nickmac@microsoft is EOL as at 21/03/14 NZDST

Hi All, Thanks so much for all of your support, feedback and interactions since 2002 –  It’s been a blast! Signing off, Cheers, Nick.

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How Microsoft IT Implemented Disaster Recovery in the Datacenter

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of How Microsoft IT Implemented Disaster Recovery in the Datacenter, which discusses DR consolidation and centralization within Microsoft, plus best practices for any large organization.  Microsoft builds disaster recovery (DR) into its applications and systems. Recently, Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) improved DR planning by consolidating…

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How Microsoft IT Deployed BitLocker Administration and Monitoring at Microsoft

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of How Microsoft IT Deployed BitLocker Administration and Monitoring at Microsoft, which discusses the provisioning, monitoring and key recovery benefits of MBAM.  In Microsoft IT deployed Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) which builds on BitLocker in Windows 7. MBAM offers an enterprise solution for BitLocker…

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Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 – Service Pack 2 Released

This update fixes critical issues. For detailed information about this update, please visit the Microsoft Web site. Applies to: Office 2011, Office 2011 Home and Business Edition, Word 2011, Excel 2011, PowerPoint 2011, Outlook 2011, Office for Mac Standard 2011 Edition, Microsoft Office for Mac Home & Student 2011, and Microsoft Office for Mac Academic…

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Security Compliance Manager 2.5 now available for download!

Security Compliance Manager 2.5 (SCM 2.5) is now available for download! SCM 2.5 is a free tool from the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team that enables you to quickly configure and manage both desktops and servers using Group Policy and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. In addition to key features from the previous version, SCM 2.5…

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Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 Released

The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 provides storage (disks) over a TCP/IP network. It turns a computer running Windows Server into a storage device which provides shared block storage. You can use Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 to perform a variety of storage-related tasks, including the following: Provide shared storage for Hyper-V to enable high…

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NEW Windows Server "8" Beta Component Architecture poster is available !!

The new “Windows Server “8” Beta Component Architecture Poster” on the download center – http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=29189 This poster provides a visual reference for understanding key Hyper-V technologies in Windows Server “8” Beta. This Hyper-V poster focuses on Hyper-V Replica, networking, virtual machine mobility (live migration), storage, failover clustering, and scalability. The posterguy blog can be used…

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Deploying FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Deploying FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, which discusses the migration from SharePoint search to FAST Search Server. FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint quickly and reliably returns highly relevant results across thousands of sites and documents. FAST also enables applications to take advantage of…

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How Microsoft Reduced Bandwidth Utilization Using Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 BranchCache

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of How Microsoft Reduced Bandwidth Utilization Using Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 BranchCache, which discusses the time and financial savings when leveraging Windows Server 2008 R2 BranchCache.  In conjunction with Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, Microsoft IT leverages BranchCache which caches local…

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How Microsoft Deployed System Center Operations Manager 2012

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of How Microsoft Deployed System Center Operations Manager 2012 which discusses the improved benefits of deploying System Center Operations Manager 2012.  Microsoft IT uses System Center Operations Manager 2012 to provide the monitoring of their datacenter, to delivering flexible and cost effective enterprise-class monitoring and diagnostics….

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