Will Craddock's Technology Adventures

  • You say good bye and I say hello…

    I had a conversation with Dave Northey and Enda Flynn a few weeks back about creating a single Irish technical blog. This is how the Canadian TechNet team works and it proved effective to me as one of their regular customers, supporters, and guest bloggers...
  • Upcoming Microsoft Ireland TechNet Tour

    Event Description : ‘Tech Days’ are a collaborative effort between Microsoft and the IT Pro community to re-deliver the highlights of Tech Ed Conference to IT Pros across Ireland. Most of the sessions will be delivered by a combination of Microsoft and...
  • Windows 7 Deployment Tools Beta

    There has been a lot of posts around the Beta offering of Windows 7, and the message has been taken up with over 2.5 million downloads and counting. From an IT Pro perspective the great new interface and some of the additional features are fantastic but...
  • PerformancePoint 2007 to become part of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise

    I read this morning some very interesting news over on Kurt Shintaku's Blog . Be out of the office for a few days and you can really miss some big happenings. Kurt has been one of my favorite Microsoft bloggers for a couple of years as he covers a very...
  • Last Day for Windows 7 Public Beta Downloads Extended

    Brandon LeBlanc of the windows 7 team posted a notice last night regarding the the Windows 7 Beta.  Here is an excerpt: First off: thank you for your interest in beta testing Windows 7! As we near January 24th, we wanted to update everyone again...
  • Windows Small Business Server 2008 Update Rollup 1

    Windows Small Business Server 2008 Update Rollup 1 releases yesterday. This rollup package addresses the following issues in Windows Small Business Server 2008. Issue 1 The Security tab in the Windows Small Business Server 2008 Console incorrectly reports...
  • Licensing Change Notification: Access Windows Server 2003 in Hyper-V hosted on Windows Server 2008 without Windows Server 2008 CALs

    This is a reposting of a blog posting from Eric Ligman regarding the Friday announcement of changes to the licensing of widows CAL’s in Virtualization scenarios. Today we are announcing an exciting change in our licensing policy regarding Windows Server...
  • Microsoft Virtualization Webcasts

    Microsoft will be hosting a series of 300 level webcasts over the coming 10 weeks on the Microsoft Virtualization Solution, from the Desktop to the Datacenter. If you have any interest at all in virtualization (and if you’re an IT Pro how could you not...
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta Available too!

    With all the news about the release of the first public look at Windows 7 something might have slipped past you and that was the release of Windows Server 2008 R2.  As you might imagine there are quite a few upgrades and improvements and there is...
  • Windows 7

    The public beta for Windows 7 is available today! I have included some information and links for those looking to test the new windows OS in a NON-PRODUCTION environment. The Beta is your chance to help us with feedback that targets the fundamentals—the...
  • Home Server, the IT Pro’s best friend

    During my interview process with Microsoft I endured a number interviews and in every single one I was asked the same question “What is your favorite Microsoft product?” Much to every persons chagrin I answered Windows Home Server. In my opinion this...
  • Windows 7 Available through TechNet and MSDN

    Interest in Windows 7 is high to say the least. Since PDC when the first public pre-beta views of the new Windows OS were released there has been endless blog postings and screenshots of the product. Well now you too can participate in the lead up to...
  • SBS 2008 on US TV Morning Show

    I saw this over on Sean Daniel’s blog and thought I would share the video. Sean has one of the best SBS blogs on the planet, if your not subscribing, you should be! Any who, here is the lowdown on the video clip. Small Business Server was mentioned, as...
  • CES on This Week in Vegas

    This is a big week for the geek in me, the Consumer Electronics Show is on in Vegas this week. This is the ultimate candy shop for all things electronic, including the newest releases of laptops, TV's, audio equipment, automotive technology, gadgets and...
  • Fix it for me blog on Microsoft TechNet

    I just happened to find this new blog posting in the TechNet Blogs feed: Have you ever come across a Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article or been presented with a Windows Error Reporting (WER) solution and asked yourself, why can't Microsoft just fix...
  • EVENT: Microsoft Management Summit 2009: April 27-May 1, 2009, Las Vegas ,NV

    I wanted alert you of an upcoming technical conference Microsoft is presenting to factor in to your training and travel plans for mid 2009. The Microsoft Management Summit is a must attend for system administrators and senior technical staff as it brings...
  • Free Microsoft Press “Understanding Microsoft Virtualization” eBook

    Mitch Tullock provides a thorough look at the capabilities, features, and operations of Microsoft virtualization technologies from the desktop to the datacenter, and how to plan, implement, and manage virtual infrastructure solutions. This is a 417 page...
  • DPM 2007 SP1 Released

    < blatently ripped from the DPM blog > Storage Solutions is very excited to announce the release of Service Pack 1 for DPM 2007. What is new in Service Pack 1 http://www.microsoft.com/SystemCenter/ DataProtectionManager/en/us/WHATs...
  • TRAINING: TechNet Plus Subscribers only – Windows Server 2008 Network &amp; Admin Courses

    I have blogged in the past about the benefits of having a TechNet subscription, here are a couple of more of the benefits. Currently the following courses are available to TechNet Plus Subscribers: Course 6690: Exploring the Fundamentals of Network Infrastructure...
  • TechNet Edge

    There is a lot of hype about web 2.0 for the last few years. Facebook, MySpace, MS Live Space and others have changed the way people interact and communicate. I am an active participant, as are many of you….it is not a geek thing anymore….it is a people...
  • Harry B and Phillip Elder SBS Dublin Event

    Sunday saw a small number of local SBSC’ers attend a session with Harry Belfast from SMB Nation . Harry made a special trip over to Dublin for the Sunday session after a successful Friday SMB Nation event at the Microsoft UK office . Joining Harry for...
  • SBS 2008 Downgrade Rights

    I was asked by a partner this week about the downgrade rights for SBS 2008 Premium. There was some conflicting information available between the SBS Team Blog , the MVP Blogs (and you know them well I am sure) and Microsoft's forward facing website. This...
  • Windows Vista SP2 and Server 2008 SP2 available for download

    Earlier today I blogged about the virtues of a TechNet Plus subscription and I have to add one more reason to subscribe. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-ie/windows/dd262148(en-us).aspx Service Pack 2 for Vista and Server 2008 are now available as part...
  • TechNet Subscription Discounts

    In my role here at Microsoft I make presentations to customers and partners alike every day of the week. One of the things that strikes me in these is the limited number of people who are taking advantage of TechNet Plus subscriptions. In my last number...
  • Free copy of Windows Server 2008 STD interest you?

    Learn it, Earn it: FREE Windows Server 2008 Software When You Take Any of Our Three Featured Training Courses Looking to improve your skill-set in a tough economic environment? You can learn all about Windows Server 2008’s powerful new management...