Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) to manage MAK

There’s a new Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) available from Microsoft to help administrators manage Multiple Activation Key (MAK) activation for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The way MAK activation works is that the key must be installed on the end system (there are a number of ways to do this – see the… Continue reading Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) to manage MAK

64-bit version of App-V 4.6 and MDOP 2010 Launches!

Earlier today Microsoft announced important updates for IT pros considering Windows 7 deployment. Specifically, the Virtualization team released Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2010, which includes App-V 4.6, supporting Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 for RDS and Office 2010.

Free Ebook – Understanding Microsoft Virtualization R2 Solutions from Microsoft Press

The book is intended to be read from cover to cover and will give you a good understanding of the capabilities, features, and operation of Microsoft virtualization technologies. You can also read individual chapters to gain an understanding of a particular product or technology.

The chapters include, Why Virtualization, Server Virtualization, Local Desktop Virtualization, remote Desktop Virtualization, Virtualization Management and Cloud Computing!

Download Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology Guide

There are several different forms of virtualization that need to be understood as a basis for making the right technology choice. The Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology guide enables you to rapidly and accurately select which Microsoft virtualization technology or technologies to use for specific scenarios. There are several different forms of virtualization that need to be understood as a basis for making the right technology choice. This guide addresses the decision steps that need to be taken in order to select the best virtualization approach for specific application requirements.

Download the Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 Guide

The Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5 guide enables organizations to implement application virtualization and effectively respond to the associated challenges. This IPD guide takes you step-by-step through the process of planning your application virtualization infrastructure, and assists you in taking advantage of new features in App-V 4.5 such as streaming servers and support for Internet-based clients.

TechNet Virtual Lab: System Center Operations Manager 2007

After completing this lab, you will be better able to deploy an agent, import a management pack, create and use views, create and use tasks, monitor and override, create rules, use the web console, and use management pack templates. You will also learn role-based security, active directory integration, distributed application modeling, notifications, client monitoring, reporting, and introduction to the Command Shell.

Microsoft “How do I” videos available for Viewing and Download

Microsoft has recently assembled a list of “how do I” videos for customers to learn how to accomplish specific tasks with Microsoft products like Azure, Windows Mobile, Client, Internet Explorer, SQL Server, Exchange, Server 2008, exchange and SharePoint. These videos provide step-by-step instructions to help you further develop your skillset.