available for download: Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7

Last week we released for download Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 helps keep your PCs and servers on the latest support level. It also provides on-going improvements to the Windows Operating System (OS), by including previous updates delivered over Windows…

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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Beta 1 Now Available

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 is an agent-less tool designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through network-wide automated discovery and assessments. This Solution Accelerator performs an inventory of heterogeneous server environments and provides you with usage information for servers in the Core CAL Suite, a…

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Microsoft IT – how we run our own infrastructure BranchCache

Have you heard of Microsoft IT Showcase? This is a set of content (articles, videos and web casts) that shows how we at Microsoft plan, deploy and manage our own internal Microsoft infrastructure.  Checkout some of the latest content from Microsoft IT – a technical case study. BranchCache, an exciting feature introduced in Windows 7…

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final release of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 available for download

Get ready to deploy Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with the final release of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Click here to download MDT now. (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=159061) As you prepare to deploy Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, get a jump start with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010. Leverage this Solution Accelerator to achieve…

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next Wellington Infrastructure User Group meeting announced – Active Directory in R2

What’s new in Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory Presented by: Tony Murray  When: Tuesday 8th Sept 2009 5pm Where: Microsoft HQ Wellington With R2 just out, there are some new AD features thrown into the mix.  Tony will introduce and demo these features and, with time permitting, open a discussion about how best to…

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 RC - now available for download

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit is the recommended process and toolset to automate desktop and server deployment. MDT benefits you by providing: Unified tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment in a common deployment console and collection of guidance. Reduced deployment time, standardised desktop and server images, along with improved security and ongoing configuration management….

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Beta 2 is now Available for Download

Getting ready to deploy Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2?  Check out the recently released Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Beta 2. MDT 2010 is the next version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a free Solution Accelerator for operating system and application deployment. New features such as flexible driver management, optimised UI workflow, and Windows…

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TechNet UNPLUGGED June 09 Slide Decks Available

A few of you have have posted comments asking when I will be making the PowerPoint decks from the last UNPLUGGED available for download.  I also received numerous emails asking the same thing.  I’m sorry it took so long, but I finally got the decks uploaded to my Windows Live SkyDrive location. Here is the…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM and General Availability dates

Did you see the news about the general availability dates for Windows 7?  Well the same is true for Windows Server 2008 R2 as well, as announced on the Windows Server Division Blog this morning, Windows Server 2008 R2 has the same RTM and Generally Availability dates. RTM is on track for availability for OEM…

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