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TechNet Magazine: November 2012

Editor’s Note: Change is inevitable Editor’s Note: Change is inevitable

By  Lafe Low

Windows 8 is the biggest change most of us have seen in quite some time. Enhancing UX is one of the primary goals of Windows 8, so there are significant changes to the interface that are well-suited for tablets and touchscreen devices. What are your plans regarding the new operating system?

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Featured Articles

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013: E-mail improved

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013: E-mail improved
By Alan Maddison
The new release of Microsoft Exchange Server has a host of enhancements, mostly focused on architecture, flexibility and integration.

 

SharePoint 2010: Solution PackagingSharePoint 2010: Solution Packaging

SharePoint 2010: Solution Packaging
By Steve Wright, and Corey Erkes
After you’ve developed your SharePoint solutions, how you package and deploy them is the final part of the process.

 

Cloud Computing: Organize cloud operations

Cloud Computing: Organize cloud operations
By Vic (J.R.) Winkler
Moving to a cloud infrastructure has myriad benefits, but will only proceed smoothly with proper planning and prioritizing.

 

Windows 8: Task Manager retuned

Windows 8: Task Manager retuned
By Ryan Haveson
Microsoft has redesigned the new Windows 8 Task Manager to accommodate both power users and more casual users.

 

Windows Azure: Windows Azure enhanced

Windows Azure: Windows Azure enhanced
By Bob Kelly
Several updates to Windows Azure can help you move your organization’s data and applications to the cloud.

 

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: Clustering for high availability

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: Clustering for high availability
By Jaap Wesselius
Configuring clustering and using Database Availability Groups are two excellent ways to ensure high availability for Microsoft Exchange.

 

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012: Perfecting the private cloud

System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012: Perfecting the private cloud
By Paul Schnackenburg
The forthcoming System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 SP1 expedites virtual management for moving to private or hybrid clouds.

 

 Management: IT is not the enemy

Management: IT is not the enemy
By Romi Mahajan
When it comes to the Bring Your Own Device movement, IT isn’t necessarily the enemy.

 


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Utility Spotlight:
Modify your mouse

By Lance Whitney

The Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Center lets you modify your mouse and keyboard settings to take advantage of new features in Windows 8.

Windows Confidential:
Numerology of the build

By Raymond Chen

Assigning the build number of the Windows release version is a chance for management to do something cute.

Toolbox:
New products for IT professionals

By Greg Steen

These two suites of tools help you monitor and maintain the TCP ports in use on your system and keep your system clean after deleting applications.

Windows PowerShell:
Comment your way to help

By Don Jones

You can add your own comments to your scripts, creating your own online help and tutorial system.

SQL Q&A:
Without a trace

By Paul S. Randal

Processes like backup and restore and consistency checking can cause some unexpected behaviors, but they do make sense.

Geek of All Trades:
VMM 2012 and Server App-V: happy together

By Greg Shields

Microsoft quietly added Server App-V to System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012, an excellent move on both the technical and strategic level.