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Want To Save Energy? Buy More Software

Microsoft has been making some decent efforts in the area of green computing. A nearly free hypervisor is one great move.

Now Microsoft is touting the benefits of System Center Configuration Manager, which is Energy Star-compliant by virtue of its ability to configure hardware to hibernate, sleep and shut down when not in use.

My only complaint? Vista is a huge hardware hog, meaning we're wasting lots of watts running this OS -- at least, those of you that have taken the plunge.

Is your shop energy-aware? If so, what do you do to save on power? Give us your best suggestions by writing dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on August 11, 2008 at 11:52 AM


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