April, 2010

  • Office 2010. SharePoint 2010 and others ready to download from TechNet & MSDN

    The following products are now available for download for Technet & MSDN Subscribers: Office Professional Plus 2010 (x86/x64) Office Web Apps 2010 (for SharePoint Server 2010 - x64) Project 2010 (x86/x64) SharePoint Server 2010 (x64) Visio 2010 (x86...
  • Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

    I try to let you know of every free eBook that Microsoft Press releases and I came across another one today in preparation for the release of SQL 2008 R2. This book is for anyone who has an interest in SQL Server 2008 R2 and wants to understand its capabilities...
  • Best of Microsoft Management Summit Ireland

    Best of Microsoft Management Summit:  Manage the Future – Desktop to Cloud Dublin, Monday May 17th, 2010 The annual Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) takes place in Las Vegas this week providing deep technical information and training on the latest...
  • XP More on CodePlex for Free Download

    Have you started to utilize Windows 7 XP Mode to get past Application Compatibility issues? This is a great tool for SME customers but one of the issues some people experience is setting up the VM’s for each user with the required applications on them...
  • Springboard Virtual Roundtable - The Last Mile: Pilot and Deploy Windows 7

      On April 29th, Microsoft Technical Fellow, Mark Russinovich, will be leading a discussion around the process of planning, testing, assessing and rolling out Windows 7 in an enterprise organization. Mark will be joined by a panel of IT professionals...
  • The Right Tools for the Job = SCE 2010 + DPM 2010

    Microsoft today announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of System Center Essentials 2010 and System Center Data Protection Manager 2010. I am a very big proponent of solutions for the SME customer. I grew up in a family run business back in Canada...
  • Clouds of Ash Causing Problems?

    Given the number of Irish workers stranded in Europe, the US or further afield, I thought readers may find Microsoft’s Online Services worth looking into. Has the cloud of volcanic ash led to cancelled meetings and disrupted your business? Are you and...
  • SQL Immersion Planned for Dublin this summer

    The rumours are true!  SQL gurus Paul Randal & Kimberly Tripp return to Dublin this June to deliver their highly acclaimed 4 day SQL Immersion Course.  They delivered this event to an Irish audience for the first time last Autumn and the...
  • Cloud Desktop Management coming soon

    The Cloud is the buzz word of the IT industry; most companies are trying to position themselves to take advantage of the changing landscape of IT.We announced today Windows Intune, a means to simplifies how businesses manage and secure PCs using Windows...
  • Download the Office 2010 beta and be in to win a Zune HD!

    What do you have to do to entered to win? It’s a simple question with a twist – to find the answer you need to search within the Office 2010 beta, rather than online. Here goes: In Word 2010 (from the Microsoft Office 2010 beta) you now get a view of...
  • Security Bulletins for the Regular IT Guy – Episode 14 – 4/13/2010

    It is another Patch Tuesday and I just got an email from Rick Claus from Microsoft Canada’s IT Pro Evangelist team telling me about a new way to get the message out. In a very Canadian (and Irish) way, 3 guys got together over a pint or two and came up...
  • Office + SharePoint 2010 Roadshow – two cities done, two to go

    Thanks to all of you that made it to the Office + SharePoint 2010 Roadshow this week. We had some excellent technical presentations and demos from our presenters and plenty of good questions from the audience. We had close on 350 attendees for the IT...