Practical Desktop Deployment Tech.Days Online webcast now available on demand

  This week’s Tech.Days online webcast covered Practical Desktop Deployment and if you missed it we have recorded it for you here.   Coming up next on 15 March is Creating your own Private Cloud. This technical session will show how the new self-service portal in System Center Virtual Machine Manager works with Hyper-V to…


Final version (RTW) of IE9 announced for 14th March 2011

The final version of Internet Explorer 9 will be released for download beginning at 5 p.m. GMT on March 14th. To hear more listen to this video of Dean Hachamovitch and Ryan Gavin having a chat with Channel 9 to talk about this upcoming milestone. Keep checking the Internet Explorer TechCentre to be able to…


Windows 7 Business Insights – Security & Control

Case Studies  With security being vital in an educational setting, Dean Close School found several benefits from deploying Windows 7. With BitLocker protecting data on personal computers and BitLocker To Go protecting data on removable memory sticks. “We’ve had a couple of break-ins and some machines have been stolen—BitLocker gives us additional peace of mind…


One week left to register for WMUG Event: “An evening in the cloud”

Spend an evening “in the cloud” with the Windows Management User Group next Thursday (17th March) at Microsoft Cardinal Place.  The details are as follows: 18:00 – 18:30 Registration18:30 – 18:35 Introduction – Cliff Hobbs18:35 – 19:20 Session 1 – An Overview of Microsoft’s Cloud Strategy, presented by Simon May19:15 – 19:45 Break for food,…


Launch of Internet Explorer 6 Countdown website

10 years ago a browser was born. Its name was Internet Explorer 6. Now that we’re in 2011, in an era of modern web standards, it’s time to say goodbye. Which is why the Internet Explorer 6 countdown site is now live. This website is dedicated to watching Internet Explorer 6 usage drop to less…


Windows Phone 7 powered by Windows Azure heads above the clouds

On Friday morning, Southampton university launched a Windows Phone 7 handset in to the upper atmosphere using a helium balloon and logged scientific data using a Windows Phone 7 app and Windows Azure. Here is the full breakdown from Dr Andras Sobester:   “Part of the ASTRA (Atmospheric Science Through Robotic Aircraft) initiative, the goal…


Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) on FEP 2010 report now available

Forrester recently completed their study of the benefits achieved by organisations using System Center Configuration Manager by deploying Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 and integrating their desktop management and security infrastructure. Their study indicates a total Net Present Value (NPV) of almost $300k for a reference customer with 5000 seats Download the report now


Deliver your private cloud platform using new virtual machine import functionality from System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 SP1 Beta

If you want to seamlessly deliver a private cloud platform inside your organisation, then you need to check out the VMMSSP 2.0 SP1 Beta. It now allows you to import existing virtual machines created outside the self-service portal and re-import virtual machines previously removed. Download and review this new beta release


Free training event – "Microsoft Virtualization for VMWare Professionals", 29-31 March

Just one week after the Microsoft Management Summit 2011 in the US, Microsoft Learning will be hosting an exclusive three-day online Jump Start class specially tailored for VMWare and Microsoft virtualization IT Professionals from 29th-31St March. The event is being run over in America so it takes place over the 3 days from 6pm-Midnight GMT….