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Microsoft Downloads: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.0 Now Available

Overview The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) is an agentless, automated, multi-product planning and assessment tool for quicker and easier desktop, server and cloud migrations. MAP provides detailed readiness assessment reports and executive proposals with extensive hardware and software information, and actionable recommendations to help organizations accelerate their IT infrastructure planning process, and gather… Read more

Windows Internet Explorer10 Pre-release for Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2

Internet Explorer 10. Fast and fluid for Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2. Fast: Internet Explorer 10 harnesses the untapped power of your PC, delivering pages full of vivid graphics, smoother video, and interactive content. Easy: Experience the web the way you want to with pinned sites, built-in Spellcheck, and seamless integration with your… Read more

Microsoft Connect: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.0 Beta Now Available

The latest release from the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) team provides organizations with tools to accelerate their migration to the cloud. Download the beta materials on Connect: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=219165 Thanks for your ongoing interest and participation in the MAP beta review program. We hope you’ll take the time to preview and provide feedback on MAP… Read more

New Sysinternals Tool: PsPing v1.0

PsPing is a command-line utility for measuring network performance. In addition to standard ICMP ping functionality, it can report the latency of connecting to TCP ports, the latency of TCP round-trip communication between systems, and the TCP bandwidth available to a connection between systems. Besides obtaining min, max, and average values in 0.01ms resolution, you… Read more

Free ebook: Introducing Windows 8: An Overview for IT Professionals (Preview Edition)

The Windows 8 operating system is the newest member of the Microsoft Windows family. It differs from earlier Windows releases as much for what it does not change as for what it does change. That is, the features that IT pros loved about Windows 7 are still there in Windows 8—just better. The same keyboard… Read more

ResellerClub Hosting Summit 2012: Session Resources for Attendees

Today, I presented at the Reseller Club Hosting Summit in Mumbai, Renaissance Hotel. Here is the website for more details including agenda http://rchostingsummit.com/agenda/ I would like to thank everyone who attended the session & participated during Q&A. I would like to share some of the resources from my session. Here is my presentation in PDF… Read more

Microsoft Download Center: Windows Phone 8 SDK

The Windows Phone SDK 8.0 is now available Windows Phone 8 is here, and with it comes new and exciting devices, along with more markets and languages, making it easier than ever to build great apps for a larger audience. See what’s new in the SDK. Start here to take advantage of new opportunities to… Read more

Announcing two new Solution Accelerator beta programs for System Center products

The Solution Accelerators team has started two new beta programs focused on tools, automation, and knowledge for System Center products. One program will provide Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) service templates and a SCVMM add-in to help you discover them. The other program will provide datacenter automation for private clouds using System Center Orchestrator. Datacenter automation… Read more

Microsoft Security Advisory (2661254) | Update For Minimum Certificate Key Length

This is to inform you that Microsoft is announcing the availability of an update to Windows that restricts the use of certificates with RSA keys less than 1024 bits in length. This is a necessary step to enhance your security as today, keys smaller than 1024 bits cannot be seen as secure anymore. The private… Read more

Microsoft Connect: Security Compliance Manager 3.0 now available for beta download!

Security Compliance Manager 3.0 (SCM 3.0) is now available for download! SCM 3.0 is a free tool from the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team that enables you to quickly configure and manage both desktops and servers using Group Policy and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. In addition to key features from the previous version, SCM 3.0… Read more