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Power In, Dollars Out: How to Stem the Flow in the Data Center
This paper comprehensively describes the server power landscape for information technology (IT) administrators. It explains how server power usage affects total cost of ownership (TCO) for IT organizations, describes the power-versus-performance tradeoff for servers, and provides detailed information to help IT administrators make power-conscious decisions about purchasing and usage planning.
This paper now includes descriptions of new features in Windows Server 2008 R2 and updated best practices about these new features.
“Current 64-bit Insider Newsletter” by Volker Will in his “VolkerW’s WebLog”
Folks have been asking for a location to download the 64-bit Insider Newsletter I once put together… While [I am] still considering [whether] to review the existing documents, here’s a link to the current documents. Please be aware that things, especially Visual Studio, have changed since the time of publication. Regardless, the key concepts are still valid.
Windows Logo Kit (WLK) 1.6 will support running the controller on Windows Server 2008 R2, fulfilling a request from partners to move to a current operating system. The WLK 1.6 controller will not be supported on any other operating system or edition. Also, the WLK 1.6 will include Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express. If SQL Server is not installed on the system, then SQL Server 2008 R2 Express will be installed automatically; however, if SQL Server 2005 or SQL Server 2008 is already installed on the controller, WLK setup will use the installed version of SQL Server. The WLK 1.6 release also includes with hundreds of content quality improvements.