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URGENT: Out-of-Band Security Update Released Today for Windows

“For ‘Windows’?  Which versions?” Pretty much every supported version of Windows is impacted**, so read on.  This is important. Yesterday Microsoft released an advisory, and today Microsoft released a security patch outside of its normal release cycle, or “out of band”; meaning: not on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  So you know that this… Read more

A Great Opportunity to Learn Windows Azure Development

“Oh here you go again, Kevin… Talking about development topics in an IT Pro blog…” Hey.. I thought we had established the fact that many IT pros are also software engineers and developers.  Or perhaps their friends are.  So whether you’re a developer, and aspiring developer, or an IT Pro with friends (?), I wanted… Read more

Four NEW System Center 2012 Virtual Labs are LIVE

Yes indeed!  Today Microsoft has made 4 new free virtual labs available.  This gives you a great opportunity to try out some of the basic operations of some of the new suite of System Center tools. TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center Operations Manager 2012: Infrastructure and Application Performance Monitoring http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9792430 TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center… Read more

Breaking News: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.5 is RTW

RTW = Released to the Webitubes Today Microsoft releases the next version of the MAP Toolkit.  MAP, in case you weren’t aware, stands for Microsoft Assessment and Planning.  And a brand new version (v6.5) is now available to download. “What does it do?” I’m glad you asked.  The MAP Toolkit is the Swiss Army Knife… Read more