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Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit 1.1

Yesterday Microsoft released FSMT V.1.1. I simply love this tool, which help IT Administrators to easy migrate data and shares from one server to another. I always use this tool if the customer is not running DFS (DFR-R). FSMT can now be installed on Windows Server 2008.

Download FSMT here

Categories: Windows Server

Windows 7 Preview Video

 

 

Categories: Windows Client

Windows Azure

an Operating System for the cloud….

Manuvir Das, Director in the Windows Azure team introduces us to Microsoft’s new cloud operating system, Windows Azure.

 

Read and learn more here

Categories: Cloud Architecture

SCOM: Management Pack for Windows Server 2008 Released!

It’s here, finally. Today Microsoft released the Management Pack for Windows Server 2008.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=3529d233-5e3e-4b51-8f66-5d6f27005ec3&DisplayLang=en

Categories: SCOM

Microsoft Infrastructure Planning and Design documents

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) series provides guidance for Microsoft infrastructure products. The series is a collection of documents that leads the reader through a sequence of core decision points to design an infrastructure for Microsoft products. It also provides a means to validate design decisions with the business to ensure that the solution meets the requirements for both business and infrastructure stakeholders.

The IPD documents are designed to be used by the following IT personnel:

  • Infrastructure planners and architects who have a firm operational grasp of the technology.
  • Partners and consultants who design infrastructure solutions.
  • Business managers who want to understand how the technology decisions being made both support and affect the business.

Download the IPD documents here: http://www.microsoft.com/ipd

Sharing knowledge

UPDATE:
Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides-Release Announcement:Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1 with R2

Microsoft Windows 7 name official

Microsoft has officially announced that Windows 7 will be the final name for…..Windows 7 😉
http://windowsitpro.com/windowspaulthurrott/article/articleid/100540/microsoft-makes-windows-7-name-official.html

Categories: Windows Client

The Windows Vista challenge: Application Compatibility

Windows Vista has been on the global market for nearly 2 years now and a lot of companies are still running Windows XP. I’m the last to blame them, because the transition to Windows Vista can be a hard struggle. One of the big issues is application compatibility!

In a time where everyone is talking about Windows 7, taking the Windows Vista challenge is even more important. If companies want to get ready for the next version of the Windows client, they could easily start now and get their applications running on Vista, as Windows 7 should be able to run all programs that runs on Windows Vista.

Microsoft has published a lot of utilities, that can help companies test their applications for Windows Vista compatibility. Recently Microsoft has published an Excel document containing a lot of applications, which have already been tested with Windows Vista.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9df23606-7276-4ce2-8993-143e101ddbcd&DisplayLang=en

The Microsoft Application Capability Toolkit 5.0 (ACT) is a great tool to help Microsoft customers with application testing.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=24da89e9-b581-47b0-b45e-492dd6da2971&DisplayLang=en

All in all – Get ready – Test your applications for Vista – GO

Are you a PC? I am….
http://www.microsoft.com/WINDOWS/

Categories: Windows Client