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  • TechNet Magazine – July 2009

    Posted by sumeethevans on June 13 2009, 2:30 AM. Posted in TechNet EDGE.

    Identity and Access Management: Managing Active Directory Users with ILM 2007 Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 enables administrators to manage the multiple digital identities inherent in enterprises today, and to keep users, computers, and other directory objects in sync among diverse directories and databases. This article introduces the key concepts of ILM. John McGlinchey

    User Account Control: Inside Windows 7 User Account Control User Account Control is a set of technologies that has one overall goal: to make it possible for users to run as standard users. In this article, Mark Russinovich explains how the default Windows 7 UAC mode makes a PA user’s experience smoother by reducing prompts, allows them to control what legitimate software can modify their system, and still enables more software to run without administrative rights and continues to shift the software ecosystem to write software that works with standard user rights. Mark Russinovich

    SQL Server: Understanding SQL Server Backups In most situations, database backups are critical for recovering from a disaster, but there are lots of misconceptions about how backups work and what a good backup strategy is. In this article, the fi rst in a three-part series on disaster recovery, Paul S. Randal explains how the three most common types of backups work and how you can combine them into an effective backup


  • April 2009 Issue of TechNet Magazine Now Available Online

    Posted by sumeethevans on March 25 2009, 1:17 AM. Posted in TechNet EDGE.

    The April 2009 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online.

    In this issue, we introduce you to new features and enhancements in the latest version of Internet Explorer, help you manage multiple Active Directory forests, explore Office Communicator Web Access, explain voice conferencing in OCS 2007 R2, and discuss a real world implementation of Windows HPC Server 2008.   


  • November Edition of TechNet Magazine Online

    Posted by sumeethevans on October 22 2008, 6:41 PM. Posted in TechNet EDGE.

    System Center: Monitoring Windows Server 2008 with OpsMgr 2007As you deploy Windows Server 2008 into your environment, you’ll need a way to manage and monitor its health, performance, and availability. Fortunately, you can use the existing System Center tools you are already familiar with. See how you can use OpsMgr 2007 to manage your Windows Server 2008 assets.

    System Center: Using Configuration Manager with Windows Server 2008The release of System Center Configuration Manager SP1 added full support for managing Windows Server 2008 systems, including such new features as server core. Get a quick overview of deploying the ConfigMgr agent and using ConfigMgr to manage Windows Server 2008 systems throughout your organization.

    System Center: Granular Targeting in Operations Manager 2007For every monitoring object you build, you must also decide what target to use. Choosing the correct target is critical, but knowing how to go about choosing the correct target is not always clear. Steve Rachui explores various options for correct targeting in OpsMgr and provides guidance for choosing the appropriate method for each scenario.

    Windows Server 2008: Presentation Virtualization with Enhanced Terminal ServicesVirtualization isn’t limited to virtual machines and the virtualization of operating systems. Terminal Services has been abstracting the presentation layer of remotely run applications and desktops for years. Take a close look at key improvements to Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008 and get some tips for using these new features.

    Windows Server 2008: Tracking Changes in Your Enterprise DatabaseSQL Server 2008 introduces two new features that allow you to track changes more easily and efficiently. Paul Randal examines the new Change Tracking and Change Data Capture features and discusses the implications these features will have for database administrators.

  • October Edition of TechNet Magazine Online

    Posted by sumeethevans on September 20 2008, 1:50 AM. Posted in TechNet EDGE.

    Virtualization: An Introduction to Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 The introduction of Hyper-V makes virtualization an even more compelling solution for IT environments. Get an overview of today’s virtualization market and see how Hyper-V improves the manageability, reliability, and security of virtualization.

    Virtualization: Manage Your Virtual Environments with VMM 2008 System Center Virtual Machine Manager provides a consolidated interface for managing your virtual infrastructure. The latest version adds support for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, as well as for VMware virtual machines. Explore the new features and get an overview of using VMM to centralize your management tasks.

    Virtualization: Getting Started with Microsoft Application Virtualization Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) allows you to deliver virtualized desktops to client systems throughout your organization. This simplifies system management and liberates employees from their desktops. Take a close look at how App-V works and discover how you can deploy it in your organization.

    Virtualization: Achieving High Availability for Hyper-V Consolidating servers onto fewer physical machines has many advantages, but it is extremely important that you plan for your systems to be highly available. Here’s a guide to using Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering to bring high availability to your Hyper-V virtual machines.

    Virtualization: Backup and Disaster Recovery for Server Virtualization Virtualization brings significant changes to disaster recovery. Here’s an introduction to how the Microsoft virtualization platform factors into your disaster recovery plan, as well as a deeper look into backup and restore options and considerations for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V.

    Virtualization: Essential Tools for Planning Your Virtual Infrastructure Is your infrastructure ready for virtualization? The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit, a network-wide infrastructure assessment tool, can help you better understand your IT infrastructure and determine whether your systems are ready for upgrade or migration to a variety of technologies, including virtualization.

