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Windows Server Failover Cluster 2012 in Depth
Published Tue, Jul 24 2012 9:18 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Find here all sessions from Tech-Ed which covers all details about Windows Server Failover Cluster 2012. Every session takes about one hour. But it is worth taking time watching all of the sessions.  
Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 available
Published Mon, Dec 5 2011 10:44 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
You can download it from here http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28190 Exchange 2010 SP2 is a complete installation software pack, so for new Exchange installations, you can use it to start with from scratch. Also when you use it for...
Partly Cloudy and forecast for 2012
Published Tue, Nov 29 2011 10:32 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
As you may already know, there will be some essential changes with several Microsoft technologies in next version 2012 coming up. According to those changes infrastructure design will also need to be adjusted. As well dynamic computing architectures and...
Exchange for Hosters
Published Tue, Aug 30 2011 16:05 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
As you know, this feature was removed from the current version of Exchange. There are some features back with Exchange 2010 SP1 back not as we had it in the past with legacy versions. Now with Exchange 2010 SP2 we will get back functionality on a standard...
Windows Anti-Virus Exclusion List
Published Wed, Aug 17 2011 10:40 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
A comprehensive all exclusion list for Windows Server Systems has been published on TechNet Wiki. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/953.aspx  
Best Practices for Microsoft Virtualization and Netapp Storage for Hyper-V
Published Wed, Aug 3 2011 8:45 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
A consolidated version of the former articles about this scenario has been published by ‘NetApp for Microsoft Environments’ Team. You’ll find the detailed documentation about NetApp Storage Best Practices for Microsoft Virtualization and NetApp Snap-Manager...
Architecting a Microsoft Private Cloud
Published Thu, Jul 14 2011 16:33 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
There are many definitions for cloud computing, but one of the more concise and widely recognized definitions comes from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). NIST defines five essential characteristics, three service models and four...
System Center, Cloud and Storage – Best Practise
Published Sat, May 28 2011 1:11 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Watch the sessions from Alex Rauch and NetApp to get best out of virtualization and the Cloud: VIR201 Virtualization: State of the Union VIR327 Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track: A Reference Architecture for Private Cloud SIM335 Microsoft System Center Integration...
Microsoft System Center Advisor
Published Tue, Mar 22 2011 22:09 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
The public available Release Candidate has new features: Windows Server, Hyper-V host, and Active Directory analysis – Analyze and see alerts for these workloads on your Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 installations. Multi-User support – Multiple users...
Update for Hyper-V BPA available
Published Fri, Feb 25 2011 9:03 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
There is now an update for Hyper-V BPA available which fixes a few issues and handles the new Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX features under Service Pack 1. This update is for Windows Server 2008 R2 with and without SP1. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2485986...
Secure Access to your Cloud Services
Published Tue, Feb 22 2011 17:06 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
Moving to the Cloud is going on and so we will have more and more On-Premise and Cloud environments living site by site. Securing access to Cloud Services will be more relevant for the future. A great article on this topic has been published by Yuri Diogenes...
Architecting iSCSI Storage for Hyper-V
Published Fri, Feb 18 2011 15:13 | Thomas K.H. Bittner
A very interesting article about this has been published here . How is Hyper-V supporting iSCSI technologies? How can iSCSI storage provided for guest systems? What is best practise configuration? How to achieve the best data throughput? This and other...