July, 2006

  • New Version of MOM: Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Beta 2

    Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Beta 2 is the successor to Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (MOM). It helps businesses address IT management challenges and allows for more focus on driving business success. There were quite a few TechNet...
  • Get the Beta: Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

    You can now get the beta for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. This version of Exchange will be more secure, reliable, and offers 64-bit suppport. Go to the TechNet beta central here and click on 'get the bits' to download the beta or to order it on...
  • New Backup and Offline Files Features in Windows Vista On IT’s Showtime!

    This session presents the new backup features and vastly improved offline files experience for Windows Vista, and previews future innovations in storage and file systems. The new backup features represent a dramatic departure from past versions, with...
  • SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services: Deep Dive On IT’s Showtime!

    There's a new presentation on IT’s Showtime! in it the SQL 2005 architecture is discussed in detail and compared to the SQL 2000 architecture. The topics covered include client APIs, wire protocols, storage engine, memory management, job coordinator,...
  • Windows Vista: Remote Deployments On It’s Showtime!

    Windows Deployment Services is the updated and redesigned Windows Server code named "Longhorn" version of Remote Installation Services (RIS). The technology assists with the rapid adoption and deployment of Windows. This session serves as an introduction...
  • Windows Vista: Securing Wireless Networks On It’s Showtime!

    Windows Vista : Securing Wireless Networks On It’s Showtime! With Windows Vista, Microsoft delivers a more secure and manageable wireless platform. This session discusses the Vista wireless networking experience for IT pros as well as important improvements...
  • Windows Vista update...

    Microsoft is still committed to releasing Vista to manufacturing this autumn, in order to allow volume licensed customers to obtain code by November.
  • Microsoft working with XenSource on Virtualisation Interoperability

    On Monday Microsoft and XenSource announced cooperation on the development of technology to provide interoperability between Xen-enabled Linux and the upcoming hypervisor-based virtualization technology in Windows Server “Longhorn.”
  • Microsoft has bought Winternals Software

    If you've ever had to diagnose Windows problems, you know who Winternals are - they're the guys who develop Sysinternals (tools like Regmon & Filemon). More info here: http://www.winternals.com/
  • How to get more years out of your PCs..

    Last week we anounced software that turns older PCs into more modern and secure systems. The software, known as Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs, is designed as a stopgap measure for companies with a significant number of older Windows PCs that they aren't ready to replace and that can't be easily upgraded to Windows XP. More info here: http://www.microsoft.com/licensing/programs/sa/benefits/fundamentals.mspx
  • Virtual PC Is Now Free!

    Whether Microsoft virtualization technology is an important component of your existing infrastructure or you're just a Virtual PC enthusiast, you can now download Virtual PC 2004 Service Pack 1 absolutely free.
  • Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition – Unlimited Virtualization and Volume Licensing

    Big anouncement today at the World Wide Partner Conference in Boston - Andy Lees will announce changes to Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (DCE) making it the easiest and most cost-effective choice for large-scale virtualization of Windows Server. Microsoft can now offer our customers unlimited virtualization rights and easier purchase options through Volume Licensing.
  • Announcing BDD 2007 Beta 1

    Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) has changed the face of scaled desktop deployments, providing true end-to-end guidance and automation for all required desktop deployment procedures. The beta of BDD 2007 is now available to enable Lite Touch deployment...
  • Optimise Your Core Infrastructure: Video on IT’s Showtime!

    IT’s Showtime is a site that enables you to tune into Microsoft's best events in DVD quality video format. Check it out here . I just wanted to highlight this video as I thought you would be interested in it: Optimize Your Core Infrastructure: Manage...
  • Microsofts #1 Event in Europe for IT Professionals - In Barcelona

    Register for TechEd IT Forum in Barcelona Now! .... and save €300. I wanted to get this news out early! Previously there was TechEd during the summer (for IT professionals and developers) followed by IT Forum in Barcelona in November (tailored for...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for June, 2006

    Make sure you have all the latest June security updates from Microsoft. Review and download them here .