I've been working with Alan McBurney on and of the a good while now. He attended a TechNet session we ran in Belfast that covered Vista and Office deployment.
Alan took what he learnt and implemented it - overcame some of the more detailed "issues" and ended up with a successful , completely Zero Touch deployment.
This video was taken a few months ago, before he changed companies (he now works for Novosco as an Infrastructure Consultant).
Alan talks about how he used System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and Windows Deployment Services to rollout Vista with SP1 (he also says that Vista with SP1 is much better than it was before SP1).
This is only ten minutes long, and well worth watching - it's great to hear how our customers implement our products.
I'm delighted to announce that Alex Yushchenko will be giving another talk on Windows 2008 Terminal Services in association with the Windows Server 2008 Users Group Ireland. Like the previous one in May this one will be completely free, but unlike the previous one in May this one is for an entire day - so Alex can cover a lot more and get into much more detail this time around. Click here to register.
Alex will be including the following subjects during the day:
Oh, and it's in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin - so it definitely includes free beer!
The Windows Server 2008 User Group - Ireland will be running an event on Microsoft Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager 2008 on the 2nd of September at 7pm in the evening (beer might follow). The location is Buswells hotel in the city centre. The event is free to all User Group Members.
You can register here: Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager 2008
I'll be talking about Hyper-V, Mark Gibson about System Centre Virtual Machine Manager and Aidan Finn about his experiences with both.
See you on the 2nd September,
SQL Server 2008 has finally Released To Manufacture (RTM)!
Announcing the SQL Academy 2008: A free 4 session program for database professionals.
This is launching on Sept 5th (full day) with the world’s top SQL speakers (Kimberly Tripp and Paul Randal) and continuing monthly thereafter (half day). This is going to fill up very quickly and space is very limited, so if you are from Ireland (North and South) make sure you are not disappointed and register NOW.
I'm serious - register NOW.