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DH2i DxConsole virtualizes Microsoft SQL Server

DH2i's DxConsole uses server-side application virtualization to provide SQL Server with more availability, disaster resistance, and unified management control. Is this a better approach than placing the database in a virtual machine?

March 3, 2014 by

SharePoint 2013 gets a 'consumer' makeover

Microsoft's document management/collaboration server has been revamped to deliver a more consumerised experience, complete with a 'modern' look and feel, cloud storage, social networking and an app development ecosystem.

January 28, 2013 by

Windows Server 2012 Essentials: Beta preview

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials was disappointing, but there's a lot to like in its successor, which provides a small file-and-print server with integrated systems management and backup tools that's ideal for a small business or a home office.

July 31, 2012 by

Dell PowerEdge R720

With its Xeon E5-2600 processors, extra memory, extra storage and enhanced management options, the PowerEdge R720 is a real powerhouse that hits the sweet spot when it comes to the 2P2U server market.

April 19, 2012 by

Windows 8 name and editions revealed

In a post on the Windows Blog, Microsoft announced that Windows 8 would be called Windows 8, and that there would be only two generally available versions for retail customers. It also used its Microsoft Management Summit keynote to name Windows Server "8" as Windows Server 2012 (to align its name with both System Center 2012 and SQL Server 2012).

April 16, 2012 by

Could Xsigo help cut your cable count?

Amid the explosion of activity on the hypervisor technology market sits a company that could save you money and hassle -- and it's just launched a new management console and 40Gbps server fabric.Xsigo sells datacentre fabrics: these consist of boxes designed to reduce the cabling load by connecting any server to any network or storage system.

March 9, 2012 by

Microsoft rides APAC big data, BI waves

Region's "huge" demand for business intelligence and big data management tools to gather real-time insights give Redmond opportunity to cash in with latest SQL Server 2012, exec says.

March 7, 2012 by

Microsoft delivers Windows Server 8 beta

Microsoft has released a beta version of Windows Server 8, which brings new features such as an updated Hyper-V hypervisor, as well as multi-machine management and automation capabilities.The company released the beta build on Thursday, following a preview in September aimed at developers and hardware partners.

March 2, 2012 by

The new generation game

Management, and the automation of management tasks in particular, looks set to become the battleground on which server vendors will differentiate their products in coming months. At least that's the way it seems following announcements of product line refreshes from both HP and Dell, scheduled to follow the imminent release of next-generation Intel processors.

March 1, 2012

The second big change

Don Ferguson, CA's CTO was one of the pioneers of the software revolution that built much of today's Internet, driving the n-tier model that powers much of the web in his role of Chief Architect of IBM's Websphere application server. At CAworld last week I sat down to talk with him about how he saw the future of software – especially around the model-driven development, orchestration and management framework that CA was proposing.

November 21, 2011 by

Print Management: Microsoft is getting it right

It's not very frequent that I compliment Microsoft software, but in this case there is a reason to do so. In setting up a print server for Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 using the new Print Management console, I can see that Microsoft finally got things right with print services.

September 22, 2011 by

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