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TechNet Magazine: March 2012

Editor’s Note: Do It Yourself Editor’s Note: Do It Yourself

By  Lafe Low

With all the do-it-yourself programs out there, it was only a matter of time before “do it yourself” came to tech support and service. Microsoft Fix it Center Pro automates the troubleshooting process to help you and your user community do a bit of your own troubleshooting.
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Featured Articles

IT Management: Network Intelligence—the IT Advantage

IT Management: Network Intelligence—the IT Advantage
By Romi Mahajan
Unlocking the intelligence inherent to your network of contacts can breed significant intellectual advantage.

 

Exchange Server 2010: Exchange Archiving and Compliance

Exchange Server 2010: Exchange Archiving and Compliance
By Jaap Wesselius
Establishing and maintaining an archive within your Exchange Server 2010 infrastructure is essential, but there are right ways and wrong ways.

 

Microsoft Service and Support: Fix It Expedites Troubleshooting

Microsoft Service and Support: Fix It Expedites Troubleshooting
By Steve Justice
Your troubleshooting efforts will be more efficient and more accurate with the new Microsoft Fix it Center Pro.

 

Windows 7: Load and Configure Windows XP Mode

Windows 7: Load and Configure Windows XP Mode
By Jorge Orchilles
By setting up the virtual Windows XP mode within Windows 7, you can greatly extend the functionality of your new environment.

 

Virtualization in and Beyond the Cloud

Virtualization in and Beyond the Cloud
By Joshua Hoffman
Virtualization technology might be driving the cloud computing environment, but that’s just one of its many benefits.

 

Cloud Computing: Cloud Provisioning and Storage

Cloud Computing: Cloud Provisioning and Storage
By Vic (J.R.) Winkler
Beyond the flexibility and costs savings of cloud computing are certain tactical advantages like automated provisioning and encrypted storage.

 

Security Management: The Scary New Hacking Trend

Security Management: The Scary New Hacking Trend
By Phil Lieberman
You can mitigate the risks of falling prey to a disturbing new trend in hacking, but you have to be prepared.

 


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Utility Spotlight:
Scan for Problems in Microsoft Outlook

By Lance Whitney

The Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool scans your Outlook profiles to identify any potential issues.

Windows Confidential
Why Can't We All Just Work Together?

By Raymond Chen

One danger of designing an interoperability document is that you might find nobody wants to implement any of your specs.

SQL Q&A:
Fine Tuning for Optimal Performance

By Paul S. Randal

Duplicate indexes, cancelled rollback operations and I/O spikes can cause performance issues, but you can work around them.

Windows PowerShell:
Create and Manage Virtual Machines

By Don Jones

You can configure Windows PowerShell to use data stored in a SQL Server database. Here's how.

Toolbox:
New Products for IT Professionals

By Greg Steen

This month's tools let you mine files and folders for e-mail addresses, perform bulk file-renaming tasks, and test your attack surface and port exposure online.

Geek of All Trades:
The Rule of 3

By Greg Shields

When it comes to demystifying Windows 7 licensing practices, it helps to remember the "Rule of 3."