Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) for Windows 7


I was out at a customer site today working on some Windows 7 deployment stuff and saw a great example of how Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) can be used to make OS deployments a whole lot easier.

WAIK

You can download the WAIK here.

*Update* The original link I posted has stopped working-I guess there is a new version of WAIK now the RTM is available. The new download link is here.

I want to apologise to the people who’ve followed the original link and got a "Page cannot be found" error-sorry! It’s a shame MS couldn’t re-direct the link but hey ho :-)

As I get a chance to play around with it, I’ll post more but what I saw today was pretty amazing :-)

There is a great Technet article on using WAIK here. Although it is focussed on Vista it seems that everything will still apply-happy playing!

Microsoft BPOS New Features – August 2009


August sees yet more additions to the feature list of Microsoft Exchange Online-helping make it an even better choice for customers. This month sees:

SMTP Relay: This allows SMTP enabled applications to send emails via Exchange Online. I’ve been asked about this a few times now so it’s good to be able to say “yes” :-)

Journaling: Exchange Online emails can now be journaled, both to Exchange Hosted Archiving and other 3rd party solutions*. Journaling can be turned on by contact Support and opening a service request.

*It’s worth noting that MS do not support or certify any of the 3rd party offerings.

The MS Online blog can be found here.