April, 2006

  • "Monad" becomes Windows Powershell

    In an earlier entry to this blog I informed you about Monad - the next generation command-line and scripting environment. At the Microsoft Management summary this week the official name was announced. "Monad" will become Windows Powershell. Also we announced...
  • Last call for Identity Management Seminar

    Next week we will host Rafal Lukawiecki from Project Boticelli for a whole day seminar about Identity Management. The objectives of the seminar are: Clarify the complex field of identity and access management (IAM) Start a discussion about IAM...
  • Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 ready for download

    The next pre-release of the Internet Explorer 7 is available for download. Check this page to get an overview of the available versions and to download it. More information can be also be found on these pages: - About Internet Explorer 7 - Technology...
  • Download SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1

    SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 with Database Mirroring, SQL Server Management Studio Express, additional options for ISVs, and feature fixes is now available for download .
  • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Management Pack Released

    The Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 Management Pack enables you to monitor physical computers running the Virtual Server service and the virtual machines that the service hosts, in Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (MOM). This Management Pack expands...
  • Virtual Lab Express for developers and ITPros

    Are you interested in going thru a hands-on lab, but don't want to install (just yet) the software? -- check out our virtual labs (90 mins) for detailled information and also the new EXPRESS virtual labs (30 min) for an overview.
  • Windows Vista, Microsoft Office 2007 and Exchange "12" Betas: Be the first to know

    Register to be first to be notified when the Windows Vista, 2007 Microsoft Office system and Exchange “12” public beta releases become available. Additionally, you will receive updates and information regularly through the Microsoft TechNet Flash Newsletter...
  • 50% DISCOUNT OFFER for: DevConnectionsEurope in Nice 24th-27th April 2006

    50% discount offer for Dev Connections Europe event (675 Euro instead of 1350 Euro), held in Nice, France from 24th-27th April 2006 -- remember that TechED Europe has moved back to November 2006 so this is the next possible event to get deep insights and training on SQL, ASP.NET, VS, Exchange in Europe
  • Get ready for Internet Explorer 7 TODAY with our new Internet Explorer 7 Readiness Toolkit.

    Get ready for Internet Explorer 7 TODAY with our new Internet Explorer 7 Readiness Toolkit: Internet Explorer 7 is highly compatible with the sites, extensions, and applications out there today but we have made significant improvements in security, rendering, and usability. Some of these improvements and new features may cause some sites to not render properly or change how the user interacts with your site, extension or application. We continue to identify compatibility issues and work with external companies on resolutions to ensure their products work great with Internet Explorer but we encourage you to test out your sites, extensions and applications as well.
  • Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 Launch

    On April 4, 2006 we launched Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 at Storage Networking World in San Diego. Windows Storage Server R2 will be available through NAS appliances built by our OEMs such as HP, DELL and others. The new version of Storage server delivers...
  • Virtual Server 2005 R2 now available as a free download

    Today we announced that Virtual Server 2005 R2 is now available as a free download . This policy applies to all users of Virtual Server 2005 R2, and will apply to the forthcoming service pack 1 of Virtual Server 2005 R2. Resource management has always...
  • New Virtual Machine Add-ins and Technical Support for Linux Guest Operating Systems

    Starting today, you can consolidate your Linux-based applications on Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 and receive 24-hour support from Microsoft. To improve the interoperability of Linux guest operating systems and Virtual Server 2005 R2, Microsoft is...
  • TechNet Plus Subscription – New Pricing

    A TechNet Plus subscription is the must-have resource for IT professionals planning, implementing and supporting Microsoft solutions. Whether you are interested in trying out the latest Microsoft operating system, helping an end-user get their email up...
  • The Identity Management Seminar (by Rafal Lukawiecki)

    Make sure you're there. Book now Date: May 4, 2006 Time: 09:00 - 17:00 Event Location: Casino Zug, CH-6300 Zug Attendance Fee: CHF 90.00 excl. VAT / Person More information: Click here Registration: Click here