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    Trial Software that is Easy to Find

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    My last post got me thinking about Microsoft evaluation software, and the easiest way to find what you need. So here are two links to the most popular sites: Technet Evaluation Center provides links to download commonly used software MSDN Evaluation...
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    Windows 7 Beta

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    If you have been looking for information about Windows 7, have I got the website for you. Included on the Windows 7 site are tours of the new features, links to the latest news, the official Windows 7 newsletter, blogs, and even a place to download the...
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    Links to Great Free Stuff

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    I received an email over the weekend with links to a couple of Microsoft freebie software lists. It was amazing to me that I work for Microsoft, and I didn't know that many of these things existed! It just goes to show the sheer volume of things that...
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    Windows Defender-Anti-Spyware for XP too!

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    Want to protect against pop-ups, slow performance, and security threats caused by spyware and other unwanted software? Windows Defender features great 'Real-Time' protection for free! Defender is included with all versions of Windows Vista, and available...
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    Happy Holiday to You and Yours!

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    Whether you celebrate:   Christmas Day Saint Nicholas Day Eid'ul-Adha Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe St. Lucia Day Hanukka Boxing Day Kwanzaa Omisoka, Or another special day…   Here is wishing you and your loved ones a very...
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    New Executive Corner Videos

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    We are enjoying getting feedback from you about technology overall as well as our products. This is great information to share with everyone else out there to help get those different perspectives. We really appreciate it and I have uploaded two new videos...
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    Windows Essential Business Server—Save Time and Money

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    This morning I was reading up on Essential Business Server (EBS), and I ran across the following testimonials: " Our administrative workload is one-tenth what it was before .… This is the largest step forward, in terms of our ability to focus on real...
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    Businesses see smart phone use rising, survey shows

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    The survey found that the number of smart-phone devices will grow about 30% in the next year and will have doubled over three years. The use of business applications on smart phones is also projected to grow, by 71% over one year and 196% over three years...
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    Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Software Development Kit (SDK)

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    During our recent events, there has been a great deal of interest in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, especially when many of you learn that it is a part of your Windows Server 2003 license. If you are interested in implementing WSS, but have concerns...
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    Why I Didn't Skip Microsoft Vista: Security

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    It's been a hard road for Microsoft 's Windows Vista , but even though negative perceptions have followed the operating system since its release, recent data and positive user feedback show a glimmer of hope for Microsoft that Vista's ship is turning...
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    Creating a Blog using Windows SharePoint Services

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    While traveling to the great event in Boise, I read an in-flight article in United's 'Hemispheres' magazine. It quoted Steve Broback, author of Publish and Prosper: Blogging for your Business . He said: "Every business that cares about its online presence...
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    Executive Corner Videos – Find out what other executives are saying.

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    We have been out talking to you during our Momentum events, and we appreciate you taking the time to give us your opinion. Listen to what others are doing in their environment at our Executive Corner on the www.msmmevents.com page here . Please be...
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    Run IT on a Virtual Hard Disk

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    The Microsoft VHD format is the common virtualization file format that provides a uniform product support system, and provides more seamless manageability, security, reliability and cost-efficiency for customers. This month we are featuring the following...
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    Search Server Express Free Download

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    During recent events, there has been considerable interest in Search Server 2008 Express as a FREE enterprise search solution. I promised to provide the link on our blog—and here it is! This link provides both the 32 and 64 bit downloads as well as...
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    Windows Server Virtualization Calculators

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    Here is a great tool to calculate/estimate the number of Windows Server licenses needed for your virtualization scenarios to help determine the most cost-effective edition of Windows Server. Click here to access the tool. Thanks, Indy
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    The MS-CHAP version 1 Authentication Protocol in Windows Vista

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    Last week I had an attendee mention having issues when trying to get their VPN working. It was working on XP but now they are having issues with it on Vista. Here is the article that is most likely your symptoms as well as the resolution to your challenges...
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    The Benefits of Software-as-a-Service Model

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    When you come out for our Momentum events this quarter, you not only get lunch but you get an ongoing discussion of Microsoft's Business Productivity Online Suite of products that can be hosted for your company. I came across an article that covers the...
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    What does the Current Economy Mean for IT?

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    According to a recent Computerworld article: " Caution, not expansion, will likely be the business direction at many companies, affecting IT as well as other departments." The article goes on to explain that IT managers need to build a case for funding...
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    Who's Getting ROI from Cloud Computing Now

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    According to recent Cloud Computing Symposium, there are four types of cloud computing users and the driving reasons for their use of the cloud: Startups (cheap infrastructure, low investment) Entertainment (highly scalable, temporary systems;...
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    Social Networking is Going Corporate

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    As I was reading newspapers this past week, I came across a great article that gave some good insight as to how businesses are adjusting in order to continue to be successful and keep their workforces "together". Internal social networks makes sense as...
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    Real World SOA Here and Now!

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    You are being asked to do more with less while continuing to drive your business forward in a difficult market environment. The 2009 Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference features three days dedicated to you and your needs by delivering a mix...
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    On Demand Webcast: Understand Microsoft Virtualization Solutions: From the Data Center to the Desktop

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    Attend this webcast to learn about the unique and comprehensive virtualization strategy Microsoft provides for server, presentation, application, and desktop virtualization. We discuss and demonstrate how organizations can consolidate workloads to streamline...
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    Silverlight 2 is Now Available!

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    This week we announced the availability of Silverlight 2, the industry's most comprehensive technology for creating and delivering .NET-based rich Web experiences. Many are already taking advantage of Silverlight's benefits to deliver truly amazing and...
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    Making Sense of Unified Communications

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    During the event in Gettysburg, we had a great discussion of the Unified Communications technologies. Here are the discussion high points, and some additional licensing information: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 is the first Microsoft...
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    Second Shot now offers two incentives to get certified!

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    Today, Second Shot provides the benefit of a free retake if you fail a Microsoft Certification exam. From October 15 – December 31, 2008 , you will also be rewarded for passing the exam! If you pass, you can now use the Second Shot offer to enjoy...
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