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  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 SP2 release to Automatic Updates and WSuS

    Tomorrow June 12th we will release the Windows Server 2003 SP2 through the Automatic updates and Windows Server Update Services. We changed the way SP2 will be installed/delivered through our systems. You will now have more control on the installation behavior of Windows Server 2003 SP2 because the Update...
  • Blog Post: Top Belgian Students in the Microsoft Virtual Academy

    Do you know the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA)? The academy was founded in March 2011 and aspires to be a free, easy to access training portal for IT professionals who want to elevate their IT skills and advance their career. You can access a variety of training content online, gain points and become...
  • Blog Post: How-to Upgrade to Hyper-V Release Candidate

    A few weeks ago we've released Hyper-V Release Candidate we've made quite some improvements read them on the virtualization blog , the one I want to focus on are the additional guest OS support and how to upgrade your beta environment. Additional Guest OS support : Hyper-V RC now includes support for...
  • Blog Post: TechReady:: Keynote Bill Gates and more

    I did not have really lot's of time yet to blog about the things I learned here in Seattle, there so many interesting sessions that I need to attend which makes it difficult for me to find some time to blog about it. We just had the keynote session from Bill Gates and Kevin Schofield who is the General...
  • Blog Post: HPC on Dual QUAD Core CPU's

    Last week I started playing around with "Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003" (CCS) and for that I received 4 brand new machines (on loan :( ). The servers I received are Dual QUAD Core CPU's monsters. The hardware used has not yet been announced (officially) and we will show them to you at the HPC booth...
  • Blog Post: Want to play with Technology without installing?

    Back in November I wrote a blogpost about the VHD test program. Now we have added new products onto this program and we call it "Run IT on a Virtual Hard Disk". If you want to play with some of our latest technology without spending the time to install all needed software than this exactly what you need...
  • Blog Post: BDD 2007, SCE and SCVMM

    Coming weeks, months I will be testing some of our new products. Beside using Vista and Office 2007 on daily bases I will also test some new products that are or will be soon be in the public beta phase. So I will test Business Desktop Deployment 2007 (BDD 2007).I agree that BDD 2007 is not really...
  • Blog Post: Longhorn is no more, Hello Windows Server 2008

    It has been announced at WinHec by Bill Gates. Windows Server 2008 will be the official name of Longhorn Server. Will that mean that Windows Server 2008 will only be available in 2008? Probably, honestly I don't know, what I know is that RTM is still planned for H2 2007 and it might be that the general...
  • Blog Post: Funcast:: BI: The Mac-Guyver Techniques SQL Server Reporting Services

    Watch the latest recorded funcasts: BI - The Mac-Guyver Techniques : SQL Server Reporting Services In this webcast, we introduce Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services. You will understand the report life cycle, and see how to create, publish, manage, and deliver reports using the new tools and...
  • Blog Post: Join the IT Pro Summer Expedition and WIN an €800 travel voucher from Connections!

    Summer 's here and for most of us it's the time of the year when we take that well-deserved rest and stand back from the daily grind. It's the perfect time to launch yourself into something new, fun and rewarding . Are you ready for the IT Pro Summer Expedition ? Dive into Microsoft private cloud solutions...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition – Unlimited Virtualization and Volume Licensing

    Andy Lees announced changes to Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (DCE) making it the easiest and most cost-effective choice for large-scale virtualization of Windows Server. Microsoft can now offer our customers unlimited virtualization rights and easier purchase options through Volume Licensing...
  • Blog Post: Regmon, Filemon, PS-Tools now from Microsoft?

    Yes I think every IT Pro know them the regmon , filemon , ps-tools from systinternals , I certainly used them a lot during my previous live as an System Engineer where I had to install many servers and most of them where Terminal Servers where you can really use the Regmon and filemon tools to make sure...
  • Blog Post: Are you planning for IT Forum 2007 but didn't register yet?

    Just wanted to inform you that we are in the last week of the early bird which ends on September 28th. Do you want to go but you're still busy convincing your manager. Act fast, it's likely that IT Forum 2007 will sell out at the end of the early bird period. According to Gerd (the event owner) it will...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen {Here} – Keynote Recording

    In March we’ve organized the Heroes Happen {Here} event in Ghent, this event was completely sold out and we had to disappoint some of our customers / partners by closing registrations early. We have recorded the event and placed it onto our TechNet Chopsticks platform. The keynote has been delivered...
  • Blog Post: RDP Client 6.0 released

    We've released the Remote Desktop Client (RDP) 6.0 this week. There are some new features like: Network Level Authentication Server Authentication TS Gateway support Multiple monitor spanning .... Have a look at the KB925876 article for explanation of the new features and you can download the different...
  • Blog Post: Notes From the Field: Virtualization Strategy @ the customer

    Last week I gave a System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 session for a Belgian partner and I had the opportunity to talk to some of the IT Pro's who attended my session and here is an excerpt of a mail I received from one of those IT Professionals who relies on our Technology to run their infrastructure...
  • Blog Post: Windows Based Hosting Beta

    Still sitting on the airplane but now 4hours later and flying over Baffin Bay wherever that may be. I read onto the msgoodies blog that we are releasing the Beta versions of Windows Based Hosting 4.5 (WBH) and WBH for applications 1.5 . Windows Based Hosting for Applications 1.5 is for ISV's that want...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2007 Release Candidate

    The DPM website has been updated ( www.microsoft.com/DPM ) - with new information on the upcoming release of DPM 2007, pricing/licensing details, and best of all - new downloads. We have a release candidate for DPM 2007 - and now everyone can start to evaluate it. This evaluation downloadable is the...
  • Blog Post: DreamSpark Student Program

    Last week we kicked of the Microsoft DreamSpark student program , this program ( http://channel8.msdn.com ) makes available, at no charge, a broad range of development and design software for download. The program is now available to more than 35 million college students in Belgium, China, Finland, France...
  • Blog Post: HPC in Action

    It's a bit later then foreseen but here is the screencast I recorded. In this screencast I show you how fast our 4 Node Windows Compute Cluster was. We had the opportunity to use 4 Dual Quad core machines from Intel, which we used during our Business Innovation event. Video: HPC Windows Compute...
  • Blog Post: Deployment 4 Beta 3 Released

    Deployment 4 is the code name for the next version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007 and unifies the tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment into a common deployment console and collection of guidance. For the thousands of IT professionals already trained on BDD 2007, Deployment...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2003 SP2 Released to Web

    We released the Windows Server 2003 SP2, you can download it from windows update or just download it from here What's New in SP2? Clustering A new event log event has been created to address certain situations in which the Cluster service account becomes excessively restricted by domain policy. The new...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server Tip

    I just wanted to share this tip with you: Here in Belgium when we install a Windows Server we always get the English US keyboard by default, which is no good because we don't use the querty layout. So we always have to add or select Belgium Dutch keyboard and delete the US keyboard. So when you delete...
  • Blog Post: Configuring Server Core with a GUI

    Remember one of my previous posts around Configuring Windows Server 2008 Server Core with the inbox tools, now if don't like using commandline tools then this will definitively be your tool: CoreConfigurator Features: Product Activation Configuration of display resolution Clock and time zone configuration...
  • Blog Post: Ready for a new day

    If you want to relive the biggest event in Belgium & Luxembourg well now you can. During our Business Innovation Day we recorded 4 sessions: Ready for a new Day Keynote Optimizing Windows Vista & Office 2007 Deployments Managing Windows Vista and Office 2007 Securing the Infrastructure Closing...