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Microsoft Connect: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Beta 2 now available!

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit team is working on the next version of MDT: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012, and we’d like to get your feedback! Download MDT 2012 Beta 2 now! Beta 2 of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 is now available for download! New features and enhancements make large-scale desktop and server deployments… Read more

Slipstreaming Internet Explorer 9 with Windows 7/2008 R2 Service Pack 1 DVD/Installation Media…

Today’s blog post is around Windows 7/2008 R2 SP1 Installation along with Internet Explorer 9. As you all aware when you install Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2 with Service Pack 1, the default browser is Internet Explorer 8. Now, when you want to install Internet Explorer 9, there are several steps involved depending upon how… Read more

Windows Internet Explorer 9 Installer Command Line Options…

Today, I will talk about installing Internet Explorer 9 using Command-Line Options. Internet Explorer 9 Installer supports installing by using Command-Line Switches. Note: This post is not about using Command-Line Switches for IEXPLORE.EXE In case you are expecting are there any Command-Line options available for Internet Explorer then visit http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee330728(v=VS.85).aspx  Anyways, back to our the… Read more

Windows Internet Explorer 9 Resources.

Here are some of the resources if you are planning to jump start Internet Explorer 9 deployments in your environment. If you are deploying Windows 7 in your organization or even if you are a consumer, it does add lot more value when you install Internet Explorer 9. Windows Internet Explorer 9 for Enterprises: •… Read more

Microsoft Download Center: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resources–Part II

In my last blog http://blogs.technet.com/b/aviraj/archive/2011/05/16/microsoft-download-center-microsoft-lync-server-2010-resources-part-i.aspx, I shared some of the most useful resources. Now, in this post I am planning to share some more resources about some specific deployment methods, troubleshooting, management and more. Resources Microsoft Lync 2010 Release Notes Microsoft Lync 2010 Release Notes Microsoft Network Assessment for Unified Communications This document guides you… Read more

Microsoft Proof of Concept Jumpstart Kit v2.0

Hello IT Professionals, Exactly a year back in May 2010 I had blogged about Microsoft PoC Jumpstart Kit v1.0 over here http://blogs.technet.com/b/aviraj/archive/2010/05/01/proof-of-concept-jumpstart-kit-v1-0.aspx Everyone liked the PoC Kit offered by Microsoft. Now, we have released Microsoft Proof of Concept Jumpstart Kit v2.0. The PoC Jumpstart provides resources to deploy a desktop PoC with Windows 7, Office… Read more

How Microsoft Does IT: How Microsoft IT is Implementing a Hybrid Messaging Deployment

  Learn why and how Microsoft IT is changing its Exchange 2010 on premises offering to become a hybrid offering that includes the Office 365 suite. This discussion includes the business and IT benefits of running in a hybrid mode, key work streams to achieve success. READ HERE… Read more

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2: Wizards of Business Technology Awards…Submit your SQL Server deployment story now !!!

‘Wizards of Business Technology Award’ is an initiative from Microsoft to recognize you and your team’s SQL Server 2008 R2 deployment efforts. Share with us how it solved a critical business issue enabling your organization to make a huge business impact and get a chance to win a Dell Laptop each…. Read more

Deploying Windows 7 from A to Z

In this article, Jeremy Chapman, a senior product manager at Microsoft, documents the high-level steps for IT professionals to perform an enterprise-scale desktop deployment project—starting with Windows XP and moving to Windows 7. Migrating User Files and Settings from Windows XP to Windows 7 Application Management and Preparing for a Windows 7 Deployment Application Compatibility… Read more

“Windows 7 Deployability” Episode – Complete Guidance and Assets – Chapter 2

Chapter 2:  “Building Windows 7 Images”   In the previous post we looked at the key information and first steps required to perform a successful deployment of Windows 7, we looked in some detail at one of the main concerns organizations have when deploying a new OS, application compatibility. In this post we’ll look at… Read more