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TechNet Magazine: April 2012

Editor’s Note: Mind Your Business Editor’s Note: Mind Your Business

By  Lafe Low

A collaborative platform such as SharePoint is all about sharing, but that sharing must be regulated, lest it decline into disarray. As authors Steve Wright and Corey Erkes point out in their recently released book, “Pro SharePoint 2012 Governance” (Apress, 2012), the issue of governance becomes a factor simply by virtue of having a handful of users collaborating with SharePoint.

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Featured Articles

Virtualization: Physical vs. Virtual Clusters
Virtualization: Physical vs. Virtual Clusters
Virtualization: Physical vs. Virtual Clusters


Virtualization: Physical vs. Virtual Clusters
By Kai Hwang, Jack Dongarra and Geoffrey Fox
Deploying multiple virtual machines into clusters requires some special management and configuration techniques.

 

Mobile Computing: Be on the Lookout for Mobile Malware

Mobile Computing: Be on the Lookout for Mobile Malware
By Jaime Blasco
An ethical hacker gives his view on the dangers of mobile malware and the steps you can take to protect your mobile workforce.

 

Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Big Data Drives Gaming Industry CRM

Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Big Data Drives Gaming Industry CRM
By Niten Malik
In the changing world of casino gaming and hospitality, a flexible, enterprise-wide CRM system helps drive effective marketing.

 

Windows Server 2008 R2: Get the Most from Server Core

Windows Server 2008 R2: Get the Most from Server Core
By Brien M. Posey
Server Core is a basic, no-frills way of maintaining your Windows environment. If you’re not familiar with it yet, you soon will be.

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2: Certificates Drive RDS Security

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2: Certificates Drive RDS Security
By Kristin Griffin
Certificates play a huge role in securing connections between Remote Desktop Services hosts and clients.

 

Virtualization: Create Hyper-V Virtual Machines with Windows PowerShell

Virtualization: Create Hyper-V Virtual Machines with Windows PowerShell
By Neil Tucker
If you need to create and configure virtual machines on a regular basis, using Windows PowerShell to do so can speed up the process.

 

SharePoint 2010: The Purpose of Governance
SharePoint 2010: The Purpose of Governance


SharePoint 2010: The Purpose of Governance
By Steve Wright and Corey Erkes
Establishing an effective and appropriate governance program for a broad-ranging platform like SharePoint is essential.

 

Virtualization: Dealing with Legacy Apps

Virtualization: Dealing with Legacy Apps
By Thomas Olzak
The ability to seamlessly continue to manage legacy applications is one of the many tangible benefits of virtualization technology.

 


Columns

Utility Spotlight:
Tweak Your Keyboard

By Lance Whitney

The Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator lets you customize the keyboard layout for yourself or any of your users.

Windows PowerShell:
Shortcut Syntax

By Don Jones

There are usually many ways to do the same thing in Windows PowerShell. Find the one that works for you and stick with it.

Toolbox:
New Products for IT Professionals

By Greg Steen

This month’s tools cover a variety of file management tasks, from organizing your desktop and unlocking files to copying files from Linux disks.

Windows Confidential:
Ship It

By Raymond Chen

Who gets a "Ship It" award? You need to have contributed to shipping the actual product—otherwise you're just writing code.

Exchange Queue & A:
Get the Right Message

By Henrik Walther

This month, our regular Exchange Queue & A columnist is joined by a guest contributor to resolve your most vexing Exchange issues.

Geek of All Trades:
Step-by-Step DirectAccess Installation

By Greg Shields

Just because you're part of a small business doesn't mean you can't extend your network over the Internet with DirectAccess.