Windows 7 Beta expiring soon, RC Download closes Aug 15.

Folks, Windows 7 Beta is going to expire on August 1, 2009 and will begin to reboot every 2 hours from July 1, 2009. So if you are still on Beta, hurry up and download the Windows 7 RC and the product key from:  Also, the RC download program will stop on August 15,…


Tech Ed India 2009 – How much can You Learn?

Tech Ed India 2009 at Hyderabad brings to you the best of the IT Pro technologies in-depth coverage!  Day 1: May 13, 2009 Virtualization Planning, Desktop Virtualization, Application Virtualization Windows Server 2008 R2 Management, Direct Access, NAP, Romote Desktop Services Enterprise Management  Windows Powershell 2.0, SCOM 2007 R2, Efficient Power Management, DPM 2007 SP1 Day…


TechEd India 2009

Yes, TechEd is back in India after almost three years. Unlike previous years TechEd India is different in many respects ·         It’s happening only in one city, Hyderabad. The dates are May 13th, 14th and 15th ·         It’s going to be the biggest ever TechEd in India in terms of participation. I am expecting thousands…


$250,000 Reward for Helping Arrest the Culprit Behind Conficker (aka Downadup) worm

• As part of Microsoft’s continuing efforts to protect its customers, Microsoft announced a collaborative effort with technology industry leaders and academia to implement a coordinated, global approach to combating the Conficker worm.• This collaborative partnership between Microsoft, security researchers, ICANN and operators within the domain name system has proactively disabled a significant number of domains targeted…


Windows 7 gets you What you Expected!!

  [Windows 7 Gives you what you Expected!!]     Windows 7 gets you what you expected!   Windows 7 , the next client release of Microsoft will be available in 32 & 64-bit versions. Here are some things that you asked for in your Desktop OS: For end –users 1.       Faster–Your system starts up,…


Want a Windows Mobile phone?

  Yes, you heard us correct. If you have a solution build on top of Windows Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 or Microsoft Unified Communications then here is the deal. Tell us what you did, submit a paper or a video of the same to us and if your solution is innovative etc then…


Are these your problems with Windows?

Assuming most of the desktops in your current enterprise are installed with Windows XP (SP2/SP3) or Windows 2000, here is a list of problems you (administrator) might be facing with them. Problems: 1.      The users on most of the desktops use administrative accounts to work on their PCs. This is usually done so as to…


Launching Windows Essential Server Solutions

Microsoft is launching it’s new series of small and midsize server solutions on 12th of November. The two products which are part of this launch are Small Business Server 2008 and Essential Business Server 2008. For more details check this out link. Technorati Tags: Small Business Server,Essential Business Server


Virtual TechDays – September 2008 – Managing Virtual Infrastructure

Hi, this is Ravi Sankar ( ) again from the TechNet India team. This is the second blog post I am writing in response to the questions we received as part of virtual tech days ( ). This time I am answering the questions from the session “Managing Virtual Infrastructure” Q1: Is virtualization suitable for…


Q&A: Performance Tuning Redefined with SQL Server 2008

I am sure you folks are enjoying all the Q&A posted by my fellow Evangelists on this blog. The intentions are very much there to give you complete information even after our webcasts have got over. If you didnt get to read the Part I Q&A I wrote around the DMVs session, dont forget to…