Virtualization Webcast Series

Virtualization is hitting high gear so if you’re interested in the subject then this is a MUST see series!!!! Virtualization and Windows Server 2008 (Level 300) On-demand In this webcast we provide an overview of the virtualization role, the scenarios, and the features that make server virtualization an important pillar of Windows Server 2008. We…

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Sign-up for the Microsoft Deployment Connection – Deployment 4 Beta 3 for Desktops & Servers!!!

Click here to sign-up for the Microsoft Deployment Connection – Deployment 4 Beta 3 for Desktops & Servers  Microsoft Deployment Connection is a program for sharing infrastructure deployment content, tips, tools, and experiences. This site is managed by the developers and community that brought you Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) Solution Accelerators. Upcoming releases go beyond…

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System Center Configuration Manager: What Ports are used for communication??

I was asked in today’s event in Nashville, “What ports are used by System Center Configuration Manager?”, as the attendee wanted to manage clients behind a firewall.  I didnt know off the top of my head, but did find the information located in the Online Documentation. From the link above:  Configurable Ports Configuration Manager 2007 allows…

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Using Operations Manager 2007 with Firewalls

Several attendees to our live TechNet events these past few weeks have asked if there is a list of ports for the different components of Operations Manager 2007 that need to be opened if going through a Firewall.  Although there is a slide in Session 1: Optimizing your IT Infrastructure with Microsoft Forefront and Microsoft…

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System Center Configuration Manager: In-place upgrade or side-by-side Migration

If you’re upgrading from SMS 2003 to System Center Configuration Manager 2007 you have a couple of choices.  What should you do, an in-place upgrade or a side-by-side migration?  The answer is, it depends.  Both options are available to you, but in either case you need to do some research and planning before you proceed. …

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Interested in whats on the horizon for System Center Certifications?? Sign-up for one of these webcasts!!!

For those of you that manage IT infrastructure and want to maintain your certification in the Systems Management area, register for one of these webcasts (same webcast, different times) that discuss the future System Center certifications. Session 1: Wednesday, October 24, 2007 7:30 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Session 2: Wednesday, October 24, 2007…

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System Center Operations Manager, Configuration Manager and Essentials Licensing and Pricing

At todays event in Ronkonkoma, NY several of you asked what the licensing costs are for the various System Center products we discussed. Below are some charts with the basic numbers, but to get more detailed information click on the links below: System Center Operations Manager 2007 Pricing and Licensing  System Center Configuration Manager 2007…

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Monitoring Your Customers System Center Essentials Server Remotely

This month one the core topics we are talking about at the TechNet Live Events is System Center Essentials.  Many times we have attendee overlap with the TS2 Partner Seminar in the afternoon.  It was during a break from the TS2 sessions that I had an interesting question posed to me from an attendee.  JJ,…

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Hotel Networks and Windows Vista

I’m on the road this week visiting New Jersey and staying at a hotel which has free wireless Internet connection.  (I hate paying $9.95 a day at full-service hotels) I boot up my laptop, actually I bring it out of hibernation, and proceed to make my connection to their wireless network.  All works fine and…

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GPS on my HTC Pocket PC Phone

We had a thread going around my team last week talking about the different GPS solutions people are using.   My teammates are all road warriors, with most of us being on the road at least 50% of the time, sometimes more.  My colleague, Kevin, has been using TomTom Nav 6 for the Pocket PC for…

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