Windows Server 2008 Security Guide – Final Release Now Available!

Securely deploy Windows Server 2008 with the Windows Server 2008 Security Guide! Every day, adversaries attempt 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 them address these threats….


Microsoft Assessment and Planning launched

Published: February 25, 2008 Overview The Microsoft® Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator (MAP) makes it easy for you to assess your current IT infrastructure and determine the right Microsoft technologies for your IT needs. MAP is a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can securely run in small or large IT environments without requiring…


IT LifeCycle Overview – Just published

  Brief Description IT LifeCycle Overview Microsoft IT has adopted the ITLC framework to enable standardized, repeatable process solutions, provide assurance, and identify best practices. Overview The Microsoft IT Lifecycle (ITLC) drives consistency and simplicity with a single set of standardized processes, provides a structured approach that fosters cross-team collaboration, and establishes a framework for…


Operations Manager 2007 SP1 is now released

Operations Manager 2007 SP1 addresses critical customer-initiated issues, including improved deployment, performance, reporting, and enhanced support. Some of the key new features and enhancements are: New capability to export Operations Manager 2007 diagrams to Microsoft Visio VDX file format. New ability to publish reports to multiple locations, such as Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services Web sites….


Vista webcast – learn from experts and customers who have finished their rollouts

Microsoft Technical Fellow and desktop guru Mark Russinovich will be hosting an interactive virtual roundtable—broadcast LIVE over the Internet on Wednesday, March 5th. The subject? Windows Vista adoption and deployment. On the panel with Mark will be independent industry experts and IT pros from organizations that have already deployed Windows Vista—all openly discussing known challenges,…

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Another free technical event on deploying Windows Vista and Office 2007

Due to popular demand, Microsoft Ireland is running a repeat session of the Vista/Office deployment events held last month. The session is free. It is being held on 25th Feb in Dublin.   You can sign up at http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032367886&Culture=en-IE.   Synopsis of the agenda for the half-day is below: Session 1: Business, management and technical…


Office Interactive Developer Map

Slightly off-topic but worth to know. Version 2 of the Microsoft Office Interactive Developer Map was published last Friday, by the Office Developer Centre. The new version includes lots of new stuff (new products and new interactive links) – such as VS2008, Communications Server, Performance Point Server, Office Business Application (OBA) resources, and more. After…


Windows Vista Application Compatibility – Useful Links

If you’re working on a Vista rollout, one of the key aspects of such a project will be application compatibility testing. This is not as complex or time-consuming as most people think – the Application Compatibility Tool can automate a lot of this, and the level of application issues found is typically a lot less…

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Beta Announcement: Project Hana (MOF v4)

Interested in improving your IT Service Management?  Optimize your IT Processes with Hana (MOF v4) Hana guidance provides a structured approach for IT process optimization.  Hana integrates MSF and MOF, plus extends the guidance to include planning and governance. Hana enables you align IT with your business goals, deliver IT as a service, and leverage…

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