Method #1: This method is simple.
Read the TechNet article, it’s really simple: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd535816.aspx. The article describes how to format your USB key, and how to make it bootable. It’s a five minute process. It does require a installation source such as a CD or ISO.
Method #1: This method is even simpler.
Just a few days ago a even simpler tool was released. The Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool allows you to create a copy of your Windows 7 ISO file (even end users can buy ISOs) on a USB drive. To create a bootable USB drive, download the ISO file and then run the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool. Read more and download here
Well don’t be shy about it. We all wan’t to get certified in Windows 7 =). The first TS exam have been around for awhile now but if you haven’t been and done the exam yet so please come and join me at TechEd Berlin and listen to my presentation on how you should go about mastering the 70-680 exam. The presentation will be held in the Certification Presentation area of the HOL where I also will be working as a TLG (Technical Learning Guide).
Tuesday 10:th November at 15.15-16.30 or Thursday 12:th November at 17.00-18.15.
Welcome to come and listen to some of the hottest sessions on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Visual Studio 2010 and Exchange 2010 anywhere in europe! We have brought some of the communities brightest stars on our bus as speakers. We will arrive at Stockholm, Gothenburg and Copenhagen to deliver a few intense hours of knowledge. And to share SWAG with you! Who don’t need a new T-shirt or try to win the lastest and coolest software? Fun for everyone =). MCT Sweden is spreading the knowledge – learn what certification is all about, how training will make you better and how Microsoft technology is evolving.
The event is free and open to everyone. Register now!
Our Get-On-The-Bus tour is inspired by the Microsoft Learning Europe tour. We will visit 3 scandinavian cities between the 4:rd and 7:th of November! If you are going to Berlin why not just jump on the bus and get free transport to Berlin and Teched where you have the chance to discuss learning, certification and technology with some of the brightest MCTs around! Read more at the MCT Sweden site or Microsot Learnings blog BornToLearn
Today there was a human mistake done in the TLD .SE zone which made the whole .se tld non-functional for many hours. The error was very simple, a missed . (dot) in a file, resulting in “.se.se” instead of “.se”. I think this brings to focus the importance if testing before putting stuff in production enviroments, something that many sysadmins take lightly on and something .SE (The Internet Infrastructure Foundation) have been ignoring for many years while the community have remarked on it. The governmental organisation PTS have been reluctant to “interfere” with .SE. It will be interesting to se if PTS (The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency) will be carring out some investigation into how this could happen this time or yet again ignore it. How could one failed dot bring a TLD down, why were there no testing procedures in place or was it a blatant disregard of all regulations and policies by one guy who wanted to go home? Will be a interesting few days ahead..
I have used and recomended StarWind iSCSI target for some time now, it have just never disapointed me – however the latest release, 5.0, really blows my mind away. Not only have they redone the gui (which now in retrospect haven’t been that intuitive before) to a truly modern interface they have also improved on their data mirroring functionality. I’m now able to create a real HA (Highly-Available) cluster. This is nothing new by itself, but the price range of Starwind does bring this product to even small businesses. The technology is a active-active synchronous mirroring where you will have multiple paths to the data and it curently supports two node clusters. Perfect for use with VMWare or Hyper-V application data. Check it out on their homepage soon; it will be released in about a week from now!
Culminis have decided to go ahead and change its name to Global IT Community Association (or GITCA for short), and will be changing it’s logos and sites within the next 4-6 weeks. The name Culminis have been used for about 6 years and this name change is a fresh start and signals a strong community renewing itself.
Representing over 1320 member organizations and over 4 million IT professionals, Culminis is the world’s largest international not-for-profit independent organization powered by dedicated volunteers devoted to the development and growth of the IT community by providing services to support leaders and connect user groups, associations, and student IT organizations. Culminis stands committed to the free exchange of resources, ultimately elevating the status of the IT Professional both in their industry and in the community.
This year Culminis and INETA arranges the BOF sessions for TechEd EMEA 2009. Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions are open discussion topics of mutual interest to Tech•Ed Europe attendees. They give developers and IT professionals the opportunity to meet with people who have similar interests and challenges in an open-forum environment that promotes discussion and interaction. And my session was voted as one of the ones that will be a reality – I’m so excited to be moderating a exciting discussion! Hope to see you there!
“Microsoft communities around the world” – Wednesday 11 November 2009 at 12.20 – 13.05
Meet fellow community leaders, organisers and participants and discuss how the communities in and around microsoft helps you, and what you would like to contribute. Perhaps you are about to embark on arranging a usergroup or just helping in the newsgroup.
The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released two updated guides for deployment and operations: Windows Deployment Services and System Center Operations Manager. These guides, updated to reflect the features and functionalities of Windows Server® 2008 R2 and System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2, outline the critical infrastructure design elements that are crucial to a successful implementation of these deployment and operations products.
The Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Windows® Deployment Services guides the reader through the process of designing a Windows Deployment Services infrastructure in a logical, sequential order. Following the six steps in this guide will result in a design that is sized, configured, and appropriately placed to enable rapid deployment of Windows operating systems, while also considering the performance, capacity, and fault tolerance of the system.
The Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Microsoft® System Center Operations Manager outlines the critical infrastructure design elements that are crucial to a successful implementation of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. The guide takes the reader step-by-step through the process of designing components, layout, and connectivity in a logical, sequential order. Identification and design of the required management groups is presented in simple, easy-to-follow steps, helping the reader to design and optimize management infrastructure.
Download the IPD Guides for Windows Deployment Services and System Center Operations Manager at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/ee382254.aspx.
Welcome abord! MCT Sweden (national swedish organisation for MCTs) spreading the knowledge – learn what certification is all about, how training will make you better and how Microsoft technology is evolving. Spend a few hours get the latest updates on Windows 7, Windows 2008 R2, Visual Studio 2010, the value of certification and more!
The event is free and open to everyone.
Our Get-On-The-Bus tour is inspired by the Microsoft Learning Europe tour. We will visit 3 scandinavian cities between the 4:rd and 7:th of November! If you are going to Berlin why not just jump on the bus and get free transport to Berlin and Teched where you have the chance to discuss learning, certification and technology with some of the brightest MCTs around! Read more at the MCT Sweden site or BornToLearn