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TechNet Magazine: July 2010

Green IT Editor’s Note: It Can Be Easy Being Green

By  Lafe Low

Contrary to what Kermit says (you know you get that reference), it can be easy being green, and you can do so without going overboard with spending or crazy new initiatives that otherwise wouldn’t make sense if they weren’t considered part of the green spectrum. You don’t have to spend a ton of money to reduce your carbon footprint. You don’t have to completely rearrange your IT infrastructure. You can simply continue to do some of the things you were already doing to save money. Read more…

Featured Articles

Go to Going Green – Does Your Company Care?

Going Green – Does Your Company Care?
By Don Jones
Take a good look at your organizations’priorities and policies, and you may discover you're going green just by trying to save some green.

 

Go to Is Greener Always Better?

Is Greener Always Better?
By Ric Merrifield
The green trap is real. Going green with your IT environment requires a clear set of goals, target metrics and execution.

 

Go to SharePoint 2010: Going with the Flow

SharePoint 2010: Going with the Flow -- Working with SharePoint Workflows
By Brien Posey
Using workflows in SharePoint 2010 is a good way to automate complex business processes.

 

Go to SharePoint 2010: Improve SharePoint 2010 Performance with RBS

SharePoint 2010: Improve SharePoint 2010 Performance with RBS
By Iqbal Khan
Storing BLOBs outside the database can elevate the performance of SharePoint 2010.

 

Go to Active Directory: The UnicodePwd Mystery of AD LDS

Active Directory: The UnicodePwd Mystery of AD LDS
By Frank C. Rettig
Active Directory’s Lightweight Directory Services uses sophisticated procedure to convert and authenticate passwords.

 


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Windows PowerShell: Getting Transactional
By Don Jones

PowerShell v2 can now support transactional operations, but there is a hierarchy to how it works.

 

Windows Confidential: Beware the Balloon
By Raymond Chen

When it came to the initial balloon tip in Windows Explorer, it was better not to jump at the first opportunity.

 

Geek of All Trades: Patching Dormant VMs
By Greg Shields

Using the Microsoft Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool to patch dormant VMs is a good way to ensure they’re ready to go live, and avoid any problems with out-of-date patches

 

Toolbox: New Products for IT Professionals
By Greg Steen

Manage Windows systems with the power of Windows PowerShell, schedule and run backups, and test Linux apps with this month’s collection of tools.

 

The Business of IT: 7 Steps to Improving the IT Professional Image
By Romi Mahajan

Feeling underappreciated? Not understood? Follow these seven simple steps to give your image a much-needed makeover.

 

The Cable Guy: Connecting to Wireless Networks with Windows 7
By Joseph Davies

Upgrading to Office 2010 can be a big deal.This tool can help ease the process with customized installations.

SQL Q&A: Shrinking, Growing and Redesigning Databases
By Paul S. Randal

SQL databases come in all shapes and sizes and schemas. This month, our SQL expert helps with condensing, growing and redesigning databases.

 

Utility Spotlight: Configure Office 2010 with the Office Customization Tool
By Lance Whitney

Upgrading to Office 2010 can be a big deal. This tool can help ease the process with customized installations.