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Stephen Rose - Sr Community Manager - Windows Client IT Pro

Microsoft Is Heading To Europe…Will You Be There?

We have less than three weeks till we kick off our next European tour! Be aware, seating is limited,...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 10/06/2010

Steady State for Windows 7

A few years ago we developed a tool called Windows Steady State to enable IT admins in shared...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 09/27/2010

The Springboard Series Tour–Free Microsoft Windows, Office and MDOP Deployment Workshops

Amsterdam - 25 Oct | Stockholm – 27 Oct | Helsinki – 29 Oct | Reading – 1 Nov | Rome – 3 Nov |...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 09/20/2010

Springboard Windows 7 Deployment Learning Portal

We are delighted to announce the world wide release of the Springboard Windows 7 Deployment Learning...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 09/10/2010

P2V Migration for Software Assurance Explained

By now the announcements have gone out for the Beta, been blogged about and seen in other social...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 09/09/2010

Tools To Make Working With Internet Explorer 6 in Windows 7 Easier

Over the past few months, many of you have shared with me your need to continue to be able to offer...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 08/26/2010

Improving Your Image: Sector-Based, File-Based, and Sysprep - What Makes the Most Sense? Part 3: Deploy-time Build Automation and Recommendations

This is the third and final blog in the series . In the last blog, The Pros and Cons, I covered the...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 08/23/2010

Improving Your Image: Sector-Based, File-Based, and Sysprep - What Makes the Most Sense? Part 2: The Pros and Cons.

Welcome to blog number two in the series where we’ll look at file-based images versus sector-based...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 08/12/2010

Windows 7 Language Packs

Last Feb Brandon posted a piece on Language Pack availability for Windows 7 here. I have had a lot...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 08/02/2010

Have you tried the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP 1 Beta yet?

Have you downloaded the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP Beta yet? The Windows 7 and Windows...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 07/29/2010

Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 Service Pack Blocker Tool Expiration

For those of you who use the Windows Service Pack Blocker Tool, we want to let you know that the...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 07/19/2010

Improving Your Image: Sector-Based, File-Based, and Sysprep - What Makes the Most Sense? Part 1: Terms and Windows Tools Primer

Jeremy Chapman who has contributed many pieces to this blog starts a multipart series on the...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 07/17/2010

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 now available!

The new Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 is now available for download! MAP 5.0...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 07/14/2010

Understanding Group Policy Settings In Internet Explorer 8

This weeks post is from Carl Luberti, a Senior Support Escalation Engineer with the Internet...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 07/13/2010

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1 - Now Available!

Over the past few months, we have talked quite a bit about the MDT 2010 Beta (Your Adding Office...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 07/07/2010

Deploying An Optimized Windows Desktop

I have had a lot of requests to post my presentation from the Bus Tour. Here you go!   Get On...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 06/16/2010

Windows 7 + Olympic Gold Medalist = Awesome

Steve Holcomb powered the U.S. to its first bobsledding gold medal in 62 years at the Vancouver...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 06/13/2010

Newly Released Application Compatibility Toolkit 5.6 Provides 64-Bit Support and Further Enhancements

The Windows engineering team has just published the latest version of the Application Compatibility...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 06/13/2010

Get On The Bus visits Atlanta and TechEd 2010

The Get On The Bus tour made it’s 10th and final stop in Atlanta.  We had people lining up for...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 06/06/2010

The Get On The Bus Tour meets the IT Grand Prix

See what happened when the Get On The Bus Tour met the IT Grand Prix in Washington DC this past...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 06/04/2010

The Get On The Bus Tour visits Charlotte, NC

The bus tour is almost over with only one more city to go. The people in Charlotte were excited we...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 06/04/2010

The Get On The Bus Tour Comes To Raleigh

We had a huge crowd of folks that showed up to learn about Windows 7, Office 2010 and MDOP today. We...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 06/04/2010

The Get On The Bus Tour comes to Richmond

The Get On The Bus tour reached historic Richmond, VA today. We had a great audience filled with...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 06/04/2010

Get On The Bus in Washington DC

The Bus Tour gets to our nations capitol in Washington DC for two days of presentations on Windows...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 05/28/2010

The Get On The Bus Tour Comes To Philadelphia

Yesterday, Microsoft’s Get On The Bus tour came to Philadelphia, PA. We got to see the sites, try...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 05/27/2010

Get On The Bus visits New York City

Our third stop on the Get On The Bus Tour was New York City. With over 450 people registered, it was...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 05/26/2010

Get On The Bus In Boston

Today we kicked off our second day of the Get On The Bus tour in beautiful Boston. Check it out!

