Mix UK Videos Up

Woah been a busy past couple of weeks.  Been doing Windows Server 2008 events up and down the country and moved apartment so been up to my eyeballs!  Although I didn’t move far it was fairly stressful and I’m now left with a weekend of unpacking.  Oh and joy, there was no BT phone line…

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Forefront Edge and System Center VPC for download

Matt passed this link on to me today and thought it might be useful to help understand and demonstrate the capabilities in our Edge security offering.  In particular Intelligent Application Gateway (IAG) which provides secure access to company applications and resources wherever you are connected to the internet. Here’s what you get: Secure Remote Access…

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Media Center Ultimate Install – winner announced

I mentioned on the blog recently that we were running a competition to find the best installation of Windows Media Center out there and last week we announced the winner of the competition.  CEPro has a detailed account of what went into the Media Center installation: "The installation, in Orem, Utah, features 12 distributed audio…

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IT Management from the Desktop to the Datacenter

One of things we are currently talking to our customers and partners about is the concept of having end-to-end management of IT products and solutions from desktop all the way to the datacenter servers and all the infrastructure in between. New products in System Center including Virtual Machine Manager, Operations Manager, Configuration Manager and Data…

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Stop hackers from getting on your Wireless network

In the UK we have this scheme called Get Safe Online that encourages people to take care of their security and privacy on the internet.  Microsoft is one of the founding partners and some of the features in Windows Vista like Network Awareness goes along way to making it simple for users to make themselves…

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Windows Server 2008 lineup and introducing Hyper-V, it’s "cheap as chips"

Level Set: What is Virtualization? I’m going to use a nice paragraph from a PC Advisor article I found: Virtualisation enables one physical server to host several operating systems, which can be assigned to run certain applications. It means one physical server can be worked harder, often reducing the need for more server hardware, which…

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Getting started with Live Services and Virtual Earth

I just finished putting together some info for a partner who was interested in learning how and why to develop their applications incorporating Live Services and Virtual Earth etc.  I thought you might be interested, so here it is: Virtual Earth Interactive SDK http://dev.live.com/virtualearth/sdk/ Silverlight Airlines Routes Demo http://silverlight.net/samples/1.1/SilverlightAirlines/Run/default.html Service Level Agreement for Virtual Earth…

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Leaving Microsoft…

when this happens…. 🙂

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Windows Essential Business Server – why didn’t they just call it Centro?

This was an opportunity for a business product to join the ranks of Silverlight, Zune, Mediaroom and Surface – some of the coolest products we’ve named recently but instead they’ve settled on the name Windows Essential Business Server.  OK, so perhaps a cool name like Silverlight isn’t really the best option for a business product…

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Windows Live Messenger Control and Presence API

Angus has just announced information on his blog about how to incorporate an IM chat window in a website, for example a blog.  With this, as a Live Messenger user, you can receive IM’s from people that visit your website which is a great way for people and businesses to get in contact.  This won’t…

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