Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server – Technical documentation update

This download package contains Word and PDF versions of the technical documentation for Windows Azure Pack. The following guides are available: Deploy Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server, updated 10/17/13 Plan, Deploy, and Configure Windows Azure Pack: Web Sites, updated 10/17/13 Administer Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server, updated 10/17/13 Go get it @ http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40792

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Office IT Pro Garage Series Launches

Jeremy Chapman, resident deployment guru for Microsoft, is launching a new blog series on Office they are calling the “Garage Series for IT Pros”.  In addition to providing a wealth of information on deployment, it looks like they are going to do some crazy stuff like jump out of a perfectly fine aircraft.  No thanks….

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Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2013 Registration Now Open

The Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) brings together the brightest IT professionals from around the world to increase their technical expertise through deep hands-on training, best-practice sharing, and interaction with innovators in desktop, device, and datacenter management, as well as cloud technologies. When we say deep, we mean it – with session content delving into the…

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Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Group Policy spreadsheets – now available for download

These spreadsheets list the policy settings for computer and user configurations that are included in the Administrative template files delivered with the Windows operating systems specified. You can configure these policy settings when you edit Group Policy Objects. You can use the filtering capabilities that are included in this spreadsheet to view a specific subset…

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Update 1 – now available

Deploy Windows and Office 2010 with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Update 1. MDT is the recommended process and toolset for automating desktop and server deployment. MDT provides you with the following benefits: Unified tools and processes, including a set of guidance, for deploying desktops and servers in a common deployment console. Reduced deployment time and…

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TechMentor Early Bird Discount Ends Next Week – reserve your spot now

Interested in going to Seattle for some great technical sessions?  The TechMentor Conference is in August on the Microsoft Campus in the Briefing Center.  The early bird registration deadline looms next week so be sure to book your reservation and save. See the main site at http://techmentorevents.com/Events/MicrosoftHQ/Home.aspx for more information.

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Infrastructure and Planning Guide mother load

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario. Here’s the updated list of the guides now available on the download center. …

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 – now available for download

Deploy Windows 7, Office 2010 and 365, and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the newly released Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012. MDT is the recommended process and toolset for automating desktop and server deployment. MDT provides you with the following benefits: Unified tools and processes, including a set of guidance, for deploying desktops and servers in…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit – download available

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is an agentless, automated, multi-product planning and assessment tool for quicker and easier desktop and server migrations. MAP provides detailed readiness assessment reports and executive proposals with extensive hardware and software information, and actionable recommendations to help organizations accelerate their IT infrastructure planning process, and gather more detail…

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Deployment ailments? The Deployment Doctor cures them on Talk TechNet at 9am PST tomorrow

Talk TechNet is all about discussing topics and trends in the world of IT Professionals.  In this show we’ll have guest Rhonda Layfield. Rhonda is a Microsoft MVP and SME on deployment technologies. She is an author, consultant and trainer.  Rhonda has been in the IT community for almost 30 years and writes for Windows…

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