Windows 2008 Technical Library

With the advent of Windows 2008 (Beta),and basically everyone getting their hands on a copy andtrying to learn how to use it, the Windows 2008 Technical Library can be a great resource.The library describes what’s new and provides step by step guides to explore the features: http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/bab0f1a1-54aa-4cef-9164-139e8bcc44751033.mspx?mfr=true

Windows 2008 Impressions (Part IV):Server Manager

One new tool that is very obvious (appears after you install the server and you close the Initial Configurationwindow) is Server Manager. Server manage is kind of a Swiss army Knife for your server. It has all thefunctions needed to manage the server (hence it’s name).Considering previous OS versions,Server Manager has replaced Computer Management and not only by nameas you will see in the post. The structure of Server Manager (which is a standard MMC snap-in) is based on a hierarchical left pane thatincludes the usable options and the main window which displays the information for each option. The root … Continue reading Windows 2008 Impressions (Part IV):Server Manager

Windows Live OneCare 2.0 to feature Online Photo Backup

A post on the Windows Vista team blog promises that the new OneCare will come with 10GB of online storage to be used as a backup location for digital photographs(at a cost). The post providesa short demonstration of the feature. Wow,10GB. Online backup,kind of blows you away and makes you think about how everythingis going online. If network connections speed keeps growing you will no longer need local storageand your data will follow you…Ok,I can’t be that positive, think of the ramifications though,yourpersonal files will be stored on a location that you do not control…

Vista Hotfixes,leaked…

Several sites started mentioning hotfixes for Vista that are released to Windows 2008 testers.The patches are supposed to fix reliability issues, performance issues, standby/resume issues and other unnamed issues. There are a couple of very interesting points,as of this moment: Based on benchmarks done by www.aeroxp.org the patches are very promising. The patches were posted and are obtainable on the Internet. Now keep in mind that we are talking about Beta patches(not even mentioning legal ramifications) here so beware…