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January, 2009

  • Microsoft’s Generation 4 Data Center strategy

    I was really pleased to read that Microsoft has been extremely open and up front about it’s not 1 not 2 not 3 but generation 4 data center strategy The vision includes data centers without roofs and modular units for fast expansion. This has generated...
  • December Top Licensing FAQs

    Q) Do I need a product key for all Volume Licensing products? A) No. Not all products need a product key. Click here for a guide to Volume Licence Keys . Q) What licences do I need if I am going to deploy Terminal Services within a Windows Server 2003...
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Beta

    Microsoft Windows 7 is designed to make everyday tasks faster and easier, and make new things possible for end users. When released to the market, Windows 7 delivers the fundamental performance, reliability and security features that people expect — and...
  • Virtualisation podcast and events to attend

    Last year at the VM08 conference in London, Microsoft’s Zane Adams, who is a Virtualisation expert at Corporate, came over to meet press, and as part of that he did a podcast interview with Stephen Pritchard: January 14, The Virtues of Virtualisation...
  • Great resources for Governance and Compliance

    More often than I would like to admit, I get an email that points me to something on TechNet (usually from the Corp or US team) that is absolutely brilliant but I just didn’t know about it. It makes you realise what a treasure chest the TechNet website...
  • IT Pro Top Licensing FAQs – January 08

    Q) Can I downgrade Microsoft Windows Vista Business or Ultimate purchased pre-installed on a new PC? 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...
  • Key responses to questions on support and feedback for Windows 7 beta

    Is there technical support available for the Windows 7 Beta? No. Microsoft doesn’t offer technical support for pre-release software, including the Windows 7 Beta. But we’ve created a TechNet online forum where you can ask questions and get answers from...
  • Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 now available

    Here is the marketing bit…..concentrate ;): · Faster for accomplishing tasks, from mapping a location to checking the status of an auction.  In side-by-side measures of speed, IE8 was as fast or faster than Firefox in opening top websites more than...
  • Digital By Choice and Virtualisation

    This was an awesome post from Emma , our resident Licensing Guru. It’s an obvious choice to give to customers so I am really pleased to share this…… 1) All Volume licensing customers have the option to download products via VLSC, for most of you, this...
  • Happy New Year 2009

    Apologies for my lack of posts towards the end of last year. I was in fact off in December getting married and honeymooning but I’m back now and normal service should resume :)
  • Get more from your ERP investment with Microsoft

    In these challenging times, its good to see the groups around Microsoft focussing on saving customers money. This Series of live meetings stood out for me……they help you to understand better where Microsoft can make a difference to the efficiency and...
  • CIO Job Vacancy

    For those of you that thought the job market was stale…..thought this would get your interest…. HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is now advertising the £180,000 per year position, heading up 1,400 staff and a budget of £1bn in one of the largest IT departments...