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New Features Added to the Microsoft Asset Inventory Service

October 17th, 2011 No comments

If you have been following this blog you know that about five months ago we announced version 2.0 of the Microsoft Asset Inventory Service (AIS). This version added a lot of new features and an improved user interface. I am pleased to announce that we…(read more)

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MDOP 2011 R2 Generally Available, Get MBAM and DaRT 7.0 Today!

August 1st, 2011 No comments

I am happy to announce that the MDOP 2011 R2 is generally available today and can be downloaded from the Microsoft Volume Licensing website, MSDN and TechNet . This version of MDOP includes Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) which…(read more)

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New Version of Asset Inventory Service (AIS) Released

May 17th, 2011 No comments

If you have been following the MDOP blog for a while now, you have noticed that we have had a few beta releases of the Asset Inventory Service. Over these beta releases we got a lot of feedback on the product which has helped get us to today, where we…(read more)

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Next Round of the Asset Inventory Service (AIS) 2.0 Beta

July 14th, 2010 No comments

Three months ago we posted about the open beta for the Asset Inventory Service (AIS) 2.0. To all of you who signed up, we want to say thanks for your help and participation. It was great to see to people interested in the improved user interface, the…(read more)

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The Get On The Bus tour is coming and we’re bringing some free SWAG!

April 27th, 2010 No comments

The Get On The Bus tour is coming and we’re bringing some free SWAG!


We are giving away 50 copies of Windows 7 Ultimate for the first 50 Get On the Bus event attendees through the door at EVERY STOP! Don’t miss your chance to win a copy of Microsoft’s newest software offering plus some chances at some other great swag so hurry and register today at www.thebustour.com.


What is the “Get On The Bus Tour”? Well, it’s where Microsoft comes to you. We are coming to the East Coast May 21-June 4! Come spend some time with us as we travel the East Coast for a deep dive into Windows 7 and Office 2010, along with a specific path on how to get certified. Learn why Windows 7 has received rave reviews from IT organizations and why so many IT Pros are excited about Office 2010. We will show you best practices for deploying Windows 7 and how to keep it running efficiently after deployment. We will also take a tour through all of the Office 2010 features from an IT Professional’s point of view. Registration is free but limited at http://thebustour.com .


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Disclaimer:


To receive your free copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, be one of the first 50 people who are US residents (includes D of C) or Canada 18+ to arrive at a Microsoft Get On the Bus Tour afternoon event.  50 copies of the software title are available. Limit one gift per person.  This offer is non-transferable and cannot be combined with any other offer.  This offer ends on June 4, 2010 while supplies last, and is not redeemable for cash.  Taxes, if any, are the sole responsibility of the recipient.  There is no shipment of your gift – all gifts will be distributed onsite.

Asset Inventory Service (AIS) 2.0 Open Beta

April 15th, 2010 No comments

In November 2009 we ran a small scale beta of the 2.0 version of the Asset Inventory Service (AIS) and got a lot of feedback on the product which has helped us get to feature complete.  We are interested in getting even more input from the community, so today we are announcing an open beta for anyone (current MDOP customer or not) who is interested in trying out the service.


Some of the key changes in AIS 2.0:


·         Improved user interface


·         Title normalization and version aggregation in software reporting


·         Virtual machine and App-V package support in software reporting


·         Improved Microsoft licensing reports


·         Better hardware reporting and the ability to view the hardware properties of a computer


 


This open beta is feature complete and localized in English only (additional languages will be made available in a future beta tests).  We ask participants to please submit their feedback to us on their experiences with the service and will consider this input for the RTW version.  Please be aware that all inventory data that you upload will be deleted once the beta is completed at the end of June 2010. 


 


To sign up for the beta, please go to – https://connect.microsoft.com/site310/SelfNomination.aspx?ProgramID=3615&pageType=1


 


You will need to have a Microsoft Live ID to join.  Once you have signed up and accepted the AIS pre-release online services agreement, we will begin process of provisioning your AIS account and send you an email within seven days with the account details.

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MDOP 2010, Windows 7, and Office 2010 – Coming to a City Near You!

April 12th, 2010 No comments


 Get on the Bus


 






“Get On the Bus” is back in North America!


 


Montreal, May 21 | Boston, May 24 | New York, May 25 | Philadelphia, May 26 | Washington DC, May 27 & 28 | Richmond, June 1 | Raleigh, June 2 | Charlotte, June 3 | Atlanta, June 4 | New Orleans, June 5


 


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The Get On the Bus Tour is back home and we’re kicking off our new tour with a visit to Canada! Montreal marks our first location on a 10-city North American road show en route to TechEd in New Orleans, June 7. Come spend some time with us as we tour the East Coast for a deep dive into MDOP 2010, Windows 7 and Office 2010, along with a specific path on how to get certified. Learn why Windows 7 has received rave reviews from IT organizations and is setting records as the fastest selling operating system in history.  Find out why so many IT Pros are eagerly awaiting the release of Office 2010. We will show you both the best practices for deploying Windows 7 and MDOP 2010 and how to keep it running efficiently after deployment.  We will also take a tour through all of the features of Office 2010 from an IT Professional’s point of view. It’s time to join us at a stop nearest you for technical training, professional networking, hands-on experiences, and real world guidance from industry experts sent to you from Redmond. Don’t miss your chance to “Get On the Bus!”


 


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