April 2010

Microsoft 25 Years in Ireland

April 26, 2010 // 0 Comments

Today is is the 25th anniversary of Microsoft in Ireland.  Their location has evolved a good bit over the years.  Originally it was a CD pressing location and where localization was done.  Now there are lots of developers working on coding the latest version of Windows and Azure [...]

Configuration Manager 2007 R3 Beta Released

April 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

In case you missed it in one of my MMS posts, the beta for ConfigMgr 2007 R3 is now public and is available on Connect.  I received the following in an email earlier today: “Yesterday at the Microsoft Management Summit, Brad Anderson announced during his keynote the release of ConfigMgr07 R3 [...]

Irish Tax Breaks on Energy Efficient Dell Servers

April 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

IrishDev reports that the Irish government has added 5 Dell servers to the Accelerated Capital Allowance (ACA) scheme.  This allows the purchaser to write off 100% of the purchase price of energy efficient servers against the profits of that year.  The models in question (there are limited [...]

MuckAfee Update Breaks PC’s

April 21, 2010 // 2 Comments

Thanks to Tim Bolton for making me aware of this.  It appears that MuckAfee (aka McAfee) distributed a bad AV update that breaks PC’s.  The malware definition file quarantined a critical XP system file.  They admit that “The problem occurs with the 5958 virus definition file (DAT) that [...]

MMS 2010 Keynote: User-Centric Client Management

April 21, 2010 // 0 Comments

I’m blogging live once again using the live webcast from the Microsoft Management Summit 2010.  Today’s featured speaker is Brad Anderson. Anderson says that Windows Update updated 90million Windows 7 computers in March 2010.  This session will focus on management of the PC.  The [...]

MMS 2010 Keynote: Server Management

April 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

I’m tuning into the live webcast of today’s (there’s another tomorrow) Microsoft Management Summit 2010 keynote featuring server management.  I’ll be doing my best to blog about new stuff as it happens. System Center Service Manager 2010 is announced as RTM.  Sorry dudes!  YEARS of work [...]

KMS Download for Office 2010

April 20, 2010 // 4 Comments

Office 2010 activation has gone the way of Windows and now supports both MAK and KMS.  This download gives you an update for KMS activation. “An Office 2010 KMS host is required if you want to use KMS activation for your volume licensing editions of Office 2010 suites or applications, [...]

You Know How Iceland Was To Become The New Digital Hub?

April 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

Lots of experts were predicting that Iceland was to become the new digital hub of the world.  Abundant free geo thermal power, a cold climate, new gigantic connectors to the rest of the world, brand new data centres … and then something happened.  Now what was it … I only saw [...]
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