Free ebook: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions

Guest Post Rachel Collier. Ok, deep breath – long sentence coming up… This free, yes, free 400+ page ebook Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions: From the Desktop to the Datacenter, 2nd Edition is the book for IT professionals who want to learn more about the latest Microsoft virtualization technologies, including Hyper-V and Remote Desktop Services in…

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Seen the latest Security Intelligence Report?

Guest post by Rachel Collier The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) is a comprehensive evaluation of the evolving threat landscape and trends. The information can help you make sound risk-management decisions and identify potential adjustments to your security posture. Data is received from more than 600 million systems worldwide and internet services. Grab a cuppa…

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Helping you develop for Windows 7

Guest Post by Rachel Collier Visit the new developforwindows.com site for all the latest information, training and support around developing for Windows 7. You will also find the latest showcase apps being built on Windows 7. These two pieces are particularly good: Why developers should be looking at moving to support Windows 7 today White…

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The Gartner 2010 Magic Quadrant for Horizontal Portals Report Shows a Very Positive Result as Microsoft Moved into the No.1 Position Overtaking IBM

Guest Post by Gartner The portal market continues to consolidate, with most enterprises focusing on a core set of strategic providers. Yet, emerging demands and technology disruptions are raising the bar for value, as well as opening opportunities for new approaches and new entrants. The field of viable portal vendors has narrowed considerably, dropping from…

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Get a 60 day hosted trial of Microsoft Lync 2010

Guest post by Rachel Collier This 60 day hosted trial of Microsoft Exchange and Lync 2010 enables you to access the complete suite of Unified Messaging, IM/Presence, Conferencing and Desktop sharing an Enterprise Voice. You’ll be able to see peers setup in the same trial environment and you can also federate with other OCS users…

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How healthy is your BPOS service?

IT Professionals love knowing what’s going on with their stuff.  Be it that blinking light that shows hard disk activity on your laptop* or knowing that your SQL Server is running perfectly you need to know what’s working and what’s not.  With the cloud that becomes ever more important as you outsource the mundane management…

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What Kind of Cloud is Your Business Looking to Become?

Guest post by Matt Hester When you were a child, chances are you looked up into the sky and  wondered what kind of cloud you were looking at or what cloud you want to be.   Back then knowing what type of a cloud you were looking at boiled down to a three main choices: Cirrus…

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Microsoft Windows Phone 7: RTM

Guest post by Richard Gibbons Microsoft’s new Mobile Operating System – Windows Phone 7 – has been “Released to Manufacturing”. That means it’s done and the work of the “internal engineering team is largely complete” according to Terry Myerson, Corporate Vice President of Windows Phone Engineering. Terry’s blog post on the Windows Team Blog gives…

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