TheStreet recently announced it’s top 10 innovative companies where Microsoft took top spot, beating out Apple and Google. The primary reasons for the #1 pick was the release of Kinect, Windows Phone 7, Windows 7 and enhancements made to Xbox Live. Congratulation to those product teams!
Ram Gopinathan has created a nice script to automate the installation of SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7.
- Add/Remove windows Components
- Extract the OfficeServer.exe file
- Downloads Pre-Reqs from Microsoft Downloads site
- Install Pre-Reqs
- Creates a Config.xml file for Windows Client Install (SingleServer mode)
- Install SharePoint 2010
Once the script has completed you do need to manually run the Products and Configuration Wizard for SharePoint.
This script is only intended to install SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7 for development purposes. Do not use the script for installing SharePoint 2010 on any other operating system.
Sogeti will be featured as 1 of 3 Microsoft partners with exceptional Windows 7 offerings and experience, during the CIO Magazine Virtual Conference: “Innovation for Optimized IT”.
This virtual conference will take place on April 22nd and will feature two prominent webcasts from Sogeti. The first webcast will be presented by Sogeti Sr. Consultant, Ross McCallister, and will discuss Sogeti’s Windows 7 Deployment project at the State of Indiana. The second webcast will be presented by Sogeti Sr. Consultant, Aparna Bhaskara, and will discuss application readiness tips for deploying Windows 7.
In addition, Sogeti will have a virtual exhibit booth featuring our Windows 7 videos, brochures, flyers and case studies that will be made available for download by the registered attendees.
CIO Virtual Conference
Microsoft Windows 7
Innovation for Optimized IT
Microsoft Windows 7 has set in motion a new breed of innovations for business, and for IT business leaders that helps translate into greater efficiency and lower costs.
Learn about the business value of Windows 7 during an interactive virtual conference on April 22, 2010. Hear from CIOs and IT leaders who have deployed or are in the process of deploying Windows 7. They will explain the ease with which they deployed Windows 7, the migration tools that helped them,and the benefits they gained with virtualization and having a more secure environment.
You will hear how Windows 7 is helping CIOs modernize their IT infrastructures while reducing management costs and raising productivity.
Join CIO Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Maryfran Johnson,leading CIOs and Microsoft partners for an educational and interactive virtual event on April 22, 2010.
All attendees who visit the event on April 22, 2010 between 10:30 am – 6:30 pm EST will be eligible to win a Microsoft Zune HD compliments of CIO. Register Now!
Experience Windows 7 is coming to Detroit!
Sogeti and New Horizons is bringing Windows 7 to you! Join us to learn about Windows most recent operating system.
July 23, 2009
9am – 11am
Click to Register
Learn about Windows 7 benefits for businesses:
· Make users productive anywhere
· Compatibility and Deployment
Are you interested in hosting a Windows 7 event on your premises? Please reach out to your local Sogeti team to schedule!
Tomorrow, May 5th, Microsoft will unleash Windows 7 RC to the public. Also being released is a separate download called Windows Virtual PC 7 and Windows XP Mode. This package is designed to make it easier for companies to move to Windows 7 without having the major compatibility issues that plagued Vista.
The idea behind Windows XP Mode is that you have a full copy of Windows XP running in a virtual environment that allows you to publish applications out to the Windows 7 start menu. This means that you can have Windows XP applications running virtualized directly on the Windows 7 desktop. This is very cool stuff. You don’t need a full Virtual PC XP desktop in a small window to use your older applications. They will show up right on your Windows 7 desktop just as if they were running on Windows 7 natively.
Windows XP Mode runs on a new version of Microsoft Virtual PC designed for Windows 7 called Windows Virtual PC. This new virtualization software integrates very tightly with Windows 7 and provides better performance and stability than Virtual PC 2007. Windows Virtual PC does require a computer with hardware assisted virtualization technology. This isn’t a big deal if you have a laptop or desktop built within the past 2 – 3 years. Individuals with older systems may find that they are unable to use Windows XP Mode due to this requirement.
Now for the problems. Windows Virtual PC is really not that exciting of an upgrade. Sure it offers application virtualization and USB support but there isn’t really anything new here that we haven’t already seen in other products or in VMWare. In fact Microsoft made a HUGE mistake in my opinion by still only supporting 32 bit guest operating systems. What is Microsoft thinking? VMWare has had this capability on the desktop for a long time now. Very disappointing indeed.
One other problem I noticed is that if you have been running Virtual PC for a while and you have older VHD files you may have encountered an issue where your VHD files were split into multiple files. When this happens you will see .VHD, .V01, .V02, etc… instead of a single VHD file. These split files will not work with Windows Virtual PC. You need to make sure you use Virtual PC 2007 Virtual Disk Wizard to compact these files back into a single VHD prior to installing Windows Virtual PC. If you do not do this you will end up without access to your important virtual machines.
Overall Windows XP Mode is a good idea and will probably help some businesses move onto the new operating system and away from XP. For developers the release of Windows Virtual PC without 64bit guest support is a big mistake. All future server operating systems and software will only be available in 64bit and I am sure most developers would prefer to not run a full blown server OS full time as their main operating system just so they can work in a 64bit server environment. This mistake by Microsoft will keep pushing more and more people to VMWare.