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…


Watch the Microsoft Management Summit Keynotes

Learn firsthand how Microsoft management solutions can empower you in your cloud computing journey and help you manage a wide range of different devices in your organization. Brad Anderson, Corporate Vice President of the Management and Security Division at Microsoft, returns to keynote both days at this year’s Microsoft Management Summit. While keynotes begin at…


Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant 2.0 Beta

Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA) 2.0 Beta can be used by computers running Windows 7 when connecting to internal corporate networks with DirectAccess in Windows 8 Server Beta. It improves the DirectAccess connection experience, supports one-time password (OTP) authentication for DirectAccess users and helps organizations reduce the cost of supporting DirectAccess users.


Creating a SteadyState like Windows 7 Environment

Windows SteadyState does not support Windows 7. However, many of its features can be replicated by using native Windows 7 features and free tools from Microsoft. This document is intended primarily for IT pros who configure shared-computer access in business environments, but partners who support shared-computer access in schools, libraries, and Internet cafes will also…


Windows Server 2008 Interop with Linux and OS X

We’re a little over halfway done with the Interop Road Show I helped create.  Last week Matt Hester did a simulcast of the live event from Chicago.  Although he did a great job, I wanted to capture the demos with Camtasia v6.0.2 and provide some high quality audio and video of the demos, so here…


Install Open Source Software (OSS) on Windows the easy way

Some of you have attended the Interop Road Show events we are currently delivering across the USA.  At those events you have seen us install Apache, MySQL, PHP, Drupal and WordPress on Windows Server 2008.  Astute observation will reveal some of the installs and tweaks aren’t particularly easy, and especially prone to error in front…


Windows Client Road Show Featuring Windows 7, R2 and Internet Explorer 8

Spring brings not only rain and flowers (you know, April shows and May flowers), it also brings our spring technical events. And this time our technical events are taking on a slightly different form. Okay, to be completely honest, we are still calling the sessions ArcReady (our event for architects and those who want to…


Interop Road Show – registration now open

Is your IT Infrastructure fully dedicated to just one technology solution? Chances are you work in a heterogeneous environment that includes a variety of technologies from Microsoft®, Linux, MySQL and Apple. Integration becomes vital in order for your core business applications to maintain business flow and efficiency. How do you achieve identity integration? Run Open…


Mactopia adds a new IT Pro area

The Microsoft Mac Business Unit has added a new area to their website to hold IT Pro related information.  I personally think the information belongs at but hey, it’s a start.  See or click the pic at right to take you to the articles on planning, deploying and operations oriented information. While we…


Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta – now available for download

Windows Server 2008 SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Beta is prerelease code offered to the public through our Customer Preview Program. Please see the Windows Server SP2/Windows Vista SP2 Customer Preview Program page on TechNet/MSDN for additional details, documentation, and forums. Windows Server 2008 SP2 CPP TechNet technology area Windows Server 2008/Windows Vista SP2 Beta apply to…