Remote Server Administration Tools now available

We’ve just released to the web the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT), which enable administration of Windows Server 2008 from Vista SP1 clients. This is the list of Windows Server 2008 administration tools which are included in RSAT: Role Administration Tools: Active Directory Certificate Services (AD CS) Tools Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Tools…


Microsoft Deployment 2008 Released

The next version of Microsoft Deployment (the old BDD), version 2008, has been released to the web.  This new release has plenty of stuff, including support for the following… Windows Vista Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate (32 and 64 bit) RTM and SP1 Office Professional, Professional Plus, Enterprise, and Ultimate 2007 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server…


Hyper-V Release Candidate

The Windows Virtualization Product Team have announce the Release Candidate of Hyper-V.  Check out there post here… http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/archive/2008/03/19/hyper-v-release-candidate-is-here.aspx From the article updated features include… · Improved usability: Partial localization support for Japanese and German. Hyper-V Release Candidate is partially localized in Japanese & German. This means that when Hyper-V is enabled on Windows Server 2008…


Global Strategic Alliance with Aspect Software

Today we announced at VoiceCon 2008 a new strategic alliance with Aspect Software to deliver a contact center solution built on OCS.  From the announcement… Under terms of the multi-year, global alliance, Aspect will integrate its .NET-based contact center suite, Aspect Unified IP, with Office Communications Server.  Over the next several years, Aspect will increase…


INTERACT2008 Invitation

Corporate VP of Unified Communications Group Gurdeep Singh Pall has put out the invitation to attend Interact 2008 in San Diago, California, 8-10 of April. This event will be both a great chance to rub sholders with the who’s-who of the UC world, and a great chance to get some deep technical knowledge of the…


Public IP Requirements for A/V Edge

So a few people get nervous when you tell them your going to need a publicly routable IP when implementing the OCS A/V Edge role for external A/V Conferencing.  Then you tell them they’ll need to open up 10,000 high ports, and you can see the blood drain from their faces.  🙂 Well it’s not…


Upcoming UC Webcasts

Byron Spurlock, who had a hand in the writing of the Office Communications Server 2007 Resource Kit, has a pointer to some of the upcoming UC webcasts, check them out here… http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/unifiedcommunications.aspx?tab=webcasts Technorati Tags: Unified Communications,Byron Spurlock Share this post :


Office Live Workspace beta hits Australia

Hot on the release of our Office Live Workspaces online services in the US, the beta of the service is now available for us here in Australia.  🙂 It only takes a couple of minutes to signup at http://workspace.office.live.com/.  You can then start creating and sharing documents online.  Then install the Office Live Add-in and…


APC Review of Vista SP1

APC have just put up a review of the performance improvements in Vista SP1.  You can check out the full article here… Vista SP1 up to 86% faster – http://apcmag.com/8373/vista_sp1_up_to_86_faster Some really interesting stats comparing RTM, RTM+Patched, and SP1, and also some explanations of some of the changes that were made.  Very interesting read indeed….

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