[Webcast] How to Invest in the IT Infrastructure You Have While Preparing for Tomorrow by Bill Laing from Microsoft

    Please join us for Part 1 of a Three-Part Live Meeting Event Webcast series on “How to Invest In The IT Infrastructure You Have While Preparing for Tomorrow”. Part 1 is titled “One Server Does Not Fit All”. During part 1, Bill Laing, Microsoft CVP Windows Server Division, an Industry Analyst, and a…


[News!] GlaxoSmithKline standardizes on Microsoft Online Services

On March 2nd, Microsoft launched Microsoft Online Services to 19 countries around the world.  As part of this announcement, we would like to showcase how GlaxoSmithKline has decided to standardize on the Microsoft Online Services platform.  Learn how GlaxoSmithKline’s Vice President of Information Technology Strategy, Ingo Elfering, is adopting the Microsoft Online Services offering from Microsoft.  Read…


IT Infrastructure Threat Modeling Guide – Now Available!

Hello, Microsoft Solution Accelerators team has recently released the IT Infrastructure Threat Modeling Guide.  You may want to check it out!  Organizations today face an increasing number of threats to their computing environments. You need a proactive approach to assist you in your efforts to protect your organization’s assets and sensitive information. This guide provides…


[NEWS!] Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios Solution Accelerator 1.1 Now Available!

For those of you who are fans of the MAP Toolkit, you ought to consider this hidden gem from Microsoft Solution Accelerators team.  If you are interested in deployment cost-saving technologies for your desktop infrastructure, read on… Windows Optimized Desktop Scenarios (WODS) Solution Accelerator 1.1 is a new tool that relates the IT and user…


[NEWS!] Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 (version 4.0.2925.0) Now Available!

If you are experiencing remote computer connectivity issues with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit (version 4.0.2921), you should try the latest release (version 4.0.2925) available from the Microsoft Download Center.  MAP Toolkit offers readiness assessment for migration to most Microsoft products including Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, App-V, SQL Server 2008,…


New Microsoft Tools Released to Simplify Planning and Deployment of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

Good news!  Last week, Microsoft announced the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 products have been released to manufacturing (RTM).  What it means is that you will be able to get these products on the shelves very soon. Windows 7 Sneak-Peek from MGX To get you started with deployment planning of your upcoming Windows…


Tips about Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit – Tip #1 for Windows 7 Readiness Assessment

  One of the most frequently-requested features for the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (or MAP Toolkit) has been the “User-Defined Assessment Threshold” that allows IT departments to customize varying degree of hardware requirements for different Windows 7 users.  Good news! The MAP Toolkit 4.0 now offers exactly that!  Here’s how it works. If you want to…


Release Announcement – Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Windows Server 2008 R2 Now Available!

  In support of the upcoming Windows Server 2008 R2 launch, Microsoft announced at the Worldwide Partner Conference 2009 this week the public release of Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides Series for Windows Server 2008 R2 – free best practice and guidance available to help Microsoft customers and partners accelerate their planning process of Windows Server…


NEWS – Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Beta 2 Now Available!

The Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2 launches are just around the corner. As you prepare to deploy these operating systems, consider jumpstarting your project with Microsoft® Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Beta 2. Leverage this Solution Accelerator to achieve efficient, cost-effective deployment of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. MDT 2010 is the…


NEWS! Windows Server 2008 R2 Solution Accelerators Releasing at Worldwide Partner Conference 2009

In support of the Windows Server 2008 R2 launch, Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team is announcing the release of several Windows Server Solution Accelerators at the Worldwide Partner Conference 2009 in New Orleans. What are Windows Server Solution Accelerators? Solution Accelerators are free resources provided to Microsoft customers and partners to more quickly plan, deliver (deploy)…