November, 2006

  • Terminal Services client v6.0 released

    Watch out for these useful announcement and other tips and tricks on the Microsoft Ireland MCS blog . .... Terminal Services client v6.0 released This is now available to download for Windows 2003 & XP. More info is over at the terminal services...
  • Microsoft beats Oracle in security showdown

    I heard talk of this before but it's the first time I've seen an independent report on it. See the Microsoft Oracle Showdown here: Microsoft beats Oracle in security showdown
  • Antigen is now: Forefront - Microsoft's Security Product Line

    Forefront is Microsoft's line of security products for the client, edge and server. For more detail check out the Forefront Overview . You can download and try out the Client, Server and Edge beta products from the Forefront website. Or watch the video...
  • New Windows Sysinternals Site on TechNet

    You can check out the new Windows Sysinternals Site on TechNet . Sysinternals utilities are great for working with and troubleshoot Windows systems and applications.
  • Microsoft Virtualises Applications with SoftTricity

    Of all the demos I saw at TechEd IT Forum last week this was the one that made most of an impression on me. I think SoftTricity has huge potential to make the life of an IT Pro easier. A significant amount of the pain is caused by rolling out and managing...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin for November, 2006

    Ensure you have the latest security updates in the Microsoft Security Bulletin for November . You should also visit the TechNet Security Center to get all the technical bulletins, advisories, updates, tools, and prescriptive guidance designed to help...
  • Windows PowerShell 1.0 has been Released!

    Since TechEd IT Forum in Barcelona last week there has been a lot of excitement and questions surrounding Windows PowerShell (previously known as Monad). So I thought I'd post some additional information about it. So first the intro - Microsoft...
  • Windows Vista Available Now to TechNet Plus Subscriber Downloads

    I’m happy to announce that we’ve been able to post Windows Vista sooner to TechNet Plus Subscriber Downloads sooner than expected!! The English x86 & x64 DVD versions are available now. You can visit the site HERE .
  • TechEd IT Forum - The Virtual Side

    I'm lucky enough to be here onsite in Barcelona at Tech·Ed: IT Forum. For those of you who aren't we've set up the - The Virtual Side to help you get in on the action. Watch interviews with top experts, listen to podcasts, learn from featured sessions...
  • Dublin Tech Community Launch of Vista, Office and Exchange 2007

    On the evening of Tuesday, 5 th of December, we hope that you will be part of the biggest ever tech event in the history of Microsoft Ireland: the Tech Community Launch of Windows Vista ™ , 2007 Office System and Exchange Server 2007 . · When: Evening...
  • Windows Vista releases to manufacturing (RTM)

    I'm delighted to pass on the word that Windows Vista has been just released to manufacturing!! Here's Jim Allchin's video announcing Vista's RTM. They Vista Team wrote the following on their blog tonight 'Ultimately, we never could have achieved...
  • Released: SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 Community Technology Preview (CTP)

    Today Microsoft released the CTP for SQL Server 2005 SP2. It's available for download on the SQL site HERE . Included in the November CTP for SQL Server 2005 SP2 are the following updates and key functionality: Driving Innovation: Support...
  • November Issue of TechNet Magazine Now Online

    November Issue of TechNet Magazine Now Online HERE This issue cover everything the IT Pro needs to know to get started with Windows Vista including changes in deployment technologies, an overview of User Account Control, a tour of new networking features...
  • Evaluate Microsoft Solutions For Free Using MS's VHD's (Virtual Hard Disks)

    Microsoft has announced last night (Nov 6), that it is making it's new VHD technology freely available under its Open Specification Promise . Click HERE to download Virtual Server 2005 R2 and start using VHDs today. The VHD Test Drive Program will...