Archive for the ‘Misc’ Category

The January MVA TechNet Radio show is now live. In this show listen to the MVA Dean discuss the upcoming MVA courses on Private Cloud, System Center 2012 scenarios such as Application Management, Orchestrator, Data Protection, Operations and Service Manager as well SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2 courses. He also lays the […]


I’m a fan of this toolkit, not just because I’ve worked with the people who build it, but also seeing what is can do. It’s used internally by use when we visit sites, also partner use it for their customers. Over the years it’s been improved and expanded both through changing technologies and also feedback […]


The increasing use of virtual machines—for purposes ranging from support of older operating system environments to power savings—has created new challenges for IT. In particular, virtual machines may be left offline (stored in a non-operating state) for extended periods of time, which conserves resources when the server capacities of the virtual machines are not needed […]


These came across my path this week and I thought I’d share them. Very interesting to see the new Arc Touch Mouse and also hear from the designer. Enjoy. http://preview.channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/LarryLarsen/First-Look-at-Arc-Touch-Mouse http://www.microsoft.com/showcase/en/us/details/1c7a4f82-2296-470a-805b-0ae81cde4bd9


Deploy Windows 7 and Office 2010 quickly and reliably—while boosting user satisfaction. If you’re making the move to Windows 7 and Office 2010, you need tools and guidance to help deploy Windows and Office quickly—and do it right the first time. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Update 1 Beta includes new features like Office 2010 […]


The future of security baseline management has arrived. The new Security Compliance Manager will enable you to plan, deploy, operate, and manage your organization’s security baselines for Windows® client and server operating systems, and Microsoft applications. Earlier this year the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team announced the beta release of this free new tool. They gathered […]


We’re pleased to announce that the beta release of Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 3.0 is now available. VMST 3.0 is designed to help you reduce IT costs by making it easier to update your offline virtual machines, templates and virtual hard disks with the latest operating system and application patches—without introducing vulnerabilities into your IT […]