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  • Interview with Mark Russinovich: the future of Sysinternals, Security, Windows

    Posted by vasudev on September 2 2008, 3:39 PM. Posted in TechNet EDGE.

    Check out this cool interview with Mark Russinovich who talks of the future of the sysinternals tools, security, and windows (beyond Windows 7). Here's how it breaks down: What surprises Mark has had since he joined Microsoft How much time he spends on Sysinternal tools and other things 02:53 - His interaction and stories with Bill Gates 06:16 - What the future of sysinteral / winternal tools looks like 08:21 - considerations for integration with Netmon 3 09:25 - Security monitoring (i.e. AD, WMI, other objects) 12:14 - A day where we don't have to go into so much depth to fix software/computer ......Also you'll find out about:What he likes to do in his free time What country he was born in What languages he speaks What books he reads and recommends If he considers himself an IT Pro or Developer Awards he's receieved Famous Paintings

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  • PREVIEW: v 1.0 of Social Bookmarking on MSDN and TechNet

    Posted by sumeethevans on August 22 2008, 9:05 PM. Posted in TechNet EDGE, MSDN.

    Microsoft is opening up the MSDN, TechNet, and Expression sites to the community, so that technical professionals can better connect with each other, share knowledge, and succeed. Tagging - and especially social bookmarking - are essential ingredients for making this happen.

    Back in May, just before TechEd North America, we released a preview version of our new social bookmarking app for MSDN, for TechNet, and for Expression. Since then, thousands of technical professionals from around the world have begun using it to save their web favorites online, share them with others, see what other technical pros are favoriting, and connect with others.

    We also got a lot of great feedback on the app itself (thank you!) and I'm happy to say that in early September, we plan on releasing a full version of the app - v 1.0. Here are some new things to look for:

    • Subscribe to Tags or People: Find a tag you want to follow? Or a fellow bookmarker that bookmarks really good stuff? With the new app, it will be easy to get an RSS subscription for that tag or person (as in, click the orange button).
    • Browse & Find Users: Search or browse to find people by their display name (e.g., mine is "johmar") and other criteria.
    • Import Tools: Recognizing that a lot of people already have favorites saved in their browsers or in other social bookmarking sites, the new app will provide a tool for importing your favorites from Microsoft Internet Explorer and from Delicious.
    • Bookmarking Widget: If you have your own blog or other website, our new bookmarking widget will make it easy for people to bookmark your pages directly to their social bookmarks on MSDN, TechNet, or Expression. You'll get traffic from Microsoft when your bookmarked page is published in "social feeds" on our global sites.

    Bookmark on MSDN Widget

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  • Technet subscription downloads UI

    Posted by RayC on June 12 2008, 5:06 AM. Posted in TechNet EDGE.


    Today I found out I am not the only one who thinks that the Silverlight based UI of the Technet Subscriber downloads is a monster. I had a very interesting chat with Chris Slemp from Microsoft in the Technet Zone on Tech Ed 2008 in Orlando. He admits that the current UI is not exactly what it should look like and he showed me his blog.


    The Technet team is currently working on a new design for the subscriber download UI that really looks like the old UI to me. They are looking for more feedback from their users. So if you like to contribute to the new UI, make sure you check out the mock ups and tell them what you think.


    Chris also did a very interesting demo off the new Technet Forums interface. Stay posted for a special blog about the really interesting functionality Microsoft has added to the Technet site.

  • Microsoft reverses, posts XP SP3 to TechNet, MSDN

    Posted by sumeethevans on April 23 2008, 7:51 PM. Posted in Windows XP, TechNet EDGE, MSDN.

    Microsoft on Tuesday afternoon said it was delaying delivery of Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) to paying subscribers of its IT and developer networks because it had given Windows Vista SP1 higher priority.

    Not long before midnight, however, subscribers of both TechNet and Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) reported that the service pack had appeared unannounced on the networks.

    "To meet high customer demand for Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1), we have optimized available bandwidth and prioritized MSDN/TechNet delivery channels for Windows Vista SP1 downloads in all Windows languages," the company said in an e-mailed statement when asked earlier to explain why it was not offering subscribers the finished Windows XP service pack.

    "Once we have satisfied this demand, we will roll out Windows XP SP3 via MSDN/TechNet," the statement continued.

    Yesterday, Microsoft announced that it had finished Windows XP SP3 and would post the upgrade on Windows Update and its online download site next Tuesday, April 29. Subscribers to the TechNet and Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) services, however, were told it wouldn't be available for download until sometime "within the next month." Today, Microsoft confirmed May 2 as the date SP3 would be added to the TechNet and MSDN download lists.

