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  • Green IT: Framework for Building a “Hyper-Green” Virtual Server System
    Adam Bogobowicz and Dave Ohara - Earth Day 2009 2009
    A Hyper-Green virtualization system is designed to fully optimize your reduction in enegy consumption. Here are seven steps you must follow to build a Hyper-Green system.

  • Green IT: Planning Your Power Management and Virtualization Strategies
    Baldwin Ng - Earth Day 2009 2009
    Implementing power management and virtualization strategies are ideal first steps in moving towards a greener IT environment. Learn how you can simplify planning these strategies with the free Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit.

  • Green IT: Essential Tools for Planning Your Virtual Infrastructure
    Jay Sauls and Baldwin Ng - Earth Day 2009 2009
    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.

  • Green IT: Build a Green Datacenter
    Dave Ohara - Earth Day 2009 2009
    Companies around the world are beginning to think of ways to save energy and reduce costs, yet there is little guidance on how you can take action. Get started with our introduction to planning, designing, and implementing a green datacenter in your organization.

  • From the Editor: Going Green
    Matthew Graven - Earth Day 2009 2009
    It's time to start acting on your Green IT initiatives.

  • Sustainable Computing: Enforce Power Management Settings in your Organization with Group Policy
    Frank Koch, Mike Stephens, and Michael Walsh - Earth Day 2009 2009
    Find out how features in Microsoft operating systems, various IT tools, and system management solutions (such as Microsoft System Center) can help you save money and minimize carbon emissions.

  • Sustainable Computing: Sleep or Hibernate?
    Mark Aggar, Megan Morrone, and Michael Walsh - Earth Day 2009 2009
    Leaving your computer on when it's not in use is a waste of energy. Features like Sleep and Hibernate make it easy to power down your system when you're not using it, and these features are more reliable now than in previous versions of Windows. Here's a look at the differences between these features and some best practices for configuring them.

  • Sustainable Computing: Is It Time to Turn Off Your Servers?
    Dave Ohara - Earth Day 2009 2009
    When you're not using your PC, you shut it down. So why not do the same with your servers? Dave Ohara explores the strategy of powering down idle servers for significant reductions in power consumption.

  • Sustainable Computing: Conserving Energy with Group Policy
    Mark Aggar, Pat Stemen, and Michael Walsh - Earth Day 2009 2009
    Enforcing a power management strategy on the systems throughout your entire organization can add up to substantial savings. And Windows Vista includes 35 power management settings that you can configure and enforce with Group Policy. Here is some guidance for configuring some of the more common settings.

  • Sustainable Computing: Plan and Optimize Your Infrastructure to be Energy Efficient with System Center
    Frank Koch, Mike Stephens, and Michael Walsh - Earth Day 2009 2009
    To truly achieve energy efficiency across the enterprise, you must think beyond power management settings and take into consideration the entire profile of your organization's architecture.

  • Sustainable Computing: How Digital Healthcare can Help the Environment, Reduce Costs, and Improve Patient Service
    Nihar Ganju and Michael Walsh - April 2009
    Explore how advances in technology can help reduce material waste in the medical field, reduce a variety costs, and help to keep patients safer and healthier.

  • Sustainable Computing: How to Plan Your Server-Consolidation Strategy with System Center
    Frank Koch and Michael Walsh - January 2009
    Find out how you can use Microsoft System Center and virtualization software to consolidate servers and reduce your IT costs.

  • Field Notes: What On Earth Is Green IT?
    Jim Lynch - January 2009
    Get a quick overview of some simple IT upgrades that can provide both environmental and cost cutting benefits.

  • Sustainable Computing: Enforce Power Management Settings in your Organization with Group Policy
    Frank Koch, Mike Stephens, and Michael Walsh - December 2008
    Explore how features in Microsoft operating systems, various IT tools, and management solutions can help you save money and minimize carbon emissions in your organization.

  • Sustainable Computing: Plan and Optimize Your Infrastructure to be Energy Efficient with System Center
    Frank Koch, Mike Stephens, and Michael Walsh - December 2008
    Find out how you can use Microsoft System Center to plan an energy efficient infrastructure and enforce energy policies throughout your organization.

  • Virtualization: Essential Tools for Planning Your Virtual Infrastructure
    Jay Sauls and Baldwin Ng - October 2008
    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.

  • Sustainable Computing: Filtering the Greenwashing
    Dave Ohara - August 2008
    Understanding your power consumption is now an essential part of managing an IT infrastructure. Learn about the strategies you can employ to implement power monitoring in your environment to better understand the power consumption of devices throughout your organization.

  • Sustainable Computing: Is It Time to Turn Off Your Servers?
    Dave Ohara - July 2008
    When you're not using your PC, you shut it down. So why not do the same with your servers? Dave Ohara explores the strategy of powering down idle servers for significant reductions in power consumption.

  • The Business of IT: 10 Keys to Becoming an Environmental Leader
    Michael Walsh and Eliza Walsh - June 2008
    As IT departments play an increasingly important role in corporate environmental efforts, IT professionals are finding an opportunity to drive change and become thought leaders in their companies and industries. Here's an overview to becoming an effective thought leader for environmental and sustainability initiatives in your organization.

  • Sustainable Computing: Putting IT on a Diet
    Dave Ohara - May 2008
    As the environment becomes a topic of increasing attention, many IT departments are looking for ways to reduce their energy consumption. In the first installment of our new online Sustainable Computing column, Dave Ohara discusses ways you can start to cut down on the amount of energy your organization consumes.

  • Sustainable Computing: Imagine Cup 2008: Competing for Change
    Mitch Irsfeld - May 2008
    For the 2008 Imagine Cup, students have been challenged to use technology to enable a sustainable environment. Finalists in the U.S. competition recently presented their solutions in Los Angeles, and TechNet Magazine was there to see the innovative ideas participants have come up with.

  • Sustainable Computing: Sleep or Hibernate?
    Mark Aggar, Megan Morrone, and Michael Walsh - May 2008
    Leaving your computer on when it's not in use is a waste of energy. Features like Sleep and Hibernate make it easy to power down your system when you're not using it, and these features are more reliable now than in previous versions of Windows. Here's a look at the differences between these features and some best practices for configuring them.

  • Sustainable Computing: Conserving Energy with Group Policy
    Mark Aggar, Pat Stemen, and Michael Walsh - May 2008
    Enforcing a power management strategy on the systems throughout your entire organization can add up to substantial savings. And Windows Vista includes 35 power management settings that you can configure and enforce with Group Policy. Here is some guidance for configuring some of the more common settings.

  • Field Notes: A MARvellous Initiative
    Neil Fawcett - April 2008
    See how the new Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) program can help companies deal with confusing software licensing issues when refurbishing old PCs.

  • Field Notes: Donate Your PC
    Jim Lynch - February 2008
    When you donate and reuse old hardware, you keep old hardware out of landfills-and that helps to preserve our environment. These tips can help you effectively delete personal data from your old computer equipment so it will be ready for reuse.

  • Green Computing: Build a Green Datacenter
    Dave Ohara - October 2007
    Companies around the world are beginning to think of ways to save energy and reduce costs, yet there is little guidance on how you can take action. Get started with our introduction to planning, designing, and implementing a green datacenter in your organization.

  • Field Notes: Recycle Your PC
    Jim Lynch - October 2007
    With its relatively unknown Community Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher program, Microsoft supports projects that improve education, create jobs, and enable sustainable economic opportunities for underserved communities.

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