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  • Blog Post: Other Great Resources for System Builders

    Here are some other resources I think you may find useful: • General information about being a System Builder – http://Oem.microsoft.com/SB101 • Managed support newsgroups – http://support.microsoft.com • Authorized Distributors – http://oem.microsoft.com/script/distributorpage.aspx...
  • Blog Post: Can you smell what the Virtualization Team is cooking?

    The virtualization team has created some Virtualization cookbooks. These cookbooks are full of some awesome recipes using the Microsoft Virtualization stack. Take a moment and download these step by step instructions to become more familiar with the awesome potential virtualization brings to the table...
  • Blog Post: SB: The Server Source Qualifying Questions--Your Recipe for Successful Windows Small Business Server 2003 Deployments

    Hello All, Due to audio technical difficulties last week our web seminar titled SB: The Server Source Qualifying Questions--Your Recipe for Successful Windows Small Business Server 2003 Deployments was canceled. We have since recreated the on-demand link for you to view. We again apologize...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 Training anyone?

    WOW...This is awesome if you want to learn about the changes in Office 2007 and trust me when I say that there ARE changes!!! Launch 2007 e-Learning Courses Here is a comprehensive list of all the free Microsoft e-Learning courses for Launch 2007. Most of them are centered around Office, but...
  • Blog Post: Any Gamers around?

    Now that Windows Vista is RTM it is time to look at gaming in a whole new way! With Windows Vista you will get the performance and reliability required when gaming. With AGEIA PhysX you get the first and only physics processor available today to enhance game play physics. In gaming, physics is all about...
  • Blog Post: Q&A from the Gaming Niche Webcast! (Windows Vista and the AGEIA physx processor)

    Hello All, Here is the Q&A from the Gaming Niche webcast we did with AGEIA. Question : The CPU's stepping level should be the same if I use 2 CPUs? Answer : yes Question : Will Microsoft adjust the scale for the Windows Experience Index as games become more advanced? Answer : yes Question...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Downgrade rights

    I have had the following question asked to me quite often so I figure it was worth posting: Can I downgrade my OEM version of Microsoft Windows Vista Business to Windows XP Professional? Yes. OEM Downgrade Rights for desktop operating systems apply to Windows Vista Business & Vista Ultimate...
  • Blog Post: Study Group for 70-294

    We regret to inform you that the study group for 70-294 has been pushed back until after the holidays. We are still planning on delivering a series of webcast for the 4 core Windows 2003 MCSE exams but due to intense traveling for the Intel\Microsoft roadshow, we had to rearrange the timing of the study...
  • Blog Post: Active Directory Disaster Recovery Webcast!

    The BOB team brings you a special guest this week! Justin Turner is one of our Product Support Escalation Engineers and specializes in Active Directory. During this webcast we are going to walk through the proper way to restore Active Directory in a multi domain environment! Its more than just restoring...
  • Blog Post: WebCast - Windows Vista Deployment End to End Series

    Are you ready to pre-install Windows Vista? Do you know there is a new OPK for Vista that improves the efficiency of deploying Windows? Want to learn how to use image base technology to deploy Windows without media? Learn how to install Windows Vista in ~4.5 minutes! These webcast series is geared to...
  • Blog Post: Study Group for Exam 70-294 (Active Directory Infrastructure)

    BoB’s Study Group It is that time again! We are going to start this study group with exam 70-294 Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Infrastructure. This is due to some other Active Directory events that will be delivered during this time period...
  • Blog Post: Study Group preparation

    Hello All, As part of the Study Group preparation, I will post WebCast that I think are beneficial to the 70-294 exam. While these are not geared towards exam preparation, they do offer some insight that you may find useful: The first one is coming up this week (Thursday 9/28/2006): ...
  • Blog Post: Exam Prep - Active Directory Benefits for Smaller Enterprises

    While preparing for this exam I came across this white paper on Active Directory Benefits for Smaller Enterprises . You may want to read through this document and post any questions you have. http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2003/techinfo/overview/adsmallbiz.mspx The white paper covers the...
  • Blog Post: BoB's Thursday webcasts - AD Restore and the new Physx Processor

    Hey y'all (using my best Texan accent), Don't forget about our two webcast tomorrow! In the first webcast we will walk through Active Directory Disaster Recovery (User/Group restore) in a multi DC environment. An hour later we will cover Windows Vista and the new Physx Processor for gaming machines...
  • Blog Post: Watch and Win a Zune!

