Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Realizing the Potential of a Server 2008 R2
and Windows 7 Infrastructure
-by Adnan Cartwright

As new technology is presented we are often caught up in the new features that are advertised or pinpointed to catch our attention. The focus is placed on maybe two or three features that basically sell the item we shell out hundreds of dollars for. The question here is. Are you really getting the full potential out of your software or application?

There are many features and other strong points that either goes unnoticed and it is in this points I would like to speak about. We know Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 is a match made in heaven. They complement one another so well. Because of this new found integration we have new features such as Direct Access, Branch Cache, App Locker, and Bit Locker. But, what about the other features that we hear so little of if any about?

I am talking about the features that would make your job as an Administrator, IT Professional or even a Technician easier to perform. Yes, I am talking about features like the new AD - Active Directory Administrative Center. The 300 newly added GPO’s at least at the time of this writing. It may be more now! The new power shell console that Microsoft has so graciously added, and tuned up for your scripting and batch creating pleasure. With Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 there is more under the hood to utilize than we actually realize. We are looking forward to a new way of using technology to make our lives easier and more productive.