SQL Server 2008 R2 Release to Manufacturing

SQL Server 2008 R2 is here! Get to know the new features and capabilities like Application and Multi-server Management, PowerPivot, Master Data Services, Report Builder 3.0, StreamInsight! Microsoft, Dell, MaximumASP and PASS provide a free hosted demo environment on http://www.previewsqlserver.com/ for you to test SQL Server 2008 R2 with several interesting labs. The new opportunities…


Intel Itanium Processors – End of an Era

Today Microsoft announced that Windows Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2010 will be last releases of our products with support for Intel Itanium Processors. http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2010/04/02/windows-server-2008-r2-to-phase-out-itanium.aspx Support  for shipped products continue as per the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy


Internet Explorer – Out of Band Security Update

The security of our products is an important matter for us at Microsoft. In order to support you to optimum effect in the secure operation of your IT infrastructure, Microsoft has released an unscheduled security update. We only ever issue unscheduled security updates for important reasons. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6,…


Swisscom TV air – Swisscom offers TV for PC and Mobile

Swisscom has launched a new Television offering: “Swisscom TV air” for computers and Mobile Phones. Live TV, Video on Demand and also Sport Events, that are currently only available on Swisscom-TV und Teleclub is now available to everyone in Switzerland. The platform supports HD (H.264) and is based on Microsoft Silverlight, PlayReady and IIS Smooth…


Webcast Series – Migrating from IE6 to IE8

A webcast series, level 300, “Migration from IE6 to IE8” is being offered until the end of March 2010. The webcasts will show what tools are available to you, plus the effort needed to migrate your environment to Internet Explorer 8. Find a suitable date and time for you to view the webcast from the…


SQL Server 2005 and 2008 Builds

Sometimes it is difficult to determine which fix is included in which SQL Server Service Pack, Cumulative Update or even build. There are a number of Knowledge Base Articles (KB) that list this very nicely. SQL 2005 builds released after SP2: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937137 SQL 2005 builds released after SP3: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/960598 SQL 2008 builds released after RTM:…


Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant

The DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant informs DirectAccess users of their connection status with the organization’s intranet; provides tools to help them reconnect on their own if problems arise; and creates diagnostics to help users provide IT staff with key information if necessary—all to help customers operate with more efficiency, and at a lower cost.  Learn more…


Windows Phone 7 Series

Windows Phone 7 Series is truly a different type of Phone. For Business or Consumers. Windows Phone is THE experience -completely different from other phones available today. Information is brought together in a meaningful and valuable way.  With the new Windows Phone hubs, information from multiple sources (your phone, applications, social network sites, other web…


TechNet Event – Introduction to MDX with Chris Webb

16th March 2010 Registration  08:30, Seminar start 09:00, End 16:30 Location: Microsoft, Richtistrasse 3, 8304 Wallisellen Language: English If you want to get the most out of your Analysis Services cube it’s essential to know and understand MDX: you need to be able to write queries and calculations. This one-day seminar, aimed at those with…


TechNet Webcast: Network Considerations for Deploying Communications Server 2007 R2 (Level 300)

With Desmond Lee, Swiss MVP Event ID: 1032439126 Tuesday, February 02, 2010 11:00 – 12:30 (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) 20:00 – 21:30 (CET+1) Central European Time Deploying and scaling Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 in your enterprise network requires thoughtful consideration to ensure the quality of experience for end users. In this…