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Matt McSpirit on Virtualisation, Management and Core Infrastructure

October, 2009

  • Free eBook – Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2

    Remember a couple of years back, just before Windows Server 2008 launched? Well, for me, I knew this was going to be one of my focuses for that particular financial year, however, I also knew very little about 2008 as a technology!  I was a Windows...
  • System Center Configuration Manager SP2 Released

    22nd October was a pretty significant day for Microsoft.  As most of you will be aware, it was the day Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 were launched, and both are monumental releases for a number of different reasons.  Windows 7 is a fantastic...
  • System Center Service Manager Public Beta (2) – Now Available

    A couple of weeks back (seems like ages now, but I’ve been moving house so I have an excuse!!) I blogged about Service Manager , and how it could be the next big thing in automating IT processes, workflows, and more, within an IT environment.  At...
  • WDS and SCOM Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides Released…

    For those of you who have been baffled by my title acronyms, WDS is Windows Deployment Services, which is a role of Windows Server, that enables network based deployment scenrios, and acts as a platform for the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, and System...
  • Optimising your Pinpoint…

    A couple of weeks ago, I highlighted an improved service for Microsoft Partners and Customers, known as Pinpoint.  For those of you not familiar with what Pinpoint is, have a quick read of the previous post , and come back (we’ll wait for you!)....