Windows 7 RTM Availability – Dates

As posted at Windows Team Blog, the dates Windows 7 RTM will be available for download have been announced. For Partners & OEMs: ISV (Independent software vendor) and IHV (Independent hardware vendor) Partners will be able to download Windows 7 RTM from Microsoft Connect or MSDN on August 6th. You can also visit www.readyset7.com to…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Goodness for IT Pros

One of the changes to Active Directory in Windows Server 2008 R2 is the Active Directory Web Service. This is the Web Service that operations performed against AD using, amongst other things, the Active Directory PowerShell module actually makes calls to. It is enabled by default on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller. More…

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Tech Ed 2009 – Register & Win!

Sign up for Tech Ed before 31 July and be in to win! Don’t miss out on the IT Industry’s best technical training.  As you probably already know Tech Ed is New Zealand’s biggest (and we think best) technical training event for IT pros & developers.  Planning is well underway for Tech Ed 2009 –…

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Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program

Today marks the official start of the Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program. You can get ready for Windows 7 now with the Windows Upgrade Option through participating retailers and PC manufacturers. The Windows 7 Upgrade Option is available through participating PC manufacturers on selected PCs and through Microsoft on qualifying purchases of the Windows Vista…

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More Bing for your Buck

Why do you search?  To find information.  What do you do with the information you find?  Make decisions.  So, why only use a search engine?  You need a decision engine. Enter Bing. Microsoft’s Bing is a new Decision Engine providing you with a first step in moving beyond search to help make faster, more informed…

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Tech Ed 09 – Registrations Now Open

Registrations for Microsoft Tech Ed 09 are now open at www.microsoft.co.nz/teched This year’s event is shaping up to be the best one yet and will feature a great line-up of speakers from New Zealand and around the world. Tech Ed 09 will be held from Monday 14 September to Wednesday 16 September at SKYCITY Convention…

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SharePoint Server 2010 Preliminary System Requirements

The guys over on the Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog have announced the preliminary system requirements for SharePoint Server 2010. Read their full post here, but in summary: “We’ve heard loud and clear that you want system requirements information as early as possible to assist in your budgeting and planning, so today we’re happy to announce…

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Office 2010 The Movie – Sign Up for the Technical Preview

Check out www.office2010themovie.com From there, you can sign up for the Microsoft Office 2010 Technical Preview  – a limited, invitation only program which will provide you with the opportunity to experience early, pre-release versions of Office 2010 which will include the following applications:  Word 2010, Excel 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, OneNote 2010, Communicator 2010,…

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Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM Timeframes

At TechEd 2009 in the US today, we announced that we expect Windows 7 to RTM in time for the holiday shopping season.  (RTM = Release To Manufacturing) According to the Windows Team Blog – “If the telemetry we receive from the Windows 7 RC meets our expectations in terms of quality, then we expect…

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Windows 7 Release Candidate Customer Preview – Available Now

If you didn’t have access to TechNet or MSDN and couldn’t download the Windows 7 RC, you can now.  The Windows 7 RC Customer Preview Program is now open. You can access it here. This is the really fun part of the testing process: you help by simply using the RC.  When you do, your…

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