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TechNet Magazine: October 2012

Editor’s Note: Work together Editor’s Note: Work together

By  Lafe Low

Whether integrating technologies, business processes or job functions, working together is essential for any organization. The System Center family of products, from Configuration Manager to Virtual Machine Manager, all work together to help you manage your IT infrastructure in the most efficient manner possible.

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Featured Articles

Cloud Computing: Developing unique cloud solutions

Cloud Computing: Developing unique cloud solutions
By Niten Malik
When developing cloud solutions for specialized organizations such as government agencies, there are a number of areas to consider, including security, mobility and interoperability.

 

IT Management: Take the innovation initiativeMicrosoft SharePoint 2010: Governance Planning

IT Management: Take the innovation initiative
By Laurence Jacobs, and Nicholas Smith
There are a number of potential transaction models for acquiring and developing innovative technology, each with its own benefits and challenges.

 

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: High availability strategies

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: High availability strategies
By Jaap Wesselius
The strategies Microsoft offers for creating highly available Microsoft Exchange mailboxes have evolved over the years.

 

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012: Virtual management

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012: Virtual management
By Paul Schnackenburg
You can manage the fabric of your entire virtual infrastructure with the new System Center Virtual Machine Manager.

 

Windows 7: Take control of system security

Windows 7: Take control of system security
By Jorge Orchilles
The Control Panel in Windows 7 provides a number of options for securing your system, configuring backups, adjusting firewall settings and so on.

 

Active Directory: Active Directory your way

Active Directory: Active Directory your way
By Brien Posey
The way you set up your Active Directory topography will have a direct impact on how well you’re able to organize your users and resources.

 

IT Management: IT’s marketing problem

IT Management: IT’s marketing problem
By Romi Mahajan
The way people perceive IT is more about myth than reality. Here are several of the more common misconceptions, and ways to set things straight.

 

SharePoint 2010: Brand your SharePoint sitesMicrosoft SharePoint 2010: Governance Planning

SharePoint 2010: Brand your SharePoint sites
By Steve Wright , and Corey Erkes
SharePoint 2010 comes with sufficient branding features to help you apply your corporate branding standards to any type of SharePoint site.

 


Columns

Utility Spotlight:
Help for your ribbon-phobic users

By Lance Whitney

The light-hearted Ribbon Hero 2 can help your users work more easily with the Ribbon interface in Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010.

Windows Confidential:
The service pack shuffle

By Raymond Chen

How can you be certain you’re receiving all the right patches and updates with a new service pack? Rest assured—they’re in there.

Toolbox:
New products for IT professionals

By Greg Steen

Stress test your application stack and expand your toolset with Windows versions of popular Unix/Linux-based command-line utilities with this month’s tools.

Windows PowerShell:
My Windows PowerShell profile

By Don Jones

The profile scripts are a powerful way to customize Windows PowerShell and have it ready to work the way you want it to work.

Geek of All Trades:
The new certifications

By Greg Shields

There’s a whole “new” crop of reconfigured and reclassified Microsoft certification exams, but how much has the focus and the gravitas changed?