Office 2010 Admin Template files (ADM, ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool download

This download includes Group Policy Administrative Template files and Office Customization Tool files for use with Office 2010 applications. It also includes an \Admin folder with an Office Customization Tool, and ADMX, ADML, and ADM versions of Office 2010 system Administrative Template files. For administrative template files, you may use the ADM files for any…


Admin Templates (.admx) for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Group Policy tools use Administrative template files to populate policy settings in the user interface. This allows administrators to manage registry-based policy settings.  Looking for the admin templates for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012?  Here they are. Go get em @ Supported operating systems: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate,…

System Center 2012 SP1 – now available for download

Today we announced the final release of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1, which helps deliver on Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision to provide customers with one consistent platform for infrastructure, apps, and data – spanning customer datacenters, hosting service provider datacenters, and the Microsoft public cloud. Together with Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1…

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…


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…

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 for more information.


System Center RTM bits break cover – now available for TechNet subscribers

The astute TechNet Subscriber might have noticed some new downloads on the download center.  Yep, the RTM binaries are available for download ahead of the coming out party at the Microsoft Management Summit. If you have a subscription, go get em.

Save $500 – Register now for //build/

Here’s a not so subtle reminder that the price for the //build conference goes up in a couple of weeks. Be sure and register now if you plan to go.  September in Anaheim should be wonderful.

“Talk TechNet” Episode 1 – GPOs with Jeremy Moskowitz – Register Now!

Next Wednesday we launch the “Talk TechNet” show.  Keith Combs and I are the hosts and each week we’ll have a guest on the show that is a subject matter expert on some facet of Microsoft products and technologies.  We are starting off the show with twice weekly episodes on Wednesday and Friday and we’ll…

TechEd Europe 2010 – Day 1

Early Bird Gets the Worm TechEd Europe 2010 kicked off today in Berlin, Germany.  My brain decided the conference needed to start at 4:45am Berlin time Monday and there was no convincing it to go back to sleep.  I think that’s like 9:45pm Sunday Dallas time. I knew right then I wasn’t going to last…