Windows Vista Hardware Assessment 2.1 Released

The Windows Vista Hardware Assessment is a tool that will find computers on a network and perform a detailed inventory of the computers using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). Through use of the detailed inventory data, the tool will assess and report whether the computers can run Windows Vista or the 2007 Microsoft Office system, where…


Windows Vista Partner Sales and Deployment Toolkit Now Available

Windows Vista Partner Sales and Deployment Toolkit Now Available Your customers look to you as a trusted advisor. Learn how to communicate the value of the Windows Vista operating system to customers and assess their infrastructure needs. And find resources to help you sell and deploy Windows Vista platform solutions. Turn your expertise into sales….


Windows Vista Hardware Assessment Update

Technorati tags: Microsoft, Vista Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team is pleased to announce the release of the Windows Vista Hardware Assessment 2 (WVHA) at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference on July 10.  This new tool allows partners and corporate customers to quickly inventory their network environment and accelerate the deployments of Windows Vista and 2007 Microsoft…


Making the case for Windows Vista Enterprise Edition (and other security technologies)

Technorati tags: Microsoft, Vista, Security   There’s an interesting article in the Guardian entitled Watchdog seeks an end to ‘horror’ of personal data security leaks In it the information commissioner, Richard Thomas, says “How can laptops holding details of customer accounts be used away from the office without strong encryption?” Well Bitlocker may have helped there. Or…


New Business Desktop Deployment Hands On Labs posted to the Partner Learning Centre

Technorati tags: Vista, ForeFront   Business Desktop Deployment Solution Accelerator (BDD) provides a consistent, repeatable methodology and best practices for deploying Windows Vista and Office 2007.  It was developed with over 20,000 people hours at Microsoft and represents the combined learning from 5 million deployed desktops.  To help partners understand and use BDD the following…


Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1 for Windows Vista

is released and is available here.   Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1 for Windows Vista The Windows Mobile Device Center enables you to set up new partnerships, synchronize content and manage music, pictures and video with Windows Mobile powered devices (Windows Mobile 2003 or later). The Windows Mobile Device Center combines an efficient business-data synchronization…


Enterprise Learning Framework

Technorati tags: Vista, Office 2007   Want to help your customers users get up to speed with Vista and Office? Then take a look at the Enterprise Learning Framework The Enterprise Learning Framework was developed in response to requests from our corporate customers for help with deployment. The Enterprise Learning Framework can help corporations with:…


New Partner Training for Vista, Office Communications Server and Exchange 2007

Microsoft Windows Vista: Doing Deployment Right! This one-day session is a combination of presentations that focus on growing services opportunities for partners, and a series of new technical exercises that highlight some of the compelling new design enhancements in deploying Windows Vista desktops. New Delivery Dates: June 19th, London June 20th, London June 22nd, Leeds….


More SharePoint and CRM Integration

I only noticed the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Analytics Foundation announcement today – “The newly-released Microsoft Dynamics CRM Analytics Foundation is a collection of customizable source code and documentation that serves as a business intelligence solution accelerator for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0.” What is Microsoft Dynamics CRM Analytics Foundation? Microsoft Dynamics CRM Analytics Foundation is a…


Windows Vista Security Guide

This free, downloadable guide provides specific recommendations and automated tools to further harden Windows Vista against real-world security threats. All security configurations in the guide have been validated through extensive testing. And the built-in GPO (Group Policy Object) Accelerator tool automatically deploys the security settings you choose — in seconds, instead of hours. Download guide.