Download Internet Explorer 8 RTM Today!

It’s a great thing when I can truly throw my full support behind a Microsoft release. Well, I’ve been using IE8 for a number of months now, and I find the product to be solid, secure, and a worthwhile upgrade. One of my favorite changes is that each tab runs under its own process –…

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Expired PINs in Vista SP1 Giveaways at TechNet Events [UPDATE]

Well, we have received a LOT of feedback about the Windows Vista Ultimate with SP1 giveaways that we handed out at TechNet events during the second half of 2008. It seems we did not do a great job of informing attendees that the PINs would expire on December 31, 2008. So, today, I have some…

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Want to Download the Windows 7 Beta? Start Here...

If you want to download the just-released Windows 7 Beta, you’ll need a TechNet Plus subscription. And, if you are not a TechNet Plus subscriber, you can get one for 15% off using the discount code: TMSAM12. To order a TechNet subscription, go here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/bb892754.aspx I recommend the TechNet Plus DIRECT subscription – that way…

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Get Help with Your Pilot from Microsoft - IT Pro Momentum!

Need some help to test/pilot the latest Microsoft infrastructure technologies list here? Windows Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 IIS7 Forefront Edge (ISA) Forefront Client & Server Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 or Windows Server Virtualization Windows Vista MOSS 2007 System Center Windows PowerShell Network Access Protection What is the Momentum Program? Momentum is a Microsoft…

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit - Your First Stop for Deployment

The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2008 was released a couple of months ago with little fanfare. But, I believe this rather mundane sounding solution accelerator is actually a diamond that deserves being put on display, at least a little bit. Although being described on the Microsoft download page as simply "the fourth generation deployment accelerator,"…

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New "Wormable" Exploit Discovered Affecting Windows OS's...

There was a new critical vulnerability announced today that could lead to remote code execution against Windows Operating Systems. (Specifically, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008.) And, unless you are running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008*, this exploit even works for non-authenticated users – remotely! In short,…

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Hey folks! Microsoft recently announced a new worldwide subscription code that gets you 15% off a new TechNet subscription. This code is your key to savings, so make sure you enter it when you place your order. Discount Code: TMSAM12 Order your subscription now!        So, why would I want to subscribe??? TechNet…

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Issues Uninstalling VM Additions going from Virtual PC 2007 to Hyper-V

A colleague of mine, Chris Avis, had a great post on his blog recently. It’s exactly the kind of post I love, since it only takes a minute to read, but it has the potential to eliminate hours of excruciating troubleshooting. Here’s the link. The problem: You boot a VHD in Hyper-V and install Integration…

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Windows Vista SP1 is Fully Baked!

That’s right! If you haven’t already heard, Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is finished, complete, in the can, DONE! As of yesterday, February 4, 2007, SP1 is officially released to manufacturing (RTM) – which means that OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) like Lenovo, Dell, HP, etc, have the final code. However, as Mike Nash, Corporate VP,…

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