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…


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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Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services and Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Domain Services – Beta

  The Infrastructure Planning and Design guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. This series aims to clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, each addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario. All guides share a common structure including: · Definition of the technical decision flow through the planning…

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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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Release of the Microsoft Deployment Solution Accelerator

Unified Tools and Guidance for Desktop and Server Deployment Automation. Download it today! We are pleased to announce the official release of the Microsoft Deployment Solution Accelerator! Microsoft Deployment is the next version of Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007. Microsoft Deployment, the fourth generation deployment accelerator, enables deployment of servers and desktops. Its tools and…


Microsoft feature set posters. Windows 2008, Exchange 2007, SQL 2005

We have produced a number of detail rich posters which provide a useful feature reference for new features and functionality in Windows 2008 (OS / AD), Exchange 2007, and SQL 2005. They are available for download in PDF format at the locations linked below. · Windows 2008 and Active Directory · First poster provides a…


Management tools for Windows – Upcoming releases

The purpose of this post is to announce two upcoming releases of management tools for Windows, Group Policy Preferences and the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows Vista. As you may know Microsoft acquired DesktopStandard last year and, along with some fantastic people, we obtained GPOVault and the PolicyMaker family.  GPOVault has been updated…


Announcing the Infrastructure Planning and Design Series and New Releases for Virtualization!

The concept of the Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) series is to distill down to the core decisions required for planning and designing the IT infrastructures necessary to support business services. The first wave of released guidance introduces the series and focuses on new virtualization technologies from Microsoft, including SoftGrid Application Virtualization and Windows Server…