BDD 2007 Release Candidate 1 Now Available

One of the things I’ve been busy with over the last couple of months is educating NZ IT Pro’s on Windows Vista deployment.  Well we’re getting closer to releasing the final version of Business Desktop Deployment 2007, and here is the download of RC1 of those tools.  The final release is really close now… Also…

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December TechNet Magazine is out…

The latest installment of TechNet Magazine is out and available to read on the web or download for offline viewing This month’s issue is focused on Exchange 2007: Getting ready to make the move to Exchange 2007? You’ve come to the right place. This month we’ll show you how to prepare for the upgrade, how…

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Windows Vista Product Guide: download the final version

We’ve given out the beta2 guide in New Zealand both in digital and hard copy at our various events   Now the RTM version is available for download   I love giving out this guide to sceptics who think Windows Vista is “lipstick on a pig”  There really is a lot of breadth and depth to…

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Virtual PC 2007 beta now open

The Virtual PC 2007 Beta is now available to download, with Windows Vista support! – sign up for it here Some of the major changes include: Support for hardware virtualisation (both Intel & AMD) Support for Windows Vista as a host operating system Support for Windows Vista as a guest operating system Improved performance There are bug…

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Windows Vista & Office 2007 Roadshow: New Zealand

Windows Vista and 2007 Office System sales and technical readiness. Coming to a region in New Zealand near you during October The Reseller Roadshow is a half day event running from 1pm-6pm and will cover sales and technical training for these exciting new products. It’s a must-see for every reseller who wants to be ready…

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Wellington Exchange User Group on Wednesday

Just a reminder that the Exchange User Group is on in Wellington this week:   If you have already registered for the User Group meeting this week, then this is a reminder!   We look forward to seeing you there. If you haven’t registered, but would like to attend, you can still register by emailing exchange@blade.net.nz…

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Mount ISOs in Vista?

Daemon Tools is a “standard-issue” tool that a lot of people use to mount ISO images onto their machines.  The download versions that have been available in the past have not worked on Windows Vista.   I just noticed last night that the Daemon Tools website has been updated with V4.0.6 saying they have “full…

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Post-RC1 Vista build available for download

Over the weekend we released an interim build of Windows Vista, also known as an EDW, or External Developer Workstation.  This build is number 5728 and serves as an update to RC1 and runs in parallel with that release.  The build is available as an ISO download in both X86 and X64 versions from http://download.windowsvista.com/preview/rc1/en/download-5728.htm…

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Reminder: Wellington SharePoint User Group on Wednesday 13th September

Wellington SharePoint User Group on Wednesday 13th September:With the growing interest in the Microsoft SharePoint technologies space fuelled by the upcoming release of Windows SharePoint Services v3 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 there is a new SharePoint User Group starting up in Wellington. The purpose of this user group is to encourage knowledge sharing, personal…

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Cisco and Microsoft Unveil Joint Architecture for NAC-NAP Interoperability

Cisco and Microsoft are delivering on their previously stated commitment to provide customers and partners with clear guidance on how Cisco Network Admission Control (NAC) and Microsoft Network Access Protection (NAP) will interoperate. The two companies are demonstrating the new interoperable architecture at The Security Standard conference, which opened today in Boston. Read the press…

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