Can’t spell–wont spell–Fear not spellcheck for Lync client is here!

SPELLCHECK FOR LYNC WINDOWS DESKTOP CLIENT RELEASED With the September updates to the Office clients, native spellcheck has been released for the Lync Windows desktop client. For more information on the download, see the Microsoft Support page. I am running Office 365 Pro Plus deployed using Click-to-run so my client gets updated automatically!

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Bootable VHD disk with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

I’ve discussed this functionality widely over the last few weeks since it was publically disclosed. What we are talking about here is the ability to boot Windows 7 or 2008 R2 from a VHD file. To ‘deploy’ the Windows 7 RC build that I’m currently using I followed the following – highly complex! – steps:…

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New Infrastructure Planning & Design guides issued

SOLUTIONACCELERATORS – Act faster. Go further.   Infrastructure Planning & Design Release Announcement www.microsoft.com/IPD   I repeatedly forget to mention these in my talks – and that’s bad because these documents are excellent.  For each topic you get a ppt and doc. Here’s the approach behind each document: This guide is one in a series…

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Technet Magazine – Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualisation

As you’ll know if you read my blog – I love Application Virtualisation. It solves so many problems with the packaging, deployment, and management of desktop and server based applications. Technet magazine has published a great introduction to Application Virtualisation and it’s worth the ten minutes it will take to read. With Microsoft Application Virtualization,…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Coming...

I tend to discuss the MAP tool fairly frequently in meetings with customers as it’s a great – FREE – tool for helping you with planning for migrations and deployments. In a posting from last Friday the MAP team announced an upcoming open beta of the next version of MAP 3.2. In a nut shell…

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Update Impact Analyzer / Update Compatibility Evaluator (UCE)

I end up talking about this technology in pretty much every meeting I do. Just in case we’ve not met… do you want a tool that will tell you whether one of your applications will be ‘impacted’ or affected my a patch you want to deploy? Sounds like magic doesn’t it – well that’s what…

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The Optimised Desktop - What and how?

You will have probably heard Microsoft talking about our Dynamic IT vision, especially if you’ve seen anything of the Virtualisation launch this week. An essential ingredient of this is the Optimised Desktop, and this is something that I often discuss with customers so I thought I would post an overview of WHAT it is, and…

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System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 released!!

As confirmed here SCCM 2007 R2 has just gone RTM. This is a long awaited released (by me at least!) as it delivers significant functionality lifts in two key areas: 1) Integration of Microsoft Application Virtualization (aka Softgrid) so that you can deliver (stream or transfer) virtual applications via the same infrastructure as traditional MSI…

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Windows Vista and Office Deployment Days Slides

Hi, Over the last two weeks I’ve had the pleasure of ‘tail-ending’ the keynote talks at two Windows Vista and Office 2007 deployment days. I’ll follow this post with an overview of what I said about Windows Vista, and deploying it, but I here I am posting my slides for those of you who attended…

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