[RTM News] Just Released: Planning and Design Guidance for Microsoft Virtualization Technologies

  Today, the Infrastructure Planning and Design Team from Microsoft Solution Accelerators is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for Windows Server Virtualization and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM). Now updated for Windows Server 2008 R2 and SCVMM 2008 R2, these 2 updated guides provide actionable, best…


[RTM News] Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit for IBM

Today, the Solution Accelerators Team is pleased to announce the release of the initial version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit for IBM.  This release, based on the MAP Toolkit platform, was developed by IBM at the IBM Center for Microsoft Technologies to help IT organizations deploy server virtualization hardware including IBM® System…


[News!] Microsoft New Site – Because it’s everybody’s business!

Microsoft has just released the “Because it’s everybody’s business” site with lots of new information about how Microsoft customers can leverage the latest products and technologies to control IT costs while maintaining agility and flexibility.  You can save money and increase revenue and profitability for your business.  Start saving now… Visit the new “Because it’s…


[NEWS!] Launch of the New Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides Portal

The Infrastructrure Planning and Design Team is pleased to announce the new web portal that will help Microsoft customers and partners more easily find the IT guidance for different product and technology scenarios.  The Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides (IPD) offers practical architectural guidance for Microsoft infrastructure products such as Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7, Virtualization, SQL…


[Beta News!] Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide (Beta) for DirectAccess Now Available!

  Are you looking to deploy DirectAccess available from the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems?  And, are you planning to allow users to access corporate resources (such as e-mail servers, shared folders, or intranet Web sites) securely without connecting to a virtual private network (VPN) using DirectAccess? Good news!  The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD)…


[News!] Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) Launching on Facebook

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP) Facebook Group Page is now launched.  Join this community site to share your ideas with other MAP users on how to use the MAP Toolkit for your IT planning and deployment projects for a variety of products such as Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, App-V, SQL Server…


[NEWS!] Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Released to Web!

  The Solution Accelerators Team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the new version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010. This toolkit is an integrated set of tools to help you with imaging and deployment of desktops and servers across your organizations and enterprises. MDT 2010 is a member of the Windows 7 Solution…


Give Us Your Feedback – Windows Optimized Desktop Toolkit

The Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team is currently planning the next release of the Windows Optimized Desktop Toolkit (previously known as Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios Solution Accelerator). To help identify and prioritize features to include in the toolkit, we have created a survey to gather information about our customers’ desktop infrastructures. The survey is now available…


TechNet Webcast: Migration Planning Tools for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V (Level 200)

Language(s): English. Product(s): Windows Server 2008,Windows Server 2008 R2. Audience(s): IT Generalist. Duration: 60 Minutes Start Date: Thursday, September 24, 2009 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)   Event Overview Windows Server 2008 R2 will be available soon. Are your data center servers ready for migration to this new operating system? Which of your…


Oil Company Fuels Business Application Availability with Virtualization Solution and Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit

BACKGROUND INA is a Croatian oil company. Its IT staff did not have efficient tools for testing and upgrading software, which slowed deployment to the production environment. Staff also had problems accessing information from an aging file server. INA deployed Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ and automated its test environment to ensure timely application upgrades. It…