[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!] 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)…


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…


[News!] Coming Soon: Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Windows 7 DirectAccess

Windows 7 has been released to manufacturing last month and one of the best enterprise features is DirectAccess. This feature allows remote users to securely access enterprise shares, Web sites, and applications without connecting to a virtual private network (VPN). DirectAccess establishes bi-directional connectivity with a user’s enterprise network every time a user’s DirectAccess-enabled portable computer connects…


[Microsoft Partners] Free Web Seminar on How to Plan for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V Projects

  Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V Are you interested in helping your customers reduce cost in your datacenter?  Considering upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V technologies.Starting this week, Microsoft will host 4 web seminars for Microsoft Partners on how to plan and deploy Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V with the latest tools…


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…


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…