Browse by Tags

Tagged Content List
  • Blog Post: Learn Microsoft Virtualization in Your Own Easy-to-Build Virtual Lab

    Many of you in the U.S. may be familiar with the Microsoft “IT Camps” that we host now and then, where we teach you some great stuff and then give you the opportunity to work with the technology through hosted hands-on lab exercises. These free in-person events have become very popular. They’re so popular...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Today is the day! Windows 8 is Released to Manufacturing!

    Wow.. I don’t think I need to tell you that this is a very exciting day for PC users and, really, for a world of people who depend upon computers to improve their lives; both work and personal. And selfishly, it’s especially exciting for me, as I happen to be here in Redmond, and on campus...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Office 365 is HERE!

    Finally.. the day we’ve been waiting for.  Office 365 has been released to the web.  The beta is over.  The horses are out of the gate.  Office 365 is available for purchase.  Here’s how their home page introduces it: “It's familiar Microsoft Office collaboration and productivity...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Official Name of “Windows 7” Announced

    “It is? It’s announced? What’s the name?” “Windows 7” “Yeah.. the product that was codename ‘Windows 7’. What’s the official name?” “Windows 7” “Um.. The official name of what was known as ‘Windows 7’ is..” “Windows 7”! Yep. “I’m confused.” That’s the official name now. Windows 7...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1 is RTW!

    (RTW = Released to Web) If you’re already managing the protection of your data with System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 , you’ll definitely want to know that SP1 for DPM 2007 is out and available for download TODAY. (see below if you just want the download links) And you probably also want to...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: RTM of Windows Server 2008!

      It's the day we've all been waiting for! Today - Windows Server 2008 has RTM 'd.  For those of you who don't know - RTM stands for "Released to Manufacturing".  In other words, put a fork in it!  It's DONE.  SHIPPED!  Signed off!  Ready to mass produce!...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Big Day!

    Technorati Tags: Windows 7
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: SQL Server 2008 is RTM!

    ( RTM = Released to Manufacturing) Yes indeed.. today the newest version of the best database software platform anywhere reached a major milestone.  It’s ready!  You can read the PressPass announcement here. And here is the official press location for all things SQL Server . And of course,...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: “Bing Zips Past Yahoo To Be Number Two in Search”

    Hey Yahoo.. Bing this: Enterprise Software - Bing Zips Past Yahoo To Be Number Two in Search My take… As much as I love the news that Bing is now ahead of Yahoo! search, I’m not ready to celebrate just yet. Sure, it’s cool that Bing has moved into the number two spot world-wide, but is that...
  • Blog Post: VMware or Microsoft? – The Series Introduction

    Hello out there all of you virtualization fans!… all of you datacenter supermen and superwomen!… all of you who get excited when skillfully and elegantly applied information technology makes your work lives and the work lives of the people you support – and the businesses you provide...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News from MMS: SCCM 2012 Beta 2 is RTW!

    (RTW = Released to the Wild Wild Web) At the Microsoft’s Management Summit ( MMS 2011 )  Microsoft announced the availability of BETA 2 of System Center Configuration Manager 2012 .  “What are the new big improvements?” I was just getting to that.  Here’s a quick summary: “User-Centric...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: IE 9 Beta is RTW (available for download)

    RTW = Released to the Web-Inter-tubes Yes indeed.. the much anticipated beta of the next version of Internet Explorer, IE9 , is available for download. GET IT HERE : http://windows.microsoft.com/ie9 Here is some text from an e-mail I received just prior to the release: With Internet Explorer 9, we’ve...
  • Blog Post: BREAKING NEWS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate Available TODAY

    Evaluate Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate today “The new Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate is here. Download this 120-day free release candidate version and try the new features in your own environment. When you register for the Exchange Server 2010 RC software you will automatically...
  • Blog Post: News: Windows 7 Beta Download Period Extended

    Good news!  The Windows 7 Team Blog announced that they’ve yet again extended the period in which you can download the Window 7 Beta .  As you may recall, I blogged about the original extension a couple weeks ago.   And now we’re doing it again.  You now have until Feb 10, 2009 to...
  • Blog Post: TechNet IT “Mini-Camp” Event–August 30, 2012 in Minneapolis (Edina), Minnesota

    Yes indeed!  It’s short notice, but I’d love to see about 30+ IT Pros from the area on Thursday, August 30th.  We’ll be holding an IT “Mini-Camp”, where we’ll discuss and give you some hands-on time with Windows Server 2012 and the new version of Hyper-V virtualization. Here is the text from...
  • Blog Post: There's a surface computer in your future (and on your wall!)

    This is so cool.  Microsoft Surface is cool, of course... and even available now for purchase.  (AT&T stores have 'em now.)  But what if I wanted any old surface to be a computing surface?  How about cool multi-touch click/drag/shape?  And pretty simple hardware that costs...
  • Blog Post: Just Released: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 RC

    I received an e-mail late last night informing me of the release of a new RC (Release Candidate) for the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 .  “ MDT 2012?  Does that mean…” Yes.  This version is being built to support the latest-and-greatest solutions and technologies that are on the near...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.5 is RTW

    (RTW = Released to Web) There’s a new version of the Application Compatibility Toolkit out. ACT 5.5. Download here For those of you not familiar with this toolset, check out the main TechNet Library pages about it. Oddly, that page was updated two days from now. “Huh? ‘Was updated....
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Exchange Server “14” has a name! And the BETA is available today!

    Microsoft announced today that the next version of Microsoft Exchange (previously known as version 14) is now called Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 . Here’s the MS PressPass article about it. Great name! Surprised? “No.” I didn’t think so. But the good news is that the beta is now available...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Windows 7 Beta 1 Availability

    Only 35% left to go on my download of Windows 7 from the TechNet Plus Subscription site.  Yes indeed… as expected, SteveB let loose the availability of the first public beta of Windows 7 during his keynote address at CES . And almost to the moment he announced it, the PressPass article went live...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Hyper-V "RC0" Now Available

    Those of you tracking the progress with great enthusiasm (as I am) of the new Hyper-V virtualization in Windows Server 2008 will be excited to learn that we've just released Release Candidate 0 (RC0) of Hyper-V.  Installation Instructions can be found HERE . You really should check out John Howard...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: RTM! SQL Server 2008 R2 is Released!

    Today, April 21, 2010, at 9:30am CDT, Microsoft announces the release-to-manufacturing of SQL Server 2008 R2 . Watch the SQL Server Virtual Press Room for the official announcement. “What are the big benefits, Kevin?” Your end users and consumers of “the right information, right now” will love the big...
  • Blog Post: Breaking News: Free Private Cloud “Jump Start” Training

    Microsoft has just scheduled a FREE 2-day training course entitled “Creating and Managing a Private Cloud with System Center 2012 Jump Start” , happening on February 21st-22nd , 2012 from 9:00am to 5:00pm PST .  Adopting this exciting new computing paradigm provides a whole new landscape of technology...
  • Blog Post: LAST DAY (March 31) for saving nearly $100 on new TechNet Plus Direct subscriptions!

    IMPORTANT UPDATE : This promotion and promotion code have expired. Please CLICK HERE for the most current promotion. CLICK HERE for details about the subscription, and about the promotion (28%-off) that ends at the end of today (March 31, 2010). Or CLICK HERE to dive right in and save 28% using...
  • Blog Post: Wanna download the released Windows Server 2008 NOW?

    Then get a TechNet Subscription ! I just got word from the Sr. Product Manager herself . The bits for Windows Server 2008 are now available to be downloaded by TechNet subscribers. Here's what I see on my personal list of new product available to download and evaluate today: If you're not...