, for all the different ways that Windows is deployed.

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Windows Server 8 hits build 8180, new screenshots emerge

Windows Server 8 hits build 8180, new screenshots emerge | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

News has hit the Internet that Windows Server 8 has hit build 8180, bringing with it a bunch of Metro style refreshes.

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How Windows Server 8 can help with compliance

How Windows Server 8 can help with compliance | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Windows Server 8 includes many new security features that will aid in compliance and risk management, but the emphasis on PowerShell scripting and the cloud make one security expert a little nervous.

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What does Windows 8 have to offer the enterprise?

What does Windows 8 have to offer the enterprise? | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Should Windows 8 be regarded as a necessary and urgent upgrade for enterprises and what will the operating system's success or failure mean for Microsoft?

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12 New Year's Resolutions for Windows IT Pros in 2012

12 New Year's Resolutions for Windows IT Pros in 2012 | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

The year 2012 should be a banner year for Microsoft. With what seems like every product going through a major revision, this year means more changes for the Information Technology industry than any year in recent memory.

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10 Indispensable NOC Software Tools for Windows Server Administrators

10 Indispensable NOC Software Tools for Windows Server Administrators | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Some days you control the NOC. Some days when the NOC controls you.

For the bad days, there are tools to turn them around, or to keep an eye on ops to minimize life’s stress. We’ve used these tools in the lab regularly and cannot imagine running a Windows operation center without them.

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Experts' top predictions for 2012: Windows Server 8, PowerShell, cloud

Experts' top predictions for 2012: Windows Server 8, PowerShell, cloud | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

What does 2012 have in store for IT and Windows Server? We asked SearchWindowsServer.com contributors to share their predictions. These experts offered varying opinions on what Windows Server 8 will mean for IT in the year ahead, but agreed on PowerShell's increased role in the enterprise.

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Jeffrey Snover Discusses Windows Server 8

Jeffrey Snover Discusses Windows Server 8 | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

Windows IT Pro technical directors Sean Deuby and Michael Otey talk with Jeffrey Snover, lead architect for the Windows Server Division at Microsoft, about some of the latest enhancements to Windows Server.

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Create a custom Microsoft Management Console in Windows 7

Create a custom Microsoft Management Console in Windows 7 | Windows Infrastructure | Scoop.it

It’s actually fairly easy to create custom tools in Windows 7 Microsoft Management Console.

Greg Shultz reveals how to take advantage of this feature.

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