News and freebies

Hi. Recently I’ve experienced some events in my life which made my blog totally neglected. I’m sorry about it, but life is life. I’ll do my my best to keep the blog updated, still the next couple of months updates probably won’t be regularly, because I’ll be getting ready to TechEd Russia 2011. Lync First of all, there have been at least two interesting new things about Lync: Lync Adoption and Training Kit and Lync Server Administration Guide. The first one is some kind of one-stop resource for everyone who wants to implement Lync in theirs organization. You can choose … Continue reading News and freebies

Some new cool betas

During the past week or so there were several messages spread about availability of betas for some products of MS and some new tools. Some of them are definitely of interest to me and, probably, for you. The first is VMM SSPv2 SP1 Such a nice an abbreviation, isn’t it? =) It stands for Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal v2 with SP1. Being a bit buggy, it is still a very cool application. I’m going to use it as soon as it is released, and now we are using it in a test environment. New features: You can import machines … Continue reading Some new cool betas

Scripting Games 2011

Yeah, this year they will be held again! I doubt I will find time to join them (though I’ll do my best), but I definitely recommend everyone else to do it =,,) The Games to start at April 4 and finish at the 15th. The details are not fully revealed yet, but there are already some learning resources in place. And also some banner to place at your web site/blog/forum. Here is the badge: Grab this badge here! P.S. BTW, I’ve already downloaded and installed Service Pack 1 for Windows 7/Windows 2008 R2 whenever it is not a hazard for … Continue reading Scripting Games 2011

Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2 released + MBAM

Brandon LeBlanc made my day again! =,,) The Service Pack is now RTM. It will be available for TechNet and MSDN subscribers on the 16th, February and for common public on February 22nd. Among fixes the SP contains RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory. One more good news: Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack got some brand-new addition. And it is MBAM! =) Or Microsoft Bitlocker Administration and Monitoring. Deploy, monitor, help users to recover it – they tell it is all much easier now. I’m going to try it

MS Guru writes a thriller, MS OneNote starts in iPhone

What a crazy world, one can say… Still it is true: New book of Mark Russinovich Mark Russinovich has wrote a thriller book named Zero Day. Something about cyber crime, cyber attacks and so on. I won’t even read the excerpts: I’ll just get this book as soon as I can after it is out (March 2011). Pre-0rder i$ @v@i1@b1e. OneNote is on iPhone/iPod. And it even works, though I haven’t yet fully synchronized it from my SkyDrive storage. The process is to be continued soon, though.Download it on the Apple store and enjoy. It is “free for a limited … Continue reading MS Guru writes a thriller, MS OneNote starts in iPhone