Upgrading AD Domains to Windows Server 2008 R2 AD DS Domains

Upgrading your network operating system requires minimal network configuration and typically has a low impact on user operations. The upgrade process is straightforward, efficient, and allows your organization to take advantage of the improved security that is offered by the Windows Server® 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems. This guide is intended for…


Windows XP went out kicking and screaming!!!

Last night was the night my household finally went 100% pure Windows 7.  I flattened our five year old Dell Inspiron 6000 my daughter uses and installed Windows 7.  I was impressed with the massive difference Windows 7 made on the overall behavior of the Inspiron 6000.  Now to be fair, there were two significant…


Windows @ Work Contest goes live !!!

Submit an entry about your Windows 7 experiences and thoughts to the community. What are you looking forward to in Windows 7? Share a business or personal success, or cool and innovative feature. Your fellow community members will vote, so may the best story win. Contest Location: http://it.toolbox.com/communities/microsoft-windows-7/contests Contest Period: 11/23/09 to 02/23/10 Prizes: HP…


Windows Home Server (WHS) Power Pack 3 – available on 11/24

If you have multiple PCs with increasingly large amounts of digital photography, music, video, and documents, then protecting, organizing, and connecting this digital media can be a challenging task. Help with managing your digital dilemmas has arrived. Windows Home Server does more than Network Attached Storage (NAS) – take a look. Media Server: Digi tal…


Got 2010? Go get it !!!

Head on over to http://www.microsoft.com/2010/ and check out the 2010 wave and downloads.


Compose a Haiku and Win!

Clear your mind. Think about the magnificent Windows Server 2008 R2 and compose a Haiku. Ready to get started? Head on over to http://www.r2haiku.com/ for a chance to win.  Official rules at http://www.r2haiku.com/Home/Rules.


Azure Services Training Kit – now available for download

The Azure Services Training Kit includes a comprehensive set of technical content including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos that are designed to help you learn how to use the Windows Azure platform including: Windows Azure, SQL Azure and .NET Services. The November release includes new and updated labs in addition to information about Microsoft Codename…


BitLocker to Go Reader – now available for download

BitLocker protection on removable drives is known as BitLocker To Go. When a BitLocker-protected removable drive is unlocked on a computer running Windows 7, the drive is automatically recognized and the user is either prompted for credentials to unlock the drive or the drive is unlocked automatically if configured to do so. Computers running Windows…


My new adventure starts tomorrow

The Dallas Cowboys should certainly be thinking that after nearly getting skunked by the Green Bay Packers, but this isn’t about them, it’s about me. Monday, November 16 I start a new job.  I am not leaving Microsoft.  I still dig working here.  I am joining the team that is responsible for technet.microsoft.com.  The Job…