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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Windows 7 lineup revealed

  A quick look at the Windows Blog revealed more updates for those of you following Windows 7 developments. Windows General Manager Mike Ybarra revealed in broad terms our SKU strategy for Windows 7 in an interview with Microsoft PressPass. Check it out and see what editions are right for you. My guess is probably…


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…