The MS IT Showcase Content keeps coming..

The Microsoft IT Showcase team keeps publishing new content.  The below articles are very interesting. Microsoft IT Plans for Hybrid Deployment of Microsoft Office 365 A hybrid messaging deployment offers the possibility to have some mailboxes located on-premises while others reside in the cloud. Learn how Microsoft IT planned for a hybrid deployment of Microsoft®…

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Microsoft IT Showcase: Heaps of new content available!

The folks over at the Microsoft IT Showcase team have been very busy lately releasing new content.  Below is a list of some of the highlights. Microsoft IT CIO Office Scorecards – Delivering Dashboards From a KPI Catalogue See a live demo of how Microsoft IT is managing and delivering scorecards to employees using SharePoint…

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TechNet Virtual Conference: Coming in September!

Following on from the TechNet Live! events we ran throughout the last financial year; we are kicking off our first TechNet Virtual Conference on a range of technologies.  Instead of running one session we are running a “virtual conference” with 4 different sessions going on throughout the day.  So hopefully there will be something of…

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TechNet Magazine: August 2009 Edition Online Now!

The August 2009 Edition of TechNet Magazine is now online.  Check out some of the highlights below.  The theme this month is “connecting the dots” using Microsoft BI solutions.  Plus as always there is lots of other good information in there. Business Intelligence:  Planning your first Microsoft BI Solution Business Intelligence: Building a Data foundation…

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TechNet Magazine: May 2009 Edition Available Now!

In the May edition of TechNet Magazine it’s all about Better Security.  Were all looking for that right?  Well maybe  not the average user but certainly us IT Pro’s are for sure.  So whether it be the new changes in Windows 7 or protecting instant messaging; there is something for everyone in the may edition. …

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Microsoft IT Showcase: New Content Available!

We have some great new content available from our IT Showcase team outlining how we deploy Virtual Machines using Hyper-V and how designed the corporate extranet to collaborate with partners without compromising security.  Check out the content below! Best Practices for Deploying Virtual Machines using Hyper-V Virtualization Technology Microsoft IT virtually deploys more than 80%…

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How Microsoft Does IT: New SQL Consolidation Content Available!

We have some great new content available that discusses how we consolidated our SQL Server instances to save on costs and improve environmental sustainability.  Check out the content below. SQL Server Consolidation at Microsoft With more than 4,700 Microsoft® SQL Server® instances in operation, Microsoft Information Technology (MS IT) sought to reduce operational and capital…

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New IT Showcase Article: Securing the Microsoft Desktop Environment

Keeping our desktops and laptops secure is something that is important to all customers.  And at Microsoft we are no different in that we have to keep a large fleet of machines up to date with the latest security patches and software.  Check out the details about how we go about this below. Securing the…

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Security Bulletin: February 2009 Updates

We have released the 4 security updates for February 2009.  A Summary of these bulletins is below with links to further technical details in each bulletin ID link.  We are also releasing Security Advisory (960715) – Update Rollup for ActiveX Kill Bits.  A summary of that is further down in the post. Bulletin ID Bulletin…

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Another free MS Press Book!

And this time it’s on the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and our own Greg Low wrote a chapter in the book. So if your looking for some good introductory information on our new database platform this book is a good place to start.  And of course it’s free!  So click the book to go and…

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