Happy Birthday Windows XP

Ever notice the similarity in the wallpaper color and the colors on my blog?  Total coincidence. Grin.

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…


Springboard Virtual Roundtable – Migrating from IE6 on XP to Windows 7 and IE8

Deploying Windows® 7, but still running Web applications based on Internet Explorer 6? Join us live at 9:00 AM Pacific Time on Thursday, September 30, 2010 for a virtual, interactive roundtable discussion on migration strategies, standards, and support for organizations moving from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8. As organizations deploy Windows 7, many…

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…


RDP 7 for Windows XP and Windows Vista – now available for download

Now that we have released Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 to manufacturing, we wanted to share our plans to make the Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) 7.0 client available to Windows XP and Windows Vista. RDC 7 will ensure that when connecting to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 from an XP or…


Windows XP and Windows 7 Migration and Coexistence

What do you need to consider when making the move to Windows 7?  If you are running Windows XP there are a number of items to worry about.  How do you migrate applications, personal data, etc.?  We often focus our attention on the enterprise tools, but I thought it made sense for this article to…


Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 RTM – now available for download

Deploy Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the newly released Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010. MDT is the recommended process and toolset for automating desktop and server deployment. MDT provides you with the following benefits: Unified tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment in a common deployment console and collection of guidance….


TechNet Plus Direct 25% Discount Code – Use TMSAM07

Now is a really good time to purchase the TechNet Plus Direct subscription.  Think about it for a second, Windows 7 is already on the download area.  So is Windows Server 2008 R2.  Exchange 20101, Office 2010 and many others are on the way.  So what better way to get access to all of the…


Windows Virtual PC and Win XP Mode RC – now available

Microsoft is pleased to announce  the availability of Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP mode Release Candidate. RC is an important milestone in our path to final delivery of Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode. Please make sure to read the Release Notes and the Installation Guide before installing.  Also please note that a…