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Volume 12, Issue 14 | July 14, 2010

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Are You Green Enough to Keep Your Job?

It's no longer a question of going green. Your ability to quantify savings and project future savings could define your career. TechNet ON takes a new look at Green IT, the emerging best practices and tools to help you do right by your company, your planet, and yourself.

New: Microsoft Assessment Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0

Save valuable IT infrastructure planning time and expense with new MAP 5.0 features including Office 2010 readiness assessment, Windows 2000 Server migration assessment, and inventory of Linux-powered LAMP stacks.
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New Features with Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1
MDT 2010 has been updated to include Office 2010 support, the ability for users to initiate and customize their own deployments using System Center Configuration Manager, key enhancements in Windows 7 driver support, and more.

Updated Utility from Windows Sysinternals: RAMMap v1.1
This update to RAMMap, a memory analysis utility for Windows Vista and Windows 7, adds the ability to purge working sets and memory manager paging lists. This can be useful for measuring the memory usage of applications after they've started or when specific features are exercised.

Download the System Center Service Manager Dashboard
The Service Manager Dashboard gives IT managers a consolidated, near-real-time view of key IT service management processes such as incident and problem resolution, change control, and configuration management. Using the Dashboard's built-in charts, gauges, and tables, you can track any Service Manager dataset, even without access to the Service Manager console application.

New Bytes by TechNet Video: Application Compatibility
Keith Combs chats with Chris Jackson, the "App Compat Guy," about Windows 7 and IE8. Learn from Chris how to get your existing apps to work and where to find the best application compatibility tools.





Plan and Deploy Your Security Baselines with the Windows Server 2008 R2 Baseline Beta
The security team wants your feedback on best-practice guidance and security settings for Windows Server 2008 R2. The baseline beta release is formatted for import using the Security Compliance Manager, which provides guidance and tools for Microsoft products to help you plan, deploy, and monitor your security baselines.

Download Microsoft Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG) 2010 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010 SP1 introduces new features and functionality, including enhancements to URL filtering, enhanced branch office support, secure publishing of SharePoint 2010, a new look and feel for all reports, and a new User Activity report, which displays the sites and site categories accessed by any user.

Get the System Center Service Manager 2010 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007 R2
This Service Manager Management Pack is used to monitor Service Manager 2010 and includes monitors for the Management Server as well as the Data Warehouse Server. In this release of the management pack, the Data Access Service, Health Service, Configuration Service, and workflows are monitored.

Download the Latest MOF Reliability Workbooks: Application Virtualization and User State Virtualization
The latest workbooks provide knowledge, specific tasks, and schedules needed to keep Microsoft Application Virtualization and User State Virtualization running smoothly.





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Mitch IrsfeldEditor's Note

TechNet Flash Editor
Mitch Irsfeld

The Green Way Could Be the Best Way

The TechNet home page this week features TechNet ON: Green IT = Cheaper IT. It's hard to believe, but it's been a while since TechNet has done a deep dive into green IT/energy-efficient, sustainable computing. In fact, it was Earth Day 2009 when TechNet Magazine published its special Going Green edition, a sort of "best of" collection of green IT ...

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Free E-book + Free Trial Download of Security Explorer
Download an exclusive free e-book, Essentials of Effective File Security by Greg Shields, and a free 30-day trial of Security Explorer from ScriptLogic.
Training and Books

New Office 2010 Certifications for IT Pros
Microsoft has begun offering new Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification for Office 2010 products. The certification exams validate proficiency in using Office 2010. Candidates who pass a certification exam show that they can meet globally recognized performance standards.

Free SharePoint Performance Monitor
Monitor critical performance counters for SharePoint, IIS, and Windows in real time. It's easy to use, and will alert you via email when issues arise.

SharePoint Connections
November 1 - 2, 2010
Las Vegas, NV
Come to Las Vegas and participate in the SharePoint community. Meet other professionals in sessions, in the expo hall, and at conference events. This is your chance to network and make those personal connections with conference speakers and the SharePoint team from Microsoft, plus our sponsors and vendors.

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