Free MS Press eBook download: Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2

There’s a new MSPRESS ebook that is available for free download: Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2.

Contents at a Glance
Chapter 1 What’s New in Windows Server R2
Chapter 2 Installation and Configuration: Adding R2 to Your World
Chapter 3 Hyper-V: Scaling and Migrating Virtual Machines
Chapter 4 Remote Desktop Services and VDI: Centralizing Desktop and Application Management
Chapter 5 Active Directory: Improving and Automating Identity and Access
Chapter 6 The File Services Role
Chapter 7 IIS 7.5: Improving the Web Application Platform
Chapter 8 DirectAccess and Network Policy Server
Chapter 9 Other Features and Enhancements

Get it free from at Microsoft Downloads


Philippine Windows 7 House Party!

Philippine Windows 7 House Party hosted by Jojo Ayson and Chay Saputil with the participation of the Philippine Windows Users Group held at Microsoft Philippines on October 22, 2009. In celebration of the worldwide launch of Windows 7. Another day to remember that more than 200 people, most of them coming from PHIWUG came last October 22, 2009 at Microsoft’s head office at Ayala Makati.


Members of PHIWUG showed off some Windows7 demo on Security, User Experience, Virtualization, Windows Games, Live and many others. One highlight of the event is a demo by Chris Misola, also from PHIWUG. Chris did it again, his very awesome do-it-yourself-multi-touch device, which many could quote one of the coolest thing you may see in a demo. 


Isamu Shinozaki  did some tips and tricks as a warm-up of demo’s. Jay-R Barrios doing the XP Mode and Elczar Adame featuring IIS7. John Delizo (me) also did some demo on user experience and Adrian Rodriguez on Photo and some Live essentials.

Chris Misola (x-mint of MSFORUMS.PH) now doing his magic on Windows 7 Multi touch!







John Bessey, Microsoft’s Philippines new managing director was also present in the event.







Ohh yea, this is really a parteeehhh!


The short interviews on why we love Windows 7.



Food, beer, TechTalks and Windows 7!





More pictures here in here:

New Free Microsoft Press E-Book Offer: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008

Okey, shamelessly copying from here:

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008

by Peter DeBetta, Greg Low, and Mark Whitehorn
ISBN: 9780735625587

Learn about major new features in SQL Server 2008 including security, administration, and performance.

Maybe my T-SQL could use some brushing a bit. 😀 Will read this after the W7 community launch!

Microsoft Security Essentials x64 installer

I tried MSE (Morro) while it was on beta and it served me well. But now its time to re-install on a x64 bit laptop and upon checking the link on the Microsoft Protect Site, its only 32 bit 😦 (Oh I’m in the Philippines and my region is not allowed to view the Microsoft Essentials Page)

After much searching I found myself back to the Microsoft Answers site: well there is a x64 installer for MSE! Download it here: mssefullinstall-amd64fre-en-us-vista-win7.exe

I saw a number of blogs post for MSE with screenshots and reviews, I don’t think I can say more or better myself so I’m leaving the reviews for them. For now I will just enjoy my copy of MSE. Cheers!

Got your copy of October, 2009 TechNet Flash Philippines?

The TechNet Flash for Philippines is now out and there are rather more resources in this edition, check out juicy info’s on featured contents section. Also, do check out the blog post for the month: Deploying SQL 2008 Express with Advanced Services SP1 on Windows Server 2008 R2 and other blogs at TechNet Philippines.

Register to get your monthly copy of TechNet flash here!

DirectAccess Deployment Guide is now available at TechNet

Just a quick post on Direct Access for Windows Server 2008 R2. A new DirectAccess Deployment Guide is now available at TechNet:

This guide provides steps for deploying the following primary DirectAccess access methods:

  1. Full intranet access
  2. Selected server access
  3. End-to-end access

This guide also provides steps for deploying the following additional DirectAccess configurations:

  1. DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP)
  2. Using Hyper-V to provide redundancy
  3. Adding capacity by moving the Internet Protocol security (IPsec) gateway function to another server

IT Pro Momentum: Windows Server 2008R2

Just finished an IT Pro Momentum project and many thanks to Maria Green (IT Pro Evangelist, Microsoft Asia Pacific) for sponsoring me in this program. But what is IT Pro Momentum, so from the :

“IT Pro Momentum is a Microsoft Early Adopter Program for IT Professionals who bet on the newest technologies to drive business value for their companies and advance their career. “

Through IT Pro Momentum, you will be able to:

      • Discover and evaluate the newest MS technologies

      • Pilot and deploy MS beta products

      • Access MS Beta Product Support

      • Connect with an international community of IT Pros through Momentum forums

      • Share your experience adopting a new technology with the IT Pro community worldwide

Our story now is about Windows Server 2008 R2, read it over here: Impressive performance by Windows Server 2008 R2

PHIWUG Planning Meeting – October 01 2009

Phiwug just recently had our planning meeting @ 6750 with Pauvi and Norman from MS Phil, we got alot of activities for this year!

Sir Norman giving a preview of a highly available Virtual Machine thru Failover Clustering.


So thats me, Sir Norman, Pauvi, Felix and Chris, where’s Jay-R? Oh hes taking the pictures 😀

See ya all in our events this coming weeks and months!