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  • Blog Post: Welcome From Baldwin Ng: Who I Am and What I Do Around Here

    Hello! Let me first introduce myself. My name is Baldwin Ng. I am the Senior Product Manager responsible for Solution Accelerators including Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit , Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides , and Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios Solution Accelerator - which...
  • Blog Post: The “Many-Core” Application Platform – Take 2, "Tools”

    In a recent post I wrote about the new platform scalability features available with Windows Server 2008 R2 . For Developers, the platform is only half of the equation. Developers require corresponding tools and libraries in order to make the most of the platform. These tools are now making their...
  • Blog Post: Optimize Deployment of Your Desktop Environment

    Are you looking to deploy Windows more effectively and efficiently, but not sure how?  You most likely have several questions: How do I plan? What hardware do I need? What about compatibility? How do I handle migration? How do I create standards? Is there any guidance? Chances are if you ever deployed...
  • Blog Post: Transparent Corporate Network Access via DirectAccess

    Executive Summary Desktop software integration is part art, part science. Desktop administration is hard and rarely leads to inspired users. DirectAccess is going to change all of that. With Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 you can now create an environment that is secure, always connected to the...
  • Blog Post: Don't Compromise Your IT! Modernize It!

    Customers that I work with, like many of you, are actively seeking ways to reduce costs. Whether they are managing the IT department for a large organization or a small business, they are experiencing increasing pressure to do more with less. Are you feeling the "pinch" too? What does this mean...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 User Experience

    The main delivery of App-V 4.6 is 64-bit supportability. The rest product features and functions are much the same, if not identical, with those of App-V 5.1 SP1 .The following shows App-V 4.6 Windows Desktop Client and App-V 4.6 Client for Remote Desktop Services (or Terminal Services) installed in...
  • Blog Post: Blain Barton Interviews Max Trinidad around Windows Server 2008 R2 and Window 7 dealing with TCO

    As my first blog post for BIEB, I decided to highlight a video Interview I had with Max Trinidad, a local IT Professional in South Florida and more recently - A Microsoft PowerShell MVP! I talked to Max about his work in rolling out Windows 7 during the beta and RC builds and using virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Driving IT Efficiencies in Your Organization

    During the current global economic “reset”, organizations and companies around the world are looking for more ways to do more with less. We call it the concept of “New Efficiency.” So, let’s talk about how you can save the hard-earned IT dollars to more quickly deploy, manage and operate your desktops...
  • Blog Post: Customers Ask Me: "How's the Best Way to get my Windows XP Settings to Windows 7?" - This works.

    As I deliver Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 events in the field, customers are excited about Windows 7 and have one common obstacle. No Upgrade SKU or path for Windows XP, so it's important that I lay out the path for you to ensure you have a smooth upgrade experience. FIRST : Backup up your data...
  • Blog Post: Does Communication With A Remote Work Force Scare You?

    First calm your server down, then next calm your IT administrator down as well. Now lets talk about communication and collaboration and how your servers can empower a remote workforce, that will allow your business to thrive be more focused on efficiency, innovation and productivity. ...
  • Blog Post: You’re Here, Why Am I Here?

    Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening everyone, I want to first thank you for checking out the Because It's Everybody's Business Blog. It is important you are here because it truly is your business and we at Microsoft want to make sure our software helps your run your business successfully...
  • Blog Post: RDS, VDI, and App-V User Experience

    The ability to deliver a desktop with full fidelity over a network, while deploying applications on demand and with hardware independence, is an IT reality with Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Application Virtualization (App-V) which is part of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack ( MDOP ). This...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) V1 SP1 User Experience

    Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, or MED-V, is a desktop virtualization solution providing a self-contained computing environment including the OS, intended applications, and customized settings, if any. Desktop virtualization allows an application to run in a specific OS environment different...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0: Overview part 1

    Welcome to part 1 of a 6 part series talking about a great FREE tool, which has released it’s 5th major version on Monday (7-12-2010): Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0! The MAP toolkit has been around for years.  MAP is a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that...
  • Blog Post: The Giant in Your Data Center

    First and Foremost,  I need to say on behalf of myself and Microsoft: THANK YOU!   Thank you for betting your business’ on Windows Server!  You all have slowly built your data centers on Windows Servers, allowing us to become the preferred giant in your data center and you are not alone...
  • Blog Post: Getting Intune With Your Inner Windows

    When you think about the cloud do you get a little confused?  Is your business between 25 and 500 employees?  Do you feel the cloud has nothing of value expect for big business?  Does managing your Windows infrastructure really not your bag of tea?  Even after you read about all of...
  • Blog Post: 2009 the Year of Windows 7 and So Much More to Come!

    When we look back at 2009 as IT Pros, it was the much anticipated arrival of Windows 7 in late October that drove a lot of our decisions on technology. Not only for our business, but our friends and relatives. How many of you loaded the beta and after playing with the beta early in the year told...
  • Blog Post: Steve Ballmer leads Virtual Event - Beyond Cost Cutting: Discover “The New Efficiency”

    On September 29th at 9 am (PST) please join us here on http:// www.thenewefficiency.com for a kick-off discussion on “The New Efficiency” live from San Francisco as a part of Microsoft’s Virtual Launch Event. Join in the conversation during this must-see event and see top technology leaders across industry...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Explained

    This is a follow-up posting and a continual discussion of desktop virtualization and Remote Desktop Services (RDS) relevant to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (WS2008R2) . I highly recommend those who are not familiar with RDS taking a moment to review the architecture and know what role RDWA, RDG...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 BranchCache™ User Experience

    This is a follow-up posting of Windows 7 BranchCache™ Explained . BranchCache, an exciting feature introduced in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, enables content from file and Web servers on a wide area network (WAN) to be cached on computers at a local branch office. Once BranchCache is configured...