Windows Server 2008

  • Windows Server 2008 gets 18 months of added support

    Posted October 8, 2012 - 11:11 am

    Microsoft has extended mainstream support for Windows Server 2008 by 18 months.
  • Microsoft extends Windows Server 2008 support by 18 months

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 11:57 am

    Microsoft has extended mainstream support for Windows Server 2008 by 18 months, and again reminded customers that the still-strong Windows XP will retire in April 2014.
  • Review

    Virtualization shoot-out: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V

    Posted August 9, 2011 - 11:45 am

    Microsoft's server virtualization platform pairs good performance with extensive management, at the cost of significant added complexity
  • Virtualization takes center stage in Windows service packs

    Posted February 10, 2011 - 10:10 pm

    As the first service packs for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 ship Feb. 22, they will bring better virtualization capabilities to the operating systems.
  • Microsoft makes Azure a lot more like a (Windows) data center

    Posted October 28, 2010 - 6:47 pm

    Microsoft's Azure is designed to make it easy to run .NET apps; now you can also launch VMs to run regular apps, too. That may seem like a small change; it's not.
  • Two-factor authentication through Windows Server 2008 NPS

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 11:19 am

    Increasingly, whether due to regulatory requirements or a basic recognition that static passwords just don't provide adequate security, organizations are implementing some form of strong authentication. Like all new efforts, before you start you want to be reasonably assured that you will succeed. In this tutorial we will document how to add two-factor authentication to various Microsoft remote access solutions through the Windows Server 2008 Network Policy Server. For two-factor authentication, we will be using the WiKID Strong Authentication Server - Enterprise Edition. WiKID is a dual-sourced, software-based two-factor authentication system. While the document is product specific, the process is typically the same no matter the products.
  • The new changes to Microsoft Windows 2008 Servers

    Posted April 12, 2010 - 3:24 pm

    Can't keep track of the different 2008 Windows Server versions and its features? Here's a quick scorecard to help.
  • With Hyper-V R2, Microsoft sets its sights on VMware

    Posted October 24, 2009 - 9:03 pm

    Competition between VMware and Microsoft got a little tighter on Thursday with the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, which includes a major update to Microsoft's Hyper-V virtualization software.
  • Three ways to get free eval copies of Windows Server 2008 R2

    Posted October 12, 2009 - 1:29 pm

    Microsoft has provided several ways to evaluate Windows Server 2008 R2. There are three "free" methods that might be better for you than the traditional ways of getting eval copies through TechNet Plus and MSDN and hacking through the software on your own.
  • Review

    Microsoft's two new operating systems: A win-win

    Posted June 2, 2009 - 4:01 pm

    Implementing Windows 7, Windows 2008 Server and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) requires careful planning and attention to detail. But this trifecta offers a significant payoff in terms of virtualization and administrative policy controls.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2: 3 Key New Features

    Posted May 18, 2009 - 3:31 pm

    As part of an announcement at the TechEd show in Los Angeles, Microsoft said that Windows Server 2008 R2 RC is now available revealed three interesting features.
  • Hands on with Windows Server 2008 r2: Admin tools

    Posted May 6, 2009 - 9:36 am

    Development on Windows Server 2008 R2 proceeds apace. And in addition to DirectAccess and other features I've already written about, with Tuesday's announcement of the newest Windows Server 2008 release candidate there are numerous other important improvements in administrative usability in Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Microsoft runs cannibalization risk with low-end server push

    Posted April 30, 2009 - 9:31 am

    Microsoft runs the risk of cannibalizing some server sales with the release of Windows Server 2008 Foundation Edition, a low-end version of the server operating system that will ship installed on servers that cost as little as $500.
  • Microsoft prepares for Windows 7, Windows Server upgrade

    Posted February 3, 2009 - 1:37 pm

    Looking to make partners ready for upcoming Windows client and server releases, Microsoft began on Monday its Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Ecosystem Readiness Program, featuring tools and resources to test existing applications, devices, and systems to ensure compatibility.
  • Windows Server 2008: Windows also rises

    Posted December 29, 2008 - 12:12 pm

    We suppose it happens in families too, where one twin seems charmed from the start while the other lives under a shadow. Certainly that's the case with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, the one almost universally heralded and the other widely snubbed.
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 to support up to 256 CPU cores

    Posted November 6, 2008 - 4:52 pm

    Microsoft Thursday said the next upgrade of its Windows Server operating system will scale up to 256 logical processors.
  • Exploit code loose for six-month-old Windows bug

    Posted October 10, 2008 - 3:33 pm

    Microsoft Thursday acknowledged that exploit code is circulating for a vulnerability it acknowledged six months ago, but has yet to patch.
  • Cisco, Microsoft roll out Windows network appliance

    Posted October 1, 2008 - 8:47 pm

    Enterprises can now buy a networking appliance from Cisco Systems that runs basic Windows Server 2008 functions, a product designed for use in branch offices, Cisco and Microsoft announced Wednesday.
  • Microsoft: We're not afraid of the cloud

    Posted September 24, 2008 - 9:33 am

    In this interview, Bob Kelly, Microsoft's corporate vice president of infrastructure server marketing, discusses the adoption rate of Windows Server 2008, Microsoft's plans for cloud-based services, and the recent declaration by Paul Maritz, an ex-Microsoft executive and current president and CEO of VMware, that the traditional server operating system "has all but disappeared."
  • Protecting Your Windows 2008 Server

    Posted September 10, 2008 - 4:56 pm

    Microsoft Windows has become the platform of choice for many businesses today. And with the recent release of Windows Server 2008, many organizations are making the upgrade to this next generation of the operating system. In fact, industry analyst IDC forecasts that by the end of this year, there will be more than 3.5 million installations worldwide of Windows Server 2008.
  • Converting Event Log Files

    Posted September 5, 2008 - 3:40 pm

    Three ways to convert older EVT event logs into the newer EVTX format.
  • It's official: Microsoft Hyper-V now available

    Posted June 26, 2008 - 9:04 pm

    Microsoft on Thursday released its Hyper-V virtualization technology, a day after it was widely reported the software was about to go into final release.
  • Controlling Service Security Using Windows Server 2008

    Posted June 24, 2008 - 11:49 am

    With Windows Server 2008 Microsoft has added some fantastic new control over services. When you combine all of the control that Microsoft provides for services in a Group Policy Object, you can ensure that your services are protected.
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