Simplify your customers’ cloud migration planning with MAP 6.0

The next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit—version 6.0— is now available for free download. Planning a customer journey to the cloud just got easier. The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.0 includes assessment capabilities to evaluate workloads for both public and private cloud platforms. With MAP 6.0, you now have…


System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012: VMM Gets Major Upgrade

There’s no doubt that Microsoft is making System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) a key component of the System Center suite. The scope of the product is being expanded so much that it could be renamed “System Center Virtual Datacenter Manager.” The new version of VMM is currently in beta and is scheduled for release…


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…


TechNet Video: Microsoft Private Cloud Security Overview

In this video, Nick Torkington, Security Architect with Microsoft Services, answers the most common security concerns CxOs and other business decision-makers have when evaluating the Microsoft platform to build a private Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud. In this video, you will learn about: Building a secure private cloud on Microsoft technologies, including how the…


Exchange Server Deployment Assistant Update for Exchange 2010 and Office 365 Coexistence

We’re happy to announce that we’ve enhanced Exchange Server Deployment Assistant to include support for configuring rich coexistence (also known as “hybrid deployment”) for organizations interested in maintaining some users on-premises with Exchange 2010 and some users hosted in the cloud by Microsoft Office 365 for enterprises. This scenario is in addition to the existing…


Join Us For BUILD September 13-16: Register Today

BUILD is the event that shows you how to take advantage of the future of Windows. Get insight on creating touch-centric user experiences—fast, fluid, and dynamic applications that leverage the power and flexibility of the core of Windows, used by more than a billion people around the world. BUILD is the first place to dive…


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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Real people. Real answers.

Ask questions and we will search for real answers. See answers by topic Install, Upgrade and Activate Windows Update Networking, Mail, and Getting Online All topics See answers by version Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP All Versions Find out at http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us


Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6

The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) version 5.6 contains the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Windows 7®, Windows Vista®, a Windows Update, or a new version of Windows Internet Explorer® in your environment. Download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=24da89e9-b581-47b0-b45e-492dd6da2971&WT.mc_id=MSCOM_HP_US_MOD_111SUS03834

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Rolling back forest functional level

The only way you can roll back your forest functional level is from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2008 if Active directory Recycle Bin is not enabled. Review the following guidelines that apply to raising the domain or forest functional levels: You must be a member of the Domain Admins group to raise…

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