    The delay did not sit well with some TechNet and MSDN subscribers, who took Microsoft to the woodshed over the move. In messages posted to the TechNet support forum, many compared the situation to a February incident when Microsoft refused to let subscribers download Vista SP1, but under pressure, reversed that decision about two weeks later.

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  • Technet Magazine April 2008

    Posted by sumeethevans on April 1 2008, 8:53 PM. Posted in TechNet EDGE.

    SQL Server 2008: What's New

    The new version of SQL Server offers a host of new features and enhancements that promise to improve performance, increase security, and make life better for database administrators. Here's an overview of the key changes and what you can expect from SQL Server 2008. Randy Dyess

    SQL Server 2008: Security

    Security continues to be an area of deliberate improvement for SQL Server. Explore some of the most important security-related changes you'll find in SQL Server 2008, from encryption and authentication enhancements to Policy-Based Management and the new auditing system that will help with regulatory requirements. Rick Byham

    SQL Server 2008: New Data Types

    SQL Server 2008 offers seven new built-in data types that let you work with more complex data and simplify the management of structured, semi-structured, and even unstructured data. Get an in-depth look at these new data types and find out how you can use them to improve data management in your infrastructure. Kelly Wilson

    SQL Server 2008: Data Warehouse Query Performance

    SQL Server 2008 offers more powerful relational data warehousing capabilities. Take a close look at key performancerelated data warehousing features and find out how you can use all this new technology to optimize query performance. S. Agarwal, T. Grabs, and J. Hammer

    SQL Server: Minimize Blocking in SQL Server

    While locking is essential to support concurrent read and write activities on a database, blocking can adversely affect system performance. Learn how to optimize your SQL Server database to minimize blocking, and see how you can monitor the system to better understand how locking impacts performance. Cherié Warren

    Microsoft Office: Integrating Access Databases with SharePoint

    Many businesses still rely on Microsoft Access. Fortunately, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 allows you to integrate legacy Access data. Explore how you can use these tools to build new solutions for your organization.
  • TechNet Magazine - February 2008

    Posted by sumeethevans on February 1 2008, 1:27 AM. Posted in TechNet EDGE.

    The February edition of TechNet Magazine is now available to read online or to downaload as a standalone HTML Help (.chm) file.

    In this issue the main subject is Sharepoint, but there are other "Exchange related" articles, such as Unified Communications or PowerShell.

    Here's a short list of some of the coolest articles:

    • How Presence Powers OCS 2007 (Rajesh Ramanathan) - Office Communications Server 2007 uses information about user availability to route communications to the most appropriate place—whether it’s sending a voice call, a video conference, an e-mail message, or an IM. See how the OCS 2007 system uses presence to connect endpoints.
    • Plan Your OCS 2007 Voice Deployment (Jochen Kunert and Rui Maximo) - Integrating Office Communications Server 2007 with an existing PBX system can be a challenging task. You need to select an integration scenario, understand call routing, know how to configure user settings, deal with number plans, and more. But don’t worry. This overview will show you what you need to know.
    • Windows PowerShell (Don Jones) - Shell Permission

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  • TechNet Chopsticks Launched

    Posted by sumeethevans on December 8 2007, 12:06 PM. Posted in TechNet EDGE.

    What's TechNet Chopsticks? It's something that has been developed by the MSDN/TechNet team in Belgium and is our new on demand webcast platform. The webcast player is based on silverlight and gives you the ability to take the content from the site and share it onto your blog. We will be posting lot's of (deep) technical video's, from local Microsoft employees, from the community, MVP, UG and of course our TechNet Events like the TechNet evenings and our TechDays. Did you create a great demo and you want us to publish it? Send me a mail and I will look what I can do to get it online.

    As you can see on the screenshot above we have Premium and non Premium content, what does this mean? If you want to see the premium content, rate a session, download the slide deck or download additional resources then we will ask you to login using your live id. All the non premium content can be viewed without a login, however here again when you want to rate or download you will have to login.

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  • Coming Soon .... EDGE

    Posted by vasudev on November 10 2007, 11:52 AM. Posted in TechNet EDGE.


    Coming Soon.... EDGE.Some of you might have seen this EDGE logo, but now an address has been added. the details are unavailable.


    Wait till 12th, to get more details about TechNet EDGE.

    UPDATE: Some more info available,TechNet Edge is a place where IT professionals go to get the inside scoop on the latest and greatest technologies. You can do stuff like watch screen casts, check out interviews with people who develop the products, connect with your peers and speak what’s on your mind. It is part of the Evangelism Network and follows its doctrine, so you know we keep it real.

    Some more info : This is a new community for IT Pros and a sister site to Channels 8, 9, 10 and Mix Online. We’re still in the process of taking this site live and won’t be open officially for business until Monday morning. Since you found us though, don’t go away! Feel free to join the site, check things as we stabilize. Watch out for wet paint!