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Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 is now available

Written on August 20, 2015 at 3:33 PM, by

Microsoft is working on the next version of Windows Server, dubbed Windows Server 2016. Now, we can all enjoy the third technical preview (TP3) for Windows Server 2016 in our test environments.   About Windows Server 2016 TP3 Windows Server 2016 is the successor to Windows Server 2012 R2, which was released in September 2013. […]

Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 now available

Written on May 5, 2015 at 10:11 AM, by

Yesterday, at its Ignite event in Chicago IL, Microsoft announced the availability of Technical Preview 2 of Windows Server 2016 (formerly known as Windows Server 10) build 10074 to the 23,000 people present at the event,.   Download locations You can download the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 ISO files in two ways: MSDN, […]

A first look at Windows 8.1 Update 1 (build 9600.16596)

Written on February 3, 2014 at 11:10 AM, by

Last night, during SuperBowl XLVIII, a version of Windows 8.1 Update 1 was, inadvertently, released to the web. While this release focuses on the integration between Windows Phone and Windows for the desktop, laptop and tablet, it also features a slew of User Interface (UI) improvements for those still on the fence on The New […]

10 years of Active Directory

Written on February 17, 2010 at 6:02 AM, by

While last year, Jorge mentioned the 10 year anniversary of a production deployed Active Directory domain, today DirTeam is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Active Directory as a released product.

CoreConfigurator brought back to life by Smart-X

Written on December 20, 2008 at 2:22 AM, by

I remember pretty well when Guy Teverovsky shared his CoreConfigurator tool, to help Server Core Systems Administrators perform everyday tasks through a Graphical User Interface (GUI). I still remember the buzz it generated throughout the blogosphere, I still remember the amount of kudos to Guy for building and sharing this tool, I still remember the […]

An early look at new Hyper-V features

Written on December 9, 2008 at 1:41 PM, by

The Windows Server 2008 R2 timeframe will also bring the next version of the Hyper-V technology. This new version can either be seen as Hyper-V R2 or Hyper-V v2.0 (depending on your opinion on Hyper-V) and comes with a load of new features and hardware support.

An early look at new features in Server Core

Written on November 14, 2008 at 9:42 AM, by

At Tech∙Ed last week some information emerged on Windows Server 2008 R2. Specifically some information was handed out on the Server Core installation option in the successor to Windows Server 2008. Let’s take an early look at the differences between Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008 and Server Core installations of Windows Server 2008 […]

Deadlines and the sound they make (Hyper-V)

Written on June 26, 2008 at 9:03 AM, by

Douglas Adams once said: I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. Microsoft has been scrutinized by many for not delivering on time, but this time it’s the other way around. Microsoft promised to release Hyper-V within 180 days from the Windows Server 2008 release. Since Windows Server 2008 […]

5 things you should know about Windows 7

Written on June 1, 2008 at 9:09 AM, by

All you need to know is… … What you already know. In our society information is the greatest good. Microsoft has decided not to release a lot of information on Windows 7 for a reason. It was one of the mistakes admitted with Windows Vista. Some features (like WinFS) got dropped totally, while other features […]

Everyday is a winding road

Written on October 25, 2006 at 8:55 PM, by

On the Microsoft Windows Vista team website Microsoft announced the strategy to supply consumers with Microsoft Windows Vista (and Microsoft Office 2007) for Windows Vista Capable PC‘s they buy during the holiday season, called the “Express Upgrade to Windows Vista and Microsoft Office Technology Guarantee”.