In a recent Windows 7 update designated as a performance and reliability patch, there's also a sought after component that allows computers running Windows 7 SP1 to create remote connections to computers running Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2....More
A new Group Policy object for Windows Server 2012 R2 that applies to Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 RT, is the ability to have the remote computer to boot directly into the last logged-on user's Windows session, just as they left it....More
Microsoft Press has released, as a free eBook, Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Technical Overview. This latest release digs into the changes and additions that are represented in the R2 refresh....More
Microsoft has released advanced notification for the November 2013 security updates that are scheduled to be released on November 12, 2013. Unfortunately, the recently reported zero-day flaw affecting multiple products will not see a fix included in next Tuesday's bundle....More
Primarily, located in the Middle East and South Asia, right now, the situation is dire enough that Microsoft is releasing a Security Advisory (2986666) to help mitigate the effects until a proper security update is available....More
In a new Volume Licensing guide that is circulating around the Internet, Microsoft has outlined a new program for Microsoft Enterprise Agreement customers, called Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE) in Enterprise....More
November 2013 - Windows Server 2012's Server Manager helps organizations move to true remote management, letting you manage multiple machines from a graphical interface running on a client desktop....More
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Ask executives at small and midsize companies to name their guiding principles, and you’re guaranteed to hear them talk about getting the best value for their money. That’s true for decisions of every kind — whether it’s renting additional office space, making new hires or building up the technology infrastructure that’s so critical to the business’s growth in the first place....More
There's little doubt that Microsoft is taking its new vision of being a devices and services organization very seriously. Microsoft clearly believes this is what they must do to continue to compete in the consumer and enterprise space....More
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Coming up next....
-- December 5: Hyper-V
-- December 12: System Center 2012 & 2012 R2
-- January 23: Implementing a Private Cloud for Your Organization
Windows Server 2012 R2 provides a huge number of changes and new capabilities to Windows Server 2012. These changes affect not only the datacenter with enhancements to virtualization, storage, and networking but also to the desktop environment and Bring Your Own Device scenarios. This event will dive into some of the more advanced Windows Server 2012 R2 features, help you understand their benefit, and show you how to start implementing.