Windows Vista and 7 Support Lifecycle

Microsoft provides support on the current service pack, and in some cases the immediately preceding service pack, for the products listed below. See the Lifecycle Support Policy FAQ for details on the Service Pack Support Policy. As a convenience to you, Microsoft is providing a list of the currently supported service packs: Supported Service Pack…

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Demonstration: Windows 7 Hardware Assessment with the MAP Toolkit : VIDEO

Learn how to use the MAP Toolkit to determine if your existing PCs are ready to be upgraded to Windows 7 from a hardware and device compatibility perspective. Need tools and guidance to help your organization migrate to Windows 7? Learn how to use the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit to automatically inventory your…

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Microsoft security updates for December 2011

As part of Microsoft’s routine, monthly security update cycle, we released 13 new security updates on December 13, 2011. Get the details at http://www.microsoft.com/security/pc-security/bulletins/201112.aspx Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory from Microsoft Windows 2003 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Exchange 2010…

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Desktop backgrounds (wallpaper)

Celebrate the joyous season with this classic evergreen bough. To get a desktop background, click Get it now, right-click the image, and then click Set as background. Get them at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/personalize/wallpaper-desktop-background Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory from Microsoft Windows 2003 to…

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Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

To see if your PC is ready for Windows 7, download the free Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. It scans your PC for potential issues with your hardware, devices, and installed programs, and recommends what to do before you upgrade. (If you’re already running Windows 7, you can add premium features online with a Windows 7…

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Now Available: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Beta 1

The next version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) —version 2012— is now available for beta download. To participate in the beta program, register for MDT 2012 Beta 1 at Microsoft Connect. MDT is the recommended process and toolset to automate large-scale server deployments. Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Beta 1 rides the next wave…

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Microsoft Windows Thin PC (WinTPC)

Reduced End Point costs for VDI: WinTPC empowers enterprises to leverage their end point hardware investments to access virtual desktops that are delivered using VDI or sessions. WinTPC is available as a benefit of SA, and hence does not represent any additional cost for SA customers. Windows Thin PC also provides IT with the flexibility…

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Microsoft Support of IPv6

Support for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6), a new suite of standard protocols for the Network layer of the Internet, is built into the latest versions of Microsoft Windows, which include Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP with Service Pack 2, Windows XP with Service…

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Where IS your data? Select the right client virtualization solution & mitigate this concern…

Planning a Windows 7 migration? How much of your corporate data is at the airport today in a lost or stolen laptop? What is the cost per year to manage your desktops? Are you prepared to support the upcoming “always-on” workforce? Read more at http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2011/05/25/where-is-your-data-select-the-right-client-virtualization-solution-amp-mitigate-this-concern.aspx Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010…

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Making the Experience Better Together with Windows 7

Windows Server 2008 R2 has many features that are designed specifically to work with client computers running Windows 7. Windows 7 is the most current version of the Windows operating system from Microsoft. Read all the security features at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/R2-better-together.aspx#secbran Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide…

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