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Microsoft Windows Thin PC, Now Available…Download Evaluation

Microsoft announces the availability of Windows Thin PC. Windows Thin PC is based upon the proven foundation of enterprise class Windows 7 operating system. Windows Thin PC enables customers to repurpose existing PCs as thin clients by providing a smaller footprint, locked down version of Windows 7. This provides organizations with significant benefits: Reduced End… Read more

Microsoft Connect: System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1 Beta…Download Now

Welcome to the System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal (VMMSSP) 2.0 SP1 Beta program! As a Beta program member you have the opportunity to test drive the next version of VMMSSP—version 2.0 SP1! This new version includes some exciting new feature enhancements to help simplify your move to the private cloud. Give the tool… 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

Zeollar.com Microsoft Windows XP to Windows 7: Local P2V Migration using MDT 2010 and SysInternals Disk2VHD

Hello IT Professionals, Local P2V Migration Using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 and Sysinternals Disk2VHD http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg516519(WS.10).aspx   Webcast on Edge http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/windows-xp-to-windows-7-local-p2v-migration-using-mdt-2010-and-sysinternals-disk2vhd.aspx Happy Migrating… 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

Microsoft Download Center: Best Practices for Virtualizing Exchange Server 2010 with Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper V™

The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance and best practices for deploying Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 in a virtualized environment with Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper V™ technology. This paper has been carefully composed to be relevant to organizations of any size. Many organizations today rely on some degree of virtualization. Whether it… Read more

Windows Azure VM Role–From IT Pro Perspective…

So here I was presenting at Windows Azure Boot Camp. I am an IT Pro Evangelist but sometimes I tend to spend time on Developer Technologies as well. Just like that I have been reading about Windows Azure for quite a long time & also discussed with the audience how can an IT Professional can… Read more

Microsoft Webcast “Ask the Experts” Series: Building Private Cloud using Hyper-V and System Center & What’s in Windows Azure for IT Professionals

This will be an “Ask the Expert” Session around Private Cloud & Windows Azure. In this session Microsoft expert speakers will answer all your questions around setting up your own Private Cloud Infrastructure using Hyper-V & System Center Management Tools. Also, we will cover how an IT PRO can still play the role with Windows… Read more

Does Microsoft Support Network Interface Card (NIC) Teaming??

First of all let’s start with what is NIC teaming? NIC teaming means grouping several physical NICs into a single logical NIC. NIC teaming enhances fault tolerance by increasing availability of a server’s network connection. Multiple network paths let you balance network traffic for better performance.  You can read more about NIC Teaming here on… Read more

Building a Private Cloud??? Download System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Beta – Evaluation

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 delivers industry leading fabric management, virtual machine management and services deployment in private cloud environments. Virtual Machine Manager 2012 offers key new features that include hypervisor creation and management, network management, storage management, private cloud creation, self-service usage and service creation. It features deep investments in server application virtualization,… Read more