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Using HTTP Compression

I have a new article up at ServerWatch which looks at the benefits and configuration of HTTP compression within Apache and IIS. Here’s an excerpt from the intro: There’s a finite amount of bandwidth on most Internet connections, and anything admin…

Windows Server 2003 R2 Coming

Windows Server 2003 R2 (the official name of the next ‘update’ of the server operating system). It’s currently at the R2 Beta 2 level, and only available to a private testing group, but according to this post (Julius Sinkevicius, Senior Product Ma…

Microsoft Virtual Server to Support Linux

If you subscribe to same sort of news sites I do you will have seen stories like Linux: coming soon to a Microsoft VM near you (Ars Technica), the original source piece at Techworld and the original Microsoft Press Release. Virtual Server 2005 alr…

Peer-Reviewed Microsoft Certification

With the first new certification class in a number of years, Microsoft is choosing a slightly different path. The Microsoft Certified Architect Program is designed to provide certification for top-level IT professionals who have experience to desi…