So long and thanks for the fish

After 5 years at Microsoft I have decided to leave.  An opportunity came by that allows me to get back into operations and (hopefully) drive some positive change. The hardest part of this decision has been discussion account transition with my clients and co-workers, many of whom I now call friends. I will miss stealing your…


Updated | Windows 7 version differences

Updated to reflect the “3 concurrent programs” for “Starter Edition”                                                 Key Features                       Windows 7 Starter Windows 7 Home Basic (EM only) Windows 7 Home Premium Windows 7 Professional Windows 7 Enterprise/ Windows 7 Ultimate Improved Windows Taskbar & Jump Lists v v v v v Windows Search v v v v v Join…


Announcing System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3

Today, the System Center team is excited to share with you our plan to release System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3.  This new release of the ConfigMgr is packed with some extremely cool features, which over the coming months we plan to share with you in different ways.  Recent shifts in the world economy have…


Exchange 2007 Sp2 was released….

Just giving you a heads up that Exchange 2007 Sp2 was released yesterday (version 08.02.0176.002).  Below is some information regarding this release.    Exchange 2007 SP2 Download Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (SP2) has been designed specifically to help meet the challenges of any business and the needs of all the different groups…


Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Release Candidate Now Available

 Overview Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) is the recommended process and toolset to automate desktop and server deployment. MDT provides you with the following benefits: Unified tools and processes required for desktop and server deployment in a common deployment console and collection of guidance.  Reduced deployment time and standardized desktop and server images, along with improved…


FYI: TechEd DVD’s available on-line only / and to non-attendees

TechEd DVD’s:    There aren’t any being published this year.  They’ve moved to putting all the content online and having subscribers to the online content for those that didn’t pay to go to Teched.   The main site is here:   Information about the subscription offering is here:  


Forgotten Attachment Detector

For those who haven’t seen this tool from Office Labs it is pretty handy.  It works with Office 2010 as well.


UPDATE: Ex2K10 RC released

UPDATE:  2:20pm MST 8/18/2009   now live at:     It is now public and can be downloaded from the following URL:   Ø  Download Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 RC today


Release dates for W7 and W2K8R2

Because I’ve been asked 1 million times (no exageration)   August 7, 2009 Volume License customers with an existing Software Assurance license will be able to download Windows 7 RTM in English via the Volume License Service Center. The rest of the languages for Windows 7 RTM should be available within a couple of weeks…


Win7 Overview of Key Features by SKU

Key Features Windows® 7 Starter Windows® 7 Home Basic (EM only) Windows® 7 Home Premium Windows ® 7 Professional Windows® 7 Enterprise/  Windows® 7 Ultimate Windows® Taskbar & Jump Lists v v v v v Windows® Search v v v v v Join a HomeGroup v v v v v Windows Media® Player v v…