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….


Free Terminal Services 2008 eBook

This month’s free eBook from Microsoft Press is Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services Resource Kit. Download it now!


It’s Hyper-V day – Server Unleashed

It’s Hyper-V day today, early this morning NZ time we made Windows Server 2008 fully Server Unleashed with the Release of Hyper-V. Microsoft entered the Server Virtualisation space in a big way – with the release of the Hyper-V role, we will really see Server Virtualisation usage increase in a big way, now a Hypervisor…


Remote Desktop Client (RDC) 6.1 now available for XP SP2 users

We have received a lot of feedback from customers about the need for the Remote Desktop Connection client 6.1 to be made available as a standalone install for Windows XP SP2 to ease deployments of Windows 2008 Terminal Services. In response to this feedback, we have released the Remote Desktop Connection client (RDC 6.1) for…


May TechNet UNPLUGGED event – Virtualisation

TechNet NZ event series is back in (late) May featuring Microsoft Virtualisation. Stu and I will be doing a drilldown into and demos of the complete Microsoft Virtualisation Stack including Windows Server Hyper-V, VECD & MDOP, Application Virtualisation (Softgrid), System Centre Virtual Machine Manager and Data Protection Manager; and Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services.  Hope to see you there,…


VMRCplus 1.7.0 on Microsoft Download Centre

Still very handy to use to manage and remote control Virtual Server 2005, and this version works against Window Server 2008 too.  The latest version is now available for download from the DLC Original blog post here   If you’ve no idea what VMRC Plus is read on: Virtual Machine Remote Control Client Plus (VMRCplus)…


Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) is live

Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) enables IT administrators to remotely manage roles and features in Windows Server 2008 from a computer running Windows Vista with SP1. It includes support for remote management of computers running either a Server Core installation or the full installation option of Windows Server 2008. It provides similar functionality to…


Slide deck from Launch: Core Infrastructure Improvements in Windows Server 2008

I just saved my slide deck from the Launch Wave 2008 event, up onto Skydrive, and its available on the link above.  All the decks will be officially published up to later this week, I will update this post once they’re available Core Infrastructure Improvements in Windows Server 2008 Presenter: Nathan Mercer, Microsoft NZ…


Mauricio Mr Geekzone at the Windows Server Launch yesterday

Mauricio from Geekzone was at the Launchwave 2008 event at Te Papa yesterday and posted a photo being snapped next to the "hero" silhouette banner, bearing a quotation about his experience with  Windows Server 2008 / IIS 7.0 as part of his early adopter experience with Win2008 "We have been running on Windows Server…


Get your hands on Hyper-V Release Candidate

I upgraded my demo machines from beta to Release Candidate of Hyper-V last night, and I’ll be using them for my Win2008 demos at the Auckland Launchwave 2008 event next week. This morning it was great to wakeup to the news that we have announced the Hyper-V Release Candidate! The Release Candidate 0 (RC0) update…