Platforms

Platforms are hardware and/or software architectures. The term originally dealt with only hardware, and it is still used to refer to a CPU model or computer family. For example, the x86 PC is the world's largest hardware platform. Very often, the term refers to an operating system, and the hardware is implied.
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White Paper Published By: Dell Windows Server     Published Date: Jan 16, 2009
Microsoft Windows Deployment Services (WDS) provides an accessible, flexible way to perform mass deployments of current and legacy Windows operating systems. Using customized answer files and taking advantage scripting and other tools with WDS can help dramatically reduce the time to perform highly configured mass deployments with minimal infrastructure impact.
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dell, microsoft windows deployment services, windows operating systems, wds, os deployment
    
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White Paper Published By: Dell Windows Server     Published Date: Jan 16, 2009
HotSchedules needed an agile and scalable IT environment that could respond quickly to growth opportunities. The company deployed the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V virtualization technology to consolidate its server environment, reduce costs, and maximize network performance. By hosting up to 19 virtual machines on each physical server, HotSchedules increased its growth capacity while cutting power costs 77 percent and enhancing the company’s competitive position.
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dell, hotschedules, virtualization, windows server 2008, workforce scheduling
    
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White Paper Published By: Dell Windows Server     Published Date: Jan 16, 2009
The Maxol markets a comprehensive range of oil and petroleum products to all sectors of the Irish market. Maxol used the Windows Server 2008 Enterprise operating system featuring Hyper-V virtualization technology to consolidate 22 servers to 6 servers, an 80 percent reduction.
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dell, maxol, windows server 2008 enterprise, hyper-v, virtualization technology
    
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White Paper Published By: Dell Windows Server     Published Date: Jan 16, 2009
NetBenefit is a leading provider of managed hosting services in the United Kingdom. Faced with ever more expensive London data center costs, the company decided to implement the Windows Server 2008 operating system featuring Hyper-V virtualization technology to give it the ability to create competitively priced entry-level virtual machines to complement its existing managed hosting services.
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dell, netbenefit, managed hosting services, data center costs, windows server 2008
    
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White Paper Published By: Dell Windows Server     Published Date: Jan 16, 2009
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft’s next generation hypervisor technology, adds an exciting new dimension to the server virtualization market. With Hyper-V and Microsoft’s integrated Server Management suite, you can take advantage of a powerful set of tools to help simplify infrastructure management and better utilize your hardware investments.
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dell, windows server 2008, hyper-v, hypervisor technology, virtualization
    
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White Paper Published By: Dell Windows Server     Published Date: Jan 16, 2009
This Dell Virtualization Reference Architecture (RA) white paper describes Dell validated architectures for Windows Server 2008® Hyper‐V. The Virtualization RA is intended to provide customers with example virtualization solution configurations that can be used to consider, evaluate, and select the Dell virtualization solution components that best fit their requirements.
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dell, microsoft windows server 2008, hyper-v, reference architecture, virtualization ra
    
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White Paper Published By: Dell Windows Server     Published Date: Jan 16, 2009
Migrating data associated with Microsoft operating systems, applications, and other software can be a challenge administrators overlook when planning system upgrades. Del™ PowerVault™ and Dell EqualLogic™ storage and CommVault® Simpana® data management software enable flexible data migration and transparent, release-specific data object recovery and backup to help simplify upgrades in enterprise environments.
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dell, commvault simpana, microsoft windows server 2008, data migration, microsoft operating systems
    
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White Paper Published By: Dell Windows Server     Published Date: Jan 16, 2009
The Windows Server 2008 OS promises to supercharge enterprise computing by providing a solid foundation to support critical workloads and deliver rich Web-based experiences—all in an exceptionally secure, industry-standard operating environment. Dell smoothes the way by providing business-ready platforms optimized for Windows Server 2008 together with Structured Solution Designs to make the migration flexible, simple, and green.
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dell, microsoft windows server 2008, structured solution designs, windows migration, platforms
    
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White Paper Published By: Dell Windows Server     Published Date: Jan 16, 2009
Upgrading Dell PowerEdge™ servers to the Windows Server 2008 OS also typically requires selecting, installing, and troubleshooting device drivers. Using tested and validated drivers and following best practices can help administrators ensure optimal performance in their environments.
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dell, microsoft windows server 2008, poweredge servers, dell poweredge, troubleshooting device drivers
    
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White Paper Published By: Dell Windows Server     Published Date: Jan 16, 2009
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dell, migrating dell poweredge, microsoft windows server 2008, platforms
    
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White Paper Published By: Dell Windows Server     Published Date: Jan 16, 2009
For many enterprises, the biggest hurdle in upgrading to the Windows Server 2008 OS is the complexity of the migration process. Dell helps simplify IT and reduce risk with comprehensive service offerings and a validated, repeatable approach that includes seamless support for integrated Microsoft applications on Dell servers.
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dell, integrated microsoft applications, streamlining migration, platforms
    
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White Paper Published By: Dell Windows Server     Published Date: Jan 16, 2009
New virtualization tools, Web technologies, and security enhancements help save time and reduce costs, and provide you with high availability and increased flexibility for your changing business needs. Central to IT simplification is streamlining maintenance and maximizing availability — and by running Windows Server 2008 on Dell servers, you can do both.
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dell, ws08, new virtualization, web technologies, security enhancements
    
