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  • Blog Post: System Center Capacity Planner 2006 (BETA)

    System Center Capacity Planner 2006 is now available in Beta Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner 2006 (BETA) delivers state of the art easy-to-use modeling technology to bring unprecedented functionality and flexibility to the process of performance analysis and planning of system deployments...
  • Blog Post: Office "12" Information

    Just thought I’d collate a list of useful information with regards to Office “12” as quite a bit has been published over the last few days. There’s also a load of new content being delivered at the Professional Developers Conference in LA. Which I didn’t get to go to. But I’m not bitter :-) Stefan...
  • Blog Post: Windows Live Messenger

    I’ve got a limited number of invitations for the new Windows Live Messenger V8, so if you want one please post a comment or drop me an email. It’s on a first come first served basis :-)
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Managed Newsgroups

    Are you a Microsoft partner with a non-urgent query that you'd like answered by Microsoft Professionals ? For Free. Then give the Microsoft managed newsgroups a go. They're available to all registered, certified and gold certified partners. You can access them via a web browser by going to https://partner...
  • Blog Post: FolderShare - File Transfer & Remote File Access

    Ever wanted to share some files with a customer or partner ? Too large to email ? Needed them ASAP .. .. .. Then FolderShare may just be the answer. It’s free. And it looks like we’ve just bought them. For more information and to download then go to here.
  • Blog Post: Understanding the Microsoft Platform for Notes Organisations

    If you’re a current Lotus Notes customer and would like to know more about migrating to or integrating with a Microsoft Platform then we have an event just for you :-) “We are pleased to invite you to a very special event that looks in depth at the steps required to evaluate moving from Notes/Domino...
  • Blog Post: Mobility Event - September 2nd

    I’ve just found out that we’re running a Mobility event in the UK on the 2nd September. Jason has blogged about it here. Agenda: 09:00-09:30: Registration 09:30-09:40: Welcome & Introduction to Mobility - Jason Langridge 09:40 -10:20 Windows Mobile 5 - Jason Langridge 10:20-11:00...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Fault Tolerance - Using a 3rd party Solution

    I often get asked if a partner should use Microsoft Clustering or a 3rd party solution for use with Exchange – and the simple answer usually comes down as to whether you want a supported or a non supported solution. Article 895847 explains just why a lot of these solutions aren’t supported. Deployment...
  • Blog Post: TDT for Gold and Certified Partners

    The Technical Demonstration Toolkit is a great tool that’s available to both Gold and Certified partners – It’s one of those little gems that’s either under utilised or not known about. I’ve put together a quick Q&A to get you started. What is the TDT ? The TDT (Technical Demonstration Toolkit...
  • Blog Post: FrontPage, SharePoint and Charting

    I found this neat little add-in for FrontPage that allows you to create charts in Windows SharePoint Services. Description The Chart Web Part can be used to generate charts in the Windows SharePoint Services environment. The Web Part supports data coming from XML files and Web Part Connections, and...
  • Blog Post: Information Workers Competency - Find out more

    Congratulations to Kate Hamilton on putting together this fantastic page around the Information Worker competency. It answers important questions like What is an information worker? What’s the opportunity? What is the Information Worker Solutions Competency? Why should...
  • Blog Post: Need a list of SharePoint add ins ?

    Well Mark Harrison has compile a great list of 3rd products that he’s also categorised. You can even add any additional products in there if you know of any that are missing. The list of applications and add ins is located here
  • Blog Post: TechNet August Webcasts

    Want to see a nice list of Webcasts that are being run this month in a nice calendar view ? Then pop along to http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/1/4/514b0bb6-63dc-4554-8290-37a55651d397/TechNet%20Aug%2005_v2.doc Most Technet Webcasts are run using our own LiveMeeting technology. It's a great...
  • Blog Post: Office 2003 Add-in: Microsoft Outlook SMS Add-in (MOSA)

    Just found this useful little utility on the Microsoft Web Site – It’s a free download that allows you to send SMS messages from Outlook 2003. You can enter your SMS text within a Outlook-type entry form and have it sent to your mobile phone for delivery through your mobile phone network service....
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 7: Now in beta testing for developers

    IE 7 has now been released for testing by software and web site developers. Although not intended as a broad customer trial, it does preview some of the new Internet Explorer 7 Benefits. For more info go to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/IE/ie7/default.mspx To download the Technical Overview...
  • Blog Post: Data Protection Manager 2006 Beta

    As the latest member of the Windows Server System family, Data Protection Manager (DPM) is a server software application that optimizes disk-based backup and recovery. Backing up data to disk provides the fastest way to recover data lost because of user error or software and hardware corruption. With...
  • Blog Post: Windows SharePoint Templates online

    As you may have seen we've released 30 new Windows SharePoint Service Templates. Want to know what they look like and have a play without having to install them ? Well Bil Simser has very kindly created a site for people to check out. http://sharepoint.bilsimser.com/pages/templates.aspx Enjoy :)
  • Blog Post: Office 2003 SP2 Released - soon

    Office 2003 SP2 should be released soom time today so keep a look out for it .. .. Today, Microsoft Office System customers started downloading Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2. Through customer connection tools and direct feedback from customers and partners, Microsoft was able to improve even...
  • Blog Post: Why sell OneNote?

    Well I suppose the first question is “What is OneNote?” – Well from the OneNote home page :- “Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 is an easy-to-use note-taking program in the Microsoft Office System. OneNote provides a single place to electronically capture, organize, reuse, and...
  • Blog Post: Infrastructure Solutions Opportunities for Partners

    29 September 2005 09:30 - 29 September 2005 14:00 (GMT) GMT, London Welcome Time: 09:00 Microsoft London Swimming Pool Microsoft House 10 Great Pulteney Street London W1F 9NB United Kingdom General Event Information Products: Exchange Server, Systems Management Server, Windows and Windows Server...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Hosted Services for Partners

    Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services offer cost-effective ways help ensure the security and availability of your customers' messaging environments, while satisfying internal policy and regulatory compliance requirements. For more info go to the Exchange Hosted Services partner page.
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Beta available to MSDN Subscribers

    Want to get hold of Windows Vista ? Well if you’ve got an MSDN subscription you can. To download it just go to http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/
  • Blog Post: Business Value, Return on Investment and TCO

    I think we all now that’s it’s not good enough just to talk about features any more – we’ve got to talk about benefits. And something is really only a benefit if it saves you money or makes you money – so how do you measure it? Well here’s a list of tools that might prove useful. “Microsoft Business...
  • Blog Post: Extended support options for Windows 2000 users

    After 5 years the Windows 2000 family is going to move from mainstream to extended support. Don’t worry, this doesn’t mean the end of support for Windows 2000 customers – There’s a range of support options available including security updates and paid support. To select the appropriate support...
  • Blog Post: Information Rights Management and Rights Management Service

    IRM is a great way of protecting information from unauthorised use by keeping the access policy with the information rather than where it's stored. For example, I can restrict who can copy and paste, forward and print an email. I can say who can read and update a document. And this all works inside and...