Thinking about migrating to Windows 7? So think MCS!

  A recent Microsoft whitepaper highlights the critical role that consulting services and in particular MCS, can play in improving the effectiveness and efficiency of the desktop environment. Check it out here… "Survey: Consulting Services Will Play Key Role in Desktop Upgrades" available on www.microsoft.com/servicesodt. It’s certainly worth a read. Below is the executive summary:…

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Windows 7 deployment: Getting your head around Active Directory

  Thinking about deploying Window 7 but not sure what to consider regarding Active Directory? Let me share the main Active Directory elements that are essential for a Windows 7 deployment. Active Directory is a requirement for any large image deployment. It’s primary use, a part from authenticating and authorizing accounts, is to store the…

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Event: Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Deep Dive

At TechDays for IT Pro’s 2009 ( http://www.microsoft.com/ireland/technet/techdays.aspx ) there will be some sessions on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. This will include some information and demonstrations on the new version of Hyper-V. However, due to time constraints, we won’t have time to get into the deep details of how and why things…

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Cool stuff from Microsoft IT

Microsoft IT usually deals with all Microsoft products and Technologies before they get the street. Because we are early adopters we also have the opportunity to develop good administration practices and we like to share those practices with our customers and partners. That’s the main goal of Microsoft ITShowcase program. ITShowcase has just published a…

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Live Mesh Tech Preview expansion to Ireland (in English)

Live Mesh is a very cool new technology that Microsoft is developing and during the Tech Preview we want you guys to experience it (as users and by developing to the platform) and share your thoughts. What’s Live Mesh? Live Mesh, enables you to synchronize and access information and files across your different PCs and…

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Two new events from Windows Server 2008 User Group Ireland

The Windows Server 2008 User Group Ireland (Aidan Finn) is organizing two cool events, as usual, please pass on the news to your colleagues and friends. Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager 2008 "We will be running an event on Hyper-V and Virtual Machine Manager on 2nd September in Buswells Hotel in Dublin 2 at 7pm….

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Windows Vista Compatibility Center

This site has gone live recently – great resource to check the Vista compatibility status of hardware or software: Windows Vista Compatibility Center   There’s a lot (lot) more compatible devices/applications than some people might think…. if you’re buying or deploying Vista then this site is a good resource for you.

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Creating Mind Maps with Visio

I’m a heavy mind map user – in my experience you either don’t use them at all, or you use them all the time.   If you fall into the latter camp, there are quite a few mind map tools on the market. What a lot of people don’t know, myself included until last week,…

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Virtualisation – A few notes

The last week we had some interesting notes related with the Virtualisation topic that I thought it would be worth sharing. First Microsoft IT Showcase has published its Guide to select loads candidates for virtualisation Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Identifying Server Candidates for Virtualization, which discusses how Microsoft IT…

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ILM "2" Beta 3 is now available for download

ILM "2" Beta 3 has recently been posted for download on the connect website. This beta release is a major milestone in the release roadmap for the product and contains most of the features of the product that a lot of people have been waiting to get a play with. Crucially, you can download a…

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