Month: April 2010

SQL Server – Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

Our purpose in Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is to point out both the new and the improved in the latest version of SQL Server. Because this version is Release 2 (R2) of SQL Server 2008, you might think the changes are relatively minor—more than a service pack, but not enough to justify an …

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SharePoint 2010 – User profile service still in ‘starting’ mode – follow up

Following my previous post regarding the User Profile services (SharePoint 2010 – User profile synchronization still ‘starting’) – many other have also the issue, here is an update. After a lot of time of work to make it work, here is what I did: after the first initialization (which failed), I delete the SA instance …

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BPOS – Exchange BPOS and iPhone

If you plan to use or already are using Microsoft Online Services for your messaging system, you have to know that iPhones don’t totally support complex password. Indeed, while working on a project to migrate to Exchange Online, we discover that password which contains ‘real’ exotic characters (such as €)are not supported by iPhone. We …

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SharePoint and Office 2010 – Now available on TechNet and MSDN

This is it; Office and SharePoint 2010 are now available for download on TechNet and MSDN sites. For VLK (Premier customer), this will be available on May 1st. SharePoint Designer and SharePoint Foundation are still missing but should come quickly. The Information Worker virtual machine (for demo purpose) will be updated soon with the RTM …

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Security – In the cloud too…

Microsoft has opened a new beta program for security… in the cloud; everything is going to the cloud. This new solution/product/offer is called Microsoft Intune. This is a new PC management and security solution in the cloud.   To test the beta version, sign in at http://www.microsoft.com/online/windows-intune.mspx More details about the solution at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsintune/ Video …

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SQL Server – SQL Server 2008 R2 now in RTM

Microsoft has released the R2 edition of SQL Server 2008. You can download it from: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 – Management Tools Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Studio Express (SSMSE) is an integrated environment for accessing, configuring, managing, administering, and developing all components of SQL Server Express. Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 End …

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Windows 7 – Office 2010 – PoC kit

The PoC Jumpstart provides resources to deploy a desktop PoC with Windows 7, Office 2010, Internet Explorer 8, and Application Virtualization with Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack technology. This self-contained, self-service kit will help you complete a Proof-of -Concept (PoC) at your organization, allowing you to quickly evaluate the new Microsoft desktop technologies, including Windows 7, …

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System Center Essentials 2010 – Available to evaluate

System Center Essentials 2010 provides IT professionals a unified physical and virtual management experience. Microsoft® System Center Essentials 2010 provides IT professionals in mid-sized organizations, a unified physical and virtual management experience. It enables you to better secure, update, monitor, and troubleshoot from a single console, so you can efficiently and proactively manage your IT …

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SharePoint 2010 – User profile synchronization still ‘starting’

As SharePoint 2010 is released as RTM since few days, there is already an issue with the user profile synchronization service. When you try to start this service to enable and manage user profile synchronization, the service will stay in ‘starting’ mode for a while. This ALREADY a known issue on SP 2010 – according …

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