Windows 7 Compatibility Center Switzerland

In the new Swiss Windows 7 Compatibility Center you will find applications that are Compatible with Windows 7 as claimed by the specific Software Vendors. This list contains products from Swiss Software Vendors and Microsoft. URL for German Version: http://www.microsoft.com/switzerland/windows/de/compatibility_center/ URL for French Version: http://www.microsoft.com/switzerland/windows/fr/compatibility_center/ These lists are in addition to the lists found on…


SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP News

Beside that Gemini and Madison got their official product names, PowerPivot and Parallel Data Warehouse, there are also new components in the November CTP of SQL Server 2008 R2: StreamInsight and Master Data Services. You’ll find the Setup-files for those components in the root directory of the DVD/ISO-file. Master Data Services (MDS) Master Data Services…


Windows Server 2008 R2 – Core Configurator 2.0

The latest version of Core Configurator built and designed for Windows Server 2008 R2 Core edition is now available on http://www.codeplex.com/CoreConfig It is completely open source so it can be amended to fit your requirements, this version has been a year in the making and has been written in Powershell with a reference to Winforms…


Windows 7 Application Compatibility List Updates

The Windows 7 Application Compatibility List was updated a few days ago. 5’500 application are now listed, both 32 and 64 bit. Read more about the list and get the Excel File download: http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/springboard/archive/2009/11/17/new-windows-7-application-compatibility-list-for-it-professionals.aspx


What’s New for SQL Server 2008 R2 Editions

At the PASS summit, the Editions of SQL Server 2008 R2 were announced. Pricing was also announced. SQL Server 2008 R2 is planned for release in the first half of calendar year 2010 2 New Editions were announced: Datacenter and Parallel Data Warehouse Application and Multi-Server Management Support for up to 256 logical processors Backup…


Zurich PowerShell Script Club – 3 November 2009

You want to learn PowerShell, but have the time of don’t know where to start? Not to be missed! TODAY (3 November 2009) at the free PowerShell Script Club by the Swiss IT Pro User Group Language: English When:    Tuesday – 3. November 200                17:45 – 21:00                Small Apéro 17:45 – 18:15 Uhr…


Free E-Book – Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2

“Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2" from Microsoft Press is available as a free download. Authors are Charlie Russel and Craig Zucker.  Download from here (PDF 11MB, 182 pages) http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/C/0/5C0BD0AB-040D-4C56-A60B-661001012DDA/Windows_Server_2008_R2_e-book.pdf


SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP – What’s new for the DBA?

SQL Server 2008 R2 will be a BI-refresh (“Madison Overview”/”Gemini Overview”) and comes out as a Minor-Release (SQL Server Version 10.50). But there are several interesting features and topics which are interesting for DBAs. In this post I’ll list some options you can already test out in the actual August CTP. Additional enhancements will ship…


Microsoft Security Essentials – Free real-time protection of your Home PC

Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Microsoft Security Essentials is a free* download from Microsoft that is simple to install, easy to use, and always kept up to date so you can be assured your PC is protected by the latest technology….


System Center – 2 new Betas

Microsoft announced yesterday the availability of 2 new betas for System Center products System Center Essentials 2010 SCE 2010 is designed specifically for mid-sized organizations and delivers a unified physical and virtual IT management experience. It enables you to better secure, update, monitor, and troubleshoot from a single console, so you can efficiently and proactively…