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July, 2008

  • IT Pro Latest Licensing FAQs

    Q) What are my licences converted to when I buy the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Transition Pack? A) The transition pack converts your Windows Small Business Server licences into standard licences for the server components in the edition...
  • Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.1

    We have released to manufacturing the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.1 . The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Solution Accelerator is a tool that makes it easy for you to assess your current IT infrastructure for a variety of technology...
  • New Windows Server versions for small and medium businesses to launch 12 November

    Windows Small Business Server 2008 - an all-in-one server solution designed to help you keep your data more secure and your company more productive. Join the Public Preview Join the Public Preview today and enjoy an all-in-one server solution designed...
  • New TechNet events added for September and October

    Now we are over the joys of end of year and the beginnings of a new financial year, we are now in a position to get the events engine going Here are the events that I added to the website today and another set will follow in a week or so, including Small...
  • Minimise Me

    I LOVE THIS!!! You can make a mini you and then use it on your live messenger. Here is my attempt at an impression of me - I won't share what my angry face looks like!!
  • TechNet Presents: MCS Talks Enterprise Architecture – session 2, Core Infrastructure

    21 August 2008 17:00-18:00 GMT Webcast Overview This session will look at core infrastructure services, focussing on the decisions commonly faced by enterprises when deploying Active Directory. We’ll look at how the improvements in Microsoft Windows Server...
  • MCS Talks Infrastructure Architecture

    You would not believe how long this has taken to get off the ground due to time resource issues, budget cuts, holidays, quota requirements but we are there now and I am very sure that they will be worth the wait!! All the chaps that are delivering these...
  • Dynamic Work

    Throughout my career, I have quite often heard this question being asked "What's the difference between a manager and a leader" To me the answer is personified in the group manager of the area of the business that I sit in, namely the Server & Tools...
  • Vista - don't knock it until you have tried it

    One of the resounding messages I got when at our internal Microsoft conference in Atlanta a few weeks ago was that we were drawing a line in the sand when it comes to Vista. What they meant by this was that we will no longer take any negative feedback...
  • How to trial SBS 2008 without Virtual PC

    Andy contacted us about this as Virtual PC SP1 doesn't support x64 guest OS's. Steve gives all the answers here: http://blogs.technet.com/steve_lamb/archive/2008/07/08/how-to-run-small-business-server-sbs-2008-on-a-machine-that-s-already-running-vista...
  • Digital films coming to Xbox Live

    I was interested to read that Microsoft are working on a series of short films with the producer of Scary Movie as a pilot that will be distributed free to all Live subscribers If a show takes off, Microsoft is open to distribution as a television show...
  • Hot-lanta

    Apologies for my silence last week.....I was at the annual Microsoft internal conference which took place in Atlanta This is my 3rd conference of this type and as cheesy as it sounds, I am still humbled to be in a room with over 12,000 peers and colleagues...
  • Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 Update

    The lovely peeps at Tranquil PC brought this to my attention: The long awaited Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 update is now available. What does Power Pack 1 give you ? Power Pack 1 provides a range of new enhancements, including support for home computers...
  • Live Mesh Tech Preview now open to all in the UK

    I mentioned Live Mesh in the TechNet newsletter a few weeks ago, and it seemed to go down a storm. Basically it means that you can easily share content between all of your devices so you aren't so tied to a certain machine for document or information...
  • Vista Chick Magnet

    I thoroughly enjoyed this blog post by Andrew and having sat with a new group of work experiencers yesterday afternoon, I absolutely agree with Andrew's point about the imagination and common sense that these students brought with them. It put some of...
  • System Center Family - Migration and Transition Plans

    Emma has done a brilliant job of covering off System Center licensing in depth Warning - grab a coffee before you attempt to read this!
  • IT Pro Top FAQs –June 08

    Q) How do I downgrade? A) As an end user you have the right to downgrade as set out in your Software Licence Terms. Example: You’re buying a new computer system and it needs to run the same operating system as your existing 10 systems — Windows XP Professional...
  • Windows Server 2008 Power Management White Paper

    In Windows Server 2008, Microsoft introduced new features and technologies, some of which were not available in Windows Server 2003, that will help to reduce the power consumption of server and client operating systems, minimise environmental by products...