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  • Blog Post: Five Reasons Why Skipping Windows Vista Could Backfire

    Though it's tempting, skipping a Microsoft Vista migration and jumping right to Windows 7 could be disastrous for your enterprise, Gartner advises. Here's five points to consider before writing off Vista for its successor. http://www.cio.com/article/455911/Five_Reasons_Why_Skipping_Windows_Vista_Could_Backfire
  • Blog Post: Create a virtual machine and adding a VHD file using powershell

    Or: How you can use Powershell to create virtual machines! With a few keystroke you can create a virtual machine and attach an existing VHD(X) file to it! I usually look for the fastest and easiest way to get things done. Always manually rebuilding my lab was tiresome and demotivating so I started...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 Editions

    Windows Server 2012 comes in four editions Windows Server 2012 Datacenter and Standard are technically identical – there is absolutely no difference between them with regard technical capabilities. The only difference is the virtualisation rights included with the license (two VMs for Standard and as...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 – Why Upgrade

    FREE half day events in Cork, Galway, Belfast & Dublin 57% of all Windows Servers are running Windows Server 2003, an operating system that will no longer have support after July 14th, 2015.  Come to this session to learn why & how to upgrade to Windows Server 2012.  Presented by Dave...
  • Blog Post: VHD Test Drive Program

    Dave blogged about this earlier today and I wanted to put it up on the TechNet website. You can now download pre-configured, 30 day evaluation copies of Microsoft (and Partner) software from www.microsoft.com/vhd You can now download: • Windows Server 2003 R2 • Windows Vista • Exchange Server 2007...
  • Blog Post: 4 Security Technologies Every IT Organization Must Have (TechNet Magazine)

    A short article in the TechNet magazine: 4 Security Technologies Every IT Organization Must Have
  • Blog Post: Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 (Ops Mgr 2007)

    Systems Center Operations Manager 2007 team have jusst lunched a new website. On it you can download the latest available version of the product Ops Mgr 2007 RC1 . While at the sametime you can see demos of the product in action as well as learn lots more about it in the webcasts and white papers...
  • Blog Post: Altaro giving all Hyper-V admins 50 free licenses of their desktop backup solution – End December 24th

    Altaro, developers of Altaro Hyper-V Backup, are giving something back this holiday season and are giving every Microsoft Hyper-V admin 50 licenses of their desktop backup software, that’s up to $2,000 worth of software.   There’s no catch! All you need to do is send them a screenshot of Hyper-V...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Management Summit 2007 (MMS)

    MMS 2007 is the premier technical event of the year for IT professionals, covering the latest management products from Partners and Microsoft including the System Center family of management products. MMS 2007 runs March 26-30 in San Diego. For full event details HERE .
  • Blog Post: Register to Be Notified of Windows Server “Longhorn” Beta Availability

    Register to Be Notified of Windows Server “Longhorn” Beta Availability Windows Server "Longhorn" beta is coming soon. To receive an e-mail notifying you about the availability of a beta version, pre-register now .
  • Blog Post: Are people moving away from VMware (towards Hyper-V)?

    Yes – people are moving away from VMware towards Hyper-V You only have to read the news – but just in case you missed all of this: “38 percent of businesses planning to switch vendors within the next year due to licensing models and the robustness of competing hypervisors”   “Microsoft Hyper-V is...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualisation Event: NIMTUG Belfast

    Microsoft Virtualisation Event: NIMTUG Belfast - May 24th 19:30 - 21:30 For more detail and registration: http://nimtug.org/events/33/default.aspx Microsoft’s Virtualisation Strategy Microsoft’s Virtualisation Products: Today Virtual PC Virtual Server SoftGrid Clustering, Terminal Services,...
  • Blog Post: ‘Virtualisation – From the Desktop to the Data Centre’

    Virtualisation Events The middle of last week, I attended an informative seminar which was entitled ‘Virtualisation – From the Desktop to the Data Centre’ . The seminar did not go deep into technical content, so it may not have been completely relevant to all IT Professionals – although Dave Northey...
  • Blog Post: FREE Hyper-V Training.

    Introduction to Hyper-V Microsoft Virtualisation for VMware Professionals Microsoft Tools for VMware Integration & Migration The Microsoft Virtual Academy ( www.MicrosoftVirtualAcademy.com ) training portal offers quick and easy access to presentations, webcasts, whitepapers and other technical content...
  • Blog Post: Unlimited Virtualisation Rights with Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition

    As of October 1, the new Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition and Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition licenses will include unlimited virtualisation rights, meaning that customers will have rights to run an unlimited number of Windows Servers in virtual machines without purchasing additional...
  • Blog Post: IT Professional Training at reduced rates - places still available!

    03/11/2008, Dublin (BT): Implementing and Maintaining Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services 3 days, €400. Register Your Interest Here 10/11/2008, Dublin (Global Knowledge ): Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Virtualization in Depth 3 days, €400. Register Your Interest Here 13/11/2008, Dublin...
  • Blog Post: Download - Operations Manager 2007 RC2

    System Center Operations Manager 2007 (OpsMgr) RC1 the successor product to Microsoft Operations Manger 2005 (MOM) has just been released. You can download it here . Keep in touch with all the updates in our management products by signing up to our Management Newsletter .
  • Blog Post: A Sneak Peak at Windows Server Code Name ‘Longhorn’

    This year was the year of Vista but next year will be the year of Longhorn Server! Check out this resource site to learn how Windows Server code name "Longhorn" operating system helps IT professionals maximise control over their infrastructure while providing unprecedented availability and management...
  • Blog Post: Get READY - Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3

    Prepare for the imminent launch of the Windows Server "Longhorn" Beta 3 with this webcast series: TechNet Webcast: What Is New in Windows Server "Longhorn" (Level 300) TechNet Webcast: Overview of Server Manager and PowerShell in Windows Server "Longhorn" (Level 300) TechNet Webcast: Cluster...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 Deep Dive – Two Days of free training

    Is now all available online I will tidy this up (one day), but just to get the content out there, here it is: Day 1 (1) Dave Northey - Introduction and Fundamentals - 25 mins (2) Dave Northey – Manage and Maintain Availability - 25 mins (3) Dave Northey - Deploy and Manage Your Applications - 3 mins...
  • Blog Post: IMPORTANT: Deploy October Critical Microsoft Security Update Immediately!

    You will recall that on the 23rd October we released the out-of-band update MS08-067 . Deployment of this update has been high, but a worm, Worm:Win32/Conficker, has been detected across the world with increasing frequency. If you have not done so already, please protect yourself by installing the update...
  • Blog Post: FREE Online Training for IT Professionals

    Microsoft Jump Start Series: Virtualisation, Hyper-V & Intune. These events run from 8:00am – 5:00pm PST (16:00 – 01:00 GMT). January 24, 2013, 8:00am-5:00pm PST Introduction to Hyper-V Jump Start Instructor Team: Symon Perriman and Jeff Woolsey This is the first of a three course series and is designed...
  • Blog Post: Immediate Upgrade for All SMS 2003 Customers Required

    Immediate Upgrade for All SMS 2003 Customers Required As has been previously communicated, a new version of the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates has been released. SMS customers are urged to upgrade immediately or they risk not receiving the latest security updates for Microsoft products...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has an official release date!

    As we toured around Ireland on the Windows 7 Tour, the single most asked question was around when was it coming out. Well…….. “TAIPEI, Taiwan — June 2, 2009 — Microsoft is so confident with the progress made with the development of Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 that it will...