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….


Windows Mojave – Perception is Reality?

The “Mojave Experiment”  Imagine if you had never seen or used Windows Vista, but hated it because of some negative things that you had heard or read somewhere. Then you were asked to evaluate a new Microsoft client Operating System, called “Mojave” and after the demo you absolutely loved it.  Then you find out that…


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…


Windows Vista SP1 is available for download

Windows Vista SP1 is now downloadable via Windows Update.  Get the full story from Nick on the Vista Team Blog.   Get the x86 standalone package @ Get the x64 standalone package @


Windows Vista Interactive Virtual Roundtable with Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich

Microsoft Technical Fellow and desktop guru Mark Russinovich will be hosting an interactive virtual roundtable—broadcast LIVE over the Internet on Thursday, March 6 (NZ time). The subject? Windows Vista adoption and deployment. On the panel with Mark will be independent industry experts and IT pros from organisations that have already deployed Windows Vista—all openly discussing…


Windows Vista SP1 available for Download on TechNet Plus

Good news for TechNet Plus subscribers eager to download the official Windows Vista SP1 bits.  The Windows Vista SP1 "Update" is now available for download through the Top Subscriber Downloads section at   What’s available? Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (x86, x64) – DVD (English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish) Windows Vista Service Pack 1…


All Blacks Rugby Gadget released

Just released by the New Zealand Rugby Union – grab the All Blacks Rugby Gadget from   The gadget regularly updates including fixtures, results, streaming video, news and also information on our team. The gadget runs on Windows Vista 32bit, and also a browser based version that runs cross platform on Vista 64/Windows XP/Windows Server…


Update on future Windows releases: Windows Vista SP1, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 update

Overnight Microsoft announced availability dates for several key product updates including Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista, Service Pack 3 for Windows XP and the release to manufacturing of Windows Server 2008.  Together these releases are a good example of Microsoft’s commitment to continually improving our products and the support licensed software users receive.  Windows…


NZ Daylight Savings Time Zone Changes

As was announced recently by the Government, daylight savings will be three weeks longer than it has been previously. Specifically clocks will go forward one hour a week earlier than usual on the last Sunday in September, and back one hour on the first Sunday in April instead of the third Sunday in March. To…


Presentation decks from 2007 Tech Briefing online

Now that the Microsoft New Zealand 2007 Technical Briefing’s are over, the slide decks are available for download Check them out here from the MSNZ Events site  My Vista Deployment deck is still jumping through hoops getting uploaded onto the site, in the meantime you can get it from here (this is in PPT not…