MAP Toolkit 9.0 Now Available for Download!

Awhile back I blogged about the beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 9.0 being available.  Well the product has finished beta testing and is now available to download.  This release of the MAP Toolkit helps with deploying the very latest Microsoft technologies.  It also enhances usage tracking including RDS deployments as well as…


Microsoft Security Bulletin: December 2013 Release

It’s that time again!  Get your updates done before the silly season starts.  It’s a busy month this month with 11 updates for you to consider in your environments.  Today’s update also includes firmware updates for Surface RT, Surface Pro, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2.  If you have one of those then you get…


Free eBooks: Plenty of reading for the holidays!

I haven’t posted about eBooks for awhile and during that time the folks over at Microsoft Press have been pretty busy.  To coincide with the release of a bunch of new products we have a ton of free eBooks just in time for the holiday season.  We have a wide range of topics to choose…


Microsoft Security Bulletin: November 2013

It’s that time again!  More updates for you to consider in your environments and if you have a Surface device there is a new firmware update to improve performance and reliability. The table below show the update details for this month along with a link for more information. Bulletin ID Bulletin Title and Executive Summary…


MAP Toolkit 9.0 Beta Available Now!

Continuing on this rapid release cycle we have now announced the next beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit or MAP.  MAP Toolkit 9.0 is now available for testing.  If you are looking at deploying all the new releases we have announced then the MAP Toolkit is an essential tool.  This version has been…


Attention VMware Experts: Future Proof your Career with Hyper-V!

Over the last couple of weeks myself and Andrew have been out talking to IT Pro’s about Windows Server and Microsoft Virtualization platform.  It’s clear to us that many of you have not had much experience with Hyper-V or are struggling to keep up with the pace of change that is going on in the…


New Windows 8.1 Ad!

I’m running Windows 8.1 on about 8 machines which includes all my home machines and work machines and it truly is such a big difference from Windows 8 and a joy to use.  We’ve also come out with this new ad which is pretty good and shows just how nice it is to have it…


Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V Component Architecture Posters!

My good mate Martin has been a busy boy and has been doing some updated Component Architecture posters.  I’m a big fan of these as a way to get a good conceptual overview of a given technology.  There are a number of new posters available right now that you can download that cover all aspects…


TechNet Live!: Windows Server 2012 R2 Overview Recording!

Every couple of weeks myself and Andrew run a TechNet Live! event on a key Windows Server, System Centre or Windows 8 topic.  We’ve been getting asked by a lot of those folks that attended and for those that could not make it where the recordings will be located. I have now found out that…


More Surface 2 Videos!

Can you tell that I’m loving the new Surface 2 videos?  Well here’s two more!   Enjoy! Jeffa