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One Way to Add Sidebar to Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Desktop  | TechNet Edge The steps I followed to add the sidebar to Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta (R2Beta) desktop as shown left are very similar to those documented in Adding Vista Sidebar and Aero to Windows Server 2008 Desktop. There were however some changes needed. On step 1, the document has Vista x64 code copied into W... More...

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An Introduction of Upcoming TechNet Live Event Content  | TechNet Edge The TechNet live events of this quarter are just about to start. For IT Pro track, a team of IT Evangelists will be making a contact and delivering content to various IT Pro communities in cities throughout the U.S. starting late January as the following:      Session 1: Where the Web meets local so... More...

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20-Part Webcast Series on Microsoft Virtualization Solutions  | TechNet Edge Our team of IT Pro Evangelists including: Kevin Remde, Matt Hester, Chris Avis, Chris Henley, and Yung Chou is getting ready to start delivering a 20-part webcast series on Microsoft Virtualization Solutions on January 14, 2009. The objectives of this series are not only to help you develop technica... More...

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Identifying Opportunities to Reduce TCO with Cost Savings Analysis and Optimization Self-Assessment Tools  | TechNet Edge Current economic downturn confronts us with a tremendous impact and unfavorable trend on worldwide IT budget and spending as shown on the chart and discussed in Simple Savvy Savings - 9 ideas to make anyone a Cost Cutting Hero by Tom Pisello, CEO, Alinean, Inc. More than ever companies are now looki... More...

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Realizing the ROI of Microsoft Virtualization Solutions and How to Start  | TechNet Edge Ref: Microsoft virtualization cost saving whitepaper, the ROI tool and training The referenced whitepaper presents case studies of Microsoft customers including:                                     Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center               Costco Wholesale Corp                                ... More...

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Active Directory Group Policy Object (GPO) Delegation and Approval Workflow With AGPM 3.0 in MDOP 2008 R2  | TechNet Edge In the TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Solutions for Windows Vista Management (Level 300), I will demo a number of capabilities includnig Microsoft Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) 3.0 for managing Vista desktops and Windows environment in general. AGPM 3.0 is one of the 5 components in Microsoft ... More...

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System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 Rapid Prototyping  | TechNet Edge This is a follow-up on Keith Combs' posting, Setting up your laptop to run SCVMM 2008. I have a demo environment configured with working Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5 and Presentation Virtualization (i.e. Terminal Services) solutions. Now with SCVMM added, I can demo the management of IT in... More...

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Windows HPC Server 2008 Diagnostics  | TechNet Edge For large computing clusters, diagnostics is where system administrators spend a lot of their time.  Common tasks include: -           Validate cluster post deployment or configuration change. -            Troubleshoot failures. -           Measure performance degradation over time. Windows HPC Serv... More...

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Windows HPC Server 2008 Monitoring and Management with Rae Wang  | TechNet Edge Monitoring and managing a large scale cluster often requires advanced tooling.  System Administrators demand tools that help them to manage heterogeneous compute nodes, check cluster status at a glance, identify deviance, correlate node and job information, track changes, and the ability to integrat... More...

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Performance Monitoring with SQL Server 2008  | TechNet Edge Since enterprise data keeps exploding and growing both in terms of size and complexity it is important that we give consistency and predictability as far as performance is concerned from data access is concerned. With SQL Server 2008 there are a number of features one might want to use to collect, a... More...

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