From the monthly archives:

February 2011

File Server improvements from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 R2. 8 items for 8 years…

February 27, 2011

A new blog post covers a set of Windows Server 2003 File Server problems that were fixed in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Obviously a lot has changed in Windows Server File Services in the last 8 years, but the post highlights 8 specific issues commonly mentioned by users that are still […]

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Microsoft’s Vision of Future Computing

February 27, 2011

Between Windows 95 and Windows 7, Microsoft took a lot of somewhat-deserved flak for not being innovative for many years while they sat on their enormous market share lead. As companies like Google and Apple rose even more into prominence in computing and even leading in the mobile space, many of us wondered what Microsoft was doing […]

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Cmdlet Help Editor V2.0 with Module Support

February 27, 2011

Hi, I have updated the Cmdlet Help Editor tool to support Modules. The V1.0 version of this tool only supported PsSnapins. The original post can be found here  Cmdlet Help Editor enables you to create help topics for Windows PowerShell cmdlets in the XML format that Windows PowerShell supports. Help text created in Cmdlet Help Editor can […]

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Ninite Adds Shareable Links, Makes Setting Up Your Friends’ Computers Insanely Easy [Updates]

February 26, 2011

We’ve long been huge fans of bulk-installing tool Ninite, and today they added a helpful feature that lets you link straight to your custom packages, for super simple sharing and remote troubleshooting. More » Lifehacker: windows

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Hyper-V BPA Update

February 26, 2011

Today we released an update to the Hyper-V BPA (Best Practice Analyser). This fixes some issues in the previous BPA and also correctly handles the new Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX features in SP1. No new rules have been added. To install the update, you must already have the Hyper-V BPA installed (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977238). Note that both the […]

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New High Availability Feature Article and Updated Support Guidance for Exchange 2010

February 26, 2011

A database availability group (DAG), together with mailbox database copies, can provide automatic recovery from a variety of server, storage, network, and other hardware failures. A DAG can also provide a site resilience solution so that you can perform a datacenter switchover in the event of a site-level disaster. But even a comprehensive, intelligent, and […]

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Documentation Available for Microsoft RemoteFX

February 26, 2011

The RemoteFX documentation team has been hard at work creating topics that you can use to evaluate and deploy Microsoft RemoteFX within your environment. Following is a list of all the RemoteFX documents that were published to coincide with the Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1 release. The following documents were created for […]

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Friday Mail Sack: No Redesign Edition

February 26, 2011

Hello folks, Ned here again. Today we talk PDCs, DFSN, DFSR, AGPM, authentication stuff, PowerShell , Kerberos, Event logs, and other random goo. Let’s get to it. Question Is the PDC Emulator required for user authentication? How long can a domain operate without a server that is running the PDC Emulator role? Answer It’s not […]

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Identity Theft Affects Virus Writers, Too

February 26, 2011

Lots of people have web-based e-mail addresses, such as Hotmail, Live, or Gmail.  Some of these addresses are used as "throw away" accounts, and abandoned once they are no longer needed.  Others are simply left alone and forgotten as real life intrudes.  It seems likely that most of the corporations that offer the service also […]

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Dealing with label overload

February 26, 2011

Posted by Stanley Chen, Software Engineer Many Gmail power users have elaborate label systems to help organize their mail — some help file and retrieve mail, others help manage their attention. We created the “Hide read labels” and “Hide Labels from Subjects” labs to help people manage their ever-growing lists of labels. Given the popularity […]

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