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TechNet Magazine: January 2013

Editor’s Note: Constant expansion Editor’s Note: Constant expansion

By  Lafe Low

Just as scientists have determined the universe is in a constant state of expansion, so, too, is the state of technology and the IT profession. This constant expansion represents equal measures of challenge and opportunity. First, there’s the undeniable and incessant expansion of available technologies, which comes with the expansion of job responsibilities.

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Featured Articles

Lync Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2013: Powerful communicator

Lync Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2013: Powerful communicator
By Alan Maddison
By integrating Lync Server and Exchange Server, Microsoft will have a powerful communications platform greater than the sum of its parts.

 

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: Backup with Windows Server Backup

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010: Backup with Windows Server Backup
By Jaap Wesselius
Using Windows Server Backup to create backup files for Exchange is a good approach, but will require some special configuration.

 

IT Management: The dignity of IT

IT Management: The dignity of IT
By Romi Mahajan
Reclaiming the dignity of the IT profession is essential to maintaining a culture of innovation and productivity.

 

Windows 8: Come alive with tiles

Windows 8: Come alive with tiles
By Ryan Haveson
The data-driven architecture of Windows 8 helps you run numerous apps at once while maintaining performance and battery life.

 

Windows 7: Deployment tools

Windows 7: Deployment tools
By Jorge Orchilles
There are a handful of tools that can help streamline the process of deploying Windows 7 across the enterprise.

 

System Center Virtual Machine Manager: Virtual machine management simplified

System Center Virtual Machine Manager: Virtual machine management simplified
By Brien M. Posey
System Center Virtual Machine Manager streamlines managing and configuring your virtual machines and hosts.

 

IT Management: Drilling for data

IT Management: Drilling for data
By Rob Sobers
Big data is poised to overwhelm the capabilities of modern business to analyze and manage, but there are both challenges and opportunities.

 

SharePoint 2010: Prepare your teamSharePoint 2010: Solution Packaging

SharePoint 2010: Prepare your team
By Steve Wright, and Corey Erkes
Selecting and creating the proper development team structure is critical for successful SharePoint solution development.

 


Columns

Utility Spotlight:
Zoom in and out with ease

By Lance Whitney

ZoomIt lets you zoom in and out and make annotations on-screen to better control technical presentations.

 

Windows Confidential:
Rationale is highly overrated

By Raymond Chen

If you encounter something puzzling with a product, make the productive choice in how you respond.

Toolbox:
New products for IT professionals

By Greg Steen

This month’s tools help you troubleshoot Web services, centrally manage automated tasks and elevate remote host signal testing.

 

Windows PowerShell:
What is Windows PowerShell Workflow?

By Don Jones

Using a Windows PowerShell workflow can be a complex process, but ultimately worthwhile in the functionality it provides.

SQL Q&A:
In search of performance

By Paul S. Randal

Reducing workload and smoothing mirroring functions is always a good idea—but shrinking databases is not.

 

Geek of All Trades:
Automate the wizard

By Greg Shields

You can automate the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Windows Deployment Wizard and save yourself considerable time and effort.