Strategic Technology Resources

  • Windows 2000 End-of-Life

    Windows 2000 On July 13, 2010, Extended Support for Windows 2000 will end and this product will no longer receive assisted support or security updates from Microsoft. This affects all editions of Windows 2000, including Windows 2000 Professional, Windows...
  • Bing Content Filtering

    We have received feedback from a number of customers and web filtering vendors about content filtering and enforcement concerns with Bing. Microsoft is committed to providing you with industry leading content filtering and enforcement capabilities and...
  • Multilingual Images, Language Packs, Language Bar Settings

    All installations of Windows 7 contain at least one language pack and the language-neutral binaries that make up the core operating system. Language packs contain resources that are specific to a particular language and are used to localize the user interface...
  • Windows 7: Clean Install vs. Upgrades

    A hot topic as I traveled to my customers this month has been the recent confusion around upgrading to Windows 7. And inevitably the questioned is asked: Should I do a clean installation or simply upgrade my computer? Here’s a list of why I believe an...
  • Port Requirements for the Windows Server system

    This article discusses the essential network ports, protocols and services that are used by Microsoft client and server operating systems, server-based programs and their subcomponents in the Microsoft Windows server system. Administrators and support...
  • Key Management Service Volume License Activation

    I have received several requests from my customers asking about our updated deployment solutions and specifically how to upgrade or deploy the Key Management Service (KMS) for activating Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. With KMS you can complete...
  • When Your Windows Evaluation Expires

    According the Windows Server 2008 R2 Activation Page , “If you have not activated Windows Server 2008 R2, you are reminded each time you log in and at common intervals until the end of the activation grace period of 30* days. If you have not activated...
  • KMS Questions about Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    Key Management Service (KMS) activates computers on a local network, eliminating the need for individual computers to connect to Microsoft. To do this, KMS uses a client–server topology. KMS client computers can locate KMS host computers by using Domain...
  • Free eBooks & Guides from Microsoft

    Over the last few years, Microsoft has been quietly publishing a series of free books and guides that show home-users, students, teachers, and IT Administrators how to get more from their computing investments. Below is a list of these jewels that I recently...
  • Project 2013 Training

    Microsoft Partners are the core providers of leading PPM best practices, and Microsoft Pinpoint is a great resource to learn about training providers in your area. http://bit.ly/IKo7xF This week I am highlighting a great training partner based in...
  • Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) Training Resources

    TechCenter for Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is a great site to learn how to use the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP)—a dynamic, desktop solution available to Software Assurance customers—to help you reduce application deployment...
  • Group Project Toolkit + Office Web Apps

    Make group work a breeze with the Group Project Toolkit and Office Web Apps. Microsoft's Group Project Toolkit consists of a group paper outline in Word, a group presentation outline in PowerPoint, a tracker for assigning group tasks in Excel and a notebook...
  • Windows 7 is Common Criteria Certified

    Our friends over at the FutureFed blog reported that Windows 7 has passed the Common Criteria (CC) certification process and achieved Evaluation Assurance Level 4 with augmentation (EAL4+). Common Criteria certification is an international standard...
  • Center for Advanced Technologies co-presents using Microsoft SharePoint Platform

    I just got off the phone with Mark Dunkel, one of my favorite SharePoint gurus at Microsoft, and he tells me this up-coming webcast is one of the most inspiring demonstrations of Microsoft SharePoint technologies for both higher education and K12 customers...
  • Blio Reader Lets You Take Notes

    Let me introduce you to my new favorite program… The Blio eReading application that Steve Ballmer , Microsoft CIO, demonstrated earlier this year has finally released.  The free application presents eBooks just like the printed version, in full color...
  • SharePoint 2010 Solutions Roadshow

    Microsoft, K2, BA-Insight, Adlib Software, AvePoint, and many more Microsoft partners have teamed up to bring a complimentary event to your area filled with subject matter experts, insightful presentations, demos, food, fun, and prizes! You are invited...
  • Windows 8 Announced

    Microsoft announced the next version of Windows, internally code-named “Windows 8,” to help the partners build devices that take advantage of the new user experience. As part of this technical preview, Mike Angiulo, corporate vice president...
  • Microsoft Accessibility - Technology for Everyone

    July 27, 11:00 a.m. (PT), 12:00 p.m. (MT) Reserve your seat, virtual seating is limited http://net.educause.edu/live1121 "Our vision is to create innovative technology that is accessible to everyone and that adapts to each person's needs. Accessible...
  • How to customize default user profiles in Windows 7

    Cannot copy and paste the default profile like you use to in Windows XP? To customize a default user profile or a mandatory user profile, you must first customize the default user profile. Then, the default user profile can be copied to the appropriate...
  • Microsoft HiEd Conference in Seattle April 4-6

    Connect and collaborate with your higher education IT professional peers on deep technical topics covering evaluation, deployment, and support of Microsoft technologies. The 7th Windows HiEd Conference is coordinated and developed in conjunction with...
  • Get Up To Speed Quickly on Latest Microsoft Solutions

      TechNet Edge Find videos, screencasts, podcasts, and articles to help IT Professionals stay up to date on the latest Microsoft technologies.   Tech-Ed Online Explore Tech-Ed sessions online and for free.   Case Studies View video and...
  • SharePoint Governance

    Wael A. Kabli is an experienced in SharePoint Architecture, Design, Planning, Infrastructure, Development, Governance, Operations, disaster recovery, portal culture, employees’ productivities, enhanced work places and create companies external presence...
  • Cloud Intelligence Conference at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue

    On May 13th, Microsoft and Quickstart Intelligence/SQLSoft+ are hosting the Cloud Intelligence Conference at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. This one day event is designed to take the mystery out of the "Cloud" and to have Microsoft’s engineers...
  • OCTOBER 19TH: Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Office 2010

    Get the most out of Office 2010! Attend a Live Meeting to learn about timesaving features to help you in your day-to-day work. Suitable for beginner or intermediate users. Everyone will learn something! The Ribbon The Microsoft Office Fluent user interface...
  • Free Training for Office 2010

    Within every application, the Get Started resources can be found by looking at Backstage View (File|Help|Get Started). Interactive Guides for Word, Excel, & PowerPoint 2010 tool is hosted online or loaded into Office directly and lets you click on...