End of Support Dates for Windows Vista RTM, Windows XP SP2, and Windows 2000

  Windows users, make sure you are ready for these important dates:   ·       Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows 2000 will end on July 13, 2010. ·       Support for the Windows Vista Release to Manufacturing (RTM) will end on April 13, 2010.   To help ensure your Windows Vista PCs…

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Beta 2 has launched

  For those who didn’t sign up in advance last week for notification on the availability of the MDT 2010 Beta 2, just click here to get the toolkit. If you are already a member, click here. MDT 2010 is the next version of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, a Solution Accelerator for operating system and application…

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New in the Springboard series: Using Group Policy Preferences to manage diversity

Since we live in the real world—a world where many of you will most likely be managing desktop and laptops with different versions of the Windows operating system, including Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, this Springboard Series article will help you understand the considerations involved, and how Group Policy Preferences can help you…

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Here’s why Windows Vista could still be the path to Windows 7

  The Windows Blog posted a gem yesterday by Gavriella Schuster, senior director for the Windows Enterprise team. This is probably the most succinct job yet of explaining to business users why deploying Windows Vista now will make the future transition to Windows 7 easier. In her post Guidance on Windows Deployments for Business Customers,…

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Tips too good to pass up

  Have I got a tip for you…   This was previously announced in the newsletter, (and quite popular, I must say) but if you haven’t seen it yet for yourself, the TechNet Magazine site is now running a Tip of the Day feature, with a new tip offered every business day. To make it…

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Welcome, and two important new betas

Welcome to the TechNet Flash Feed, the news blog for the TechNet Flash newsletter. Here you can find frequent news for IT professionals, updated as the news breaks. The TechNet Flash still provides a great roll-up of important news and resources for IT pros delivered every two weeks. But Microsoft has important announcements for IT pros nearly every…

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