July, 2009

  • Server Application Virtualization Demo

    I have been around Ireland talking virtualization with Hyper-V and App-V over the last 6 months and one of the questions that always gets asked is what about server applications……well my answer might be changing soon MMS 2009: Application Virtualization...
  • Service Level Dashboard Management Pack 2.0 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2

    The Service Level Dashboard Management Pack 2.0 for System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 was delivered late last week by the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team, and is available for you to download today from the System Center Catalog . Assisting...
  • SCONFIG and Server 2008 R2 Core

    The Windows Virtualization Team Blog posted an overview of SCONFIG , a new tool for the implementation and management of Server Core. If you have attended any of the TechNet tour events I have spoken at, you will remember that I have talked of Server...
  • The Microsoft IT Environment Health Scanner

    You may have heard me talk of the EBS Network Analyzer tools, the EBS tools are used as part of our server and network health checks on the source SBS 2003 or Windows Server environment that will be eventually be migrated to EBS 2008. I have said in the...
  • I love the crap people try to do and how people can avoid the traps

    I have an exchange server running with no SPAM solution on it to track the effects of SPAM and publically available email addresses. While sorting through the emails in one of the accounts I came across endless numbers of message like the one at the end...
  • When Can You Get Windows 7

    There is a very detailed posting on the Windows Team Blog from Brandon LeBlanc on when different organizations and individuals will be able to get Windows 7. For most of you this is an important statement from with in that statement: For IT Professionals...
  • SharePoint Server 2010 SneakPeek

    There is some exciting new emerging from Microsoft around SharePoint 2010 that I wanted to share with you. We have reached the Technical Preview, an engineering milestone, and are excited to publically share some features and resources. SharePoint Server...
  • OneCare’s replacement gets beta release…testing Morro

    I have been testing Morro for a little while on my home netbook and my wife’s tablet with great success. I previously had OneCare running on these home computers so I thought I would continue with Microsoft’s consumer AV solution. Are you a consumer interested...
  • It’s Official, we have RTM’d Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    After a lot of speculation and hype all over the blogosphere, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 officially was RTM’d today! We have spent a great deal of time and money as a company over the last number of months promoting these 2 products. This has included...
  • Automated Deployments of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010

    Windows 7 has now RTM’d, and the next big step for people like me in Microsoft is to get the product successfully deployed on Partners and Customers desktops. We have built an entire set of new tools to deploy these technologies in and automated fashion...
  • Out-of-band Security Bulletins

    This post is to notify you that Microsoft released two out-of-band security bulletins on July 28, 2009. One bulletin contains defence-in-depth changes to Internet Explorer to address attack vectors related to the Visual Studio bulletin, as well as fixes...
  • Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Resource Kit Available Now

    Hyper-V was a very big part of the Windows Server 2008 release. I have spent a great deal of time in the last 6 months meeting with Irish Partner and Customers to discuss Hyper-V and System Center. One of the things that has been missing was a great resource...