Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 has an official release date!

As we toured around Ireland on the Windows 7 Tour, the single most asked question was around when was it coming out. Well…….. “TAIPEI, Taiwan — June 2, 2009 — Microsoft is so confident with the progress made with the development of Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 that it will deliver…

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Windows 7 Security Enhancements

You may have heard that Windows 7 includes new features and enhancements to help improve security. But what are they specifically and how will they make your Windows clients safer? TechNet Magazine’s An Introduction to Security in Windows 7 provides a great overview of the most significant security enhancements and features, from the new Biometric…

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Tech Days: Galway March10, Cork March12 (7pm-9.30pm)

  Tech Days, a joint effort between Microsoft and the IT Pro community, is bringing exceptional up-to-date technical content to Galway and Cork. Register and learn more about these evening events @ http://www.microsoft.com/ireland/technet/techdays.aspx Galway will cover Windows 7 and Client Deployment Tools, a session for the ‘accidental’ (or involuntary) DBAs and a great Integrated BI Solutions session. Cork…

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Microsoft Community Tech Days

The countdown is on for MS Community Tech Days!…only two weeks until Galway and Cork at the time of posting this (Galway 10th and Cork 12th March). Blindingly good technical content to be caught! Learn more and register @ http://www.microsoft.com/ireland/technet/techdays.aspx. Tech Days are a collaborative effort between Microsoft and the IT Pro community to re-deliver the highlights of…

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Mark Russinovich Chat on Windows 7

With every new OS release comes some new features, changes to old features, fixes, kernel updates and more.  While you might have read about some of these new features you probably have questions and now is your chance to find out more about Windows 7. On Thursday, February 12th, Mark Russinovich will host a virtual…

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Internet Explorer 8 RC1 Released!

  Today, January 26 at 12pm PT, Internet Explorer 8 Release Candidate 1 (RC1) was released to tech and consumer enthusiasts in a total of 25 languages. The goals of this announcement are to drive global excitement, strengthen long-term confidence in Internet Explorer and help drive demand for Internet Explorer 8. RC1 will include a…

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Windows Vista Performance – check out this video!

Nigel Mulholland, MD of Microsoft partner Nitec, discusses Vista performance – ‘warts and all’ – with TechNet’s Dave Northey. After an initial bumpy ride with Vista, Nitec are now happily running the operating system in-house and strongly recommending it to their customers. View the video interview here.

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Come and get the Windows 7 Beta!

Finally, the Windows 7 Beta is available for public download! I am about to download it myself and I have heard lots of positive reports from my colleagues, so I’m very encouraged!   Windows 7 Beta Has Officially Launched! After much anticipation, Microsoft has now made Windows 7 Beta available for evaluation and testing to IT…

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Good video to watch: Mark Russinovich on virtualization, Sysinternals and the cloud

Here’s some more interesting footage from TechEd that I missed before… Mark Russinovich, technical follow, about Windows 7, WS08 R2, virtualization and Vista. It’s about 8 minutes long. You can watch Mark’s interview here. In this interview from Microsoft Tech-Ed EMEA 2008 in Barcelona, author and Microsoft technical fellow Mark Russinovich sits down with SearchWinIT.com…

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Learning Snacks are full of goodness! (and easy to digest)

You may remember I posted Vista ‘learning snacks’ last month – well now they’re available for Windows Server 2008 and Virtualisation too! They’re actually really good! See here. Learning Snacks are short, interactive presentations about popular topics created by Microsoft Learning experts. Each Snack is delivered by using innovative Microsoft Silverlight technology and includes various media, such as animations…

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