Find Desktop Deployment Resources in the IT Pro Guide

There is much more to deploying a new operating system than the distribution of bits and bytes. Careful assessment and planning helps ensure a smooth rollout, minimizing the impact on your users, and making your job easier. The IT Pro Guide on Effective Planning for Desktop Deployment offers a variety of resources available to help…

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Still on Windows 7 Beta? Time to move to the RC

  Just a reminder that the Windows 7 Beta trial is winding down fast. The trail period ends July 1, 2009, at which time your beta will start to reboot every 2 hours and expire completely on August 1, 2009. There is still time to get the Windows 7 RC download. The program closes on…

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Incredible Deal on TechNet Plus Direct subscriptions

  TechNet Flash US readers are being offered an incredible end-of-fiscal-year deal on a TechNet Plus Direct subscription. Get 12 months for just $249 (that’s an unbeatable $100 off the reg. $349 price) through July 3, 2009. Visit http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/subscriptions/renew.aspx and use the promo code TEYFY09 to get the special price (US Only). With TechNet Plus…

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Demonstrate DirectAccess in a Test Lab

  Download the step-by-step guide for setting up a test lab to demonstrate DirectAccess with a simulated Internet, intranet, and home network. DirectAccess is a new feature in the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems that enables remote users to securely access intranet shares, Web sites, and applications without connecting to a…

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Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Release Candidate

  Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2003, from a remote computer that is running Windows 7 RC. It includes support for remote management of computers that…

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New version of Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 7

  Windows Easy Transfer–the utility for moving files, user accounts, and application settings from existing PCs running Windows XP and Windows Vista to a new PC–has been improved for Windows 7. The key changes are around the user interface enhancements and the new Windows Easy Transfer Reports, which provide details of everything which was moved…

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Mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Windows 7

  Download the Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) 5.5 to help you identify which applications are compatible with the Windows 7 RC and Windows Vista operating system and which require further testing. ACT can help lower your costs for application compatibility testing, prioritize your applications, and help you deploy Windows more quickly.   More to…

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