Sneak Peak Inside Microsoft’s Labs – Smart IT Security Tools!

Here is a rare but interesting look into some of the products in development in Microsoft research labs.  Especially intriguing are the security products in development like ‘Shield’.  This is a ‘software shield’ which would run on a firewall or a PC and act as a content filter that searches for and blocks any network traffic…


The best of TechEd IT Forum available in IT’s Showtime!

The best of TechEd IT Forum is now available in IT’s Showtime! By TechNet.  You now have 26 cutting edge topic sessions available on demand in high quality video.  Scroll down and pick your favorite sessions.  There is something for every taste: strategy, highly technical, demos, hilarious, everything!  Enjoy!


Christmas Wishes – From TechNet Ireland!

Hi, Since I know a lot of you are finishing up today or tomorrow I just wanted to wish you all a very happy Christmas from TechNet Ireland!  I really hope you have a very nice Christmas and a happy new year.  I’ll be back in 2007 with a host of technical events and resources. Take…


TechNet Event – Guinness Storehouse – Using Microsoft Virtualisation Technologies!

It’s hard to believe that 2006 is drawing to a close and I am promoting the first of our 2007 event already.  It’s poignant that the first of the 2007 events is titled ‘Using Microsoft Virtualisation Technologies Today and Tomorrow’.    Virtualisation really is a HOT topic and it is changing the face of IT. …


Why Not Test Drive the New: Vista, Exchange 2007, Office 2007…

Mmm… I’m not a secondhard car sales man but I know you would probably like to test drive the new Vista, Exchange 2007, Office 2007… With TechNet Virtual Labs you can quickly evaluate and test Microsoft’s newest server products through a series of guided, hands-on labs which can be completed in 90 minutes or less….


A Sneak Peak at Windows Server Code Name ‘Longhorn’

This year was the year of Vista but next year will be the year of Longhorn Server! Check out this resource site to learn how Windows Server code name “Longhorn” operating system helps IT professionals maximise control over their infrastructure while providing unprecedented availability and management capabilities, to deliver a significantly more secure, reliable and robust…


Find the latest device driver information on the Update Management Center

While tools such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) and Systems Management Server (SMS) provide regular, automated updates to Microsoft software, manufacturers of hardware devices can provide the latest and most appropriate hardware drivers for your organization. In this section, we provide links to guidance on how to find and use drivers (including links to…


Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for December, 2006

For all the detail go to the TechNet Security Website otherwise the summary is below.  Protect Your PC: Microsoft has provided information about how you can help protect your PC at the following locations: • End-users can visit the Protect Your PC Web site. • IT Professionals can visit the Security Guidance Center Web site.   Update…


Download SQL Server 2005 Samples and Sample Databases

This is a really useful resource from where you can download over 100 samples and three sample databases for SQL Server 2005. The downloads demonstrate the following components: Database Engine, including administration, data access, Full-Text Search, Common Language Runtime (CLR) integration, Server Management Objects (SMO), Service Broker, and XML Analysis Services Integration Services Notification Services Reporting…