mcs.ireland.blog/infrastructure

Welcome to the blog of the Microsoft Consulting Services infrastructure team in Ireland

December, 2006

  • IE7 Keyboard Shortcuts

    Tabs in IE7 are a great (and long overdue!) feature. Below are some keyboard shortcuts for using tabs that some people may find handy - the CTRL-TAB is one I definitely find indispensable. Opening Tabs Open links in a new tab in the background CTRL+click...
  • New Careers Micro Site

    I stumbled across a site that was pretty interesting in that it gave some good information in terms of the types of work we do, what type of people we seek to hire, and what a typical "day in the life" of an MCS consultant is like. For those who are...
  • Exchange 2007 Comparison

    As you probably know Exchange 2007 has now been released to manufacturing. You may be considering whether and when to upgrade. If so, you'll find the following feature comparison useful when making the decision. It compares the feature sets of Exchange...
  • System Center Operations Manager 2007 at RC2

    It's going to be a busy year! Hot on the heels of new releases of Office, Vista and Exchange... We've just announced that SCOM2007 Release Candidate 2 (formally MOM) has been realeased to customers for testing. This is a major milestone for the product...
  • New Intellimouse feature with latest Vista drivers

    If you install the latest Vista drivers for Intellipoint mice you get a nifty feature. The drivers are located at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/vista/vistasupport/intellipoint.mspx Once installed, click Pearl (where Start used to be) | All Programs...
  • Exchange 2007 RTM's

    Exchange 2007 released to manufacturing on Friday. Previously known as E12, the product delivers some great new technology including: - Unified Messaging that delivers voice mail and fax messages to the Exchange inbox - Greater mobility support – for...
  • Windows Defender final version now available

    Defender has been in beta for a while but a few weeks ago the final release was signed off. Defender is our free anti-spyware software which runs in realtime. You can download it from http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default...
  • solshare.net - Public Sector IT community

    A colleague of ours liked rain so much he decided he didn't get enough of it here in Ireland so he relocated to Seattle - the only place on the planet that makes the Irish climate seem hot and sunny :-) As part of his new role he has set up an online...
  • Managing GPOs with scripts

    Most people are familiar with GPMC - the Group Policy Management Console - for administering and troubleshooting GPO's. If you're not familiar with it - download it now, you're wasting your time managing GPO's the "old" way :-) What a lot of people...