IT Professional Top Licensing FAQs – March 09

IT Pro Top FAQs – February 09 Q) What’s the difference between Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 Standard and Enterprise Client Access Licences (CALs)? A) For each client computer or user accessing Office SharePoint Server 2007, you need to buy a Standard CAL. To access the enterprise features of Office SharePoint Server 2007, you also need…

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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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IT Pro Top Licensing FAQs – January 08

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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December Top Licensing FAQs

Q) Do I need a product key for all Volume Licensing products? A) No. Not all products need a product key. Click here for a guide to Volume Licence Keys. Q) What licences do I need if I am going to deploy Terminal Services within a Windows Server 2003 based environment? A) Terminal Services functionality…

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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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“Windows 7 Means You Can Start Migrating to Vista”

I saw this blog post on IT Business Edge. Its written by Paul Mah, who spent years as a system administrator and system analyst, and now shares his knowledge of everything from networking to operating systems as an instructor at Republic Polytechnic in Singapore, and as a contributor to a number of tech sites, including…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 RTM Released

he Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 3.2 makes it easier to quickly identify what servers, workstations, and network devices are in your IT environment. MAP also provides specific and actionable IT proposals and reports to help get the most value out of Microsoft products and infrastructure. In this version, MAP has expanded its assessment…

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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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IT Managers struggle with Consumer Technology

I was reading an interesting article yesterday on how IT managers are increasingly challenged by the amount of consumer technology that is creeping into the office through its employees – MP3s, IM, Facebook, USBs I think there are 2 key factors that will be used to battle this: 1) Cultural – what internal policies will…

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Reminder: Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable (LIVE) today

Wednesday, September 24th – 9:00 AM Pacific Time Join Mark Russinovich and a panel of Microsoft MVPs and real customer IT pros as they discuss “top of mind” performance issues, common “misconfigurations,” and tips on how to optimise Windows Vista and improve overall system performance. Topics Boot times, applets, disk performance, battery life, changes in…

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