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You might need third-party tools for migrating applications to Windows 8

December 24th, 2012    Posted in Internet, Windows Server
 

Some of the IT shops that already upgraded to Windows 8 have reported running into some problems along the process, mainly with the process of migrating applications from the existing PCs into the new ones.

You might need third-party tools for migrating applications to Windows 8

To the surprise of many, these issues are not related to the much older machines that were upgraded to Windows 8. The principal analyst of Enderle Group, a research firm in Calif, Rob Enderle, stated that the majority of the applications of Windows 7 are running just well on Windows 8. Any user has the ability to install a copy of Windows 8 on their existing PC, and the brand new operating system would identify all the installed applications already installed by the user.

The problem arises for most of the IT shops when they try to move the existing applications from an older machine to a new PC that runs Windows 8, devoid of the requirement of reinstalling them.

Philip Moss, the managing partner of NTTX, an IT solutions provider based in the UK, stated that some of the Windows shops are using homebrewed application migration methods as “it’s never a one-box-fits-all approach”.

For the most part that is true; especially for the big companies that have hundreds of business-critical apps.

And many other administrators seem to turn into the application migration tools in order to get this job done.

Some of the IT shops that already upgraded to Windows 8 have reported running into some problems along the process, mainly with the process of migrating applications from the existing PCs into the new ones.

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Windows Server 2012, receives the first patches

November 16th, 2012    Posted in Internet, web server news, Windows Server
 

Two of the Patch Tuesday’s passed without any mentions about the Windows Server 2012, and Microsoft has decided end that trend in November.

Microsoft released 3 critical bulletins in this week, according to the part of the monthly updates on Patch Tuesday, promises patches for Windows Server 2012.

Windows Server 2012, receives the first patches

The Bulletin MS-075 will fix 3 vulnerabilities within the kernel-mode drivers of Windows, which might also direct to the remote code executions. The patches will deal with the issues regarding the documents, which are embedded in a malevolent TrueType font that enables an attacker to take control of the system. And the patches will also address the security issues in Windows 8.

The security expert say that it is not a surprise that patches like MS-075 are designed to address the vulnerabilities in both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.

In addition, the MS Office suite also received an important update.

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65% of IT Professionals Say They are Extremely Satisfied with New Windows Server 2012

October 5th, 2012    Posted in Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V, virtualization, web server news, Windows Server
 

InformationWeek (the news and information source for information technology professionals and business managers), conducted a peer-based IT research and analysis program on Windows Server 2012. The final report of the poll, which was responded by 850 business technology professionals, has been now been released.

New Windows Server 2012

 

While the research indicates that the release of Windows 8 is overshadowing the release of Windows Server 2012, the server side upgrade of Microsoft is expected to make a much larger effect on most IT companies in 2013, when compared to the client-side Operating System.

Findings of the poll:

  • * 77% of the survey participants currently have Microsoft’s Hyper-V technology in use, or are prepared to adapt to the new hypervisor.
  • * 22% of the participants are now running Windows Server 2003; but by 2014, the number is expected to go down to 5%.
  • * 20% thinks that single pane of glass management for all the Windows Servers within the domain would have a substantial effect on the stores.
  • * 3% of them say that they will wait for the Service Pack 1 to set up Server 2012.

 

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Windows Server 2012 will be Available in Stores in September

July 16th, 2012    Posted in cloud hosting, Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V, virtualization
 

Satya Nadella, the Server and Tools Business Vice President of Microsoft Inc., announced that Windows Server 2012 is going to be released to the public one month earlier than Windows 8. She made the statement at the Worldwide Partner Conference which took place in Toronto on last Tuesday. Microsoft sees the release as a small part of a broader effort to pull consumers away from its opponents and to the Windows Azure platform.

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While the Operating System will be generally available in September, The server platform will launch for production in August.

Nadella also announced about the in house program that they are carrying as part of this effort, which will assist their partners with the migration of their cloud infrastructures to Azure from VMware. As Microsoft is investing a lot of money in the cloud, this can be seen as an obvious move to start chipping away at the control of its larger competitors.

Windows Server 2012 would not include a lot of new features to help consumers to take hold of the cloud. However, it will have several enhancements to the last release of the server platform, which was released 4 years ago.

One of the main enhancements to Windows Server 2012 is the inclusion of multi-tenant configurations in Hyper-V. Hyper-V technology is the window’s approach to hypervisors. Other enhancements include a new file system named ReFS (Resilient File System) and improvements to access controls.

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Introduction of Windows 8- A Great Development Towards Super Visualization Tools

September 30th, 2011    Posted in virtualization
 

Introduction of window 8 has given the expansion towards hypervisors features to the operators through introduction of hyper visualization on personal computers. Availability of Hyper V feature increase the numbers of features in window 8 and users are able to complete their task in smooth with the use of numbers of options available in the operating system.

Important features of window 8 based on visualization tool

Introduction of window 8 has totally changed the concept of operating systems towards new visions and options. With the use of OS, users are able to run multiple operating systems with 32- or 64 bit on a single computer at the same time. Availability of this feature makes it easy for the people to enjoy multiple environments on single operating system without taking from the use of expensive supporting hardware.

Microsoft company’ experts are always striving to introduce the operating systems easily operate able and with different additional features. Availability of Hyper visualization tool in window 8 is a great development for the developers as they are able to develop their items is to some extent in ease. For the facilitation of the users, Microsoft has introduced pre-configured virtual machines supporting all the previous versions of Microsoft for performance of different development activities.

Availability of hyper V tool in window makes it possible for the users to reallocate the memory on the basis of their requirement. It is possible for the people to run three or four virtual machines only with the availability of 4 GB of RAM and for running of more systems users have the requirement of the availability more Random access memory storage capacity.

Future oriented approach of Microsoft Company

Technology is changing day by day and during development process of window 8 experts of Microsoft has carefully considered the future needs of the users. When you are talking about the availability of hyper V in window 8, it has some limitation regarding the availability of limited hardware range in your system. For example during experiment running of 03 desktop computers and six other notebook personal computers, hardware in numbers of systems is not supporting the hyper v software. Besides consideration of the different hardware availability of window 8 operating system is almost a necessary requirement for the smooth running of the hyper V facilitation options. Instead of considering limited hardware requirements, availability of new hyper V tool is a real help in different types of innovative activities.

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