Thursday, June 14, 2007

Tech Ed 2006 Retrospective, Windows Server 2008

It was still called longhorn back then, but essentially the same product.

So Tech Ed 2007 has just been and gone, which I sadly missed, but I'd like to share a little bit of belated news about last years festival.

One of the tidbits that the evangelists and gurus from Microsoft told us in Sydney was that apparently everything you can do in a GUI you will be able to do from the command line.

Take a moment to let that sink in.

Coming from a systems integration perspective, that is pretty great news. Some of the more recent projects I have been working on require some fairly complex deploy operations. SQL Server databases, DTS pacakges, various BizTalk artifacts, .NET assemblies to be gacked and lots of security settings. This has the potential to simplify things grandly.

If anyone has any thoughts on this please leave a comment.

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