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OT - Geosense for Windows 7: Free "GPS" Location Positioning Software

May 6th, 2010 Nitin Gupta Posted in Geekism, General, Windows 7 No Comments »

Geosense is a Windows Sensor that provides the Location and Sensors platform in Windows 7 with accurate and reasonably ubiquitous positioning information without requiring or the assistance of GPS hardware, enabling more practical location-based applications and scenarios on Windows 7.

Although not required, it works best on computers with a WiFi adapter.

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OT: Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) 2.0 for Office 2010 & Windows 7 !

May 1st, 2010 Nitin Gupta Posted in Geekism, Windows 7 No Comments »

A Must Have…..

Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) 2.0 is a managed MMC plug-in.  VAMT uses Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to configure managed systems. A convenient command line interface (CLI) allows automated, scheduled VAMT tasks without UI interaction. 

Download: Volume Activation Management Tool (VAMT) 2.0

Using the VAMT console, administrators can perform many activation-related tasks on remote computers:

  • Manage product keys obtained from the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) or other sources including retail and Microsoft subscription programs such as MSDN, TechNet and partner programs — and product activations using those keys.
  • Activate remote systems using Key Management Service (KMS), Multiple Activation Key (MAK) or retail activation methods.
  • Perform disconnected proxy activation and reactivation of systems without each system having to connect with Microsoft activation services individually.
  • Assist with license compliance by enabling IT administrators to monitor system license state, including whether systems are licensed and running genuine Windows or Office.

More VAMT 2.0 Resources:

  • Manage Activation Using VAMT 2.0 - White Paper - VAMT can be an important tool to help you centrally manage and automate a range of activities related to Windows activation.
  • Manage Product Keys Using VAMT 2.0 - VAMT helps adminsitrators to manage keys acquired through a Microsoft volume license agreement, subscription programs such as MSDN, TechNet or Microsoft Partner Network, or the retail channel. VAMT 2.0 enables management of the following product key types, for Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Office 2010 client suites and applications, Visio 2010 and Project 2010.
  • Activation in Disconnected Environments Using VAMT 2.0 - Administrators have several alternatives for product activation in disconnected environments, such as branch offices and high-security zones within a production environment. In this document, we cover one of these options in depth. This method uses Multiple Activation Keys (MAKs) and the VAMT 2.0. VAMT enables administrators to centrally manage and automate product activation for Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008R2, and Office 2010 client suites and applications, Visio 2010 and Project 2010 clients.
  • Product Activation Using VAMT 2.0 - This document explains how to perform the activation-related tasks using VAMT 2.0
  • Reporting Activation Information Using VAMT 2.0 - VAMT 2.0 can be used to track and report activation data for Windows operating systems activated using Key Management Service (KMS), Multiple Activation Keys (MAK), and retail keys.
  • Volume Activation of Microsoft Office 2010 - Describes and illustrates how to manage Office 2010 Volume Activation methods.
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Windows 7 – Essentials for the Enterprise

February 1st, 2010 Nitin Gupta Posted in Geekism, General, Windows 7 No Comments »

Microsoft quarterly profits have gone up by 60%, well all due to Windows 7. Microsoft’s Chief Financial Officer Peter Klein also did mention - “Exceptional demand for Windows 7 led to the positive top-line growth for the company” … So what do I want to say, well when there is so much of Windows 7 being sold, every Microsoft Partner has been busy for last year with activities like:

  • Windows 7 – Deployment Strategies
  • Migrations from Legacy OS to Windows 7
  • Infrastructure Assessment and Application Compatibility Tests

As with all other MS Partners, even my current organization has had number of in-house training sessions, PoCs, Migration & Deployment Projects in and around above topics. As the Windows 7 adoptions are increasing, organizations are looking for key resources to deploy it. Here are a few resources for you to refer if you are involved in Windows 7 for the Enterprise in any way:

Folks get on with it……

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