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White Paper Published By: Dell Windows Server     Published Date: Jan 16, 2009
Microsoft has launched the most advanced Windows Server operating system yet: Windows Server 2008. Dell closely collaborated with Microsoft during development, gaining expertise in all aspects of its features and functionality, including key advancements in the management of remote infrastructures.
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dell, windows server 2008, remote infrastructures, virtualization, dell powervault
    
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White Paper Published By: Dell Windows Server     Published Date: Jan 16, 2009
Find out how can you reduce the risks (and anxiety) when upgrading your IT infrastructure to WS08 from two experts: Ray Weinstein, acting director on Windows Practice and Burk Buechler, Product Manager for Windows Server 2008 consulting services at Dell.
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dell, data center, windows server 2008, microsoft longhorn, platforms
    
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White Paper Published By: Dell Windows Server     Published Date: Jan 16, 2009
Listen to a discussion about Server Core, which is an integrated piece of the operating system that reduces server maintenance and management from David Troeger, Development Manager for WS08 at Dell.
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dell, data center, microsoft longhorn, server core, windows server 2008
    
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White Paper Published By: Dell Windows Server     Published Date: Jan 16, 2009
Hear from the actual engineer who has been working for two years on how to simplify migration, so you can start getting the benefits of WS08 sooner and with less hassle.
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dell, data center, microsoft longhorn migration, windows server 2008, windows migration
    
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White Paper Published By: Dell Windows Server     Published Date: Jan 16, 2009
Ray Pawlikowski, President of HotSchedules, discusses how virtualization services from Dell helps HotSchedules scale their business while reducing power consumption and floor space costs.
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dell, hotschedules, virtualization, workforce scheduling, reduce server space
    
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Webinar Published By: Dell Windows Server     Published Date: Jan 16, 2009
Windows Server 2008 includes the Hyper-V role, which is a hypervisor that enables server virtualization. This new virtualization hypervisor enables a Windows Server 2008 system to host many VMs or child partitions that run directly on the hypervisor layer. Hyper-V servers and VMs can be centrally managed by System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) to enable centralized management and advanced features. This demo video shows Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).
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dell, hyper-v, scvmm cloning, windows server 2008, virtualization hypervisor
    
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White Paper Published By: Microsoft Office     Published Date: Jan 05, 2009
This is an online test drive of Microsoft® Office 2007 programs. This real-time test drive is the fastest way to try out Microsoft Office 2007 and does not require product installation or download. In just minutes you can start exploring Microsoft Office through your web browser on your own, or follow the step-by-step tutorials to experience all of its useful features.
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microsoft, microsoft office 2007, free trial, test drive, microsoft sharepoint 2007
    
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White Paper Published By: NetApp Exchange Upgrade     Published Date: Dec 17, 2008
Regardless of industry or geographic location, business information is exploding on a massive scale—affecting primary, secondary, and archival storage systems. The sheer quantity of data being amassed is outpacing organizations' ability to keep tabs on it, maintain corporate compliance, meet strict government regulation, and even simply house it in a useful format that can provide invaluable history and knowledge. Learn more today.
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netapp, microsoft exchange server 2007, netapp networked storage, storage systems, storage infrastructure
    
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White Paper Published By: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server     Published Date: Nov 07, 2008
Bank of Choice found that paper-based loan approval processes were standing in the way of providing the fastest and most effective customer service. Bank of Choice adopted a complete document management system based on software from Knowledge Lake, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. The result cuts loan processing time from days to hours, boosts customer service while cutting costs, and increases competitiveness.
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microsoft office, sharepoint, sql, knowledgelake, platforms
    
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
White Paper Published By: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server     Published Date: Nov 07, 2008
Until recently, St. Vincent Heart Center used an HTML-based intranet to disseminate various types of information to its 470 employees and 200 contract workers. But information on that system wasn’t easy to find. Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 offers the organization easy access to information—and it enhances productivity and supports increased security for confidential information. Read more about the benefits.
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microsoft office, sharepoint server, hp proliant, it management, platforms
    
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server
White Paper Published By: Microsoft Office     Published Date: Nov 07, 2008
To allow organizations and individuals the flexibility to address their specific challenges, Microsoft has a variety of Microsoft® Office suites to select from. This paper describes the commonalities and differences among the suites of the 2007 Microsoft Office system: Microsoft Office Standard 2007, Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007, Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007, and Microsoft Office Ultimate 2007. Each suite provides the core Microsoft Office applications as well as features that support integrated content management, information rights and policy, and integrated electronic forms; however, they differ in the selection of included applications and the ways in which advanced features are implemented.
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microsoft, office, office suites 2007, enterprise applications, platforms
    
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Free Offer Published By: Dell     Published Date: Oct 23, 2008
The stark reality of the data center today is mixed platforms, operating systems and hardware. Fortunately Windows Vista has been engineered to integrate smoothly into these so-called hybrid environments, as you’ll learn in this podcast featuring Microsoft expert Chris Ross.
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dell, integration of windows vista, vista hybrid environments, it management, platforms
    
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White Paper Published By: Dell     Published Date: Oct 23, 2008
To perform a successful and cost-effective Windows Vista migration, organizations must have a readiness plan in place. Assessing readiness can help your organization understand the current level of capability and maturity, and provide a guide for addressing trouble spots.
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dell, vista readiness assessment, cost-effective vista migration, it management, platforms
    
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