Microsoft Copilot is all around...

  As the debut of Microsoft 365 Copilot approaches, there are a lot of Copilot features set to be introduced across the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. Here are a few noteworthy additions: Microsoft has unveiled a series of innovative features in the upcoming releases of Windows 11, some of them are already released, and some are currently available in preview builds. The Windows 11 Copilot, conveniently located in the taskbar, eliminates the need to open your Edge browser. It is seamlessly integrated with Bing Enterprise Chat (BEC) and ChatGPT, making it really easy to get started on your creative journey. Included in Windows 11 is the new co-creator feature in Paint. This feature, also in preview, is integrated with DALL-E and provides a swift and straightforward method for creating illustrations and images. If you possess a knack for crafting descriptions, you can generate quite impressive imagery. Another AI-powered feature is image creation directly from BEC. This feature, also integrate

Installing OCS 2007 R2 (and fighting it)... Part 1; SQL 2008

Well, Here I am, about to install the next OCS version. I have three Windows 2008 servers at my disposal (in an existing domain). I am wondering just how easy a setup is, and if grandma could do it (which was my first impression during training) :) 
- First off is installing the backend server = SQL 2008
I thought this was going to be the easy part.... stupid as I am ;)
It turned out to be a little obstacle on my way. I launched the installer, and was prompted to first install .Net 3.5 and a installer hot-fix. I accepted, and the installation failed.... Again, and again.... As it turns out; The installer package only check for a few prerequisites of the installation, not prerequisites of the prerequisites. Only after installing (sorry; enabling the feature) .Net through server manager (and thereby enabling some IIS features as well) was I able to continue on with the SQL installation.
I guess I would have known if I read the manual first, but why do they make checks to an installation if they do not check (or install) all the prerequisites?
When it comes to the installation process (still talking about SQL), I can tell MS has been working a lot on it. The interface is clean, and easy to navigate through. They have even made a change in the defaults, to make you think. You now have to select the user under which the services (one for all or different for all) run under. This is a major improvement, as previous installation often run as local system or administrator. (Easy targets ;)