    Watch an on-demand webcast through Dec 2, 2007 to automatically be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Zune™ digital media player. www.msreadiness.com/systembuilderondemand
  • Blog Post: WebCast - Exchange 2007, what's new and why should a system builder care?

    Have a need for speed? No/ or a low budget for a 3rd party disclaimer, antispam, or antivirus applications! No Problem, Exchange 2007 has it all! Ever desire centralized administration for multiple Exchange servers…..and I do mean multiple! Receive an attachment but don't have the application on the...
  • Blog Post: Do you HAVE to upgrade your hardware to run Vista?

    Want to see if your Windows XP-based PC can run Windows Vista? Just download, install, and run the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor. This small software tool will scan your computer and create an easy-to-understand report of all known system, device, and program compatibility issues, and recommend ways...
  • Blog Post: UPDATE - Receive a copy of Windows Vista™ Ultimate!

    Hey y’all, Did you attend the Intel Microsoft Ready 2 Rock Road Show and pass the online Ready 2 Rock Quiz with 80% or better accuracy? Did you get a confirmation email but noticed that the order confirmation e-mail you received did not indicate if you will receive a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate...
  • Blog Post: Super Size your Server Sales with Server Source

    Want to build a solid base of small business customers who rely on you to keep their networks up and running? The Server Source is here to help! This comprehensive, powerful ONLINE resource guides you through everything you need to both build and grow your server business. Use it to your advantage and...
  • Blog Post: Webcast request?

    Hello Everyone, As you have noticed, the BOB Team does a ton of webcast and you can view them here: MiniCasts and DemoCasts http://oem.microsoft.com/BOBcasts I am requesting your feedback on what webcast you would like to see us develop and deliver in the future. Bad Example;...
  • Blog Post: Q&A from our Virtualize your world with Microsoft Virtualization webcast! Time/Date: Thursday, May 10 2007 9:00 AM PT

    Questions and Answers: Question : what is the difference if a virtual server running exhange and a straight server running exchange in performance Answered: With today's technology at a 1:1 with resource, it's about 15%. It will be 3% with the new technology we are releasing. Question : is...
  • Blog Post: 23-City Ready 2 Rock Vista\Office Road Show!!!!!

    The BoB Team is proud to present the system builder channel with a 23-City Ready 2 Rock Road Show offering product training and hands-on experience. Microsoft and Intel Help System Builders Get Ready for Windows Vista, the 2007 Microsoft Office System and Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processors. Brett and...
  • Blog Post: SBS in your home? What?

    I read this article and couldn't agree more. I love SBS and I must admit, I too run it at home. I mean, why not? I have 4 kids, all whom have a computer. Using WSUS and Group policy elimanates a ton of admin time. Using both the reporting in SBS and Vista allow me to see everything that happens in MY...
  • Blog Post: Need help getting that Office attach?

    Did you know that over 50% of small businesses that buy new systems without Office pre-installed end up installing a copy with in 60 days? Do you need help capturing that missed sales opportunity? We have made some great changes to our licensing programs that give system builders a second chance to sell...
  • Blog Post: Breaking news: Windows Vista RC1 is ready to download......

    BUT.... only if you have already signed up for the Customer Preview Program (CPP). Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 Now Available to Subscribers Breaking news: Windows Vista RC1 is ready to download today for MSDN, TechNet, and current Customer Preview Program (CPP) subscribers. Not a subscriber...