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September, 2007

  • Silverlight 1.0 released and an important update on Silverlight on Linux

    Scott Guthrie from the Corp team put out a great post about this. Here are the main bits: Silverlight 1.0 and Expression Encoder 1.0 Released Today we shipped the Silverlight 1.0 release for Mac and Windows. Silverlight 1.0 is focused on enabling...
  • Windows Server 2008 Virtual Labs

    You can test drive the new features of Windows Server 2008 with virtual labs. These are 90-minute sessions where you can download a manual, and step through a lab today. Labs include: • Centralized Application Access with Windows...
  • Update: UK Best of Microsoft Management Summit sessions on ITs Showtime

    Link to all filmed MMS UK Sessions You’re in Control: System Center and Forefront Security Eric Berg ; Director of Product Management; Jeff Wettlaufer , Technical Product Manager This keynote is in two parts: firstly it covers the way in which Forefront...
  • TechEd IT Forum - Early Bird special Offer finishes 28 September

    With less than 2 weeks to the Early Bird deadline on 28 September 2007 , registrations are going strong and we are on target to SELL-OUT. Don’t miss out - secure your ticket today! Join over 5,000 System Administrators, Infrastructure Architects, IT...
  • Windows Server 2008 & Management Technologies events

    So we are on tour at this very moment and the "Creating and Managing a Virtual Environment" events were very popular, so I would really like to know if you think they would be worthwhile re-running? these events are run 99% with live demos!! James...
  • The distractions of an IT Pro

    We are doing some work trying to understand the life of an IT pro both inside and outside of work. It would be great to hear from you on what you get up to on your lunch break, after work or at the weekend. What websites do you go on? What magazines...
  • TechNet on the Road and Vista After Hours - feedback so far...

    So it was Manchester and Reading last week, and the feedback has been good so far. Huge kudos to James and Steve for presenting a full day event with 99% live demo! Yes things didn't always work as predicted, but the audience feedback has been that this...
  • Nearly Ready to hit the Road!

    We are just doing last minute preparations to hit the road at our first event in Manchester on Thursday. James and Steve have been plugging away hard to get the demos ready and I have been reliably informed that they have a cluster set up and ready to...
  • Building End-to-End Infrastructure Security session on ITs Showtime

    Building End-to-End Infrastructure Security-Windows XP, Vista, Server 2003 and Active Directory John Craddock, Principle Infrastructure & Security Architect, Kimberry Associates Sally Storey, Senior Consultant, Kimberry Associates List of all links...
  • The launch of Halo 3

    To commemorate the launch of Halo 3, I thought I would share the Halo 3 skin that Tafiti has at this point in time Now I am no real gamer, but I hear the graphics for this game are immense and this Tafiti skin is just simply..........(HA) LOvely!
  • Great Microsoft Virtualization Website

    I have stumbled across this and thought I would share. James wrote a great article in the TechNet Newsletter recently that explained Virtualization and what we mean by it. A lot is being made of the Virtualization element of Windows Server 2008, but our...
  • Virtualization - some truths

    We have been covering this at the TechNet on the Road events the last couple of weeks and there has been huge interest in this topic. Paticularly in comparision to the company that currently dominates this space, VMWare. James and Steve have done a...
  • Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 0 Ready for Review

    It was announced in the US last night that Windows Server 2008 Release Candidate 0 is now available for for download As they put it: Windows Server 2008 RC0 is a great opportunity for customers to continue evaluating Windows Server 2008 and to take...
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager

    I was at a big meeting today and Virtual Machine Manager was mentioned as a product that get great feedback but is not widely known. So here is a bit of info about it: Download it now Read the System Requirements for Virtual Machine Manager More...
  • The second TechNet Podcast

    OK so it would appear that I am slightly behind the times with Steve's podcasts , as I only blogged about the first one on saturday but then have actually just seen the that second came out last friday. Confused?? Me too....so on to more important...
  • Download the SQL Server 2008 CTP

    Do you have passion for technology? Do you want to make a difference? Then try out a SQL Server 2008 Community Technology Preview (CTP). The SQL Server development team uses your feedback from CTPs to help refine and enhance product features. For more...
  • The latest Evaluations and Betas to download

    Technet provides a programme for the latest betas and downloads that provides you a one-stop ship for all of these as well as supporting information. Here are the latest: BizTalk 2006 R2 Is Now Available for Download With Microsoft...
  • The first UK TechNet Podcast

    Steve has been working very hard to get these going and I promise you they are worth the wait! This first recording looks at the linguistic differences between British English and American English, the 3 stooges - sorry experts - empty out their pockets...
  • System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Evaluation is Now Available

    I wrote a post a while ago about the System Center family and this is one of the product sunder this umbrella System Center Configuration Manager 2007 manages the full life cycle including operating system and application deployment, updates, asset...
  • Office Communications Server (OCS) Learning series

    Here are the registration links to an OCS 2007 Learning Series: Module 1: OCS Architecture details the system architecture that is used by OCS 2007, OCS fundamentals, server roles, component dependencies, planning and deployment scenarios. http://go.microsoft...
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) Planning

    Windows Vista SP1 will soon be released as a limited beta. It is an update to Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers. In addition to previously released updates, SP1 will contain changes focused on addressing specific reliability and...
  • Starter for 10 with SharePoint

    TechNet has developed the following pages in response to your feedback on the topics you want to read more about: • Before you Begin Office SharePoint Server 2007 offers significant enterprise capabilities that require planning and validation...
  • Second Shot Certification is back!

    Now not that I am saying you need it, but just in case ;) You can get a free retake on a certification exam. If you register for the Second Shot offer prior to taking any exam, you can get a free Second Shot exam if you dont pass on your first try...