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TechNet Magazine: April 2013

Tailor the message Editor’s Note: Tailor the message

By  Lafe Low

Tailoring the message is not just an issue for internal communications. You must also ensure your public-facing message meets your audience in the best way possible. By using some of the tools in SharePoint, you can craft your message to suit a particular audience or multiple audiences, and have content custom-delivered to those you know are seeking a particular message.

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Business Intelligence: Build BI solutions

Business Intelligence: Build BI solutions
By Mike Thomsen
There may be powerful business intelligence tools hiding in your IT stack. The Microsoft BI Solution Builder can help you find them.


Windows 7: VECD licensing

Windows 7: VECD licensing
By Jorge Orchilles
As virtualization grows in prominence, so, too, have the Microsoft licensing structures to support virtual environments.


Cloud Computing: Taxing the CloudCloud Computing: Taxing the Cloud

Cloud Computing: Taxing the Cloud
By Jonathan S. Marashlian, and Allison D. Rule
There are myriad state and local tax implications surrounding cloud communications services.


SharePoint 2010: Effective information deliverySharePoint 2010: Effective information delivery

SharePoint 2010: Effective information delivery
By Steve Wright, and Corey Erkes
Ensuring the correct content is in front of the right users requires process control as well as page design and efficient technology.


Virtualization: VDI session-based deploymentVirtualization: VDI session-based deployment

Virtualization: VDI session-based deployment
By Kristin Griffin, and Freek Berson
When running a VDI session-based deployment, take steps to ensure you’ve done so with an eye toward expansion and availability.



Microsoft Exchange Server: Go mobile with Exchange Server

Microsoft Exchange Server: Go mobile with Exchange Server
By Brien M. Posey
When providing mobile device access to Exchange, you have to consider device security and usability issues.


IT Management: How to get your project approved

IT Management: How to get your project approved
By Ryan Haveson
Follow this five-step outline to ensure you get business leaders to give your project the green light.


IT Management: IT renaissance - India’s third cities

IT Management: IT renaissance - India’s third cities
By Romi Mahajan
The extent of technological innovation coming out of an emerging tier of urban areas in India can provide lessons for IT abroad.



Utility Spotlight:
Build your own Internet Explorer 10 installation

By Lance Whitney

The Internet Explorer Administration Kit 10 can help you create and configure your own customized build of Internet Explorer 10.

Windows Confidential:
The feature battle

By Raymond Chen

When you’re redesigning a feature from scratch, every old feature becomes a new feature request.

New Products for IT Professionals

By Greg Steen

This month’s tools help you aggregate application logs, emulate the old Windows 7 interface on your desktops and check SQL Server fragmentation levels.

Windows PowerShell:
PowerShell scripts versus PowerShell workflows

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.

Exchange Queue & A:
The new face of Exchange

By Henrik Walther

There are several considerations when upgrading to the new Exchange 2013, whether the on-premises or online version.

Geek of All Trades:
Meter your zombie applications

By Greg Shields

Clearing zombie applications from your environment isn’t unlike what you see heroes doing in the movies, but you need the right tools.