August, 2005

  • Introduction

    Hello and welcome to my Weblog. Interested in news for IT Professionals and information about the TechNet Program in Switzerland? If this is the case my weblog should appeal to you. My name is Marcel Dorner and I'm the Manager for the TechNet Program...
  • Escape from Yesterworld

    Set course for the future! "Escape from Yesterworld" at www.escapeyesterworld.com includes hilarious but true video clips and digital paraphernalia that chronicle the struggles of developers, IT pros, and business decision makers who toil with yesterday...
  • SyncToy v1 Beta for Windows XP

    SyncToy is a free PowerToy for Microsoft Windows XP that provides an easy to use, highly customizable program that helps users to do the heavy lifting involved with the copying, moving, and synchronization of different directories. Most common operations...
  • Longhorn Team RSS Blog

    The Longhorn Team started a blog to advise developers on creating Web pages and RSS feeds that work correctly with IE 7 and Windows Vista. Over the development of the RSS features in Windows Vista, they will post regular features on what RSS feed publishers...
  • TechNet TechTalk: Save the Date

    TechNet TechTalk: Optimizing IT Efficiency through Virtualization, Federation and Identity Management Our next TechNet TechTalk will cover the topics of virtualization, federation and identity management. The event will take place as follows: ...
  • The SMS 2003 SP2 (Beta) Program Is Open For Enrollment

    Evaluate Systems Management Server 2003 SP 2 (Beta) which is a rollup of hotfixes and new functionality to increase system manageability, security, reliability, and performance. SP2 provides a more complete integration with Microsoft Update, simplifies...
  • MOM 2005 Sizer Configuration Utility Released

    The Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Sizer Tool provides recommendations for MOM server configurations based on modeled workloads. Recommendations include the CPU, memory, disk, and network bandwidth resources required to manage your environment. The...
  • TechNet Roadshow: Save the Date

    September 30, 2005 we will once again pack our suitcases and travel around Switzerland with our TechNet Roadshow. Following topics will be covered: Microsoft Roadmap SQL Server 2005 Windows Server 2003 R2 and 64-bit Exchange Server SP2...
  • Patch Tuesday

    Today is another patch Tuesday, and we are releasing six new patches. We are also re-releasing two bulletins. You can read all about it at the following URLs: English: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms05-aug.mspx German: http...
  • New Version of Messenger for Mac

    This week we released a new version of Messenger for Mac. More information can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/mac/
  • Swiss Launch Date for SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006

    The Swiss launch dates for SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 and BizTalk Server 2006 have been set. The three products will all be launched together at one event in the German speaking part of Switzerland and one event in the French Speaking part of...
  • Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) for Windows Vista

    We have completely redesigned the installation technologies for Windows Vista to meet corporate deployment and OEM requirements. The Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) is designed to help Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), system builders...
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Readiness Kit auf DVD

    You can now order the SQL Server 2005 Readiness Kit on DVD in Switzerland on the Microsoft Website: German Order Form on the Business Portal
  • SQL Server 2005 JDBC Driver Beta 1 Now Available

    The SQL Server 2005 Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) Driver beta download provides access to SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005 from any Java application, application server, or Java-enabled applet. Download
  • Review the Assumptions: "The Business Value of Migrating from Oracle to SQL Server 2005"

    "Business Value of Migrating from Oracle to SQL Server 2005" from CIOView is a business white paper that shows that it makes economic sense to migrate from Oracle to SQL Server. CIOView’s whitepaper is unique because it is based on a detailed financial...
  • Acrylic - August 2005 CTP Preview

    "Acrylic" (code name) is the professional design program that brings together the richness of pixel-based painting and the performance of editable vector graphics for a more fluid and flexible creative workflow. Create sophisticated designs and graphic...
  • Update of Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool

    The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool has been updated with added detection and cleaning capabilities for the following Malicious Software: Zotob.A Zotob.B Zotob.C Zotob.D Zotob.E Bobax.O Esbot.A Rbot.MA Rbot...
  • TechNet DeepDives: Save the Date

    I'm pleased to announce that we will offer you two TechNet DeepDives in October 2005. Best of MMS (Microsoft Management Summit) - October 26, 2005 The "Best of MMS" presents the highlights of Microsoft's Management Summit 2005. The presentations will...
  • Microsoft offers tool to combine .Net assemblies

    Microsoft is offering an upgraded version of its ILMerge utility, which merges multiple .Net assemblies into a single assembly. Functioning with both executables and DLLs, ILMerge provides a capability for .Net assemblies that is analogous to combining...
  • Microsoft demos RSS features in IE 7

    Whether the content streams are eventually called RSS, Web feeds, or some other name, a key design goal of the forthcoming Internet Explorer 7 is to let users easily subscribe to blogs and Web sites via RSS (Really Simple Syndication). The new version...
  • Microsoft Cleans Up Visual Studio CTPs

    With a number of builds of its upcoming development tools suite out and available for developers to test, Microsoft has developed an uninstall tool to simplify the process of removing old builds from user machines. Microsoft Corp. has created a Visual...
  • Microsoft details virtualization plans

    Microsoft on Wednesday detailed changes to its Virtual Server plans, announcing it will shift its next update of the software from a maintenance release to an enriched upgrade. The Redmond, Wash.-based software maker, which had earlier announced plans...
  • Rumors saying WinFS Is Back on the Redmond Radar Screen

    According to Microsoft Watch the first beta code for WinFS - our next generation Windows File System - should be ready within a month. Read more on Microsoft Watch
  • Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 3.0 Beta for Microsoft .NET

    WSE 3.0 simplifies the development and deployment of secure Web services. It enables developers and administrators to apply security policies to Web services running on the .NET Framework 2.0. Using WSE, Web services communication can be signed and encrypted...
  • WinFS Beta 1 Released to MSDN Subscribers

    So the rumors raised by Microsoft Watch were true. And it did not even take a month to make the Beta 1 of WinFS ready to be released. Last night we announced the availability of the WinFS Beta for MSDN Subscribers. According to the website the beta and...