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The Self-Service Identity Management Door is Now Open  | TechNet Edge In the previous post we started our look at how Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (FIM), a component of Microsoft’s Identity & Access Management solution, enables IT Administrators to centrally manage identity and access. The post specifically covered how FIM allows the IT Administra... More...

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Manage Your Organization's Identity with Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010  | TechNet Edge All organizations need to manage identities, credentials, and resources. Some lucky organizations only have to deal with one directory, but most have to deal with multiple directory trees and application-specific identity sources. More...

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Unleashing the Power of your Data  | TechNet Edge In an ideal world, when you get a request to answer a question like, “How did the blue version of our product perform in these regions over this period?” you can just open Excel, drag a few items onto a blank sheet and get the answer. If you are in a small business you probably can do this today, an... More...

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Deploying Windows 7  | TechNet Edge In the previous posts we discussed the path to deploying Windows 7, including application compatibility and image creation. In this post we’ll discuss the methods for deploying Windows 7 to clients. First, let me explain the terms and tools you may have heard about. In the previous posts and other a... More...

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Building Windows 7 Images  | TechNet Edge In the previous post we looked at the key information and first steps required to perform a successful deployment of Windows 7, and we looked in some detail at one of the main concerns organizations have when deploying a new OS; application compatibility. In this post we’ll look at the resources ava... More...

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Empowering your teams with SharePoint  | TechNet Edge In the previous post we looked at how SharePoint can help improve collaboration within an organization. In this post we will look with more detail at the capabilities in SharePoint that make it more than just a web front end to a file share. As discussed before, each department could have its own si... More...

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Improving Collaboration with SharePoint - Tech Focus December 2009 Part 1  | TechNet Edge Organizations know the value of their information and using it effectively can be an advantage. But as organizations grow, understanding where that information is stored or which the latest version is becomes more complex. Finding a solution to this problem then becomes the IT Departments challenge,... More...

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Managing Your Entire World - Tech Focus November 2009 Part 3  | TechNet Edge In the previous two posts the focus was on management of Microsoft Windows based products, either in a physical or virtual configuration, by using the System Center products. However, the modern datacentre is not all Windows based servers and contains a variety of different hosts that all require ma... More...

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Managing Your Virtual World - Tech Focus November 2009 Part 2  | TechNet Edge In the previous post “Managing your Microsoft world” the focus was on management of Windows Servers and the applications that run on them regardless of if they are physical machines or virtual machines. This post focuses more on the virtualization infrastructure and looking primarily at Hyper-V and ... More...

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Managing your Microsoft World - Tech Focus November 2009 Part 1  | TechNet Edge The old adage “A watched pot never boils” could be applied to your servers. “A watched server never goes wrong”, that server always decides to doing something right before those critical moments, just as you are leaving for the day, just before the game starts, just as your food arrives, it never do... More...

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