Here is a video from the TechEd Australia 2011 Kick Off Session that shows how to setup a Windows Server 8 Hyper-V Replica that had been previously demoed at WPC.
At TechEd 2011 New Zealand Jeff Johnson and Patrick Hevesi showed off some new Windows “Slate” style device in the WCL101 Come and see the latest and greatest in Windows Devices session.
Below is a number of photos of the devices that were shown off including a un-named Windows Slate device…
Update: The mystery of what the device is seems to have been solved… It looks very much like a Samsung Series 7 Dual Core Slate . While the device is only dual core it does have hyper-threading and so it would show having 4 CPU’s in task manager.
Update 2: I have found a post on a Microsoft web site of a Samsung Series 7 Slate that looks exactly the same as the Quad Core Slate form TechEd NZ
What is very interesting is that the device looks like a thin Quad Core Windows Slate which will be a vast improvement over current thicker slower tablets…
Note: Only first two photos are of the said Quad Core slate…
Here is a slate with a removable battery…
Try bending an Macbook Air like this…
Sony Vaio with an External Blue Ray drive and ATI Graphics Adapter…
Rafael Rivera has got his hand on a copy of Windows Home Server 2 (codename “Vail”) where he has done a review of some of the new features. Looks like this has some really cool feature in it that will quite literally allow user to access all their music, video’s and photos from anywhere. It will be really interesting to see if there will be any integration with Windows Mobile 7 so that you can stream your music/video’s collection to your phone when you are away from home.
Check out his review at A look at Windows Home Server "Vail" (Build 7360) – Within Windows
Warning: This video contains music from the 80’s
Microsoft have just released a Silverlight Facebook app that brings Facebook as a full desktop application to both Windows and OSX.
Speculation: If the iPad support Silverlight (as I previously speculated) then this could be the facebook app for the device as well…. Hmmm…
Download it from Silverlight Client for Facebook
Microsoft has just released the new RDP 7 client for Windows XP and Vista to take advantage of the new features when connecting to Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. Bellow is a summary of some of the new features:
- Web Single Sign-On (SSO) and Web forms-based authentication
- Access to personal virtual desktops by using RD Connection Broker
- Access to virtual desktop pools by using RD Connection Broker
- Status & disconnect system tray icon
- RD Gateway-based device redirection enforcement
- RD Gateway system and logon messages
- RD Gateway background authorization & authentication
- RD Gateway idle & session time-outs
- NAP remediation with RD Gateway
- Windows Media Player redirection
- Bidirectional audio
- Multiple monitor support (Vista only)
- Enhanced video playback
- Bitmap acceleration improves the remote display of graphics-intensive applications such as PowerPoint, Flash, and Silverlight.