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Mitch Irsfeld

TechNet Flash, Volume 12, Issue 12 - June 16, 2010
TechNet Flash Editor's Note from Mitch Irsfeld

Tech·Ed Roundup

SP1 Beta for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
Attendees at Tech·Ed were told they can look forward to the Service Pack 1 beta in late July. Don’t anticipate new features for Windows 7, but rather a combination of updates already available through Windows Update and additional hotfixes. Windows Server 2008 R2, on the other hand, will have two key new features:

  • RemoteFX, which enables a local-like desktop environment over the network
  • Dynamic Memory, which enables Windows Server Hyper-V to dynamically allocate memory to each virtual machine

Watch this demo video of RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory from Tech·Ed.

Windows Phone 7 Office Hub
Microsoft also shared more about what Windows Phone 7 will mean for business users - in particular, the Office Hub, which delivers an Office experience optimized for the phone while introducing new levels of integration with Exchange Server and SharePoint Server. See the Windows Phone Blog for more details.

Communications Server "14" Previewed
The successor to Microsoft Communications Server, code-named Communications Server “14,” was demonstrated at Tech·Ed. Check out the new features of the product, set to ship later this year.

Bytes by TechNet Videos Launched at Tech·Ed
Bytes by TechNet videos give insights from IT professionals on IT solutions and the latest Microsoft news in a fun and practical format. Listen to or watch the first interview by Jennelle Crothers and Keith Combs about Windows 7 deployment, and check back weekly for the next installment.

Microsoft's New Technical Computing Initiative
The company recently announced a new effort focused on empowering millions of the world’s smartest problem solvers through an executive communication to our customers. This new initiative includes and extends our core efforts on high performance management and parallel development tools. The TC initiative has three key areas of focus:

  • Cloud - We will play a leading role in bringing technical computing power to scientists, engineers and analysts through cloud computing. Supercomputing workloads may emerge as a “killer app” for the cloud.
  • Easier, consistent parallel programming - We will deliver new tools that will help simplify parallel development from the client to the cluster to the cloud.
  • Powerful new tools - We will introduce powerful, easy-to-use technical computing tools that will significantly speed time-to-discovery.

Thanks for reading,

Mitch Irsfeld
Editor, TechNet Flash

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