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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Businesses warned not to skip Vista - from CIO.com

For some reason this post never got published and was sitting in my ‘drafts’ folder in Live Writer. Oh well, it’s still more than a current topic of conversation. Hope this helps… This  article has just been brought to my attention – Businesses warned not to skip Vista – News – CIO UK – Business…

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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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Need to find 'lost' software? or Asses your readiness for Vista?

My colleague Matt Stephen has raised awareness of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning tool (MAP) for customer who want to ‘find’ instances of SQL Server installed in their environment. Now I know of this tool as a Vista planning tool as one of Map’s core benefits is to help customers asses their environment and it’s…

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Training and Information on System Center Operations Manager 2007

Hi, I just saw this list of useful SCOM 2007 resources so I thought that I would post them here as a reference for us all 🙂 E-learning: Course 3386 – Implementing Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 – https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/offerDetail.aspx?offerPriceId=138307 Instructor Led: Course 50028 – Managing System Center Operations Manager 2007 (5 days) – http://www.microsoft.com/learning/syllabi/en-us/50028afinal.mspx…

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