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Microsoft System Center 2012 Virtual Labs, Information and Resources for you

At this year’s Microsoft Management Summit, the building excitement around Microsoft private cloud and Microsoft System Center 2012 reached new heights as Brad Anderson announced the General Availability of Microsoft System Center 2012. With System Center 2012 comes a host of opportunities for Microsoft partners including the way they can create dedicated cloud environments to… Read more

Windows 7 Enterprise – The benefits of having Software Assurance

A question that gets asked from time to time is, “Why should I add Software Assurance to my Desktop Operating System licenses instead of just upgrading?  In a simple answer: Access to more benefits for you and your company.  Now, let me expand on that greatly simplified answer… First, having Software Assurance means you get… Read more

Microsoft TechDays 2009 coming to Canada. Register early for early bird discount.

Coming this fall, TechDays 2009 will be making its way across Canada, brining over 40 information-packed sessions to Canadian IT Professionals and Developers. These sessions will include such topics as: Application Compatibility Tools Application Lifecycle Management ASP.NET BranchCache Developing applications for Windows 7 DirectAccess Forefront Client Security Forefront Suite of Products Hyper-V Internet Explorer 8… Read more

Software Assurance: What you need to know, resources for you, answers, and more

One of the topics I get asked about quite a bit or see being asked about is around the topic of Software Assurance (SA). I have several posts on the Blog about this topic; however, I thought it might be very helpful to package up some of the top questions, resources, answers, and posts into… Read more

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) – Are you taking advantage of it yet?

Are you familiar with MDOP (the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack) yet? Are you using it to help your clients get the most from their infrastructure and to make managing their environments easier? For those of you not familiar with MDOP, it is the incorporation of six Microsoft technologies that can be combined to address key… Read more

Big news: Open Value Subscription launching in the U.S. and Canada!

 Attention Microsoft Partners, it’s the first day of the New Year and it’s time for the first breaking news announcement of 2008… We are thrilled to announce that on March 3rd, 2008, Microsoft will be launching the Microsoft Open Value Subscription Program in both the U.S. and Canada.  This is an exciting new offering for… Read more

Microsoft Announces Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 6.0

Microsoft Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset 6.0, a core component of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), helps administrators recover PCs that have become unusable with new capabilities.  Standalone System Sweeper lets IT remove viruses and spyware from an offline system. The toolset also supports 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008,… Read more

Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 is Open for Public Beta

Formerly known as SoftGrid Application Virtualization, Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 meets the need for increased desktop manageability. It supports large-scale virtualization implementations across more sites; enables multiple delivery options; lets users work with localized applications; allows administrator-controlled virtual application interaction; and complies with Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing and Secure by Default initiatives.  It will be available… Read more

Microsoft Asset Inventory Service Now Available

Microsoft Asset Inventory Service 1.0, a core component of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), reduces application management TCO through advanced software inventory scanning and by translating inventory data into business intelligent information, on-demand. It is as an easily administered service, hosted by Microsoft.  Released to the web this month, MDOP customers can download it… Read more

Are you utilizing the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) with your clients?

There was a lot of interest at Microsoft Partner Conference this year around the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) for Software Assurance and several conversations around it in the Yellow Lounge for Small Business Specialists.  If you are not familiar with MDOP: The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is an add-on subscription that you can… Read more