Windows Deployment Stuff

Ramblings of a Windows Platforms Premier Field Engineer @ Microsoft UK.

Windows Deployment Stuff

  • Sky Player on Windows 7 launches!

    Sky Player, Sky’s online TV service launches on Windows 7 today creating a new and innovative way for people in the UK to watch live and on demand TV from Sky on a PC.  The service is simple and easy to use and gives Windows 7 users access to the...
  • Office 2010 Beta is Here!

    Beta Now Available! I am pleased to share with you that Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Project 2010 and Visio 2010 have all reached the Beta milestone and are now available for download .     What’s new in the Office system On Monday 9 November...
  • Infrastructure Optimisation (IO): The Foundations of Dynamic IT

    Many organisations today realise the value of technology in driving business differentiation. A lot of the time technology is imperative to increase and improve business performance in today's enterprise environments and thus become a true corporate asset...
  • Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 RTM Released

    Many of our customers do not know what computers are in their IT environment or what applications have been deployed. The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 3.2 makes it easier for customers and partners to quickly identify what servers,...
  • Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Release for Beta!

    Many of our customers do not know what computers are in their IT environment or what applications have been deployed. The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 3.2 Beta makes it easier for customers and partners to quickly identify what servers...
  • Windows 7 will become…

    Windows 7 has been the codename for the next release of Windows for some time now and today the Windows team have been pleased to announce the official name for the next version will be… Windows 7. The guys over at Windows Vista Blog state; “The decision...
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  • The Windows Vista Activation Forum

    Do you have questions or issues regarding Windows Vista Activation? Then the Windows Vista Activation forum is the thing for you. The forum offers a new dedicated resource to assist in answering both technical and licensing questions regarding MAK, VAMT...
  • Attend London's Small Business 2.0 Conference Free With Microsoft

    On Saturday 11th October 2008, Microsoft is sponsoring the Small Business 2.0 event in Covent Garden. A member of the team over at the Microsoft adCenter Blog are speaking at the event as well as partnering with the Office Live team to demonstrate the...
  • Under the Hood: Windows Vista Performance…Need Answers?

    On Wednesday, September 24 th , join Mark Russinovich and a panel of industry experts for a LIVE virtual roundtable to explore your top of mind performance issues, common misconfigurations, and tips on how to fix them. From boot times and applets to disk...
  • England Wins The World Cup!!

    Well, the UK that is. If only the English football team could follow suite! The annual World Cup Demo Competition is an internal demo contest that pits Microsoft employees against one another to see who can deliver the best presentation and demonstration...
  • The Ultimate Steal…back for seconds

    Last year as some of you may recall we ran the “The Ultimate Steal” promotion which entitled university/college students and staff the right to buy a full copy of Office 2007 for a heavily discounted price. This year it’s back! So what’s the deal? Students...
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 – Update 1 is here!!

    Download Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 Update 1 Today! Download MDT 2008 Update 1 Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008 Releases New Update We are pleased to announce the release of our first update to Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2008  (MDT 2008...
  • Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 is ALIVE!!

    Earlier today the long awaited Windows Home Server Power Pack 1 went live on the Microsoft Download Center. Get it here . The guys over at the Windows Home Server Team Blog have more info but here’s a brief clip of the new functionality which includes...
  • iPhone Hilarity

    Many thanks to Jason Langridge for spotting this one, once I'd stopped creasing up with laughter I thought I had to share it. Especially as I am loving my shiny new HTC Touch Cruise , which, along with a 3MP camera, GPS and Windows Mobile 6 , is one of...
  • Volume Licensing Explained

    For many customers Volume Licensing can be a mine field. From EA's to select, from Open to Software Assurance. It can be quite overwhelming for customers investigating their options. Well now we have released a comprehensive reference guide of the Microsoft...
  • HEROES happened {in Birmingham} and it's still going... Virtually

    After spending the Easter break contemplating the events of that day, I can honestly say it was one of the, if not the best tech event I have ever been to or been a part of. It couldn't have gone better if we'd tried with 2500+ IT pros and developers...
  • MD is no more... long live MDT 2008!!

    Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and BDD 2007 are now Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008-Ready! Microsoft® Deployment Toolkit 2008—Unified Tools and Guidance for Desktop and Server Deployment Automation. Download it today! We are pleased...
  • Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator is RTM

    Assess Infrastructure Readiness for OS Migration and Virtualization with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator ! No IT project can be successful unless the specific network environment is well understood.  To help IT professionals...
  • HEROES happen {here}

    On 19 March, the ICC in Birmingham will see us launch three ground-breaking products: Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008. We'll feature real-world IT heroes delivering solutions for the Microsoft platform, and showcase some of...
  • USMT Gets Visual

    Anyone familiar with USMT will know what I mean when I say configuring it can be a bit of a pain. It's a fantastic tool for migrating user data and system settings from an old system, be it Windows 2000 or XP, to a new Windows XP or Windows Vista system...
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  • Microsoft Deployment Released!

    Unified Tools and Guidance for Desktop and Server Deployment Automation. Download it today! We are pleased to announce the official release of the Microsoft Deployment Solution Accelerator! Microsoft Deployment is the next version of Business Desktop...
  • BDD is no more... long live MD!

    "We are pleased to announce the RC1 release and new name for the fourth generation deployment Solution Accelerator, Microsoft Deployment. The current generation of automated deployment tools from Microsoft is increasingly unified; the same tools, utilities...
  • Announcing "Deployment 4" Beta 3 for Desktops and Servers

    Deployment 4 is the code name for the next version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007 and unifies the tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment into a common deployment console and collection of guidance. For the thousands...