Category Archives: Product and manufacturer news [Old]

Information on new products and manufacturers. Here you'll find the anouncements of new products, new servicepacks and new featurepacks. I'll also put interesting information on manufacturers here.

Business Desktop Deployment 2007 available

This morning I received a much anticipated e-mail stating the Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) 2007 is now available.


Active Directory benefits at home

Some of the people that managed to stay awake while listening to Bill Gates CES Keynote speech heard him unveiling Microsoft plans for Windows Home Server. I've been digging into this product, which many people referred to as "Quattro" and more recently as "Q", because to me it means one thing: Active Directory benefits at home!


Longhorn December 2006 CTP (Build 6001)

The Windows Server team released a new build of Windows Server Codename "Longhorn" to the Technical Beta participants a couple of days ago and named it the "December 2006 Community Technology Preview". According to Steven Bink the build number is 6001.


Exchange Server 2007 is here! (RTM)

After three years of development the Microsoft Exchange team released Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, previously codenamed "E12" to manufacturing. (RTM)


Windows Vista RTM (Build 6000)

Microsoft Windows Vista reached Release to Manufacturing (RTM) status today!


Vista RC2 Build 5744 (Updated)

I've been seeing a couple of Microsoft Windows Vista Release Candidate 2 (RC2) Build 5743 rumors on the net since yesterday. These mainly had their origin in an article Paul Thurrott wrote as a web exclusive for the Windows IT Pro WinInfo website: Exclusive: Here Comes Windows Vista RC2 (October 02, 2006) Microsoft will ship the final prerelease […]


Windows Server Longhorn reaches August CTP (Build 5600)

The Microsoft Windows Server Division Weblog reports the availability of the August 2006 Community Technology Preview (also known as a CTP) to MSDN and Technet subscribers.


Hang on to your seats! (Vista RC1 Build 5600)

According to rumours by Paul Thurrott (and others) you can find Microsoft Windows Vista Release Candidate 1 (RC1) build 5536 on the Microsoft Connect website. This is however a Pre-RC1 build of Microsoft Windows Vista as announced by the Microsoft Windows Vista Team Blog. It is however the 'escrow' build, which means we will be seeing Microsoft […]


Don't get stuck with SUS

As some of you might already have read Microsoft will stop delivering updates to SUS servers on wednesday December 6, 2006 This effectively gives it's administrators exactly six days to get their act together for patch tuesday on December 12, 2006.


Dell's week of hell?

Way back on August 12, 1981 IBM released the first Personal Computer (PC). It could have been a festive week for Hardware vendors last week. Some claim it wasn't… especially not for Dell, but I'm not so sure how to look at this week. Let me share my views on it.