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Q I’m developing a search strategy for my organisation we currently have SharePoint 2007 but it is not currently deployed should I build my search strategy on MOSS or Windows Search Server 2008 Express? A SharePoint Server 2007 provides a comprehensive search solution for organisations as it supports, document shares, SharePoint libraries, inter/intra net sites,…

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Under the Hood: Windows Vista Performance…Need Answers?

Join Mark Russinovich and a panel of industry experts for a LIVE virtual roundtable to explore your top of mind performance issues, common misconfigurations, and tips on how to fix them. From boot times and applets to disk performance and battery life, find out how to optimize Windows Vista and what you can do to…

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Collaboration Feature Article: Transitioning from File Shares to SharePoint

While currently most files are designed to be stored on standard file systems, the move to a web based system – SharePoint – is happening because of the added benefits for users. These include check-in/out, workflow, auditing and records management.  SharePoint can perform the same functions as a file share: there is item level security, and…

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Out-Of-Band Security Bulletin Webcast Questions and Answers – MS08-067

On Thursday, October 23, 2008, Microsoft released an Out-Of-Band Security Bulletin (MS08-067). To meet the customer demand for information relating to this release, Microsoft conducted three customer webcasts. Two of these webcasts were conducted on Thursday, October 23rd and the other on Friday, October 24th. The link below will direct you to a collection of…

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Five Reasons Why Skipping Windows Vista Could Backfire

 Though it’s tempting, skipping a Microsoft Vista migration and jumping right to Windows 7 could be disastrous for your enterprise, Gartner advises. Here’s five points to consider before writing off Vista for its successor.  http://www.cio.com/article/455911/Five_Reasons_Why_Skipping_Windows_Vista_Could_Backfire 

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‘Virtualisation – From the Desktop to the Data Centre’

Virtualisation Events The middle of last week, I attended an informative seminar which was entitled ‘Virtualisation – From the Desktop to the Data Centre’. The seminar did not go deep into technical content, so it may not have been completely relevant to all IT Professionals – although Dave Northey did get a brief opportunity to…

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TechNet Movie Night

Thanks to those of you who made it along the TechNet screening of Blade Runner last night – I think you’ll agree that this movie is an absolute classic (extra scenes or not) and it’s amazing how well it’s stood the test of time!! A couple of beers were had after and it was a…

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Application Virtualisation Deployment

Continuing with the Virtualisation theme I ran the past month, I am delighted to have a guest contributor sharing some learnings coming out of an ‘Application Virtualisation’ deployment. Laurent Bouchery is a senior consultant at Microsoft Ireland’s Consulting Services, and has been deeply involved in many virtualisation projects over the past year. If you find…

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