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TechNet Magazine: February 2013

Death, taxes and upgrades Editor’s Note: Death, taxes and upgrades

By  Lafe Low

You can expect major upgrades to most of the major Microsoft solution platforms this year. With upgrades come increased functions and capabilities, but often also a slight learning curve. There will be new features. There will be old features presented in new ways. There might be compatibility issues, although these are much less significant than they once were.

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Featured Articles

IT Management: IT and the consumer

IT Management: IT and the consumer
By Romi Mahajan
The needs of the consumer and the capabilities of IT are more closely aligned than you might think.

 

Lync Server 2013: Enterprise voice speaks up

Lync Server 2013: Enterprise voice speaks up
By Alan Maddison
The Enterprise Voice functionality of Lync Server 2013 has a number of enhancements from both the administrative and user perspective.

 

Active Directory: Disconnect for better data

Active Directory: Disconnect for better data
By James Turner
Using a disconnected recordset and its associated utilities can help you maintain query performance.

 

IT Management: Resolutions for business and IT

IT Management: Resolutions for business and IT
By Tijl Vuyk
Enterprise technology in 2013 will help businesses of all sizes achieve levels of automation and efficiency previously only found in larger organizations.

 

SharePoint 2013: Add power to Office apps

SharePoint 2013: Add power to Office apps
By V. Gnanasekaran
Using two new development models, you can automate integrated processes between SharePoint and your Office applications.

 

Exchange Server 2013: Archive with elegance

Exchange Server 2013: Archive with elegance
By Brien M. Posey
You can set up archive mailboxes for your Exchange users to get around storage limits and retention policies.

 

IIS 8: Better certificate management

IIS 8: Better certificate management
By Jason Helmick
The IIS 8 central certificate store can simplify the process of using multiple certificates on multiple servers.

 

Windows PowerShell: Create Hyper-V virtual machines

Windows PowerShell: Create Hyper-V virtual machines
By Neil Tucker
You can use Hyper-V and Windows PowerShell 3.0 to easily create, configure and manage your virtual machines.

 


Columns

Toolbox:
New products for IT professionals

By Greg Steen

This month’s troika of products lets you beef up your firewall security, visualize SQL task automation and test HTTP services.

 

Windows Confidential:
Signs your project is doomed

By Raymond Chen

When your own upper management can’t even accurately describe your project, you know you’re doomed.

Utility Spotlight:
Scan your PCs for malware

By Lance Whitney

The Microsoft Safety Scanner can detect and remove malware when your standard antivirus software doesn’t do the job.

 

Windows PowerShell:
The Windows PowerShell Workflow environment

By Don Jones

Each month this year, Don Jones will present an installment in a 12-part tutorial on Windows PowerShell Workflow. We encourage you to read through the series in order, beginning with the January 2013 column.

Geek of All Trades:
Complete automation for service requests

By Greg Shields

System Center Service Manager 2012 can handle automating the process of managing service requests.