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  • Blog Post: Mac Fan Experience of Vista & Microsoft on the BBC

    This made really interesting reading....take a look about how Ken Mingis of got on with RC1 version of Vista running on a Mac !. Computerworld Software .....ps it is a pretty even handed review. Also this article caught my eye on the BBC Website "BBC AND Microsoft sign agreement" to explore ways of developing...
  • Blog Post: Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 - Beta 2 available for download

    This is now available for download from this location. http://www.Microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/downloads/servicepack.mspx This version of Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 - Beta 2 will work with Vista. However a little tweaking needs to be carried out first. For the Virtual Server...
  • Blog Post: Hi I am back and recommending a good read

    I apologise for not blogging for a month. I got out of the habit at Christmas and into the New Year...and before you know it what with work ... it is March !. Anyway I am back and am going to give myself a shove in the blogging direction . Therefore I am recommending an excellent book I have just got...
  • Blog Post: Busy Bundling

    We have been busy bundling together our recent acquisitions into a comprehensive " Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack". Eweek has a good review of this latest offering. It consists of the following products Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack The software maker is bundling four new software tools...
  • Blog Post: Another Tool to add to your Group Policy Vista Troubleshooting Kit

    Well I have been talking quite a bit around Group Policies recently. Well that is because I have been involved with some colleagues in putting together some material for a new Group Policy Course that will be hopefully available soon to Premier Customers. One of the tools that I came across in my research...
  • Blog Post: RSAT Tools for Vista SP1 now available in All Languages

    Sorry for the break in blogging. However I have been away on my holidays to a lovely part of the U.K. Lincolnshire  Wolds . Very nice but very cold. Good news for RSAT Client is that it is available in all languages now. Please see below table for details of downloads.   Language Code X86 X64...
  • Blog Post: What a ride

    I would just like to say thankyou to all those that attended the Exchange Vista Office UK IT Pro Product Launch yesterday at Thames Valley Park in Reading . It was nice meeting so many people at the breaks and talking "technology". I enjoyed the day and it was great to have a chance to demo some of the...
  • Blog Post: This will be well worth a visit - Vista Squad Meeting

    There will be an inaugural meeting of the "Vista Squad" on the Weds 28th of March @ T.V.P. Reading. This meeting looks well worth attending, if you follow the link above there are going to be some extremely useful presentations. I also agree with James O'neil . I LOVE their artwork for the "Vista Squad...
  • Blog Post: RSAT Tools now fully released and available for download

    Hi there. After a refreshing Easter Break being blown around the Gower Peninsula in Wales . Which is absolutely beautiful part of the United Kingdom Wales. I come back to work and the biggest news for me of the day is that RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) is now available for download from Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Yet another desk top manager 3d......cool !

    I am always looking for some funky cool gadgets to liven up my desktop. So check this out ! http://chsalmon.club.fr/index.php?en/Download
  • Blog Post: Excellent Vista References

    Following on the hot on the heals of Richard Macdonalds cracking Virtualization one stop shop Reference list, he has posted another excellent collection resources but this time for Vista. This list is pretty comprehensive and Richard has promised to update it if he has missed anything out. Looking at...
  • Blog Post: Great Practical Use for Search Folders

    Hi I recently had an interesting question posed by my customer with regards to search issues within Outlook 2007 and the way WDS works in Windows Vista and Windows 7 The user in question used outlook for around 80% of their working day. This involved them search for work orders and service requests and...
  • Blog Post: Dual Booting your Laptop with Bitlocker

    Hi, Sorry for the delay since my last post. I have been Mad busy but things are getting onto a bit more of an even keel. Anyway alot of us within Premier Field Engineering use our Laptops for Everything including Demos utilising a range of Vhds. Plus we are all ensuring we are fully ramped up on all...
  • Blog Post: Love in for Vista...well almost

    It is interesting to see the vibe of Vista.....rippling through as we get nearer to launch. I was reading the Computerworld article , which talks about the improvements Vista has with regards to the file system, native support for hybrid disk drives (H-HDD), volume shrinking, enhanced I/O prioritization...
  • Blog Post: Vista RC 2 - Are you interested

    I was reading Mac McSpirits Blog and if you are interested RC2... is available now for download. Take note however of what Matt says about the supportability of this download, I quote " Please note: This build may not have the same level of support or servicing via Windows Update as RC1, and you may...
  • Blog Post: James O'Neill's blog : Get into the Groove ...

    I was at a Customer site just last week and a person onsite asked me to explain how Groove could benefit their organisation. Well James has come to my rescue. He has an excellent blog using a real - life example of How Groove can add real functionality and power to the way your organisation works. Read...
  • Blog Post: Detecting Vista with WMI Filters

    James over on his Views on Vista blog has an excellent article on detecting via a Group Policy WMI filter the VISTA or Longhorn Operating system. He has even gone to the trouble of creating the script for you !. By the way this is an excellent blog if you are looking good solid information about Vista...
  • Blog Post: Deployment a new Era with Vista

    I am starting to ramp myself for Vista. I was starting to read around the area of Deployment and the new features and functionality that Vista coupled with the forthcoming Windows 2003 sp2 brings to the table. Things have really moved on apace since the days of grappling with complex unattend.txt files...
  • Blog Post: Windows Mobile Device Center for Vista - Beta3

    The Windows Vista Blog announced on Friday 6th of October that the Wmdc is now available for download. Download from the Microsoft Windows Mobile Web site