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TechNet Magazine: June 2012

Editor’s Note: Time for TechEd Editor’s Note: Time for TechEd

By  Lafe Low

It’s the unofficial beginning of summer for the Microsoft crowd. TechEd is like full immersion therapy. You can dive deep into SharePoint, SQL Server, Exchange, Windows or any product group. Here are a few highlights of some of the sessions.

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Featured Articles

Microsoft System Center Advisor: A Trusted Advisor

Microsoft System Center Advisor: A Trusted Advisor
By Paul Schnackenburg
Microsoft System Center Advisor can help you troubleshoot system issues before they become serious problems.

 

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: Exchange Server and Active Directory

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: Exchange Server and Active Directory
By Jaap Wesselius
Using Active Directory as a critical component of your Microsoft Exchange Server environment gives you lots of flexibility, options and performance.

 

Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Profile and Package Sandbox Code

Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Profile and Package Sandbox Code
By V. Gnanasekaran
Properly profiling and packaging solutions to run in a sandbox environment gives you greater control of resource usage and scalability.

 

Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Collaboration Station

Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Collaboration Station
By Brien M. Posey
Everything about Microsoft SharePoint is built and configured to promote collaboration, but you have to make sure your users are using it effectively.

 

Cloud Computing: Negotiating Cloud Contracts

Cloud Computing: Negotiating Cloud Contracts
By Vic (J.R.) Winkler
The contract between your company and a potential cloud provider may be more complex than most, so it’s well worth the time to ensure you get it right.

 

IIS: Quick and Easy Web Servers

IIS: Quick and Easy Web Servers
By Jason Helmick
You can install Web servers much more quickly and easily using Windows PowerShell to help.

 

Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Streamline SharePoint with RBS

Microsoft SharePoint 2010: Streamline SharePoint with RBS
By Iqbal Khan
Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) can improve SharePoint functionality and performance.

 

IT Management: IT Is ‘The Company'

IT Management: IT Is ‘The Company'
By Romi Mahajan
The artificial separation that has existed for years is no longer. The IT/business singularity is indeed upon us.

 


Columns

Utility Spotlight:
Safely Back up PST Files

By Lance Whitney

The free Microsoft Personal Folders Backup tool can help you make regular backups of your users’ PST files.

Windows Confidential:
Bring on the Lab Rats

By Raymond Chen

Manipulating software developers can be a helpful strategy when fixing bugs during software development projects.

IT Toolbox:
New Products for IT Professionals

By Greg Steen

The tools in this month’s toolbox help you secure data in transit and monitor open network ports and services.

Windows PowerShell:
New Syntax in the New Shell

By Don Jones

Some new syntax commands in Windows PowerShell version 3 help you write easier-to-read, but somewhat limited, commands.

Exchange Queue & A:
Automate and Consolidate

By Henrik Walther

There are many ways to work around automation, mailbox sharing and consolidation issues in Exchange.

Geek of All Trades:
The Availability Answer

By Greg Shields

When configuring highly available Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol in Windows Server 2012, you can now include features and support that were never there before.