MICROSOFT ASSESSMENT & PLANNING BETA REFRESH DOWNLOAD IS NOW AVAILABLE!

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Solution Accelerator is an integrated platform with tools and guidance that make it easier for you to assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the right Microsoft technologies for your IT needs. It offers easy inventory, powerful assessment and actionable recommendations for Windows Server 2008, Windows Server Hyper-V, Virtual…


Windows Server 2008 Security Guide – Beta Release Now Available!

Help your customers securely deploy Windows Server 2008 with the Windows Server 2008 Security Guide! Every day, adversaries are attempting to invade your customers’ networks and access their servers—to bring them down, infect them with viruses, or steal information about customers or employees. Your customers are looking to Microsoft and Windows Server® 2008 to help…

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New Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) Foundation Certification

A new MOF Foundation exam and certification is now available through the Examination Institute for Information Science (EXIN). The new exam is an improved and updated version of the current MOF Foundation exam developed by EXIN in 2005 for the MOF Foundation Certificate. As with all other EXIN exams, the new certification is based on…


Save files as PDF or XPS format directly from Office 2007 for free

In my day to day work with customers, I’ve noticed that many of them aren’t aware that you can save an Office document as either PDF or XPS format directly from within the application. This feature has been around for ages, but you need to install a small free add-in to make it available. The…

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Enterprise Mobility briefing

Another upcoming event in Dublin, this time regarding enterprise mobility is now available for registration – details below.   Organisations like yours are now demanding more manageable integrated mobility solutions. To date, mobile devices have often been rolled out in a haphazard fashion and the management of those devices has often been achieved in a…

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Free Microsoft Events in Ireland – how to easily roll out Vista and Office 2007

Microsoft Ireland is running 2 events in January to help ITPros & infrastructure architects get a better understanding of what challenges they may face when doing a Vista and/or Office 2007 rollout and how to deal with those challenges. Things like ensuring application compatibility, zero touch rollouts, and Office backwards compatibility. The content has been…


Interesting terminal services article

  Redmond | Feature Article: Above the Rest: Windows 2008’s Terminal Services Client


Learn about high availability features in Windows Server 2008

Building High Availability Infrastructures with Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering Date:  Monday January 21, 2008; Time:  11:30 AM – 1:00 PM PST Discover how Failover Clustering with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise enables you to build a highly available infrastructure. We give you an overview of the new and improved clustering architecture, describe new tools…

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Office 2007: backwards compat collateral

As part of the Office 2007/MOSS project I am working on, my customer needed some information around how to deal with backwards compatibility and Excel/Access macros as part of their rollout. These are all common areas of concern for any Office upgrade – below are the URL’s with definitive guidance in this space. The migration…

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