Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Release for Beta!

Many of our customers do not know what computers are in their IT environment or what applications have been deployed.  The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 3.2 Beta makes it easier for customers and partners to quickly identify what servers, workstations, and network devices are in their IT environment. MAP also makes specific and…

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Cloud Computing: Microsoft Azure

Yesterday at PDC we announced Microsoft Azure which is our Cloud-based service foundation. Azure Services Platform combines the growing power of the Web-based “cloud” and today’s computers and devices with a suite of services designed to help developers deliver compelling new experiences across the PC, Web and mobile phone or PDA.  The new platform extends…

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New Infrastructure Planning and Design guides

I had this in my mailbox for a while now but because of the high workload I had lately I didn’t manage to blog about it. Now that I do have a bit of spare time I wanted to inform you about a few new Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides. Microsoft System Center Configuration…

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A Technical Overview of System Center Data Protection Manager

A few weeks ago Karandeep Anand who is the Lead Program Manager for System Center Data Protection Manager visited our Belgian sub. We took the opportunity of his visit and organized an IT Pro event together with the Belgian System Center User Group. Because this was organized on a very short notice we only could…

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Latest community Chopsticks video’s

The Belgian community is pretty much alive and beside organizing quite a lot of events they also create chopsticks video’s. With this blogpost I wanted to share with you what community based video’s we have put online lately: UAC and the need for two user accounts? In this session Tom will illustrate why the Microsoft…

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Out of band security update: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-067

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Server service. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an affected system received a specially crafted RPC request. On Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 systems, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability without authentication to run arbitrary code. It is possible…

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November Edition of TechNet Magazine Online

System Center: Monitoring Windows Server 2008 with OpsMgr 2007 As you deploy Windows Server 2008 into your environment, you’ll need a way to manage and monitor its health, performance, and availability. Fortunately, you can use the existing System Center tools you are already familiar with. See how you can use OpsMgr 2007 to manage your…

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Data Backup & Recovery for Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Files & Hyper-V – A Technical Overview of System Center Data Protection Manager

The Belgian System Center User Group organizes their second event and will have Karandeep Anand as a speaker. Karandeep is a Senior Program Manager on the System Center Data Protection Manager team and is very knowledgeable about this product. They took the opportunity to host a session at the Microsoft offices on Tuesday Oct 14th…

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TechEd IT Professional EMEA: Security Track Top 5

I continue my series of Top 5 sessions at TechEd IT Professional with the Security track who is owned by Michael Anderberg and Michael Kalbe Do These Ten Things Now or Else Get 0wn3d! New to information security? Or been around so long that you feel your skills need lubricating? Well, then don’t just sit…

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Windows Server 2008 Core Config

If you have been working with W2008 Server Core you know you need to use quite some command line tools to configure your server. If you don’t want to use those command line tools you can now download a tool called coreconfig from the codeplex site. This tool will provide you with a bunch of…

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