IE7 Keyboard Shortcuts

Tabs in IE7 are a great (and long overdue!) feature. Below are some keyboard shortcuts for using tabs that some people may find handy – the CTRL-TAB is one I definitely find indispensable.   Opening Tabs Open links in a new tab in the background CTRL+click Open links in a new tab in the foreground…

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New Careers Micro Site

I stumbled across a site that was pretty interesting in that it gave some good information in terms of the types of work we do, what type of people we seek to hire, and what a typical “day in the life” of an MCS consultant is like. For those who are interested, the site is…

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Exchange 2007 Comparison

As you probably know Exchange 2007 has now been released to manufacturing. You may be considering whether and when to upgrade. If so, you’ll find the following feature comparison useful when making the decision. It compares the feature sets of Exchange 2000, 2003 and 2007: http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/preview/version_compare.mspx

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System Center Operations Manager 2007 at RC2

It’s going to be a busy year! Hot on the heels of new releases of Office, Vista and Exchange… We’ve just announced that SCOM2007 Release Candidate 2 (formally MOM) has been realeased to customers for testing. This is a major milestone for the product and should mark the last stage before final release, probably in…

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New Intellimouse feature with latest Vista drivers

  If you install the latest Vista drivers for Intellipoint mice you get a nifty feature. The drivers are located at http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/vista/vistasupport/intellipoint.mspx Once installed, click Pearl (where Start used to be) | All Programs | Microsoft Mouse | Microsoft Mouse By default, the middle wheel action is set to “instant viewer”. Verify this is the…

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Exchange 2007 RTM’s

Exchange 2007 released to manufacturing on Friday.   Previously known as E12, the product delivers some great new technology including: – Unified Messaging that delivers voice mail and fax messages to the Exchange inbox– Greater mobility support – for example, IT administrators can enforce security policies on mobile devices with greater control and granularity and end-users get…

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Windows Defender final version now available

Defender has been in beta for a while but a few weeks ago the final release was signed off. Defender is our free anti-spyware software which runs in realtime. You can download it from http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/spyware/software/default.mspx Some of the features in this version are:  – Improved detection and removal – Based on a new engine, Windows…

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solshare.net – Public Sector IT community

A colleague of ours liked rain so much he decided he didn’t get enough of it here in Ireland so he relocated to Seattle – the only place on the planet that makes the Irish climate seem hot and sunny 🙂 As part of his new role he has set up an online community for…

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Managing GPOs with scripts

Most people are familiar with GPMC – the Group Policy Management Console – for administering and troubleshooting GPO’s. If you’re not familiar with it – download it now, you’re wasting your time managing GPO’s the “old” way 🙂 What a lot of people don’t know is that when you install GPMC, you get over 30…

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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

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