NorthEast Technology Landscape

A forum for rambling about hot technology topics, with a special focus on New England events

NorthEast Technology Landscape

  • Product\Beta releases – Office & Sharepoint 2010 betas revealed and more!

    It’s been a busy November from Redmond so far, with the TechEd Europe conference at the beginning of the month, and the Professional Developers Conference 2009 held this past week. Even being a Microsoft employee whose job it is to keep track of our enterprise...
  • Interoperability at Microsoft

    I find that, in most of my conversations with customers, there still exists the prevailing notion that Microsoft offers a closed system and doesn’t offer much value with respect to interoperability. While I won’t argue that this may once have been the...
  • Windows 7 Information, Server 2008 R2, Office 2010 Tech Preview, and other goings on at Microsoft

    So, as you have probably heard, the code for Windows 7 went gold last week. I am enjoying it in its full glory on my 2 year old laptop (membership has its privileges, as they say), and while the general public won’t see it until October 22nd, our business...
  • Browsers, Search, etc. – Enterprise Considerations

    With all of the recent buzz around this week’s launch of Bing.com – Microsoft’s new consumer oriented search (or ‘decision’) engine, I feel that this is a good time to bring up the topic of the internet browsing, search, and the enterprise. i.e. What...
  • Lots of News

    So, it’s been a busy few weeks out in Redmond (and Las Vegas), so I thought that I would consolidate and pass along a list of the most recent updates in Microsoft-land. If nothing else, read the info at the bottom and have a little fun. First and...
  • Windows 7 Release Candidate Availability and XP Mode!

    On Friday afternoon, the Windows Team Blog made two announcements: the availability of the Release Candidate for Windows 7 , and the introduction of a brand new feature coming in Win7: XP Mode ! The RC will be available for download for MSDN and TechNet...
  • Cost Cutting, Environmental Sustainability, and Green IT

    Join us for a discussion about environmental sustainability and the role of technology in reducing carbon emissions, energy consumption, and operating costs. REGISTER NOW: Email Microsoft Northeast VIP Registration Reducing the impact of business...
  • Green IT\Environmental Sustainability with Microsoft Solutions

    Environmental Sustainability in business has garnered a great deal of attention over the past year. Initially, this rise was for reasons of morality and social responsibility. More recently, the focus has shifted to cost reduction implications. Consumers...
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7…what should my desktop strategy be?

    So, the past several years have seen some interesting developments in the Windows client lifecycle. Many customers are taking a hard look at their current environment, the overall technology landscape, and the Windows roadmap. Now is a good time to try...
  • Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2 Betas and More!

    Last night, in the keynote for the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the immediate availability of the betas for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2! Needless to say, these are significant milestones – we are all...
  • Windows Deployment Hands-on Labs

    If you are planning to deploy Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008, join us for these informative deployments hands-on lab. These sessions are provided at no cost to you , and cover the tools and best practices to ensure that your deployment goes...
  • Office Deployment Hands-on Labs

    If you are planning to deploy Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008, join us for these informative deployments hands-on lab. These sessions are provided at no cost to you , and cover the tools and best practices to ensure that your deployment goes...
  • Next Generation Desktop Summit

    This one seminar on Tuesday, January 27th will provide a valuable opportunity to network with peers, exchange best practices, and get the latest information directly from other Microsoft customers and partners engaged in deploying Windows Vista and an...
  • Microsoft\Citrix Desktop Virtualization Solutions

    Lean & Green with Desktop Virtualization Solutions REGISTER NOW Register Now ! Seating is limited. ...
  • 2007 Microsoft Office System Tips and Tricks Live Meeting

    Tips and Tricks for the 2007 Microsoft Office System Get the most out of Office 2007! You’re invited to attend a Live Meeting presentation on January 13, 2008. Learn about timesaving features to help you in your day-to-day work. Suitable for beginner...
  • Windows Mobile and Beyond

    Workforce on the Go: Mobilizing your Workforce - Windows Mobile 6 and beyond, Exchange 2007 SP1, System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 AGENDA 8:00 – 8:30 am Breakfast served ...
  • Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Deployment Hands-on Labs – Free!

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Deployment Hands-on Labs – 2 days You're Invited... Microsoft invites you to an exclusive training...
  • Latest Microsoft Updates – PDC & WINHEC Conferences

    The past few weeks have been huge with respect to some major announcements from the Professional Developers Conference and the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference. We have announced a new wave of products based on the Windows platform, as well as...
  • Unified Communications Event - 11/14 in Waltham

    Experience UC Event: Beyond the Hype Boston, November 14, 2008 How do you cut business costs and still improve efficiency, productivity and profitability? How are you extending the life of your telephony infrastructure without ripping or replacing your...
  • Microsoft Virtualization Launch – 10/31 in Boston

    Put virtualization in your hands, and your plans. Attend this FREE event that lets you touch, talk about, and experience Microsoft® virtualization solutions in a setting that's focused on you. Find out all about virtualization. You will get a day of intensive...
  • Beyond Tech-Ed 2008 - Northeast District

    Join us at Beyond Tech·Ed 2008 Technical Briefing Come hear about innovative Microsoft solutions, share best practices with peers, and see the latest technologies and products. Even if you attended Microsoft Tech-Ed this year, come and see the...
  • SQL Server 2008 release, and other Application Platform news

    So, after a summertime break in blog postings, I'm back. The big news from last week is that SQL Server 2008 has been released to manufacturing (RTM'd). You can go to the main SQL Server page to download an evaulation copy, and it should be available...
  • Hyper-V has Arrived!

    Today marks a significant day in Microsoft's virtualization roadmap - Hyper-V for Windows Server 2008 has been released! Now, I know that there are a lot of VMWare ESX customers out there, but if you are presented with a virtualization solution that...
  • Internet Explorer 8 is Coming!

    So, Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 was released back in March - targeted at the web developer audience. Beta 2 is approaching a bit later this year, intended for a broader base of users (enthusiasts and the like). It's great to see that we're not standing...
  • Virtualization and Licensing

    As a technically-focused guy, I always said to myself that the less I know about licensing, the happier I'll be (and perhaps you all feel the same way :) )...but the reality is that, in my current role, I get a lot of questions about licensing. And, I...