October, 2009

  • Windows XP and Windows 7 Migration and Coexistence

    Keith Combs, Senior IT Pro Advisor in the US wrote a fantastic blog post on Windows XP, Windows 7 and Coexistence. Instead of duplicating the information, I am just pointing people to this very detailed overview. http://blogs.technet.com/keithcombs/archive...
  • Microsoft® Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool

    When talking to customers and partners about Windows 7, XP Mode and Hyper-V the question that always came back is what hardware is required for the technology. Windows Virtual PC and Hyper-V requires processors capable of hardware-assisted virtualization...
  • Deploying Windows 7 from an Infrastructure Architect’s Perspective

      October 28, 2009 at 11:00am – 12:30pm PST (18:00 to 19:30 Dublin)   Title:  Deploying Windows 7 from an Infrastructure Architect’s Perspective Presenter: Doug Klokow Abstract: We’ll discuss 5 key areas centered on deploying Windows 7...
  • Penton Media’s “Win7, WinSvr2008 R2, Exchange 2010 Virtual Event”, Oct 27th

    On Tuesday, Oct 27, Paul Thurrott, Michael Otey, Paul Robichaux, Jeff James, and key Microsoft leaders gather for a lively discussion of how to make the most of the new releases! They will discuss how Windows® 7, Windows Server®2008 R2 and Microsoft®...
  • Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

    How do I install Windows 7 on my Netbook? This is a question we got many times over the delivery at the Community Launch for Windows 7 across Ireland. Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool (WUDT) helps customers who have PCs without optical disk drives (such...
  • Direct Access: The Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide

    This IPD guide provides actionable guidance for designing a DirectAccess infrastructure. The guide’s easy-to-follow, four-step process gives a straightforward explanation of the infrastructure required for clients to be connected from the Internet to...
  • Exchange 2007 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    Can you run Exchange 2007 on Windows Server 2008 R2?  I was out with a number of partners this past week and this question came up a few times so I thought I would share the official response from the Exchange Product Group. Since we announced the...
  • Service Pack 2 for Configuration Manager 2007

    Service Pack 2 for Configuration Manager 2007 delivers new platform support for Windows 7 client, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2. In addition, Service Pack 2 delivers continued innovation with Intel vPro technology...
  • Resources for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

      Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 eBook Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2 is a deep-dive work, that'll get you up to speed on how R2's new features and capabilities work, including Hyper-V and RDS virtualization, management, IIS and the new Web...
  • TechEd Europe Special Offer

    TechEd Europe is Microsoft’s biggest and best technical conference in Europe happening in 2009..and this year it takes place in Berlin from the 9 th to the 13 th November. The same week as the Berlin Wall Festival :) (20 years since the wall came down...
  • Event: WebsiteSpark Launch, 20th October – let’s celebrate!

    It’s the anniversary of Microsoft’s BizSpark program and Microsoft Ireland are also launching a new initiative, WebsiteSpark , aimed primarily at web based businesses. In the last year, over 300 companies in Ireland and Northern Ireland have benefited...
  • BranchCache Deployment Guide

    One of the Better Together technologies of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 that we have been highlighting on the Windows 7 Community Launch Tour is BranchCache. Microsoft has release a deployment Guide for Branch Cache to help you deploy this technology...
  • Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy - Oct 09

    Good morning, it is patch Wednesday as it is here in Ireland as opposed to Patch Tuesday in the US! This is one of the biggest updates in terms of the quantity of patches across a number of products. Every month my friends back in the Microsoft IT Pro...
  • Exchange 2010 RTM’d, start your learning now!

    Exchange Server 2010 was released to manufacture this week, marking another updated release in the Microsoft product line with another wave to come in the spring. This is an important release in what is already considered the industry leader for corporate...
  • Windows 7 Irish Technical Community Launch – Week 1

    The first leg of the Windows 7 Community Launch is over, not without some issues but at the same time some great success. This week we visited Galway and Cork to deliver presentations on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010; as well as...
  • System Center Essentials 2010 Beta Released

    Microsoft® System Center Essentials 2010 (Essentials 2010) will be Microsoft’s second release of an IT systems management product specifically designed for the midsized business. The reality is that in Ireland, almost all organizations fall into the scope...
  • DirectAccess Design Guide and more

    As we tour around Ireland on the Microsoft Ireland community launch events for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010 we have been showing some of the great features of the “Better Together” story for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008R2....
  • Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

    As we tour around Ireland on the Microsoft Ireland community launch events for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange 2010 we have been showing some of the keyboard shortcuts available in Windows 7. As I keep saying in these launch presentations...
  • Exchange 2010 Training

    Get a head start and become the go-to messaging person within your organization. Microsoft Learning has developed some great, free resources on Exchange Server 2010, including Silverlight Learning Snacks on Unified Messaging, High Availability and Storage...