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I can’t do WHAT?! Why can’t I create my own slipstreamed installation of Windows Vista SP1?

“Can I slipstream Windows Vista SP1 into an existing install image?” Nope.  Well, not directly, anyway. “Um.. but when I get SP1, I want to upgrade my deployable .WIM images with the new bits.  I can’t do that in an offline way like I can with other updates?” Sorry.  No. “Are you going to tell… Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Buh-Bye TechNet Subscriptions

“Don’t you mean, ‘Buy TechNet Subscriptions’, Kevin?” Nope.  The TechNet Subscription is no more.  Today Microsoft announced that, as of August 31, 2013 we will no longer be selling the TechNet Subscription, in favor of better free trials and evaluations (such as those found at https://aka.ms/evals) Full details of this news are being e-mailed to… Read more

Blog Series: Windows 8.1 for Business

Welcome to March!  And not that I mean to alarm you, but welcome to the final month before support ends on Windows XP.  I know that many of you supporting IT and devices for your businesses have known this for a while, and are either already done or continuing to work on migrating to Windows… Read more

VMware or Microsoft?–Did you know that there’s no extra charge?

This week at VMWorld the VMware faithful are learning all about the latest news and updates from their virtualization vendor.  And hopefully at the same time Microsoft is able to reach them with some free custard and some good information to help them understand: What Hyper-V can do, and that You can gear up for… Read more

Savings. TechNet Subscriptions. What could be better?

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This promotion and promotion code have expired.Please CLICK HERE for the most current promotion. Whenever I present a live TechNet Event, I ask my audience to raise their hands if they are a TechNet subscriber.  Usually about 1/3 of the audience raises their hand.  Considering that this is typically a Microsoft-friendly audience, I’m… Read more

Buggy Keyboard

From the “OOOoops!” department.. (click to show the full picture) This apparently is a new wireless multimedia keyboard.  See if you can spot the problem…  … Read more

Learn Microsoft Virtualization in Your Own Easy-to-Build Virtual Lab

Many of you in the U.S. may be familiar with the Microsoft “IT Camps” that we host now and then, where we teach you some great stuff and then give you the opportunity to work with the technology through hosted hands-on lab exercises.  These free in-person events have become very popular.  They’re so popular, in… Read more

Breaking News: RSAT for Windows 10 now available!

This just in.. The Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) that will run on and support remotely managing Windows Server (including the latest Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview) are now generally available for download. You can find the download HERE NOTE: Make sure you read the system requirements!  These tools only run on Windows 10 Professional… Read more

VMware or Microsoft? – The Complete Series

You asked for it, so here it is!  Here is the list of articles in our “VMware or Microsoft? series, as submitted by our team of IT Pro Technology Evangelists. UPDATE: The six weeks are over.  The series is complete.  Below is the entire list of articles! We hope you find these useful! Date Article… Read more

Here… Go buy a Zune with the $100 you just saved…

IMPORTANT UPDATE: This promotion and promotion code have expired.Please CLICK HERE for the most current promotion. Whenever I present a live TechNet Event, I ask my audience to raise their hands if they are a TechNet subscriber.  Usually about 1/3 of the audience raises their hand.  Considering that this is typically a Microsoft-friendly audience, I’m… Read more