IT Pro Top FAQs –October 08

Q) How do I downgrade? A) As an end user you have the right to downgrade as set out in your Software Licence Terms. Example: You’re buying a new computer system and it needs to run the same operating system as your existing 10 systems — Windows XP Professional. Pre-installed Windows Vista Business and Windows…

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IT Pro Top licensing FAQs - August

Q) What are my licences converted to when I buy the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Transition Pack? A) The transition pack converts your Windows Small Business Server licences into standard licences for the server components in the edition of Windows Small Business Server that you have (standard or premium). For example, if you…

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MS learning offers and freebies

TechNet Free Book Giveaway Win your very own copy of the SQL Server 2008 Administrators Pocket Consultant worth £21.99 from Microsoft Press. Free book content – Learn how to manage shared desktops and protect Internet Explorer in Windows Vista Get 2 free sample chapters from MCITP Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-622): Supporting & Troubleshooting Applications…

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The Autodiscover Song

Imagine my surprise when I moved to a new house a year ago, only to find that our next door neighbour was an IT pro working for a well known bargain clothing store (rhymes with “Trimark”) and recognised me on the TechNet newsletter! Well he is on an Exchange course this week and when I…

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Microsoft Virtualization and Licensing Announcements

From the Exchange Team Blog: Today Microsoft announced some significant changes to its licensing and support policies for applications in hardware virtualization environments. There are two key parts of the announcement worth highlighting for Exchange customers: Microsoft now supports Exchange Server 2007 SP1 running Hyper-V or hypervisors validated under the Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program…

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Brand new TechNet events for September/October

21 August 2008, Liverpool: Microsoft Virtualisation and Management Technologies 2 September 2008, Reading : TechNet: the Microsoft Vision for Unified Communications 9 September 2008, Reading: Microsoft Virtualisation and Management Technologies 10 September 2008, Reading: SQL Server 2008 Unleashed 10 September 2008, London: Microsoft ‘After Hours’ – The Sequel 11 September 2008, Edinburgh: Microsoft Management and…

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IT Pro Top FAQs –June 08

Q) How do I downgrade?A) As an end user you have the right to downgrade as set out in your Software Licence Terms. Example: You’re buying a new computer system and it needs to run the same operating system as your existing 10 systems — Windows XP Professional. Pre-installed Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista…

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TechNet in the North: Microsoft’s vision for Unified communications, with James O'Neill

  Register for this event Date – 02-Jul-2008Time – 2pm – 5pmLocation – Leeds/Bradford Microsoft’s Vision for Unified CommunicationsSpeaker: James O’Neill, IT Professional Evangelist Following on from the success of the MSDN events in the North, Black Marble are now able to bring you the first of the TechNet in the North events, in partnership…

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The latest and most popular server downloads

Free Trial of Microsoft Dynamics Business Solutions Everyone gets Microsoft Dynamics because it works like and with software your people already use. Get a trial today and see. Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP1 Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP1 delivers updates to corporate environments from Microsoft Update. Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Improvements in this…

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January & February Microsoft Messaging Mobility User Group meetings

Here are the details of the January MMMUG meeting. This event will be held in London at the MS offices near Victoria.  Ben Appleby from MCS will be back to talk us through all things backup and recovery. The session will take a detailed look at the System Center Data Protection Manager platform in relation…

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