January, 2009

  • 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...