More Free eBooks: Windows Server 2008 Server Core and SQL Server 2005 Integration Services

Two more new and completely free eBooks from MS Press are available for download: Windows Server 2008 Server Core Administrator’s Pocket Consultant On this book you’ll find: Introduction to Server Core Deploying Server Core Initial Configurations Installing Roles and Features Local and Remote Management Detailed description of all roles available: Active Directory and DNS Hyper-V DHCP File and Print Services Web Server Others Maintaining Server Core Did you give Windows Server Core a chance already? On the obvious security reasons that you can find to install it; you’ll see other benefits like having a small footprint operating system, licensing price, great performance to take advantage all the features on the mentioned roles, including Hyper-V clustering. You can start on this book to get a nice introduction and to know all the possibilities with Server Core. And again, on the devs side (but it is also quite useful for IT guys) you’ll find a SQL Server 2005 book: SQL Server 2005 Integration Services Step-by-Step For another free eBook (“Virtualization Solutions”) still available, click here. Enjoy! Cheers!

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Free eBooks: "Understanding IPv6" and "Writing Secure Code for Windows Vista"

THESE BOOKS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR A FREE DOWNLOAD. You can still access the “Virtualization Solutions” free eBook from MS Press on this link. I’ll keep you updated whenever this offers appears!   More very interesting reading MS Press books available for free. On the IT side, you can find "Understanding IPv6". Great book to get to know this (still not commonly used) networking and security protocol. IPv6 Protocol for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 IPv6 addressing and headers Neighbor Discovery Address Autoconfiguration IPv6 name resolution ISATAP Teredo Deploying IPv6 Setting up a lab with IPv6 On the devs side, "Best Practices Writing Secure Code for Windows Vista". Enjoy. Cheers!

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Free eBook "Virtualization Solutions" Desktop to Datacenters

Taking your first steps in the virtualization world and you don’t really know where are you standing? Getting to know what virtualization products are available? Want to understand about VDI (Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) or App-V (former known as SoftGrid)? Confused about virtualization licensing? Well this is for sure a must reading book for you. And the best thing, it’s here for free! You can get the PDF (~14mb) at this link (link updated): “Virtualization Solutions from the Desktop to the Datacenter” Chapter 1: Microsoft’s Virtualization Solution Introduction to the virtualization world, benefits and how to implement it. Chapter 2: Server Virtualization – Hyper-V Start to know about the hyper visor released by Microsoft from Windows Server 2008 platform. How it works, benefits and different scenarios. Chapter 3: Managing Virtualization – VMM 2008 The latest centralized platform from System Center, Virtual Machine Manager 2008. Where you can manage different type of servers: Virtual Server, VMWare and Hyper-V. Chapter 4: Application Virtualization – App-V How App-V works (former known as SoftGrid) and how it can be delivered to users. Chapter 5: Presentation Virtualization – Terminal Services How Terminal Services complements the different virtualization solutions and their benefits. Chapter 6: Desktop Virtualization – MED-V and VDI Explaining Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) and Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Chapter 7: User State Virtualization Complementing Romaing Profiles, Folder Redirection, Offline Files, Group Policies with virtualization and how to implement it on an organization. […]

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@augustoalvarez: Twitted

Ok, for several weeks now I’ve been a twitter user. It started when I saw a little sketch about the evolution of blogs. Sounds like a discuss topic isn’t? This “twittering world” is something that got me thinking: why it does exist and why so many people us it?. I’m sure that can be a lot of answers about it, from twitter lovers and twitter haters. I’m pretty sure that can be hundreds of examples where people only twitters for no reason other that to twitter (and to get other people’s attention). But what about if it’s more than that? What about if you also want to share experiences, knowledge, information? It would take something like a geek twitter to do that… but be certain that there are million of those from whom you can learn a lot of things.   And what about if you it’s not a geek twitter? I think this is still a great social experiment where you can learn a lot of things, like start to knowing other persons on their normal (not in a geek way) life. I’m a believer that smallest and simplest aspects on people’s life is what defines a person. Why not twitter can be a tiny way to understand all that?.   Don’t want to make a whole deal of philosophical discussion about it; so I want to share with you my experience and some of the people that I […]

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Using Remote Desktop in your Browser

For those, like me, who uses several times a day and for different connections the Terminal Services and Remote Desktop knows that is a must having a nice and simple way to manage all the connections. That’s why you probably use the “Remote Desktops” snap-in. This is how I use it in Windows Vista: What if I tell you that you can manage all the connections that you want in your Internet Explorer? And if you’re using Mozilla Firefox or IE7 all the connections can be in you different tabs? Probably have the same functionality as this one, but it’s always good to know the option is there right?. This is really simple and easy. Works with Windows Server 2003 and XP: Using “Add or Remove Programs”, select “Add/Remove Components” and in “Application Server” select “Details”. You will find another list and in “Internet Information Services” select “Details” again and check “Remote Desktop Web Connection”. When the installation starts you’ll be prompted to insert the Windows Server 2003 CD. After the installation is complete you are ready to use your Remote Desktop Connection in the default direction established in IIS: http://localhost/tsweb/ As a best practice, is always recommended that you set your permissions in IIS to not allow anonymous authentication, any other will be fine; and use HTTPS for the communication. Cheers!!

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