CNet: Microsoft unveils guides to Windows

My spin: These guides are not geared for small businesses per se, more for larger enterprises, however they are worth a look by all.
Microsoft on Tuesday released blueprints designed to help technology managers install Windows more efficiently and at a lower cost.
The software titan issued five guides that businesses can use for a variety of tasks, including patch management or installing new desktop applications companywide. The Redmond, Wash.-based company calls the suite of guides Microsoft Solutions for Management.
Michael Emanuel, senior product manager for Microsoft’s Management Group, said the guides will help large businesses with scenarios they might encounter on an ongoing basis. Truncated versions of the guides are free, while customized versions with additional services are available from systems integrator Avanade or through Microsoft Consulting. (full story)