Category Archives: Product and Manufacturer News

A new version of Azure AD Connect was released today

Today, Microsoft released a new version of Azure AD Connect and Azure AD Sync. This release brings new features to the table. I can only assume these features are welcome to many Azure AD Connect customers, since Azure AD Connect and Azure AD Sync pose some serious challenges for organizations using these solutions. Note: Known […]

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Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 3 is now available

Microsoft is working on the next version of Windows Server, dubbed Windows Server 2016. Now, we can all enjoy the third technical preview (TP3) for Windows Server 2016 in our test environments.   About Windows Server 2016 TP3 Windows Server 2016 is the successor to Windows Server 2012 R2, which was released in September 2013. […]

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Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 now available

Yesterday, at its Ignite event in Chicago IL, Microsoft announced the availability of Technical Preview 2 of Windows Server 2016 (formerly known as Windows Server 10) build 10074 to the 23,000 people present at the event,.   Download locations You can download the Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 ISO files in two ways: MSDN, […]

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A first look at Windows 8.1 Update 1 (build 9600.16596)

Last night, during SuperBowl XLVIII, a version of Windows 8.1 Update 1 was, inadvertently, released to the web. While this release focuses on the integration between Windows Phone and Windows for the desktop, laptop and tablet, it also features a slew of User Interface (UI) improvements for those still on the fence on The New […]

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Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 now Generally Available (GA)

In a flurry of product releases, Microsoft released Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 today.

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Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 now available to TechNet and MSDN Subscribers

While Microsoft announced TechNet and MSDN Subscribers would not receive access to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 before October, the Release to Manufacturers (RTM) bits of these two Operating Systems can be downloaded by them today.

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The first official Dutch Microsoft Surface Pro

The proud owner of the first official Dutch Microsoft Surface Pro is … me.

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So you want to continue using Windows XP?

One year of Windows XP support remains. After twelve years, now is the time to migrate off this 2001 Operating System or to take your security measures to assure your colleagues experience the least impact of the End of Support (EoS) situation. Of course, migrating to a later version of Windows or to another (supported) […]

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System Center 2012 ServicePack 1 has arrived for TechNet and MSDN subscribers

System Center 2012 was released in April 2012, well before Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 were released. As a consequence, these Operating Systems weren't supported. This functionality was slated for System Center 2012 with ServicePack 1, among other new exciting new functionality. This makes ServicePack 1 for System Center 2012 not just an ordinary […]

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Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have RTM’ed

Just as Microsoft announced, both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have been released to manafucturers (RTM’ed) in the first week of August. Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 were RTM'ed with buildnumbers 9200 and build dates of July 25th, 2012. The complete list of products that have been released today is: Windows 8 Windows […]

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