Windows Vista Deployment - Part 4 - End User Experience

One of the most important things of a Windows Vista deployment is managing change. The end users will at the end of the day have a new operating system with a massive amount of new features they will have to discover in order to take full advantage of the productivity increases they bring. But how…

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Windows Vista Deployment - Part 3 - Hardware Suitability

Well here we are again, you’ve already decided that you are going to migrate to Vista, you now know how to address/plan for Application Compatibility, so at this moment in time it would be a good time to take a look at the hardware that you are targeting for install. If you have a configuration…

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Windows Vista Deployment - Part 2 - Application Compatibility

It’s been decided, good choice, you are going to deploy Windows Vista in your environment. Now you have to make sure that all those applications that you have running around in your infrastructure work within Vista. But before you keep on reading I just have to make sure your expectations are set correctly: This guide…

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Windows Vista Deployment - Part 1 - "Where do I start?"

Being involved with deployment projects recently I have found that deploying Vista in the enterprise is not a hard task. The biggest question that I’m often  asked is: "Where do I start?" There are countless resources in web sites ready for you to consume, however it is quite difficult if you don’t organize and plan…

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MCS Ireland Present at TechEd IT Forum 2007 - Barcelona

This year at TechEd 2007 in Barcelona, a consultant from MCS Ireland will be delivering the following session: Title : Core IO Best Practices: HSBC Steps to a managed infrastructure Level 300 In this session we will review the capabilities gained per stage of the Core IO model, by examining the real-life case of HSBC…

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System Center Configuration Manager 2007 RTM!!!!

It’s here, the wait is over, it has arrived, it’s been RTM (Released to Manufacturing).  SMS = SCCP now! Why don’t you just stop what you are doing and try out this FANTASTIC new release in the System Centre Family. Evaluate System Center Configuration Manager 2007 today You can start right away with greater out-of-the-box functionality. Manage…

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Windows Server 2008 Roles, what are they?

A role is logical grouping of a set of components based on user scenarios, typical server workloads and dependencies. There are no roles installed by default. The available roles in Server 2008 are: Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) Active…

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Windows Server 2008 New Features in Setup

One of the significant changes you will find in the new version of Windows Server is the new setup mechanism. This table shows what changes from Server 2003 to 2008: Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2008 •Windows Server 2003 setup • Post-Setup security updates • Manage your server • Configure your server wizard • Add/Remove…

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Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003

Microsoft has supported fault-tolerant and high-availability clustering for many years, but with Compute Cluster Server, Microsoft brings the supercomputing power of high-performance computing (HPC) to the personal and workgroup level. The solution entails a cluster of servers that includes a single head node and one or more compute nodes. The head node controls and mediates all…

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System Center Service Manager Beta Available for Download

The new offering from the System Center line is already on the connect site for you to download and try. Formerly code-named “service desk” System Center Service Manager will include: •Deep integration with existing Microsoft technologies from System Center, Windows, Office, and Visual Studio product families •Enabling new scenarios via a powerful self-service portal to reduce…

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