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  • Blog Post: Support for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 in System Center Operations Manager 2007

    Support is now available for running Operations Manager 2007 SP1 and Operations Manager 2007 R2 on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. See the Knowledge Base article for management pack availability, known issues, and updates. More to come, Mitch Subscribe to the TechNet Flash newsletter
  • Blog Post: A look at the Windows 7 beta-to-RC changes

    For the legions of IT pros current testing Windows 7, the Windows team blog, Engineering Windows 7 has posted details on some of the changes from the beta version to the release candidate. This is not the exhaustive list of changes, but some of the more visible changes based on feedback that go beyond...
  • Blog Post: A month of Exchange Server 2007 tips on TechNet Magazine

    Find a new Exchange Server 2007 tip every business day. TechNet Magazine has kicked off its next monthly theme for its Tip of the Day. Discover useful tips like how to Use the Exchange Management Shell to Create New Mail Users and Mailboxes , Quickly Discover Deleted Mailboxes in Exchange Server 2007...
  • Blog Post: Pre-Order Windows 7 today and save half

    Windows 7 is coming on October 22, 2009 and you can pre-order Windows 7 today at the Microsoft Store . You'll get it for at least half off and that translates into $49.99 for the Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade and $99.99 for the Windows 7 Professional Upgrade. But hurry, the offer runs until July 11...
  • Blog Post: Deal on TechNet Plus Subscriptions

    TechNet Flash readers are being offered a special deal on a TechNet Plus subscription . Get 12 months for just $297 (Reg. $349). Just use the promo code TNF10 to get the special price. Through TN Plus you can still get your hands on the Windows 7 Beta. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Beta 2 has launched

    For those who didn’t sign up in advance last week for notification on the availability of the MDT 2010 Beta 2, just click here to get the toolkit . If you are already a member, click here . MDT 2010 is the next version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application...
  • Blog Post: The Springboard Series Tour Returns Next Month

    May 2 – Toronto | May 4 – Detroit | May 6 – Chicago | May 9 – Indianapolis | May 11 – Dallas | May 13 - Columbus The Springboard Series Tour hits the road again next month. This six-city tour brings the top product teams from Microsoft to you. Join us for a full...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise coolness: DirectAccess and other Windows 7 benefits

    With so many talked about new features in Windows 7, I have to point out a feature for enterprises that is near and dear to my heart: Direct Access . Anyone who has spent much time accessing their corporate network via a VPN will appreciate this. Direct Access maintains constant direct access between...
  • Blog Post: Download the Windows the 7 Upgrade Advisor beta

    Want a quick way to check if you PC can run Windows 7? In general, if your PC can run Windows Vista, it can run Windows 7. But if you're not running Windows Vista, or are just not sure if your system is ready to run Windows 7, download the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta . The Windows 7 Upgrade...
  • Blog Post: Now Free: 43 Video Sessions from Tech•Ed 2009

    Ever wonder what you missed from Tech·Ed 2009? You can now view 43 of the most popular sessions on TechNet’s new Tech·Ed 2009 Videos page. The sessions are conveniently grouped by topics, including: · Office and SharePoint · Windows Client · Security, Identity and Access · Unified Messaging...
  • Blog Post: Get Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 SP1 Now

    Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 are ready with new virtualization tools, web resources, management enhancements, and Windows 7 integration. You can also evaluate the SP1 edition with the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 trial . Also find Service Pack 1 evaluation resources here . ...
  • Blog Post: Download the Windows 7 Release Candidate

    Yes, the RC is now available and features several changes and improvements since the Beta release, including improved boot performance, FAT32 support, and User Account Control (UAC) design changes. Go here to download the Windows 7 Release Candidate . To assist in your evaluation, here are some key resources...
  • Blog Post: Just released: Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 Beta

    Windows Home Server is getting ready for Windows 7. The Windows Home Server team has announced the Windows Home Server Power Pack 3 Beta which provides backup and restore of computers running Windows 7, Windows 7 Libraries integration, enhancements for Windows Media Center, and better support for netbook...
  • Blog Post: The Get On The Bus tour is coming with free SWAG

    We are giving away 50 copies of Windows 7 Ultimate to the first 50 Get On the Bus event attendees through the door at every stop, plus some chances at some other great SWAG. What is the Get On The Bus Tour? Well, it’s where Microsoft comes to you, and we are coming to the East Coast May 21-June...
  • Blog Post: When can you get your hands on Windows 7 RTM?

    The answer to that question is “sooner than you might think.” The Windows Team Blog has posted details on when customers will be able to download the RTM (Release to Manufacturing) bits, and the availability depends on who you are. For instance, independent software vendors and independent hardware...
  • Blog Post: Version 1.1 of Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios now available

    This Solution Accelerator includes the following components: Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios Assessment v1.1 (a guide) Windows Optimized Desktop Scenario Selection Tool v1.1 The new version of this Solution Accelerator updates both the guide and tool to reflect the additional functionalities...
  • Blog Post: New features announced for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1

    As noted in the Windows Blog , Microsoft today revealed two new desktop virtualization features that will be included in the upcoming Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 and an updated Remote Desktop client for Windows 7 SP1. For Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Microsoft announced Dynamic Memory...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2

    Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) enables IT administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates and fully manage the distribution of updates that are released through Microsoft Update to computers in their network. Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (WSUS 3.0 SP2) delivers...
  • Blog Post: Download a special 90-Day trial of Windows 7 Enterprise

    Brought to you by the Springboard Series, this special 90-day trial of Windows 7 Enterprise is now available to help you test and evaluate the final released to manufacturing (RTM) version of Windows 7 Enterprise. Designed specifically for IT professionals, this 90-day trial is offered in English, Spanish...
  • Blog Post: Share your Windows 7 Tips with TechNet Magazine

    TechNet Magazine is relaunching its popular Tip of the Day feature, starting with a look at the best tips and tricks for Windows 7. Now we want to hear from you. Have a special workaround, tweak, or fix you’d like to contribute to the TechNet Magazine tips library? Just visit www.technetmagazinetips...
  • Blog Post: Protecting mobile workers with Windows 7 security

    The Windows Security Blog features a great high-level look by Paul Cooke at the security features in Windows 7 that help mobile workers access the information they need to be productive. He describes the benefits of Windows 7 support for multiple active firewall policies , which enables PCs to obtain...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Magazine Offers Twice-Daily Tips in February

    TechNet Magazine continues to serve up daily tips to help you tweak, optimize, manage, and get more out of Windows 7. And throughout the month of February, you get twice the daily tips. Every day (M-F), TechNet Magazine is also sharing a new Exchange Server 2010 tip . Check out all these tips...
  • Blog Post: Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Released

    You can now download Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 , which enable IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on remote computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2 (and, for some roles and features, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2003) from a remote...
  • Blog Post: Application Virtualization 4.6 Beta ready for download

    As 64-bit computing becomes more commonplace in the enterprise, the MDOP team has announced that App-V 4.6 be the first version of App-V to support both x64 and x86 Windows platforms and the primary focus of the release is to enable App-V to take advantage of 64-bit Windows platforms including Windows...
  • Blog Post: New release of Windows Client Monitoring Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 now available

    The Windows Client Monitoring Management Pack has been updated with bug fixes for Vista MP and support for monitoring Windows 7. It can detect, diagnose, and resolve hardware and software problems pertaining for computers running Windows Client 2000, XP, Vista, or Windows 7 operating systems. Information...