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…


Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Guide now available

  The Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 Guide enables organizations to implement application virtualization and respond to the associated challenges. This IPD guide takes you step-by-step through the process of planning your application virtualization infrastructure; and now includes information on how App-V supports Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, including such features as BranchCache;…


TechNet Magazine Offers Twice-Daily Tips in February

  TechNet Magazine continues to serve up daily tips to help you tweak, optimize, manage, and get more out of Windows 7. And throughout the month of February, you get twice the daily tips. Every day (M-F), TechNet Magazine is also sharing a new Exchange Server 2010 tip.    Check out all these tips and more…


Windows 7 Release Candidate expires June 1, 2010 – Shut downs begin March 1

  If you are still running the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC), beginning March 1, 2010, your PC will start to shut down every two hours in preparation for Windows 7 RC expiration on June 1, 2010. To avoid interruption, you will need to reinstall an earlier version of Windows, or the final, released to…


Application Compatibility Toolkit Connector for SCCM 2007 now available

  The Configuration Manager 2007 ACT Connector is now available for download to inventory installed applications and determine their compatibility with Windows. It also retrieves device driver compatibility for installed devices and reports which device drivers will need to be updated to support Windows.   Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 is recommended for full…


Windows 7 “GodMode” Explained

  What’s all the fuss about Windows 7 “GodMode”? It probably has more to do with the moniker than anything else, but as The Deployment Guys point out in their blog, that’s not the name used internally here at Microsoft. The so-called “GodMode” is actually a folder shortcut (one of many) that provides quick access…


Enter the Toolbox.com Contest and Win an HP Envy

Join the Toolbox.com Windows 7 community and submit your best story to the Windows @ Work contest for a chance to win an HP Envy.    More to come, Mitch   Subscribe to the TechNet Flash newsletter    


Controlling communication with the Internet using Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (download document)

  This document describes the steps to limit, control, or prevent Internet communication in an organization and assists administrators in deploying and maintaining Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 in a way that helps provide an appropriate level of security and privacy for an organization’s networked assets. Download the document.   More to come,…


Take the Windows 7 Test Drive for IT Professionals

  Take a guided tour of Windows 7. The short virtual labs and supporting videos will give you a chance to explore Windows 7 by feature with no installation required.  Try out a few of the virtual labs and watch a few videos today and learn how Windows 7 can help you and your organization. …


Updated Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT professionals

  Updated today, the Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT professionals is a Microsoft Office Excel-based spreadsheet listing software applications and respective Windows 7 compatibility information. Compatibility information has been verified by either the software publisher or by the Windows 7 Logo Program testing requirements.   More to come, Mitch   Subscribe to the…