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  • Blog Post: MICROSOFT GULF COMMUNITY BLOG

    Microsoft Gulf Community blog is an Excellent blog for the Gulf community, you will find interesting posts by our community leads and news about upcoming events within the region. I encourage all of the Gulf Dev and IT Pros to visit the blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/msgulfcommunity/ If you are within...
  • Blog Post: Enter Island: Because IT is The Best Job in the World

    You surely have seen it on TV - some people really think that sitting on a boring island and blogging about clouds going by is “the best job in the world” (not to mention the risk of being bitten by a jelly fish). Here at Microsoft however, we are absolutely sure that IT is the best job in the world...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 breaks Amazon UK pre-order volume record, ousts Harry Potter

    From http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/21/windows-7-breaks-amazon-uk-pre-order-volume-record-ousts-harry/ This is really amazing... Windows 7 rocks:)))
  • Blog Post: 8 million Kinects sold in 60 days!!!!

    See the details of this news and other exciting news coming out of CES; please see the CES Virtual Pressroom here
  • Blog Post: January 2011 - Technical Rollup Mail–Manageability

    Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 enables businesses to align security and management to improve endpoint protection while greatly reducing operational costs. It builds on System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and R3, allowing you to use your existing client...
  • Blog Post: DNS Namespace Planning Solution Center Launched

    Based on customer feedback, early this month we launched a new DNS Namespace Planning Solution Center for all customers using Microsoft products – primarily Microsoft server-based products – in an uncommon namespace topology. http://support.microsoft.com/namespace This Solution Center outlines Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Java 6 - Vista compliant

    Looking for a Java runtime environment edition that is Vista compliant, go and download version 6 from here http://www.java.com/en/download/windows_manual2.js...
  • Blog Post: Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 References

    Copied from http://blogs.technet.com/b/storageserver/archive/2010/11/16/windows-storage-server-2008-r2-references.aspx Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Microsoft.com:  http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/wss08.aspx TechNet Overview : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg232660...
  • Blog Post: Group Policy Settings Reference Windows Vista

    This spreadsheet lists the policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the administrative template files (admx/adml) delivered with Windows Vista (RTM build 6000). http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=41dc179b-3328-4350-ade1-c0d9289f09ef&DisplayLang=en
  • Blog Post: Tech∙Ed Middle East 2011 dates have been announced

    Tech∙Ed Middle East returns to Dubai in 2011, March 8 – 10, for 3 full days of deep technical education, hands-on-learning and opportunities to connect with Microsoft and Community experts one-on-one.  Join the Tech∙Ed Middle East email list and be among the first to receive event announcements...
  • Blog Post: MVA new tracks

    Check out the new tracks: Licensing Windows 8 Operating and Managing a Secure Windows 8 Environment Overview of Windows Azure Virtual Machines (IaaS) Planning and Preparing for Windows 8 Windows 8 for IT Pros Jump Start Windows Intune – Deploy Windows Intune – Manage & Operate Windows Intune – Plan...
  • Blog Post: Remote Desktop Connection Manager

    This is a cool download http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4603c621-6de7-4ccb-9f51-d53dc7e48047 “RDCMan manages multiple remote desktop connections. It is useful for managing server labs where you need regular access to each machine such as automated checkin systems...
  • Blog Post: Bing “Likes” Facebook

    Bing has connected with Facebook to make searching on Bing more social. Together, Bing and Facebook offer you better search results and a more personalized experience with the help of your Facebook friends. Your friends introduce you to new music, restaurants, movies, and more. Now Bing helps you discover...
  • Blog Post: Whoa, Google, That’s A Pretty Big Security Hole

    Interesting article about Google recent security hole http://techcrunch.com/2010/11/20/whoa-google-thats-a-pretty-big-security-hole/
  • Blog Post: Study: Bing searches more accurate than Google's

    Microsoft’s search engine Bing, and even Yahoo, are providing users with more accurate searches than their rival Google, according to a report out this week. Bing and Yahoo, which is now using Microsoft’s Bing search technology, had the highest search success rates last month, reported Experian Hitwise...
  • Blog Post: Final release of the new ISA firewall client

    Vista users, the final release of the ISA firewall client is released. Go and download it http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=05C2C932-B15A-4990-B525-66380743DA89&displaylang=en Enjoy
  • Blog Post: Large Logical Unit Support and Windows Server 2003 SP1

    today I got a question about the maximum size for a partition that windows can see and that it is always known that it is limited to 2TB… This is no more J . Read this. This article describes changes in Windows operating systems that will support disk logical unit sizes larger than 2 TB. In...
  • Blog Post: Recommended readings

    The below is some of my favorite and recommended articles thought of sharing them and I recommend sparing some time on reading them: · File-Level Antivirus Scanning on Exchange 2007 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb332342(EXCHG.80).aspx · How to Align Exchange I/O with Storage Track...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 is now available

    Microsoft has released Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to manufacturing. SP1 is a combined service pack for both operating systems encapsulated in a single installer. Based on business value, customers all over the world continue to deploy Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2...
  • Blog Post: How to move the storage of email and attachments out of main memory and on to the storage card for WM5

    First thing you need to do is create a couple folders on your storage card.The first folder should be \Storage Card\Mail\ and the second folder should be \Storage Card\Mail\Attachments\. Once these are created, you'll need to edit your registry. Open your favourite Windows Mobile registry...
  • Blog Post: IMPORTANT EMAIL VIRUS Alert: Win32/Visal.B with a subject name of “Here you have”

    Take care… There is currently a new mass mailing worm that sends out thousands of messages from infected machines. This message has a link to a file on the internet. The file in the link displays a .pdf but the Hyperlink is to a “_pdf.scr” file. If you run the scr your machine will start sending out...
  • Blog Post: December 2010 - Technical Rollup Mail

    December 2010 - Technical Rollup Mail – Manageability http://blogs.technet.com/b/trm/archive/2010/12/09/december-2010-technical-rollup-mail-manageability.aspx December 2010 - Technical Rollup Mail - Unified Communications http://blogs.technet.com/b/trm/archive/2010/12/09/december-2010-technical-rollup...
  • Blog Post: 7 New Microsoft Virtual Academy Courses

    Introduction to the Microsoft Private Cloud https://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/tracks/introduction-to-the-microsoft-private-cloud Modules: Private Cloud Overview; Private Cloud: Infrastructure Overview; Private Cloud: Application Overview This course focuses on proving an overview of the Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Middle East 2010

    Hay, the first Tech-Ed event in the middle east will happen from 1st of March and till 3rd of March. This is an excellent opportunity for readers in the region to go there and attend some excellent sessions from top notch people. You can get more info here http://www.teched.ae/ or follow the event on...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 – Released To Manufacturing

    Today is the day that the Windows Phone team has been driving towards, and we’re very excited to say that we’ve reached the biggest milestone for our internal team – the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows Phone 7!  While the final integration of Windows Phone 7 with our partners’ hardware...