mcs.ireland.blog/infrastructure

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

December, 2007

  • Making deployment of Office 2007 easier for both users and the IT guys

    A lot of IT departments have been traditionally nervous about rolling out new end user applications due to the potential helpdesk impact if users are not 100% au fait with how to use the software. In my experience, the concerns have been largely unfounded...
  • SharePoint Monitoring Toolkit

    Written from the ground up to take full advantage of the new features of System Center Operations Manager 2007, the SharePoint Monitoring Toolkit helps you manage Microsoft® SharePoint® environments of all sizes with two new management packs...
  • What's new in Exchange 2007 clustering

    Most of you out there have of course heard about Exchange 2007 and maybe even have seen some demo's. But I have a feeling very few of you have actually deployed it yet - not that you don't want to of course but these things take time. In this blog I'm...
  • Office 2007 SP1 now released

    For techies/ITPros, check out the KB article for the full details. If you'd prefer to just download and install straight away, you can get it at this link.
  • Using Visio to its full advantage

    A lot of people use Visio for drawing network diagrams, design diagrams and process flowcharts. Most people aren't aware of how you can take things a lot further by leveraging the data connector & data visualisation features of the product - for example...
  • Windows Vista BitLocker Feature – How to enable Full Disk Encryption for the Enterprise

    Introduction BitLocker is a software-based Hard –Drive encryption solution which is built into the Windows Vista versions which are aimed at the corporate market, i.e. Enterprise and Ultimate. The solution works by using drive partitioning to separate...
  • Exchange 2007 SP1 has shipped

    Service Pack 1 for Exchange 2007 has now been released. Over 250,000 customers were involved in testing the SP, 30,000 of whom were running Windows Server 2008. As well as a rollup of relevant hotfixes, key improvements in Exchange Server 2007 SP1 include...