Author name: Benoit HAMET

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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ForeFront UAG – First update for Microsoft ForeFront UAG

Microsoft has released his first update for Microsoft ForeFront UAG. This update contains: Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) Update 1 is an update to Forefront UAG that provides a number of functionality updates and other improvements. The following is provided by Forefront UAG Update 1: • Remote Desktop access from Windows Vista and Windows …

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Exchange 2010 – SP1 details

Today, Microsoft has provided details on the coming Exchange 2010 SP1 through the product blog. A beta version will provided during the TechEd US, in June. Here is an extract: archiving and discovery enhancements, Outlook Web App (OWA) improvements, mobile user and management improvements, and some highly sought after additional UI for management tasks Archiving …

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ForeFront Protection – ForeFront for Exchange best antispam solution

According to Virus Bulletin, ForeFront Protection for Exchange is the best antispam solution with a blocking rate at 99,86%. This can be explained with the high integration of ForeFront with Exchange. ForeFront is the only solution with is fully integrated with Exchange, and doesn’t apply on top of Exchange. See the ‘magic’ quadrant More details …

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SharePoint 2010 – Get Ready for SharePoint 2010 with Ignite Online

An exciting opportunity for SharePoint partners- Upgrade your skills to SharePoint 2010 through a series of self-paced modules of SharePoint 2010 technical training –including demos, presentations and hosted hands-on-labs now available through the Partner Learning Center! With two different tracks, both IT professionals and developers can take advantage of SharePoint 2010 Ignite to get ready …

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Security – The Microsoft ForeFront team (security) is conducting a survey

The Forefront Server Protection team are conducting research to understand what applications you would like to protect, and how you would like them protected. One of the applications they are soliciting feedback on is SharePoint. The survey shouldn’t take more than 5-10 minutes, and your feedback directly impacts product decisions. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/forefrontsurvey