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MAP Toolkit 9.0 Beta Available Now!
Continuing on this rapid release cycle we have now announced the next beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit or MAP. MAP Toolkit 9.0 is now available for testing. If you are looking at deploying all the new releases we have announced then the MAP Toolkit is an essential tool...
11 Nov 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: October 2013 Release!
This month is the 10th anniversary of security bulletins or as they are more commonly known as “Patch Tuesday’s! This month we have 8 bulletins you need to consider for your environment. Check out the table below for all the details. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum...
8 Oct 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: September 2013 Release!
Welcome to another security bulletin release. This always seems to happen when I’m travelling and presenting. I guess the demo gods like to make my life interesting! The table below outlines this month’s updates that you need to consider in your environments. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and...
10 Sep 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: August 2013 Release!
I’m a little late with this one but here it is anyway. Check out this months updates and apply where needed in your environments. You can also check out the Security bulletin webcast if you need more specifics about these patches. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity...
19 Aug 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: July 2013 Release!
Welcome to the first security bulletin of the new financial year! Start the year off right and make sure you get patching and consider the updates below where appropriate in your environments. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating and Vulnerability Impact Restart...
9 Jul 2013
Download the MAP Toolkit 8.5 Beta!
Are you looking to move to Windows Server 2012? Then accelerate this move with MAP Toolkit 8.5 beta which is available now for download . There is a bunch of new stuff in this release so make sure you check it out. What’s New? Newly designed user interface The MAP Toolkit 8.5 Beta features...
21 May 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: May 2013 Release!
Welcome to another security bulletin release. This month we have 10 security bulletin updates plus a firmware update for Surface RT and Surface Pro . The great thing about the new Surface Pro firmware update is we now support PXE booting with the Surface Pro Ethernet adapter. This will...
16 May 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: March 2013 Release
This month is pretty busy in the updates arena so make sure you check out the details below. Plus this month there is an update for IE 10 to fully support flash as reported on the IE blog earlier this week. And if you have a Surface RT device there is another firmware update as well. MS13...
12 Mar 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: February 2013 Release!
Welcome to the February 2013 security bulletin release! This month we have quite a few updates to consider in your environments so make sure you pay close attention to these updates this month. Bulletin Information Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary Maximum Severity Rating...
14 Feb 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: January 2013 Release
Happy New Year everyone! What better way to start things off than with a bunch of new security updates. Check out the details below of this months security bulletin. Pretty busy one this time around so make sure you check them out. One thing I did notice is another firmware update...
8 Jan 2013
Microsoft Security Bulletin: December 2012 Release
Hi Everyone! This month is quite a busy one when it comes to updates. We have a total of 7 updates however I’ve been seeing up to 15 on some of my machines and if you have a Surface we have another system update available as well. Bulletin Information Executive Summaries The following table...
11 Dec 2012
Microsoft Security Bulletin: November 2012
This month we have quite a few updates for you to consider in your environments and if you have a Surface RT device you will have noticed a firmware update is available that improves performance. Below are details of updates available. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary...
18 Nov 2012
Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2012 Now Available!
If you are a customer on our Software Assurance program then you are probably very familiar with the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). The new version of MDOP 2012 is now available for download! To give you a quick refresher; the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is a suite...
6 Nov 2012
New Solution Accelerators Available for Download!
We have a bunch of new Solution Accelerators available for download. Most of them are focusing on Windows Server 2012 and the Windows 8 Release Preview. Check out the details below. Get Ready for Windows Server 2012 with MAP 7.0 Download MAP 7.0 now. Get ready for Windows Server 2012 with...
11 Jul 2012
Microsoft SmartGlass and Internet Explorer for XBOX 360 Walkthrough
If You haven’t had a chance to watch the entire E3 Keynote then check out this video walkthrough of Microsoft SmartGlass and Internet Explorer for XBOX 360. Pretty cool stuff. Courtesy of the guys at The Verge. Enjoy! Jeffa
7 Jun 2012
Windows 8 Release Preview is Here!
Get the Windows 8 Release Preview! Jeffa
31 May 2012
Is your Browser keeping you safe online?
Recently I’ve been running some IT Camps around the country and recently in Brisbane we got a bit off topic and started talking about browsers and what people are using. Being a technical audience; a lot of folks use Firefox and Chrome with some Internet Explorer sprinkled in. I of...
30 May 2012
New! MDT 2012 Now Available for Download!
If you are deploying Windows 7 or thinking about it make sure you check out the details below about the new version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012! Released on April 17th, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 offers tools that help you personalize and enhance your deployment experience,...
16 May 2012
New IT Showcase Content Available for Review
We have a bunch of new IT Showcase Content Available. Make sure you check out the details below. Microsoft IT Reduces Troubleshooting Challenges with Microsoft Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset Microsoft Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset, commonly known as DaRT, is a core component of the Microsoft...
18 Apr 2012
Microsoft Security Bulletin: April 2012 Release
This month the magic number is 6! Please see below details of this month’s security bulletin release. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletin(s) being released on April 10, 2012. Security bulletins are released monthly to resolve...
11 Apr 2012
Microsoft IT Showcase: New Articles Published
Recently our IT Showcase team has published a bunch of new articles on how we are driving efficiency using new technologies. Check them out below. Deploying FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint quickly and reliably returns highly relevant results across...
14 Mar 2012
Microsoft Security Bulletin: March 2012 Release
This month we have 6 new security bulletins and 1 new security advisory that you need to apply in your environments. Please see all the details below. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletin(s) being released on March 13, 2012...
14 Mar 2012
TechNet Magazine: February 2012 Issue
I wanted to let you all know that the February 2012 Edition of TechNet Magazine is online. I’m a bit late with this but wanted to let you know all the same. Check out some of the highlights from this issue. Windows 7 - Group Policy Preferences – check out this article on how to manage...
11 Mar 2012
Microsoft Security Bulletin: February 2012 Release
Please see details below of the security bulletin being released today and make sure you apply these updates where it makes sense in your environment. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletin(s) being released on February 14, 2012....
14 Feb 2012
Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Initiative: Ten Years On!
It’s hard to believe that ten years ago today Bill Gates sent out a memo announcing the Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Initiative . The goal of this initiative was to ensure that the technology we use every day is as reliable as the electricity that powers your home and business. Around...
12 Jan 2012
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