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74-324 Exam Preparation Resources

This is accompanying list of resources I found useful while preparing for the 74-324 Office 365 for Small Businesses exam. If you have any addition suggestions let me know and I’ll add them to the list. This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources, as the Office 365 Online Help and online communities are full of additional information that you will find valuable. First up, some general recommendations to get a good overview of Office 365 if you

Windows Intune Licensing Readiness Training Sessions

  Microsoft is running some Windows Intune sessions this week for those of you in an APAC timezone… These Licensing Readiness sessions are designed to equip Microsoft partner licensing roles with the latest licensing information to help effectively engage with customers on Microsoft products and solutions. Date TOPICS TIME   11 Dec 2012 Getting Started – Windows Intune Product and Program Overview L100 – Learn more about the updated product features of Windows Intune and how your customers can benefit.

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.0 Beta On Connect

Some good news for fans of MAP – version 8.0 beta is now available for download and testing. Updated this time around are Windows 8 readiness, Office 2013 and Office 365 assessments, Azure VM viability and Windows Server 2012 Readiness… The latest release from the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) team provides organizations with tools to accelerate their migration to the cloud. Download the beta materials on Connect: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=219165 Thanks for your ongoing interest and participation in the MAP beta

Altech Windows 8 Launch Site – Week 7 Content

Last week saw the launch of Windows 8, and brings to a conclusion the daily updates to the Altech launch site. I’ll still be doing regular updates, but now that the products have launched they will be on an as needed basis when important information or updates become available. Customising Windows PE Images For Your Installations In the last post I covered the steps required to create Windows PE boot images using some new tools in the Windows ADK, which

Upcoming Windows Intune Webcasts

There are two Academy Live webcasts coming up for Windows Intune…here are Microsoft’s descriptions… Licensing Attach Overview for Large Organisations Session OverviewJoin us to find out the latest updates information about Windows Intune licensing and SKUs.  Windows Intune now has an attractive add-on option to Core CAL bringing key functionality for customers looking to manage mobile devices, including Windows RT and Windows Phone 8. (This is a sales session, not a licensing deep dive.) Who should attend: LARs & LSSsLevel:

Altech Windows Server 2012 Launch Site – Week 4 Content

Here are last week’s articles I wrote for Altech’s Windows Server 2012 launch site. Remote Desktop Services In Windows Server 2012 Microsoft has been offering Remote Desktop Services, or what many still call Terminal Services, since they released Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition, and have made major updates to it over its release history. Starting with Windows 2000, the Terminal Services role was incorporated into the regular server editions, and with Windows Server 2008 R2 it was renamed to

Altech Windows 8 Launch Site–Week 4 Content

Here are links to last week’s articles on the Altech Windows 8 launch countdown website. Install Multiple Versions of Windows From A Single Flash Drive While I am usually a fan of doing as much as possible to automate the installation of Windows onto PCs and servers, sometimes you just need a simple, flexible approach to allow you to quickly install Windows onto a new machine. All you need is a large flash drive, I recommend a minimum of 16GB.

Altech Windows 8 Launch Articles – Week 3

Week 3 of the Altech Windows 8 Launch articles I’ve been writing – have a read for my take on the new features and capabilities in Windows 8. Hyper-V Tips And Tricks In Windows 8 Pro The inclusion of Hyper-V with Windows 8 Pro delivers some great out of box functionality, but there are some simple things you can do to make it even more useful in a variety of scenarios, including development,  testing, deployment and application compatibility scenarios. Windows

Session Summary–APC 2012 It’s A New Platform of Possibilities

Started with a quick mention of Windows Server 2012 availability, a good introduction of the current market conditions, size of the Windows opportunity, the mobile device opportunity etc by Tina Flammer Renee Gamble and Neal French showed some great consumer devices from Asus, Acer and Dell. Fujitsu and Lenovo commercial devices for Windows 8 were also shown. Anyone wanting a new PC for work or play would definitely benefit from waiting just a little longer for some of these devices

APC 2012 Windows 8 Pre Day Summary Pt 3

Post lunch kicked off with a discussion of deployment metrics of Australian companies, giving an indication of the combined Windows 7 and Windows 8 opportunity, as well as similar opportunities around Office. If customer hasn’t already started Win7, much of the planning for app testing and remediation is very similar for 7 and 8. Win 8 messaging – faster boot, battery life, better performance, faster wifi reconnections, multi monitor improvements, more powerful File Explorer, improved task manager – touch isn’t


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