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It’s a Big Day

Yes indeed.  It’s a new day for business.  Today is the day that Windows Vista and the 2007 Office System are officially and for the first time available to business.  Volume License customers… start your engines! As stated in this PressPass announcement, this is the biggest launch in Microsoft’s history; even bigger than the joint… Read more

Best of Questions and Answers for Webcast: Improvements to Calendaring in Exchange 2007

Here are the questions and answers from today’s TechNet Webcast: Improvements to Calendaring in Exchange 2007. Thanks to all who attended! -Kevin    Questions and Answers: “By ‘room’, are we talking a physical place or virtual place?” It’s really up to you. Ordinarily people use this functionality so that they can reserve meeting rooms or some other… Read more

Best of Questions and Answers from Webcast: Introduction to Windows PowerShell Scripting in Exchange Server 2007

 Hi! Below I’ve pasted an edited and cleaned up copy of most of the Q&A from the webcast “Introduction to Windows PowerShell Scripting in Exchange Server 2007” (November 17, 2006).  If you’re interested in viewing the webcast (either again or for the first time), here it is. I also need to send out a BIG… Read more


…Sounds like someone banging bricks together, doesn’t it? But really, WAIK is an acronym for “Windows Automated Installation Kit“ This is the toolset that IT Pros are going to want to get to know well, because it contains tools for imaging, installing, and deploying Windows Vista; including tools like IMAGEX and the System Image Manager. … Read more

Breaking News… TN Plus Subscribers – GET WINDOWS VISTA NOW!

Last Friday I posted about how Windows Vista would be available to TechNet Plus Subscribers to download (eval, not-for-production, non-timeout version) by tomorrow. I just got word that they are AHEAD of schedule.. and have already made Windows Vista available. Get it and beat the rush!… Read more

Webcast Resources: Introduction to PowerShell Scripting in Exchange Server 2007

  Webcast Resources: Introduction to PowerShell Scripting in Exchange Server 2007 Here are some resources relating to the webcast I presented on November 17, 2006, entitled “TechNet Webcast: Introduction to PowerShell Scripting in Exchange Server 2007“ I hope you find them useful. Kevin — Windows PowerShell Home Pagehttp://www.microsoft.com/powershell/ Getting to Know Microsoft Exchange Server 2007http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/preview/default.mspx Download… Read more

December TechNet Webcast and Virtual LAb Schedule (Wanna win an XBOX 360?)

“Yeah, I wanna win a 360, Kevin!” Of course you do.  (So do I, but my employer says I’m ineligible.) Take any TechNet or MSDN Virtual Lab or Labcast, submit a completed evaluation, and be automatically registered to win an Xbox 360!  To learn more, see the official rules! And here is the schedule for… Read more

December 2006 TechNet Webcasts and Virtual Labs

Upcoming TechNet Webcasts: December 2006 TechNet webcasts are designed specifically for the IT Professional, offering in-depth information on how to plan, deploy, and manage Microsoft products and technologies, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows Server, Microsoft Internet Information Services, and Microsoft Content Management Server.   TechNet Webcast Series: Upcoming & On-Demand  … Read more

The Final Word on Exchange 2007 Editions and Licensing Options

For those of you who are interested in the details of what flavors are available for Exchange Server 2007, and what the different functionality is between versions and between CAL options, here’s the article to read. Props to my friend (and hopefully someday MVP) Chris Haaker.  I saw it on his blog first…. Read more

Windows PowerShell is "Released to Web"

Check out this post on the Windows Vista Team blog.  FYI – I’m doing a webcast this coming Friday on using the PowerShell, both as an introduction, and specifically in using it with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007…. Read more