My Thoughts On IT…

Brian Lewis's Thoughts on all things Information Technology related

There are two very cool enhancements in Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 that were detailed today. They are both very important technological enhancements to the services offered in Windows Server!  They are:

  • Remote FX: With Microsoft RemoteFX, users will be able to work remotely in a Windows Aero desktop environment, watch full-motion video, enjoy Silverlight animations, and run 3D applications all with the fidelity of a local-like performance. Watch the video here –
  • Hyper-V Dynamic Memory: With Hyper-V Dynamic Memory, Hyper-V will enable greater virtual machine density suitable for servers and VDI deployments. I am always asked when this is coming. Now you know – it’s in SP1!

Find out more at these links: 

I have been asked for the PowerPoints from my March 9th and 11th presentations:

  • Understanding Azure for the IT Pro
  • Hyper-v building the Ultimate test network
  • Lite touch Deployment of Windows 7 Using the MDT 2010.


Find the slides here:



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The Next Wave: Windows Azure

Windows Azure Product Home

Windows Azure Portal –

The TCO and ROI Calculator –

Windows Azure Case Study: Kelley Blue Book

Windows Azure Team Blog –

For Developers: Getting Started with Windows Azure

For Developers: Windows Azure Platform Training Kit


Hyper-V: Building the Ultimate Test Network

Hyper-V getting Started Guide

Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Hyper-V (download)

The Best Virtualization Tools

Windows Virtualization Team Blog

Step-by-Step Guide for Testing Hyper-V and Failover Clustering

Boot to VHD – Want to use Hyper-V without having to “install” Windows Server?


Automating Your Windows 7 Deployment with the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010

Learn more about the MDT 2010

Download the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010

Download WAIK for Windows 7

Windows 7 Deployment Guide

Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit Team Blog

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