Category: TechED 2009

Copy files faster with Server 2008 R2 and W7!

During one of the sessions this week on DirectAccess, the speaker mentioned a tidbit of information which I found useful. For those of you running Windows XP and Server 2003, you know the pain of accessing file shares across the WAN. The higher the latency, the dramatically worse the performance....

CorpNet at 30,000 feet

One of the really mind blowing new features of Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 is something called DirectAccess. What is DirectAccess? Think of it as a background VPN to your corporate intranet, but with none of the end-user hassles of a traditional VPN. Work anywhere in the world as...

New Exchange 2010 Features

Here's a short list of some of the new features in Exchange 2010. This is certainly not a comprehensive list, but gives you a flavor of the many enhancements. Built-in e-mail archiving, with full OWA and fat client access. Support for 10+GB mailboxes Shows OCS contacts and can send basic...

Whooaahh…RAID-free Exchange 2010 mailboxes?

During one of the Exchange 2010 sessions at TechED 2009 I attended, Microsoft made what I think is a major announcement. Given a proper design, Microsoft no longer recommends RAID protected disks for your Exchange server and goes a step further and suggests using locally attached SATA drives.This is in...

I’m at TechED 2009

Once again, I'm here at TechED. This is a great opportunity to learn about the latest and greatest Microsoft technologies. You can also collaborate with peers, and talk with a wide range of vendors. I'll be posting some notes from various sessions that I'm attending. The notes will likely not...

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