By Lafe Low
We’re just back from Tech·Ed North America 2011, and still absorbing all that energy, all the contacts, updates and announcements. As you made have heard, we disclosed a number of new capabilities this week that will become available in next version of Windows Phone, codenamed Mango. Of the new capabilities and enhancements that were announced, I think the integration with Microsoft cloud platforms and services, specifically Office 365, is important news. Read more…
Microsoft System Center 2012: Taking Systems Management to the CloudBy Joshua HoffmanThe System Center 2012 suite will take a comprehensive, integrated approach to infrastructure management, monitoring and optimization.
System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012: VMM Gets Major UpgradeBy Paul SchnackenburgExpanded hypervisor support, virtual application support and a myriad of other upgrades are coming in the new VMM 2012.
Microsoft Lync Server 2010: Lync Edge Server SecurityBy Rui MaximoWhile Lync Server uses many standard security measures, you can configure it for additional levels of protection.
Windows Server 2008 R2: Troubleshooting Failover ClustersBy John MarlinWhen failure is not an option, configuring failover clusters in Windows Server can help ensure near-consistent availability.
Business Continuity: You Need More Than a PlanBy Ray BryantA comprehensive business continuity program involves not only a solid plan, but also the resources and the staff to execute on that plan.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: Exchange Server CoexistenceBy Jaap WesseliusYou can start from scratch with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, but it’s far more likely that you’ll need to work alongside an older version for a while.
Tech·Ed North America 2011: Microsoft Readies Numerous UpdatesBy Lafe LowMicrosoft has several significant updates and revisions forthcoming to its Windows Azure, SQL Azure, System Center, Forefront and Windows Phone 7 platforms.
Windows Server: The Power of IntegrationBy Joshua HoffmanWindows provides even greater value when you can combine features across the client and server platforms to form a complete solution.
Windows 7: Follow the MAPBy Jorge OrchillesUsing the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 4.0 for pre-deployment inventory and assessment will help ensure a smooth process.
Windows 7: Deploying Windows 7By Brien M. PoseyUsing deployment images is the best way to roll out Windows 7, whether to dozens or thousands of desktops.
The Business of IT: Turbocharge Your CareerBy Romi Mahajan
Separate and distinguish yourself from the herd in IT, and you’ll be positioned for accelerated and sustained career growth.
Windows Confidential: What You See Is What You SeeBy Raymond Chen
Sometimes you just can’t prevent users from taking out a camera and snapping a photo of the monitor.
Exchange Queue & A: Migrations and UpdatesBy Henrik Walther
When migrating from one group to another, updates aren’t always automatic, nor are they always desired.
Geek of All Trades: Get to that Single ImageBy Greg Shields
Using WDS Driver Databases can help you refine your image-based Windows deployment strategies to a refined science.
Toolbox: New Products for IT ProfessionalsBy Greg Steen
This month’s tools add software-based Web application protection and a quick and easy way to transfer files.
Windows PowerShell: Those Who Forget HistoryBy Don Jones
One way or the other, Windows PowerShell can recall your most recently used commands, which can be a huge help.
Utility Spotlight: Check Your Office InstallationsBy Lance Whitney
The Robust Office Inventory Scan can run a full sweep of your Microsoft Office installations to check for inventory, upgrades and just about anything else.