Windows 8 Consumer Preview gets a special Bing HomepageWindows 8 Consumer Preview krijgt een speciale Bing Homepage

Microsoft is teasing the Windows 8 Consumer Preview release with the coming of a special animated Bing homepage. It’s in HTML5 and is showing a swimming fish in a fish tank with mouse over highlighting features of what to expect in the upcoming Consumer Preview of Windows 8. Since February is 29 days this year….we have to wait a little bit more then three weeks at the most before we can install the latest Microsoft’s latest client OS.

System Center 2012 ExamsSystem Center 2012 Examens

Earlier today I received an invite for the System Center Configuration Manager 2012 beta exam (71-243). Too bad that mail is not yet made public, but within a few days you all can register for the beta exam which can be attended from February 1st till February 23rd. While I was searching the web today for some new information about the new System Center suite I ran into something nice.

Windows 8…when will the beta become available?Windows 8….wanneer zal de eerste beta versie beschikbaar komen?

The last few days the Windows 8 buzz has really started. I’m really curious when the (first?) Windows 8 Beta bits will be available for download. There are several dates suggested for the RTM version of Windows 8. So is Windows8Geek talking about January 7th, 2013. On the Dutch Windows Blog was (for a short period of time) a message posted on the 1st celebration of Windows 7 saying that it would take two more years for Windows 8 to hit the shelves, so somewhere around October 22nd, 2012.

Forefront Endpoint Security 2010 Beta Available!

It took them quiet a while, but it’s finally there (I first blogged about Forefront Codename ‘Stirling’ back in 2008!)…the beta of Forefront Endpoint Security 2010! In the next few weeks I’m certainly going to check it out and blog about it! Right now I’m kinda busy with the latest Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 (MDT 2010 for the geeks) building a Windows 7 client environment for one of our customers.

Download : Windows Live Essentials Beta (Wave14)

 The Windows Live Essentials Beta is available for download. It’s available in the following languages: English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese and Chinese. Just go to and logon with your Windows Live ID to download the software.

Public Beta of Windows Live Essentials Announced

Piero Sierra announced earlier today on the Windows Team Blog that the Public Beta version of the new Windows Live Essentials (Wave 14) will be available later today (June 24th) for download. The exact time the download will be available is not given, but when it is available, you can download it here. For more info about the new features, please visit the WindowsTeamBlog or

Prepare yourself for the 71-659 Exam

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MCP: The 71-659 is available…be quick, seats are limited!

At 12:00am (EST) the 71-659 became available for registration. As I blogged before there will be a very limited number of seats! I’ve been able to register for the exam…..I’m curious how long it will take this time to fill up all the seats! Will Microsoft extend the number of seats again like they did before, they said they won’t….. To be clear : I won’t give you the promotional code to register for the exam.

Exam : 71-659 : TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization

Just received an e-mail from Microsoft inviting me for the 71-659 : TS: Window Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization. So if you have an up to date SME Profile with the right expertise mentioned, you probably received the same e-mail: Register for Beta Exam 71-659: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization You are invited to take beta exam 71-659: TS: Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization. You were specifically chosen to participate in this beta because of your Microsoft Learning SME Profile or previous participation with Microsoft Learning.

Download : Office Business 2010 Beta Click-2-Run

Just a bit more then a week later then the release of the ‘normal’ Office 2010 Professional Beta it’s now possible to download the click-to-run version of Office Home and Business 2010 Beta!

Did you have to physically install the ‘normal’ version, the click-to-run version is a bit different. You can simply download a small executable and the rest of the Office Suite will be downloaded instantly.

Click here to go to the Office 2010 click-to-run download page.

Click Read More to see the steps which you have to run before Office will launch 🙂 (All the steps will just take a few minutes!)