Virtualisation, virtualisation, virtualisation……….."IT Pros, IT Pros IT Pros.....and I say I love IT Pros!"

Sorry that it seems as though I dropped off the planet…my world has been all things Virtualisation for the last week. Here is what’s been going on: 1) TechNet Changing Technologies event Steve Ballmer came over to present at a TechNet event for IT managers yesterday in London and announced Hyper-V Server. Hyper-V Server is…

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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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Microsoft Launches ENERGY STAR Compliant Power Management Tool for IT Administrators

Hot from the Microsoft Environment blog: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr) 2007 has launched a new Desired Configuration Management (DCM) pack that fully complies with ENERGY STAR configuration guidelines! The new pack, which is endorsed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), enables customers to assess their client settings against the following ENERGY…

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MCS Talks Infrastructure Architecture

You would not believe how long this has taken to get off the ground due to time resource issues, budget cuts, holidays, quota requirements but we are there now and I am very sure that they will be worth the wait!! All the chaps that are delivering these work in Microsoft Consulting (MCS) and work…

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New TechNet events covering Unified Communications, Virtualisation & Management Technologies and Windows Server 2008

Monday June 23 2008, TVP: Microsoft Virtualisation and Management Technologies event This event will take you through our latest management and Virtualisation technologies. We’ll start the day with a thought provoking keynote explaining how to use System Center to reduce the impact your business has on the environment. In common with other TechNet UK events…

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Product Licensing Highlight - System Center Family Licensing

                        We have had feedback from customers and partners that they are finding the finer points of System Center licensing a little challenging. In response, Emma Healey has put together a nice piece on her customer blog that covers this off for a more…

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The latest Windows, Office, Server Applications, Driver and System Management Tool downloads

Here are the latest free downloads and download-related services from Microsoft.  Register now if you are not already receiving the weekly email informing you of these. To find more downloads, visit the Microsoft Download Center. For support with downloads, visit the Help and Support site. Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for Windows Vista SP1 and Windows…

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Don't forget to register for the System Center launch event: How to manage your core infrastructure from desktop to datacenter, 15th January 2008, London

  This is a new style of launch event from Microsoft – multiple presenters demonstrating live through real environments how System Center – including the three new products to be launched this Autumn – provides integrated management of IT infrastructure, desktops, servers and devices, both physical and virtual.   REGISTER NOW The sessions focus on 3 topical…

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System Center: latest products in the family to try out

I do harp on about System Center a lot but just because it has become such a good management product suite and I dont think enough people know it! The products in question: System Center Configuration Managed (formally SMS) – this helps with deployment, software update management and config management System Center Data Protection Manager…

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