Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Beta 2 Available for Download!

If you are working with Windows deployment or testing the System Center 2012 family of products then make sure you check out the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Beta 2.  Details below.. New features and enhancements make large-scale desktop and server deployments smoother than ever! For System Center Configuration Manager customers, MDT 2012 Beta 2 provides…


Resources from some recent events

Recently I’ve been out an about talking about all things System Center 2012 and wanted to provide you with all the slides for your reference.  You can download them all below or view the embed if you prefer that. Delivering the Private Cloud with Microsoft Technologies Datacenter and Private Cloud  Infrastructure Management with System Center…


Free IT Camps: Microsoft Datacenter Virtualization around Australia!

Earlier this year we ran a series of Dynamic Datacenter workshops focusing in Hyper-V and the System Center family of products.  With the release of System Center 2012 not too far away we decided to run these workshops again.  The only difference this time is we changed the name to IT Camps.  The content for…


Microsoft Security Advisory: Level 1 Alert!

Please see details below for a Level 1 Security Advisory being released today. What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to notify you that Microsoft has released Security Advisory 2641690 – Fraudulent Digital Certificates Could Allow Spoofing – on November 10, 2011. Summary Microsoft is aware that DigiCert Sdn. Bhd, a Malaysian…


System Center 2012 Beta’s Now Available!

I have good news for you.  In response to customer feedback we are now making available all the System Center 2012 pre-release products available with a single registration!  This greatly simplifies your experience in evaluating these products.  Previously you had to register for each product you wanted to evaluate.  Now during the registration process you…


Microsoft IT Showcase: Microsoft’s first internal Private Cloud

Great article on how Microsoft IT developed it’s first Private Cloud. How Microsoft IT Developed a Private Cloud Infrastructure Microsoft moves to the Private Cloud by planning, architecting, developing and managing the first Private Cloud solution within the Microsoft datacenter. The combination of shared resources, flexible capacity, charge back, and overall self-service model are all…


Microsoft Security Bulletin: August 2011 Release

What is the purpose of this alert? This alert is to provide you with an overview of the new security bulletin(s) being released on August 09, 2011. Security bulletins are released monthly to resolve critical problem vulnerabilities. New Security Bulletins Microsoft is releasing the following 13 new security bulletins for newly discovered vulnerabilities: Bulletin ID…


Happy New Year and New IT Showcase Content!

I’m back after 3 weeks off and wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year and much success in 2011!  I wanted to start the year off with some great new content that our IT Showcase team has released on how we are using Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010.  Check out the content below….


Resources for the recent App Compat Workshops

Recently myself and John Pritchard toured around the country talking about Application Compatibility in Windows 7 and Office 2010.  I would like to thank those of you that were able to attend and I hope you got some good information out of the event.  Besides questions regarding application compatibility the most popular question of course…


Windows 7 Deployment Learning Portal Now Live!

If you are looking to start your Windows 7 deployment project or you’ve already begun we have great resource that helps test your skills and determine any gaps you might have around Windows 7 Deployment.  The Windows 7 Deployment Learning Portal is designed to take a structured approach by guiding you through a series of…