How Microsoft uses the Windows Server 2008 R2 features to enhance our own security

The Microsoft IT team publish case studies of how we’ve used our own products within our own infrastructure – sharing their real-life experiences. This month there’s a case study about the way that we’ve implemented the security features in Windows Server 2008 R2, along with Windows 7 on the desktop – and the benefits that…

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November webinars for HE

VDI is a hot topic at the moment but what actually is it? When is it the right solution … and when not? Given the challenges nowadays – making the right choices is even more critical than ever. In this Microsoft Education live meeting, Quest will discuss the future trends for the desktop, the options…

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Cost saving with Microsoft System Center

I’ve just heard about another free event, on Friday 5th November, focused on cost saving with ICT. Although it isn’t specifically education focused, I think that there will be a lot of readers that would appreciate a whole day full of network management tools (oh, and a lot who could imagine nothing worse ). The…

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Upcoming Live Meetings – System Center in Education

After the success of the last few Live Meetings, with over 100 attendees at each, the ‘System Center in Education’ series Continues with a closer look at each of the products and what they mean to Education Customers. They have been scheduled as a series in advance, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, at 10:30, until…

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Do cloud-based datacentres run as fast as your onsite ones

The Bits blog from the New York Times ran an interesting article a couple of weeks ago called ‘How Fast Can a Cloud Run?’ (you’re right, I’m still catching up with my reading!). It talks about a service called CloudSleuth, which measures the speed of response of various cloud services. Our Microsoft Azure cloud came…

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Understanding how Windows 7 improves secure remote access for staff

With all of the changes in the way that ICT is being used in learning, there’s an increasing demand for staff to have remote access to university systems, from home or other times when they are away from your campus. Sometimes it can be enough to provide access to limited parts of your system, but…

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Planning migration to Office 2010

This year, we’re on schedule to launch almost one new product every week. Of course, if you like discovering new technology, then that’s a good thing. But if you’re managing a big network of computers for other people – which is most of you reading this blog – then it also comes with challenges! But…

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Accelerating Windows 7 Deployment – workshops in London, Leeds and Edinburgh

Research says that 40% of organisations are planning to deploy Windows 7 in 2010. I’m not sure if migrating to Windows 7 is currently on your agenda, but if it is, I thought you might be interested in attending one of a series of workshops esteem are holding at the end of March under the…

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