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May, 2008

  • Windows Deployment Services – Part 1

    Sysprep ships with all Vista and Server 08 images Setupmanager has been replaced by Windows System Image Manger (WSIM) the entire set of deployment tools have been replaced, it is all xml file based and much easier to manage. This got me interested...
  • Find out more about Live Mesh

    From MSDN Flash: The MSDN Flash is full of pointers to in-depth technical information that we encourage subscribers to forward to friends and co-workers. If you've received this issue from someone via e-mail and would like to receive the free MSDN...
  • Vista and Gaming (Good story for a change)

    Here is a good story regarding Vista: Vista screams past XP in gaming tests! - http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=458 As a side note there are a lot of good stories regarding Vista. Zeus knows I complain about aspects of Vista, but I don't believe it...
  • Webcast Series Spotlight: Introduction to SharePoint for Developers

    For our smart MOSS/WSPS viewers.... Welcome to the Webcast Series Spotlight! This is a periodic, non-regular announcement, that highlights a specific series of webcasts that target specific technology or specific solutions. Introduction to SharePoint...
  • SharePoint Resource Guide for May 2008 and beyond

    I quote, "For quite a while, the PG has been publishing the SharePoint Resource Guide in an attempt to provide our TAMs and others a resource to assist with highlighting many of the SharePoint links that are available to give our customers guidance...
  • My Bad - Technical Rollups ARE being posted

    Get your fix of the Techical Rollups here: http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx I'll save the electronic trees and not post them on my blog. rs
  • Microsoft Online Media: June 2-6

    Microsoft Online Media: June 2-6 Access webcasts, virtual labs, and podcasts for information on the latest products and technologies from Microsoft. During webcasts, see demonstrations and hear subject matter experts answer your questions. Take part...
  • Some recent Posts on Windows 7

    For those who don't read the blogs/new we have a new OS on its way. The following comments/views do not represent those held by Microsoft. Cnet reports on W7 http://news.cnet.com/8301-13860_3-9951638-56.html Windows Vista blog re W7 http...
  • Exchange 2007 Certification info

    For those starting the test & Cert process: www.microsoft.com/learning/exchange2007 . Courses 3938 Updating Your Skills from Microsoft® Exchange 2000 Server or Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 to Microsoft Exchange...
  • Prizefight: MacBook Air vs. Thinkpad X300

    Finally the PC guys gets a stick..... http://www.cnettv.com/9742-1_53-50000247.html
  • Seach for New KB for Month

    If you haven't seen this site - please take a look. You can search all new KB for the month by technology or top 50 KBs per technology. http://support.microsoft.com/gp/searchkb_month_new1/en-hk
  • ISA / IIS / Biztalk / WSPS / MOSS Info for the Month of April

    News Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server Forefront Threat Management Gateway, the Next Generation of ISA Server, Now in Public Beta Get a first look at the Forefront Threat Management Gateway, the next generation of ISA...
  • SQL Server Info for the Month of April

    News SQL Server 2008: Benchmarks Take advantage of SQL Server 2008’s industry-leading performance and scalability for real-world database workloads with the lowest cost of operation, as verified by Microsoft partners and industry-standard Transaction...
  • Security Info for the Month of April

    News Building Security into Windows Vista and the Microsoft Culture http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=8691652 By Michael Howard, Principal Security Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation At the end of the day, you improve security by focusing on...
  • System Center / Management for the Month of April

    News The Manageability Team Blog http://blogs.technet.com/smsandmom/default.aspx The Deployment Guys http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys Starting mid-April 2008, beta Operations Management Packs for Windows Server 2008 will become...
  • Some Useful Office 2007 Training Links

    I’ve had a few of my customers come to me looking for something they can provide to their customers to assist them with their Office 2003 to 2007 training programs for end users. It provides an interactive way of looking at the old 2003 menu system and...
  • Notice: Ensuring your website is ready for Internet Explorer 8

    Consistent with our efforts to promote further interoperability across the Web, Microsoft will be releasing Internet Explorer 8 to render content in its most standards-compliant way by default. Giving top priority to Web standards interoperability allows...
  • Webcasts that will be held in June, July and August

    Feel free to re-use... Best Regards, Scheduling of Webcasts is subject to change. For up-to-date information on upcoming Webcasts, go to http://www.microsoft.com/events/webcasts/upcoming.mspx Fri, 23 May 2008 ...
  • Hyper-V and Freezing (Toshiba M5 and HP350)

    With the release of RC1 for Hyper-V I thought it was time to retool all my lab machines to run Hyper-V. Problem 1. Toshiba Tecra M5 - After adding Hyper-V Laptop would hang/freeze at boot and shutdown Solution. Updated the firmware to 3.6 Apparently...
  • OS for the Month of April

    News Windows® XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) Windows® XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) is now available to download/test for subscribers on MSDN and Technet. You will find the Service Pack download listed under New Subscriber Downloads in MSDN and New Content...
  • Exchange and UM info for the Month of April

    News You Had Me At EHLO... http://msexchangeteam.com/default.aspx Microsoft Office Outlook Team Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/default.aspx Office Communications Server Team Blog http://communicationsserverteam.com/ ...
  • Ex2K7 - Error: There is no primary UM extension address although the mailbox is UM enabled.

    Fun Lab Error - when I attempt to view the info of an account using the EMC or get-mailbox cmd I get the following error: "There is no primary UM extension address although the mailbox is UM enabled." Running out of options of removing the UM via EMC...