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TechNet Spotlight: Mark Minasi – Living the Longhorn Life

April 16, 2008

Thanks to Adrian O’Connor for this link for a streaming presentation.

Living the Longhorn Life: What’s Up With Windows Server 2008
Microsoft released the new desktop, Windows Vista, in November 2006… but that’s just the start. A new version of Server’s right on its heels — formerly code-named "Longhorn Server". Windows Server 2008 will pack a ton of new stuff, from some really good news in Active Directory to some nifty new deployment tools, a quarantine system that’ll help you keep the worm-ridden systems off of your network, a revamped Web server, and a few truly long-awaited changes in group policy. How to find out about all of this? Well, you could download a few terabytes’ worth of white papers and start sifting through them to separate the wheat from the chaff, or you could attend this short talk by Mark Minasi, the guy who’s been explaining new operating systems since Windows 1.0. Come to this talk and find out why Server Core may be your favorite new piece of software!

Presented by Mark Minasi
Length: 59 minutes 32 seconds

Mark is a guru on Windows Server, desktop and security.  He’s an MVP on Windows Server and Security.  Mark has been writing about Windows in books (Mastering Windows ….), magazines (Windows IT Pro) and his online forum.  You’ll also find him speaking at major conferences such as TechEd (USA), WinConnections and IT Forum (Europe).  And of course, there’s his own conference, Minasi Forum, that he runs every year in Virginia Beach.

Just a side note on this that made me laugh.  Microsoft’s editor/director is obviously struggling during the recording of this session.  They’re used to a person sticking up a power point full of bullet points and just reading it aloud.  Mark views Powerpoint they way it should be.  His talks are obviously not reading the slides out.  The poor director flashes up the slide and has to shoot back to Mark.

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