From the Editor:
New Products for IT Pros|
Greg Steen highlights new tools and utilities for the IT Professional.
Exchange Queue & A:
New Features and Improvements in Exchange Server 2010|
Are there new high-availability features in Exchange 2010? Is administration any easier? Has the Extensible Storage Engine been replaced? And what’s new with Outlook Web Access? Henrik Walther answers these questions and more.
Exchange Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer|
Trying and failing to connect to Exchange Server often leaves you with no hint as to the nature of the problem. Now the Microsoft Exchange Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer can help IT administrators figure out the causes of the connectivity failures and, in many cases, provide suggested steps for resolution.
SharePoint Security Hardening|
SharePoint security hardening requires an end-to-end approach that addresses the full spectrum of security dependencies and risks within and across server farms. Pav Cherny discusses how deploying NAP with IPsec enforcement is an effective way to harden your SharePoint infrastructure.
What Not to Script|
Don Jones shares his top six common suggestions to improve Windows PowerShell scripts.
Geek of all Trades:
Setting Permissions from the Command Line|
Greg Shields explains why setting and managing file permissions from the command line, though initially complex, can provide great benefits, and he describes two free tools to help you do this.
Hey, Scripting Guy!:
Back Up Your Event Logs with a Windows PowerShell Script|
The Microsoft Scripting Guys create a Windows PowerShell script that provides an easy way to back up, archive, and clear your event log files.
Sharing and Synchronizing Your Files|
If you are searching for a way to be able to access to files from anywhere, and to share and synchronize those files easily, there are a growing number of potential solutions, as this column describes.
Thoughts on Identity, Part 2||
The Cable Guy:
Support for IPv6 in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7|
Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 offer new features that support IPv6 for local and remote connectivity and for simplified management of host settings, as Joseph Davies explains.
Business of IT:
Controlling the Business Value Debate|
When questioned about the business value of IT, IT professionals must not cede the debate to the questioner. Instead of directly responding, they should choose an approach that reveals both the invalidity of the question and the virtues of IT.
Depending on your point of view, cached credentials can be both a blessing and a curse. Raymond Chen explains how they work and how you can control them.