Archive for February, 2011

Update for Hyper-V BPA available

Friday, February 25th, 2011

There is now an update for Hyper-V BPA available which fixes a few issues and handles the new Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX features under Service Pack 1.

This update is for Windows Server 2008 R2 with and without SP1.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2485986

 

Secure Access to your Cloud Services

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Moving to the Cloud is going on and so we will have more and more On-Premise and Cloud environments living site by site.

Securing access to Cloud Services will be more relevant for the future.

A great article on this topic has been published by Yuri Diogenes, Senior Security Support Escalation Engineer on Microsoft Forefront Team.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/gg607680.aspx

 

Install a Hyper-V Cluster

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

A complex challenge is to install a Hyper-V Cluster.

Chris Collins from NetApp has put together all the necessary steps to achieve such a Hyper-V Cluster.

Find here the checklist from Alex Jauch from NetApp who published the necessary steps to finally provision a Hyper-V Cluster.

A complete technical article will follow.

 

Architecting iSCSI Storage for Hyper-V

Friday, February 18th, 2011

A very interesting article about this has been published here.

How is Hyper-V supporting iSCSI technologies? How can iSCSI storage provided for guest systems? What is best practise configuration? How to achieve the best data throughput? This and other questions are subject of this document.

 

Exchange Versions on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 not all supported [Update]

Friday, February 11th, 2011

In a few days we expect the Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to be available.

After new testings Exchange 2010 SP1 will be supported on this system.

The Microsoft Exchange Team has launched a blog post about Exchange version support.

http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2011/02/11/458044.aspx

 

 

How incorrectly formatted NTFS volumes affects Exchange

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

Here is a really important article descibing how incorrectly formatted NTFS volumes affects Exchange

http://blogs.technet.com/b/mikelag/archive/2011/02/09/how-fragmentation-on-incorrectly-formatted-ntfs-volumes-affects-exchange.aspx

Thanks to Mike Lagase sharing this with us.