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TechNet Flash, Volume 12, Issue 5 - March 10, 2010
TechNet Flash Editor's Note from Mitch Irsfeld

TechNet 2.0 Goes Live

With the launch of the new TechNet experience, I could spend this entire space on my favorite new features, but heck, just go to TechNet and check it out on your own.

Near and dear to my heart is the expanded Today's News section on the TechNet home page with constantly updated news from real people (you'll want to check this every day and subscribe to the feed).

Also notice the enhanced search with meta-data enabled search results for TechNet Forums and new finders for troubleshooting resources and downloads. You'll find a new TechCenter experience with version scoping and Bing-powered search. And the TechNet Profile user experience offers enhanced tracking of user contributions and activities. There are plenty more great improvements. See it for yourself.

Much Ado on the Identity Management Front
Our lead story this edition is the release to manufacturing of Forefront Identity Manager 2010. We also have these helpful resources:

End of Support Dates for Windows Vista RTM, Windows XP SP2, and Windows 2000
Windows users, make sure you are ready for these important dates:

  • Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows 2000 will end on July 13, 2010.
  • Support for the Windows Vista Release to Manufacturing (RTM) will end on April 13, 2010.

To help ensure your Windows Vista PCs stay secure and up to date, make sure they are running Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) or SP2. If you are running Windows XP, stay more secure by moving to Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) or migrating to Windows 7. If you are running Windows 2000, we recommend that you move to Windows 7, as no additional support or updates will be offered for the Windows 2000 operating system.

Visit the End of Support Center for more details.

Thanks for reading,

Mitch Irsfeld
Editor, TechNet Flash

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