Nick MacKechnie

Stuck somewhere between family life and IT...

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Hi All, Thanks so much for all of your support, feedback and interactions since 2002 - It's been a...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 03/19/2014

How Microsoft IT Implemented Disaster Recovery in the Datacenter

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of How Microsoft IT Implemented...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 04/25/2012

How Microsoft IT Deployed BitLocker Administration and Monitoring at Microsoft

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of How Microsoft IT Deployed BitLocker...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 04/25/2012

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 – Service Pack 2 Released

This update fixes critical issues. For detailed information about this update, please visit the...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 04/15/2012

Security Compliance Manager 2.5 now available for download!

Security Compliance Manager 2.5 (SCM 2.5) is now available for download! SCM 2.5 is a free tool from...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 04/03/2012

Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 Released

The Microsoft iSCSI Software Target 3.3 provides storage (disks) over a TCP/IP network. It turns a...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 04/02/2012

NEW Windows Server "8" Beta Component Architecture poster is available !!

The new “Windows Server “8” Beta Component Architecture Poster” on the download center -...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 03/14/2012

Deploying FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Deploying FAST Search Server 2010...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 03/12/2012

How Microsoft Reduced Bandwidth Utilization Using Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 BranchCache

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of How Microsoft Reduced Bandwidth...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 03/12/2012

How Microsoft Deployed System Center Operations Manager 2012

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of How Microsoft Deployed System Center...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 03/12/2012

PST Capture

On 30 Jan 2012, the PST Capture became available as a free download.  PST Capture helps you...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 02/02/2012

How Microsoft IT Centralized Disaster Recovery

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of How Microsoft IT Centralized...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 01/09/2012

Deploying Active Directory Rights Management Services at Microsoft

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Deploying Active Directory Rights...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 01/09/2012

Improving Desktop Performance with the Risk and Health Assessment Program for Windows Desktop

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Improving Desktop Performance with...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 01/09/2012

Microsoft IT Uses AppLocker to Help Secure Windows 7 Clients

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Microsoft IT Uses AppLocker to Help...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 01/09/2012

Office 365 adds 22 Additional Markets, New Features and Continues Record Growth Rate

Office 365 is proud to announce trial availability for customers in 22 additional markets (full list...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 11/29/2011

Hi All, Microsoft has released the following Knowledge Base (KB) article and accompanying software...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 11/24/2011

System Center App Controller 2012 Beta

System Center App Controller 2012 beta provides a common self-service experience across private and...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 11/22/2011

SQL Server 2012 RC News

Just to share with you a summary that I built with the news, publicly available, about SQL Server...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 11/21/2011

Using Windows 7 Professional on a Slate PC Getting Started

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Using Windows 7 Professional on a...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 10/18/2011

Deploying and Managing PKI inside Microsoft

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Deploying and Managing PKI inside...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 10/18/2011

Microsoft IT Deploys Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Microsoft IT Deploys Microsoft...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 10/17/2011

· The newest version of Windows Intune: More features and even better PC management.

The newest version of Windows Intune is now available. Sign up for a FREE 30-day trial and test it...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 10/17/2011

Optimizing Branch Office Servers by Using Windows Server® 2008 R2 with Hyper-V

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Optimizing Branch Office Servers by...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 10/10/2011

Developing a Strategy to Simplify Planning and Improve Performance and Reliability Article

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Developing a Strategy to Simplify...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 10/05/2011

New SharePoint 2010 Courseware: Business Intelligence and Business Composites

We are pleased to announce that TechNet has published two new Training Courses for Implementing...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 09/11/2011

Microsoft Guidance & Resources for Migration to and Application Compatibility with Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2

Hi, In light of the upcoming end of support for Windows XP and for Windows Server 2003, many of our...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 09/11/2011

How Microsoft IT Successfully Deployed over 50,000 Windows 7 Phones

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of How Microsoft IT Successfully...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 08/22/2011

Free eBook: Microsoft Office 365: Connect and Collaborate Virtually Anywhere, Anytime

We are very excited to announce that we are able to offer Microsoft Office 365: Connect and...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 08/18/2011

Business Insight: Improving Financial Reporting Discoverability

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Business Insight: Improving...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 08/18/2011

How Microsoft IT is Moving to the Cloud to Meet and Exceed the Needs of the Business

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of How Microsoft IT is Moving to the...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 08/17/2011

Data Classification Toolkit for Windows Server 2008 R2-Now Available

Identify, classify, and protect data across targeted file servers in your organization The Solution...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 08/16/2011

How Microsoft IT Deployed Internet Explorer 9 at Microsoft

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of How Microsoft IT Deployed Internet...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 08/16/2011

Two new Azure-focused technical case studies from Microsoft IT

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of two Azure-focused stories. ...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 08/15/2011

Security Talk Series - Discussing the Latest in Security and Privacy

Managing security and privacy can be a daunting task; so where do you begin? Join us for these...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 08/15/2011

August 2011 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems

As part of our on going maintenance of worldwide time zones within Windows, the August 2011...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 08/15/2011

New SharePoint 2010 Implementers Courseware - Internet Sites, ECM... 1

SharePoint Enterprise Content Management Implementers Course View the course:...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 08/08/2011

Forecasting Process for Worldwide Sales Provides Transparency, Consistency, and Efficiency

Forecasting Process for Worldwide Sales Provides Transparency, Consistency, and Efficiency, which...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 08/03/2011

Microsoft "How Do I" videos

Microsoft has assembled a list of “how do I” videos for customers to learn how to accomplish...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 08/03/2011

MOF Technical Library - FREE Reliability Workbooks for MS technologies

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=11789 File Name Size...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 06/27/2011

Office 365 Jump Start Videos Just Released! Free Training!

Microsoft Learning recently hosted three-day Jump Start courses and we are excited to announce the...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 06/16/2011

Microsoft IT Leverages its Compute Service to Virtualize SharePoint 2010

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Microsoft IT Leverages its Compute...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 06/15/2011

Microsoft IT Deploys Internet Explorer 9

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Microsoft IT Deploys Internet...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 06/15/2011

New FAST Search Solution Speeds Retrieval of Relevant BI Data Business Case Study

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of New FAST Search Solution Speeds...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 06/14/2011

Microsoft IT Plans for Hybrid Deployment of Microsoft Office 365 Article

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of the article, Microsoft IT Plans for...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 06/14/2011

Microsoft Deploys Innovative Solution That Reports Near-Real-Time Data. A SQL Server Business Case Study

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Microsoft Deploys Innovative...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 06/14/2011

New IT Compliance Solution Accelerator – Now in Beta Release!

The Microsoft Solution Accelerators Team has a new IT governance, risk, and compliance (IT GRC) beta...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 06/06/2011

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Beta 1

The next version of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit—version 2012— is now available for beta...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 06/01/2011

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.0 Beta

The next version of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit—version 6.0— is now...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 06/01/2011

Introducing Microsoft Virtual Academy for IT Pros

Microsoft has recently launched a new Virtualisation and Cloud Computing training portal for IT...

Author: Nick MacKechnie Date: 05/23/2011

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