Empowering your teams with SharePoint 2010

In the previous post we looked at how SharePoint can help improve collaboration within an organization. In this post we will look with more detail at the capabilities in SharePoint that make it more than just a web front end to a file share. As discussed before, each department could have its own site within…

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Improving Organization Collaboration with SharePoint

Organizations know the value of their information, and that using it effectively can be an advantage. But as organizations grow, understanding where that information is stored or which the latest version is becomes more complex. Finding a solution to this problem then becomes the IT Departments challenge, and in some cases they are seen as…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Feature Components Poster Available for Download

A poster showing the components of Windows Server 2008 R2 has just been posted to the Microsoft Download Centre. The poster contains views of the Active Directory Domain Service, Hyper-V, File Services, IIS, RDS, BranchCache, DirectAccess and Management. Plus a list of Acronym definitions used in the components. Click the image or link below to…

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Fire Side Chats

Microsoft recently started running a series of chat sessions where senior Microsoft executives talk about the areas they are working on and where you get the opportunity to pose questions to them. You can pre-submit your questions when you register or ask them live during the chat. The chats are specifically designed with the user…

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Managing your Entire World

In the previous two posts the focus was on management of Microsoft Windows based products, either in a physical or virtual configuration, by using the System Center products. However, the modern datacentre is not all Windows based servers and contains a variety of different hosts that all require management. IT Departments therefore look for tools…

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Managing Your Virtual World

In the previous post “Managing your Microsoft world” the focus was on management of Windows Servers and the applications that run on them regardless of if they are physical machines or virtual machines. This post focuses more on the virtualization infrastructure and primarily looking at Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager. To recap the…

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Managing your Microsoft World

The old adage “A watched pot never boils” could be applied to your servers. “A watched server never goes wrong”, that server always decides to doing something right before those critical moments, just as you are leaving for the day, just before the game starts, just as your food arrives, it never does it when…

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The Power of Software-based Communication

Today, the means for communicating with one another anytime, anywhere, and from a variety of devices has become limitless with the use of Instant Messaging, VoIP, webcams, text, and email. Could an Enterprise provide these communication tools to its employees and benefit from this culture change? Unified Communications (UC) provides the capabilities that enable employees…

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New TechNet Windows 7 Content Released

Just in time for the release of Windows 7, the TechNet Windows 7 video content has now been posted. There are 10 session to choose from in 4 different media formats, plus a web page with lots more links and resources to help you get a head start with Windows 7. Windows 7 Feature Overview…

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