Top IT Professional Licensing FAQs – February 09

Q) Can I downgrade Microsoft Windows Vista Business or Ultimate purchased pre-installed on a new PC? 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…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Release for Beta

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is a scalable and agent-less assessment platform designed to make it easier to adopt the latest Microsoft technologies. In this latest version, MAP has expanded its assessment capabilities to include SQL Server 2008, Security Assessment Proposal, Forefront/NAP migration, Microsoft Online Services, as well as providing a Power Savings…

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New TechNet events added for September and October

Now we are over the joys of end of year and the beginnings of a new financial year, we are now in a position to get the events engine going Here are the events that I added to the website today and another set will follow in a week or so, including Small Business Server…

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Rafal Lukawiecki- Data Mining and Business Intelligence for Enteprises on TechNet Spotlight

In Data Mining and Business Intelligence for Enterprises, Rafal Lukawiecki aims to show IT Professionals how data mining can be used in IT infrastructure to support real business scenarios demystifying the perception that Data Mining is complex, untested or only for specialists. This has become possible since Microsoft has taken the technology to new levels making…

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IT Pro Top FAQs –April 08

Q) I’d like to know who qualifies for education pricing discounts from Microsoft. A) Please visit this web site for a guide to who qualifies for Microsoft academic discounts. Q) Can I keep my licences at the end of my Volume Licensing agreement? A) It depends on the type of agreement that you have. Microsoft…

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SQL is fast…in fact OCC fast

I think it was the crazy time that I woke up on Saturday night to watch the Calzaghe fight (3am) but as predicted, I couldn’t get straight back to sleep and found myself back watching the OCC…not the cheesey teen drama but the Teutul family and their quest to build AMAZING individual chopper bikes It…

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2008 Launch Wave event is over but it Virtually lives on

Yesterday was an awesome day for me. It was an incredible sight to see about 3000 IT professionals and developers in the ICC at Birmingham. This was the most ambitious launch we have ever tried to pull off, including: 4 tracks, hands-on-labs, sponsor area, ask the expert area, TechNet VIP lounge, Community stage complete with…

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Launch T-2 days. The Virtual Launch Experience is nearly ready for launch

This is one crazy week!! The main event on Wednesday which will be catering for over 3000 IT pros and devs has been keeping a lot of people very busy, but I have something else which is related and goes live on the same day…the Virtual Launch Experience I have spoken about it before and…

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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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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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