MS07-058 and Windows 2003 SP1

Hi All,   Over the past 3 weeks we have been monitoring any potential issues with the October patches.  MS07-058 introduced a regression that has affected a very limited number of customers, but I wanted to bring it to your attention.  Below are the details of the regression and ways to mitigate any issues.  …

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Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) is now Microsoft Deployment!

We are pleased to announce the RC1 release and new name for the fourth generation deployment Solution Accelerator, Microsoft Deployment.  The current generation of automated deployment tools from Microsoft is increasingly unified; the same tools, utilities and products in many cases offer support and functionality for desktop and server deployment tasks. Following the trend of…

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Windows Live Linked IDs Shipped

Got multiple Windows Live accounts?  Sick and tired of having to log out and back in again to switch between them?  Well, no more!  You can now link your Windows Live IDs together so you can switch identities in one click from the menu on the top right of most Windows Live pages.   To set…

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System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 to manufacturing

Microsoft has released Microsoft® System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2007 to manufacturing.     DPM 2007 is the new standard for Windows backup and recovery, delivering continuous data protection for Microsoft application and file servers using seamlessly integrated disk and tape media. DPM enables rapid and reliable recovery through advanced technology for enterprises of all…

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Evaluation Software – Come and get it!

Try System Center Virtual Machine Manager Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2007 is a comprehensive solution optimized for the management of server computers running Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 in the virtualized data center. And when you download the 120-day trial software, you’re automatically registered to receive valuable resources delivered at strategic intervals throughout the…

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More Windows Server 2008 Training Resources

Technet Win2008 Training Resources http://www.microsoft.com/learning/windowsserver2008/default.mspx (check out the 4 free E-Learning courses!)   Windows 2008 Beta site The scenario voting tool is also a good resource to test actual practice deployments and provide feedback. It has step-by-step documentation links for all supported scenarios that have been tested by the product group. https://windowsbeta.microsoft.com/server/intro.aspx   Windows Server…

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SharePoint End User Training Kit (SLK) Released

Looking for end user training for WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 ? The product team has released the SharePoint End User Training Kit – http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2007/10/11/sharepoint-end-user-training-kit-now-available.aspx. The SharePoint Server 2007 Training includes interactive demos, videos, and articles. You can customize the training to match your site look and feel or use it as is. The SharePoint End…

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Office 2007 Group Policy settings now available

Hi All,   The GPO settings have now been released for download. Follow the link below and this will take you to the download page. The download contains an .xls with all of the Office 2007 GPO settings as well as the updated ADM templates.   2007 Office System Administrative Templates (ADM) SP1 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=92d8519a-e143-4aee-8f7a-e4bbaeba13e7&DisplayLang=en  …

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Fix for issue in Excel 2007 involving calculation of numbers around 65,535

You may have recently read of an issue in Excel 2007 involving calculation of numbers around 65,535 where Excel 2007 would return a value of 100,000 instead of 65,535. Excel incorrectly displays the result of a calculation in 12 very specific cases. The key here is that the issue is actually not in the calculation…

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Important hotfix for Exchange Server 2007 (KB942027)

Hi All,   I wanted to make you all aware of a .NET CLR hotfix that has just been released which our development team is recommending be applied on all Exchange 2007 servers. It is more urgent to apply this on CAS servers with multiple protocols, but we are recommending that this be applied on…

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