By Lafe LowIt’s the unofficial beginning of summer for the Microsoft crowd. TechEd is like full immersion therapy. You can dive deep into SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange, Windows or any product group. Here are a few highlights of some of the sessions.
Microsoft System Center Advisor: A Trusted AdvisorBy Paul SchnackenburgMicrosoft System Center Advisor can help you troubleshoot system issues before they become serious problems.
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: Exchange Server and Active DirectoryBy Jaap WesseliusUsing Active Directory as a critical component of your Microsoft Exchange Server environment gives you lots of flexibility, options and performance.
Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Profile and Package Sandbox CodeBy V. GnanasekaranProperly profiling and packaging solutions to run in a sandbox environment gives you greater control of resource usage and scalability.
Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Collaboration StationBy Brien M. PoseyEverything about Microsoft SharePoint is built and configured to promote collaboration, but you have to make sure your users are using it effectively.
Cloud Computing: Negotiating Cloud ContractsBy Vic (J.R.) WinklerThe contract between your company and a potential cloud provider may be more complex than most, so it’s well worth the time to ensure you get it right.
IIS: Quick and Easy Web ServersBy Jason HelmickYou can install Web servers much more quickly and easily using Windows PowerShell to help.
Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Streamline SharePoint with RBSBy Iqbal KhanRemote BLOB Storage (RBS) can improve SharePoint functionality and performance.
IT Management: IT Is ‘The Company'By Romi MahajanThe artificial separation that has existed for years is no longer. The IT/business singularity is indeed upon us.
Utility Spotlight:Safely Back up PST FilesBy Lance Whitney
The free Microsoft Personal Folders Backup tool can help you make regular backups of your users’ PST files.
Windows Confidential:Bring on the Lab RatsBy Raymond Chen
Manipulating software developers can be a helpful strategy when fixing bugs during software development projects.
IT Toolbox:New Products for IT ProfessionalsBy Greg Steen
The tools in this month’s toolbox help you secure data in transit and monitor open network ports and services.
Windows PowerShell:New Syntax in the New ShellBy Don Jones
Some new syntax commands in Windows PowerShell version 3 help you write easier-to-read, but somewhat limited, commands.
Exchange Queue & A:Automate and ConsolidateBy Henrik Walther
There are many ways to work around automation, mailbox sharing and consolidation issues in Exchange.
Geek of All Trades:The Availability AnswerBy Greg Shields
When configuring highly available Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol in Windows Server 2012, you can now include features and support that were never there before.