Tuesday, August 25, 2009

SMS Newsgroups

I hear every so often that "There are no SMS forums or newgroups anymore." Well this is not the case. The SMS newsgroups are alive and still kicking.
If you go here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sms/bb839598.aspx
and click on any of the SMS newsgroups links you are passed to a page that says "Welcome to Microsoft Discussion Groups " but no data is listed. This is partly due to a bad link which hopefully will be corrected soon. In the mean time here is a corrected link to get you o the Admin newsgroup, from there you can move to any of the other newsgroups.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

Windows 7 RTM

Well like most people we already know that in October Windows 7 will be released to the public. I received my official notice from Technet that Windows 7 is available for download via MSDN. Happy production testing. I hope to have several posts about us configurating and deploying it via SCCM to our network when our time comes. I don't think it will be close to Spring break
(March) or christmas 2010. Since we are higher education, we have certain periods of downtime that we can take full advantage of. Much was the same for Office 2007. We deployed it via our christmas break so you left with 2003 and came back to 2007.

SCCM 2007 SP2

We have all read what Sp2 covers, Server 2008 R2 , SP2 and other options. Well here is everything in a single list and nicely laid out.


Based on the life cycle you can expect Sp2 around Christmas and again here is also mentioned.