Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) now released

Today we released the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) to the web.  RSAT is the collection of Windows Server 2008 management tools which enable management of your Windows Server infrastructure from a PC running Windows Vista with SP1.   x86 download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9FF6E897-23CE-4A36-B7FC-D52065DE9960 x64 download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D647A60B-63FD-4AC5-9243-BD3C497D2BC5   Below is the list of Windows Server 2008 administration…


Download details: Windows Vista Product Guide

A comprehensive feature-by-feature guide to Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 is now available at the link below. This is essential reading for anyone deploying or using Vista in corporate environments. Download details: Windows Vista Product Guide


Free support for Vista SP1 installs

SP1 support options are detailed at https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?ln=en-us&prid=11274&gprid=500921 Source article: Microsoft offers free support for Vista SP1 installs


Understanding the Value Proposition of the IT Lifecycle

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Understanding the Value Proposition of the IT Lifecycle, which describes how the IT Lifecycle 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 standardized, repeatable process solutions, and governance. Understanding…


The Developer Highway Code

Hi All, DO YOU CARE ABOUT HELPING YOUR CUSTOMERS AND PARTNERS WRITE MORE SECURE CODE? PLEASE READ ON… The Developer Highway Code, written by Paul Maher of DPE, is a concise handbook that captures and summarises the key security engineering activities that should be an integral part of the software development process. This companion guide…


Network Access Protection – Microsoft Forefront Integration Kit – Beta Now Available!

Help your customers defend against malware with the Microsoft® Forefront™ Integration Kit for Network Access Protection Your customers have deployed anti-malware software, but hackers might still find new ways to attack and penetrate their defenses. And if malware infects a network, it can spread with alarming speed, compromising or destroying mission-critical data, disrupting operations, and…

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InfoWorld: Top 10 Improvements in Windows Server 2008

This morning Tom Yager & Sean McCown posted a blog on InfoWorld outlining the “Top 10 improvements in Windows Server 2008.” Hyper-V made the top spot, followed by NAP and Terminal Services. Great to see these sorts of positive momentum pieces continue to surface, the full list is outlined below: Top 10 improvements in Windows…

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Deploying Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 from Microsoft IT Showcase

New customer/partner-ready content from Microsoft IT Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the republication of Deploying Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, which discusses all phases of the deployment.  Deploying Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 By using a phased approach and an isolated pre-production environment, Microsoft IT successfully deployed Office Communications Server 2007 and Office…


FREE Windows Server 2008 training delivered by Certified Training Partners

As part of the Windows 2008 Launch Experience program, Microsoft Ireland is running a series of free day-long training sessions with our training partners. This training session will take you on an in-depth, hands-on tour of Windows Server 2008. As part of a small group, you will be instructed in getting the most from the…


Irish Microsoft Technology Conference April 3rd/4th

We are happy to recommend two excellent community events coming up in April and May where you can hear expert speakers on the three launch products and many more Microsoft technologies: The Irish Microsoft Technology Conference 2008 (April 3rd,4th – Dublin) – Now in its third year, the multi-day, multi-track IMTC 2008 features over 40…