Microsoft has released Windows Vista RC1 to the public. This much anticipated release brings a lot of new features in user collaboration and user interface. But for us pro’s, the main things of importance are the new security features, some popular and some not so popular.
You can get access to RC1 on the Microsoft website. Beware that it requires a serious piece of kit to run this OS and the new Aero interface requires high spec and compliant hardware.
Microsoft have issued a new release of Beta 2 for Office 2007. Make sure you read my guide on how to deploy Office 2007 using System Center Configuration Manager 2007. It’s a similar process to what you will use for admin point installations or GPO deployments.
This is my first post using the beta release of Windows Live Writer. It’s a WYSIWYG editor and the cool thing is that MS wrote it not only to support Windows Live Blogs but also other blogging sites too. It makes it much eaier for no webbies like me who are alergic to HTML to add richer content like photos, etc. If you install the Windows Live Tool Bar then you can integrate into IE to directly blog about a site you are currently browsing.
So far I like it. It’s much quicker and easier to use than the web interface.
This is a list of whitepapers I’ve written in the last 9 months both for my site and for work.
Free to download
Requires registration but free to download
I’ve just handed in my resignation to my current employer. Things didn’t work out as I’d hoped but there’s no hard feelings. They’re a good bunch of geeks and I wish them well. So, I am back on the market. I’ll be getting back into the IT contracting game in Dublin. So anyone looking for a Windows 2003, AD, SMS, MOM type person should have a look at my CV/resume
One of the things I liked about working for my current employer was that I had the opportunity to spend time working on beta products from Microsoft. I’ve just splashed out on some beefy h/w and I’ll hope to continue that while writing papers on how to make use of these products.
Look out for these in the future.