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April, 2010

  • What’s the difference between App-V and MED-V

    I’ve been spending time with App-V and MED-V, as I talk about them, the same question always comes up.  What’s the difference between App-V and MED-V?   What are they and how are they different?  The description of the whole MDOP suite...
  • OEM Reimaging Rights

    Q: (from Claudine) If a customer is legally licensed for Windows 7 Professional on 15 computers: 10 computers were bought with Windows 7 Professional preinstalled (OEM) and 5 they bought Windows 7 Professional Upgrades through Volume Licensing Can they...
  • Avoid Double Licensing the Desktop OS

    Q: (from Mark) I ran into some licensing issues concerning how we image etc ... so yes,  the deal has been delayed until I can straighten this out.   Short story is,  I don't want to pay for 2 windows licenses,  one from ...
  • Microsoft releases new Security Incident Report, version 8, for H2CY09

      Microsoft has released a new Security Incident Report (which you should be able to download as a PDF from this link) that covers H2CY09 (Jul-Dec 2009).  I would also encourage you to visit the homepage (shown above) for this report ( Microsoft...
  • Apple update sets new patch record

    This actually happened a few weeks back, but it’s part of my continuing story on how Microsoft’s whole approach to security, in the era since the Trustworthy Computing Initiative, is a better bet for your business than any other platform, even some that...
  • Why Move From Windows XP to Windows 7?

    Q: Now that Windows 7 has been around could you provide me with good reasons to convince some doubtful clients I have who are still reluctant to switch from XP. A: You're in luck! Because Windows 7 has been out for six months and we've been promoting...
  • Are you Intune?

    We have a beta release of Intune, it’s a new management solution for our SMB customers. Check out the following link for more details: http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsintune/default.aspx I’ve heard this was coming, but I didn’t give...
  • Windows 7 Deployment & Activation

    Q: (from Stephen) My customers are starting to move from Windows XP to Windows 7 and I’m starting to see more volume activation opportunities. Where can I go to get a quick overview of the deployment and activation tools available for Windows 7? A: I...
  • IAMCP Community Event w/Cindy Bates

    From Steve Hall – District Computers May 19 Microsoft Partner Network Event Please join IAMCP - DC as we gather at Microsoft's new Chevy Chase, MD Office to take part in IAMCP's first virtual national gathering of all IAMCP - United States chapters simultaneously...
  • Licensing Bootcamps

    Q: (from Kristy) Previously, I have attended Microsoft hosted ½ day or full day “Licensing 101” or “Licensing for Partners” training sessions.  Are you still involved in training partners in the MD/DC region?  Are any training sessions like...
  • Virtualization Sales Specialist

    Q: (from David) During your presentation, I remember something about a reference to a Virtualization Sales Assessment or something similar… A: It is the Virtualization Sales Specialist; as series of courses designed to prepare sales people to communicate...