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…

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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…

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Infographic: Successful Tech-Savvy SMEs!

Nice Infographic below about how using technology will help small to medium enterprises succeed. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Infographic,SME

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Infographic: Evolution of the IT Pro!

Have you ever used a floppy disk?  How about a Macintosh Plus or Mac II?  When I first started at Microsoft in 1987 the Macintosh Plus was one of the first computers I used!  When Windows 3.0 came out I started using an 80386 PC and my IT Pro life began!  Fast forward 20 years…

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Download the MAP Toolkit 8.5 Beta!

Are you looking to move to Windows Server 2012?  Then accelerate this move with MAP Toolkit 8.5 beta which is available now for download.  There is a bunch of new stuff in this release so make sure you check it out. What’s New? Newly designed user interface The MAP Toolkit 8.5 Beta features a newly…

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Windows Azure Active Directory Cartoon!

I found this really cool animation the other day that is great at explaining exactly what Windows Azure AD is and how it’s different to on premise Active Directory that we have all been familiar with for years. Jeffa Technorati Tags: Azure,Cloud,Azure AD

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The Surface Pro Datacenter Video!

This video was way too good not to share.  Four geeks over at the Building Clouds blog took 4 Surface Pro devices and created a table top datacentre running Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V.  And they live migrated a few VM’s over Wi-Fi between the 4 Surface Pro devices.  Awesome way to kill a couple…

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Competition: Download an Evaluation and win a Nokia Lumia 920!

I’ve got a very simple competition for you.  All you need to do is download an Evaluation for Windows Server 2012 or System Center 2012 SP1 and you could win a Nokia Lumia 920!  All the details are below.  To enter go to the following website. Win a Nokia Lumia 920 with Windows Phone valued…

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Screencast: Windows Server 2012-Storage Spaces

Welcome to another Screencast on Windows Server 2012.  This time I’m discussing what I think to be one of the biggest area’s of improvement and change in Windows Server 2012 namely Storage infrastructure.  In Windows Server 2012 we are addressing the need to provide resiliency and cost-effective storage solutions built into the operating system.  In…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.0 Now Available!

In a previous post I talked about the Beta of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.0.  Well the beta program has closed and the final version is now available for download.  More details and download link below. Download MAP 8.0:  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=275384 Determine Windows Server 2012 readiness with MAP 8.0 The Microsoft Assessment and Planning…

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