Free MS Press eBook “Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2”

This eBook covers essential features of Windows 2008 R2, such as DirectAccess, Remote Desktop Services, IIS 7.5, Bitlocker to Go…

  • Chapter 1    What’s New in Windows Server R2
  • Chapter 2    Installation and Configuration: Adding R2 to Your World
  • Chapter 3    Hyper-V: Scaling and Migrating Virtual Machines
  • Chapter 4    Remote Desktop Services and VDI: Centralizing Desktop and Application Management
  • Chapter 5    Active Directory: Improving and Automating Identity and Access
  • Chapter 6    The File Services Role 
  • Chapter 7    IIS 7.5: Improving the Web Application Platform
  • Chapter 8    DirectAccess and Network Policy Server 
  • Chapter 9    Other Features and Enhancements

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Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010

Microsoft released in RTM the latest Solution Accelerator : MDT 2010.
MDT is the recommended process and toolset for automating deployment of desktop and servers.
What’s new in 2010:

    * Added support for Windows 7 and 2008 R2 deployments
    * Fully automated Zero Touch Installation deployments by leveraging
      System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 Release
      Candidate and Windows deployment tools
    * Access deployment shares from anywhere on the network and
      replicate files and settings across organizational boundaries or sites.
    * Organize and manage drivers, operating systems, applications, packages, and task sequences with an improved UI.
    * Automate UI functionality using the Windows PowerShell command line interface.


SMSMap : tool to build SMS/SCCM topology diagrams using console data

Great free tool for SMS/SCCM admins : SMSMap . Builds a diagram of SMS/SCCM architecture

SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP now available

SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP now available at

SCCM v.Next upcoming features, interview with Jeff Wettlaufer

SCUB.BE interviewed Jeff Wettlaufer (Sr. Technical Product Manager, System Center) at TechDays 2009.

Windows 7 installation process – Jeremy Chapman interviewed by Kim Oppalfens, TechDays 2009

SCUG.BE interviewed Jeremy Chapman (Senior Product Manager in the Windows client enterprise team) on windows 7 deployment:


Free Microsoft ebook : Virtualization Solutions

Understanding Microsoft Virtualization Solutions

In downloadable PDF format.

By Mitch Tulloch with the Microsoft Virtualization Teams
ISBN: 9780735693371

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