Heavy on the Technical

One Technical Account Managers (TAM) Postings and Finds

September, 2008

  • Branch Infrastructure Implementation Solution for Windows Server 2008

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=02057405-49af-4867-bf1d-e0232b5c59e3&DisplayLang=en This replaces the Branch Deployment Guild for 2003 - which was an excellent read. rs
  • Help - my button on my lifecam 3000 doesn't work with Communicator...

    If you want to change the button on the top of your MS webcam from MSN to OCS client do the following: Step 1. Download LiveCam 1.3+ You can down load LiveCam 1.3+ from here: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/digitalcommunication/downloads...
  • QLogic Achieves Near-Native Fibre Channel I/O Performance on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

    Configuration with QLogic Fibre Channel Adapters Sets New Standard for Server Virtualization Efficiency ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 26, 2008 – QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ:QLGC), a leader in networking for storage and high performance computing (HPC), today...
  • I'm a PC and I'm a Stereotype = Perfect !!!!

    I you haven't seen our new adds.... http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/windows/videoGallery.aspx What I like is that we don't try to sell out product by bring others down - it looks like we'll just tell people what we do - which is a hell of a lot...
  • Garnter reports on MDOP/Vista Desktop

    As some of you may have heard Windows licensing took an evolutionary turn in early September when Microsoft announced two new licensing options under its Vista Enterprise Centralized Desktop (VECD) program. The program allows IT administrators to move...
  • Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007

    The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has been working on a new guide - Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 with R2 . Get the beta guide here . This guide targets key information to bring your infrastructure up to date, thereby...
  • New Technical Brief on backup strategies with WHS

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=196fe38c-df20-4e19-92ca-6bda7bec3ecb&DisplayLang=en Overview Windows® Home Server will automatically backup your home computers to the home server and allow you to easily restore the entire...
  • New Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide - Now Available for Download!

    Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) version 4.5 Infrastructure Planning and Design guides have been updated with the introduction of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) version 4.5. Download the entire IPD series or download the individual...
  • Zune 3 is here !

    Download the Zune 3 PC software (remember there are separate 32-bit and 64-bit downloads) Find out what's new in Zune 3 Discover the new Zune Originals See the 2008 devices Then for us Canadians we can go here to see what we get :) http:/...
  • The Growing Case for Virtualization

    http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/features/2008/sep08/09-16virtualization.mspx Q&A: Mike Neil, Microsoft’s virtualization strategist, talks about security, cloud computing and other virtualization topics from the floor of the VMworld conference...
  • Gaining Screen Real Estate

    http://www.360desktop.com/ Check it out. I'm using it on my small laptop to gain some more screen space - so far so good. rs
  • De-Chroming

    Do to this posting ( http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/150637/google_amends_chrome_license_agreement_after_objections.html ) regarding the perpetual copyright granted to Google in section 11, the license allowed the company to "make such Content...
  • Microsoft Online Media Series: Week of September 15, 2008

    Its been awhile since I've posted one of the series - I'll try to remember to post once per month. The Microsoft Online Media Series give you a fast, convenient way to find and engage with content that is most relevant and helpful to you. Featuring both...
  • Cumulative update package 9 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2

    INTRODUCTION Microsoft SQL Server 2005 hotfixes are created for specific SQL Server service packs. You must apply a SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 hotfix to an installation of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2. By default, any hotfix that is provided...
  • Analyze This!

    Microsoft Best Practices Analyzers Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool The ISA Server Best Practices Analyzer is a diagnostic tool that automatically performs specific tests on configuration data...
  • My Server is hung - what do I do?

    This was put together by another TAM - Wade Ashworth. Debugging a dump from a hung server may not be something you do every day so you may want to engage with one of our debug experts, however with this information as your guide you may find that...
  • MDOP 2008 R2 Release to Manufacturing!

    http://blogs.technet.com/mdop/ If you haven't been to the MDOP site - take a peak - it looks to be shaping up nicely. I'm planning on gearing up this spring during our TechReady event. rs
  • Canadian IT Pro and Dev TechDays

    Its official: http://www.microsoft.com/canada/msdn/techdays/default.aspx If things progress I'll be sharing stories with the attendees around my Premier Experience as a TAM and former Rapid Response Engineer (RRE - now the PFE - Premier Field Engineer...
  • Hyper-V Server !!!

    The site is up - we'll be able to talk about this soon. I've ported over all my lab servers to this now. Once we release, I'll post some quick configuration scripts and notes. http://www.microsoft.com/servers/hyper-v-server/default.mspx ...more...
  • Microsoft Align IT Tour

    More and more, today's competitive business organizations rely on technology leaders like you to maintain a flexible, agile IT infrastructure to best align systems with their changing business objectives. That's why you should plan to attend the Microsoft...
  • Mojave Experiment Phase II

    On Tuesday, August 26 at 6:00pm PT, Microsoft published a refresh of the Mojave Experiment website. The refreshed Mojave Experiment website ( http://www.mojaveexperiment.com/ ) includes the features demo along with additional videos and FAQ. The website...
  • (My take on) Support for Exchange 2007 Under the SVVP

    UPDATE: Many months later I can now say (as you all know) that Windows 2000/2003/2008 is now supported under ESX 3.5u2. You can see this for yourself here: http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/results.aspx?&bCatID=1521&cpID=0&avc=0&ava...
  • Virtual Labs Updated

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/virtuallabs/default.aspxn Lots of great content up here - please check it out if you haven't been there for a while. rs
  • Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guides

    The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide...
  • RMS/IRM Technical Readiness

    To my Premier Clients - please contact me for a full RMS/IRM readyness document. Here are some of the ways that we use RMS: Protect Word documents from accessed by unauthorized users. If an unauthorized user gains access to an RMS protected document...