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 05/26/2010

The Last Mile–Pilot and Deploy Windows 7 Virtual Roundtable with Mark Russinovich

“I found MDT 2010 done and ready to rock in an hour from a blank setup”   “Tell the team...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 05/05/2010

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...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 04/27/2010

Understanding User State Virtualization Improvements In Windows 7

This weeks guest blogger is Wole Moses, a Sr Product Manager from the Windows Client Product team....

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 04/19/2010

Get On The Bus Is Back In North America

The Get On the Bus Tour is back home and we’re kicking off our new tour with a visit to Canada!...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 04/15/2010

Join Us For Our Next Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable w/ Mark Russinovich

On April 29th, Microsoft Technical Fellow, Mark Russinovich, will be leading a discussion around the...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 04/15/2010

Piloting Windows 7: Part 4: Installation Options and Collecting Feedback

  This is the fourth and final installment of this series from Jeremy Chapman After user...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 03/09/2010

Piloting Windows 7 - Part 3 : More Project Planning, Pilot Phases and Timelines

In the last post I started the planning process, but we are far from finished. We’ve basically...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 03/02/2010

App-V 4.6 Release Q & A

With the launch of App-V 4.6 happening today, I was able to catch up with Karri Alexion-Tiernan,...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 02/25/2010

The MED-V v1 SP1 Release Candidate is now available

This week we recently released a new version of MDOP that includes six virtualization and management...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 02/25/2010

Piloting Windows 7- Part 2 : Initial Project Planning for a Windows 7 Pilot

Continuing the series with our guest blogger, Jeremy Chapman. As with any IT project, the first part...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 02/25/2010

Piloting Windows 7 - Part 1: Intro and Targeting Users for the Pilot

We once again welcome guest blogger, Jeremy Chapman. Now that I’ve written the most informal white...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 02/25/2010

Stephen Rose Deploys Windows 7 to Businesses!

Richard and Greg talk to Stephen Rose about how businesses are installing Windows 7. Stephen...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 01/25/2010

What’s new on Talking About Windows?

What’s new on Talking About Windows? Well. hear from Jeremy Chapman, Senior Product Manager for...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 01/18/2010

Making The Most Of Your New Windows 7 PC

Just before the holiday, I asked the fine folks at Microsoft Press to send me some of their Windows...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 01/06/2010

Do you know how much money your company could save moving to Windows 7?

Thinking about deploying Windows 7? Need to crunch the numbers to show your boss the  reduced...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 12/21/2009

Test Drive Windows 7

Visit the Windows 7 Test Drive for IT Professionals and take a guided tour of Windows 7.  The...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 12/17/2009

Are You Certifiable?

Now that Windows 7 has been released you may be interested in understanding what Microsoft...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 12/16/2009

Stephen Rose pratar om Windows 7 med MVPer

While I was in Stockholm for their Day of Evidence, I had a great chance to sit down and do a...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 12/11/2009

Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Client and Windows XP SP2 Support Ends July 2010

With Windows 2000 Server and Client and Windows XP SP2 support ending July 13, 2010 are you aware of...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 12/06/2009

What’s New At Talking About Windows?

if you haven’t visited Talking About Windows.com in awhile, look at all you have missed. Lidiane...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 12/03/2009

New On TechNet Edge - AlignIT IT Manager Podcast #30 - Straight Talk about Windows 7

Click to hear the podcast I did with Ruth Morton while in Canada a few months back.   In this...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 11/29/2009

Get On The Bus Tour Presentation

Some of you had asked for the presentation I used on the Bus Tour.   Thank you again all of you...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 11/24/2009

Need to prepare your end users for Windows 7?

With Windows 7 now available to everyone, we are beginning to hear more and more requests from IT...

Author: MSFT-Stephen Rose Date: 11/22/2009

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