Terminal Services client v6.0 released

This is now available to download for Windows 2003 & XP. There are quite a few new features – more info is over at the terminal services team blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/ts/archive/2006/11/29/remote-desktop-connection-terminal-services-client-6-0-for-windows-xp-and-windows-server-2003-english-only-released.aspx


Unsupported Apps in Virtual Server

We get a lot of questions and calls about what Server System software is or is not supported in a Virtual environment. There’s a good KB on this: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;897614 But in summary, the following apps are NOT supported: Microsoft Speech Server Microsoft ISA Server 2000 and 2004 Microsoft Sharepoint Portal Server Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 Microsoft Identity…


Technet Virtual Labs – free online learning resource

Just thought I’d make you all aware of what is a really great free resource – Technet Virtual Labs. These can be accessed at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/traincert/virtuallab/default.mspx There are loads of labs available, all of which can be completed within 90 minutes. If you’re really stuck for time you can even access a Virtual Lab Express. These…


Vista has Released to Manufacturing

http://windowsvistablog.com/blogs/windowsvista/archive/2006/11/08/it-s-time.aspx  Nice work. Congrats to the Windows team.   When Jim says “it’s time”, for me that means “it’s time” to rebuild my laptop – it’s had about a dozen Vista beta builds on it over the past few months and it deserves a clean install I think 🙂


MBSA Offline Mode Update

MBSA 2.0.1 is an update to MBSA 2.0 to enable compatibility with the new Windows Update (WU) offline scan file. MBSA version 2.0.1 does not contain any new features but simply enables MBSA to download and read the new file format. In order to run offline scans, MBSA 2.0 must have the scan file on…


Business Desktop Deployment 2007 Beta 2 for Windows Vista – featuring Zero Touch Installation with SMS 2003

Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007 includes comprehensive guidance and tools to deploy Windows Vista RC1 and the 2007 Microsoft Office system beta products. BDD 2007 incorporates the latest Windows Vista deployment tools: Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.0, User State Migration Tool 3.0, ImageX, System Image Manager, Windows PE 2.0, and Windows Deployment Services. Beta 2 has…


Microsoft VHD catalog: Try our products without the build time to set it all up

Virtualization is one of the key technologies redefining how datacenters will be architected in the future. As of Monday, November 6, 2006, Microsoft announced the VHD Test Drive Program, which provides customers with an enhanced server-based software evaluation experience that’s faster, better supported and more flexible.  You can now access the entire catalog of pre-configured Microsoft…


Foldershare – real-time backup made easy

MCS is like most consulting organisations in that as a consultant, you are working on customer sites a lot of the time. A downside of this is that you don’t get to fully avail of “corporate” solutions such as folder redirection, or the use of home drives – meaning most of your data is on…


Vista, Office 2007 and Exchange 2007 set for launch!

Just in case you hadn’t heard, we’ve officially announced a launch date of November 30th for the new versions of Vista, Office and Exchange. Could be a busy weekend for a lot of you! Please note this is a business launch only. The consumer product will not be available until 2007.


System Center Operations Manager RC1 Now Available

The newest release of MOM is now at Release Candidate 1 stage. This release marks an important milestone for this development cycle in preparation for product launch early next year.   Significant testing and quality assurance has went into the release. This is based on feedback received from over 10000 downloads of the Beta 2 version of…