Screencast: How To: Network Your Workgroup Computers

   Whether you’re configuring a home or a small office workgroup, if you have Windows XP and Windows Vista machines in the workgroup you might have had problems getting them to see each other and access shared resources.  This short screencast will explain some of the main networking related differences between Windows XP and Windows…

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TechNet Events: Windows Vista SP1 Promotional Kit – Can I Use The Product Key on 64-Bit Version

Many of you have attended our live TechNet events around the country and received the Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 Promotional Kit, which came with 32-bit media.  You may recall I posted some information earlier this month talking about the Expired Pin Problems many of you were experiencing.  Since then I have been asked if the…

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MICROSOFT ASSESSMENT & PLANNING TOOLKIT 3.2 BETA PROGRAM IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an integrated platform with tools and guidance that make it easier for you to assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the right Microsoft technologies for your IT needs. It offers easy inventory, powerful assessment and actionable recommendations for Windows Server 2008, Windows Server Hyper-V, Virtual Server…


Group Policy Preferences: A Quick Overview

My teammate, Chris Henley, put together this screencast on Group Policy Preferences.  So John, What Are Group Policy Preferences?  So glad I asked myself that J.  Group Policy preferences gives IT professionals, that’s you and me,  the ability to configure, deploy, and manage operating system and application settings we previously were not able to manage…


Windows Vista Zero Touch Deployment: A Customer’s Story

This is a great interview with Alan McBurney of New Horizons in Belfast, Northern Ireland.  He discusses how and why they used System Center Configuration Manager to deploy Windows Vista SP1 in their environment.  Its about 10 minutes, but well worth the time if you’re looking at better ways to do you Windows Vista deployments!!


TechNet Events: Windows Vista SP1 Promotional Kit – Pin Expired Problems

Many of you have attended our live TechNet events around the country and received the Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 Promotional Kit.  Inside the cover is a PIN number that has to be registered at www.registerwindowsvistasp1.com.  many of you have been getting an error saying the PIN had expired.     If you are getting this…

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Screencast: Ways to Improve Your Computer’s Performance

I decided for my first screencast that I would leverage the Windows Vista Help and How-to website.  After reviewing the content available there, I thought it would be useful to do a quick run through of Performance Information and Tools in the control panel.  Turns out it wasn’t as quick as I thought it would…

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US TechNet – Live Events in November

Join us at a TechNet event for some great sessions on Windows Vista, PowerShell and Group Policy Preferences!! Where Are The Events? COLORADO – Denver – 11/18/2008 CONNECTICUT – Waterbury – 11/5/2008 FLORIDA – Orlando – 11/18/2008 FLORIDA – Tampa – 11/20/2008 IDAHO – Boise- 11/6/2008 MASSACHUSETTS – Boston – 11/13/2008 MONTANA – Billings -…


US TechNet – Live Events in October

          Join us at a TechNet event for some great sessions on Windows Vista, PowerShell and Group Policy Preferences!! Where Are The Events? CALIFORNIA – San Francisco – 10/7/2008 CONNECTICUT – Stamford – 10/2/2008 INDIANA – Indianapolis – 10/21/2008 MARYLAND – Baltimore – 10/7/2008 MICHIGAN – Livonia – 10/23/2008 MINNESOTA -…


I’m a PC – A PC is Not a Stereotype

I love this site.  If you haven’t seen it, go take a look at what people are putting up there.  Then get into the campaign yourself and put something up there!!!           Click on the picture to the right or on this Life Without Walls link. Enjoy!!!