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TechNet Magazine: March 2013

Keep Talking Editor’s Note: Keep talking

By  Lafe Low

Talk is no longer cheap. In fact, it’s of immeasurable value. Talking, sharing, generating ideas, and communicating—that’s what drives collaboration, innovation and productivity. Communication is the key to success, and with unified communications and collaboration platforms, it just keeps getting easier and more efficient.

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Featured Articles

Cloud Computing: Cloud operations and security

Cloud Computing: Cloud operations and security
By Vic (J.R.) Winkler
Recognizing and aggregating patterns is key to efficient and secure cloud operations.

 

Windows Server 2012: Master Windows Deployment Services

Windows Server 2012: Master Windows Deployment Services
By Johan Arwidmark
Using WDS, especially in concert with other deployment tools, gives you a powerful and flexible solution.

 

SharePoint 2010: Establish the proper environmentSharePoint 2010: Solution Packaging

SharePoint 2010: Establish the proper environment
By Steve Wright, and Corey Erkes
The manner in which you set up your development and testing environments and processes can greatly impact your applications.

 

IT Architecture: The new face of IT

IT Architecture: The new face of IT
By Paul Yu
A cloud-based framework running on a network of virtual servers is the new look of the modern IT infrastructure.

 

IT Management: Leadership, deconstructed

IT Management: Leadership, deconstructed
By Ryan Haveson
Being an effective leader is learned skill, but you can apply some simple techniques to build and drive a powerful team.

 

Virtualization: VDI made easyVirtualization: VDI made easy

Virtualization: VDI made easy
By Kristin Griffin, and Freek Berson
There are new options for deploying and managing your VDI environment with Windows Server 2012 RDS.

 

 

Lync Server 2013: Link in with Microsoft Lync

Lync Server 2013: Link in with Microsoft Lync
By Brien M. Posey
Lync Server is a powerful communications platform, but there are several things you can do to improve its performance.

 

IT Management: IT - The core, the core, the core

IT Management: IT - The core, the core, the core
By Romi Mahajan
It has been said before, but it’s truer than ever: IT is the core of business activity as a driver, a facilitator and a solution.

 


Columns

Utility Spotlight:
Keep Internet Explorer 10 at bay

By Lance Whitney

With the Internet Explorer 10 Blocker Toolkit, you can keep Internet Explorer 10 from appearing in the list of important updates for Windows 7.

Windows Confidential:
Feature-colored glasses

By Raymond Chen

If you can’t explain your feature without using buzzwords, then don’t expect anybody to understand you.

Toolbox:
New products for IT professionals

By Greg Steen

This month’s tools are all about monitoring, whether monitoring the uptime of your Web site or monitoring enterprise-wide systems and applications.

Windows PowerShell:
Looks a lot like a workflow

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.

SQL Q&A:
Undo the damage

By Paul S. Randal

Take a look inside query plan selection, excessively slow backups and the process of repairing a replication database.

Geek of All Trades:
Fault-tolerant Hyper-V storage

By Greg Shields

You can actually use the Windows Server 2012 Scale-Out File Server and Server Message Block to create a level of fault-tolerant storage.