Microsoft Server 2008 R2 features

December 30, 2008
Server 2008 Release 2
Network World
Glenn Weadock provides some details about Microsoft’s Server 2008 Release 2.

“Server 2008 R2 promises to be equally worthy of our attention. Microsoft bundles the improvements into web apps, virtualization, power management, scalability, and synergy with Windows 7. However, the first thing that must be said is that this operating system is 64-bit ONLY. The scalability improvements are noteworthy: the operating system can use 256 logical processor cores, and Hyper-V supports 32 cores per VM.”

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Sony’s “pocket” PC: Netbook or notebook?
ZD Net
John Morris offers news on a rumoured Sony mini-notebook.

“Sony’s rumoured mini-notebook (is)…a small LED display (only eight inches) with a large resolution of 1,600 by 768 pixels. Other specs appear to include a 1.33GHz Intel processor, a 60GB hard drive or 128GB SSD, and Windows Vista. Based on the clock speed, the chip might be an Intel Atom Z520 or the ultra low-voltage Core 2 Duo U7700, a more powerful and much pricier processor.”

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Are You Charging Enough for Managed Services?
Mitch York ponies up some advice on how to best figure out service charges.

“Many people charge based on their costs and not the value of what they provide. Thinking of what the client’s outcomes are–in terms of the time they can afford to devote to seeking out a reliable service provider, the savings they can achieve by using you, the revenue they will be able to generate based on what your skill allows them to do–will help you feel confident in charging a price that properly and lucratively compensates you.”

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