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


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 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…


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…


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


WSUS 3.0 SP2 is now RTM

Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP2 is now available for download. WSUS 3.0 SP2 supports the latest operating systems including Windows Server® 2008 R2 and Windows 7 clients. WSUS 3.0 SP2 is more robust and features significant improvements in client performance, reliability, and increased server usability and reliability. If your are still not using WSUS…


Key Management Service (KMS) 1.2 for Windows Server 2003 Released

Key Management Service (KMS) 1.2 for Windows Server 2003 has been released. KMS 1.2 provides support for the following KMS client installations: Windows 7 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2) For documentation and download: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968915


Swiss TechNet Seminars – Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

For the RTM Releases of Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, we are offering the appropriate Swiss TechNet seminars. The new features and functions will be discussed and Demo’d. Presentation language will be in German. 28 August 09 Windows 7 – alles, was Sie als IT Professional über die finale Version wissen müssen (Repeated…


Microsoft Connection Days

At five locations in Switzerland from 28 September up to 8. October 2009, Microsoft Connection Days (ex Partner Days), an event for Partners and IT professionals will be held. This year, Microsoft Partners and now IT Professionals will have the opportunity, under one roof, to network and make interesting contacts. Five IT professional topics will…