Category Archives: Product and Manufacturer News

Windows 8 Release Preview (Build 8400) ready

Today, Microsoft has made the Release Preview available for Windows 8.


Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (Build 8400) is now available

Windows Server “8” has reached the Release Candidate (RC) stage of the development cycle. Nowadays, we call the new Windows Server “Windows Server 2012” and while playing around with it on high performance hardware in its Beta stage, it already impressed my immensely.


Windows Server “8” Beta available (build 8250)

Microsoft did not just release the Consumer Preview pre-release version of Windows 8 today, but also released the Windows Server “8” Beta. It is available as a 64-bit (x64) in both the *.iso and *.vhd format for anyone interested. (with an optional sign up for Windows 8 news)   Download Windows Server “8” Beta is […]


Windows 8 Consumer Preview is here (build 8250)

Microsoft, today, released the next pre-release version for the client version of Windows 8. It is available in both 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) versions. This release is dubbed ‘Consumer Preview’, which, in contrast to the previous ‘Developer Preview’ version, dating September 14 2011, targeted at developers, is targeted towards consumers and businesses. Consumers, mostly, […]


PSTs, why and how to get rid of them

I’ve never made a secret of my continuing loathing of PST files, I just never displayed it on my blog. I always felt it would be too negative, while I always try to to find the positive angle to a story. Today, finally, I have positive news on PSTs! What’s wrong with PSTs then? If […]


64bit Directory Synchronization Tool is here

When you, as an organization, are looking at Microsoft’s Office 365 you will be faced with a choice in identity management. You can use online accounts, synchronize accounts between your on-premise infrastructure and Office 365 and you can synchronize and top that with Federation, allowing your users to use one set of credentials both on-premises […]


Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 is here

Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) 2.0, part of the federation platform codenamed ‘Geneva’, has been released to the web today! ADFS helps IT enable users to collaborate across organizational boundaries and easily access applications on-premises and in the cloud, while maintaining application security. Through a claims-based infrastructure, IT can enable a single sign-on (SSO) experience […]


10 years of Active Directory

While last year, Jorge mentioned the 10 year anniversary of a production deployed Active Directory domain, today DirTeam is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Active Directory as a released product.


Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 is here!

One of the reasons I held back on deploying Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 centrally is the lack of supported deployment solutions from Microsoft. I outlined my deployment checklist here. One of my major objections, however, just got solved; Microsoft has released the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 solution accelerator version 5.0.1641.0.


Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 available

I’ve written a lot about Hyper-V Server 2008. And while I came to love Hyper-V Server as my favorite virtualization platform for single server scenarios, I was really looking forward to Hyper-V Server 2008 R2, because I feel Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 is a very promising product in the virtualization space