There are a number of critical patches in the Microsoft Security Bulletin that was published on August 8th. For the full bulletin please click here. However, I want to particularily draw your attention to the following update Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-040 which resolves several vulnerabilities in the Server service that could allow remote code execution. So my advise to you is to get patching ASAP!
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The System Center Virtual Machine Manager public beta announced by Bill Gates at WinHEC last Spring is now ready for download. The Virtual Machine Manager is an essential element of Microsoft’s broad virtualization strategy and brings essential management capabilities to the virtual data center.
You can learn more about the product and sign-up for the beta here: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/scvmm/default.mspx
This 75-minute session decrypts all aspects of GPOs. It explores the shotgun approach that the operating system uses to store GPOs, it shows you the methods to of tracking down failed replication of GPOs and the problems that arise from them as well as the tools you can use to track, discover, and troubleshoot GPO problems.
Troubleshooting Group Policy, On IT’s Showtime!
This session will cover how Windows is better protected against malware attacks, better at removing infections, and better at limiting potential harm from malicious software. The main focus will be on our anti-malware technologies found in Windows Vista including an architecture overview of Windows Defender (formerly Windows AntiSpyware) and the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT). Check out this video here.
You can participate in the Beta Program by downloading or ordering the Exchange 2007 Beta 2 trial software.
Click here to participate in the Exchange 2007 Beta Program.
Microsoft Convergence 2006 EMEA (6-8th November, Munich) is the first ever Microsoft Dynamics EMEA event, bringing customers, partners and industry experts together to share ideas and knowledge. Microsoft Dynamics is our range of Supply Chain, CRM and Financial Management software solutions.
If your company is thinking about reviewing its current solution in these areas this is the one conference that you should go to!
You'll get to hear from top industry leaders including Bill Gates.
For more information on Convergence click here. For more information on Microsoft Dynamics in Ireland click here.
Register here before 29 September 2006 to qualify for the Early Bird offer and save €200 off the full price (€1,175)
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Beta 2 is the successor to Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (MOM). It helps businesses address IT management challenges and allows for more focus on driving business success.
There were quite a few TechNet events this year that touched on MOM 2005 and there was a lot of interest in the product, so I thought you'd like to try out its successor as soon as it became available.
You can download it from the MOM beta site here.
You can now get the beta for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. This version of Exchange will be more secure, reliable, and offers 64-bit suppport.
Go to the TechNet beta central here and click on 'get the bits' to download the beta or to order it on DVD. While you're there you can also get access to all the resources to help you get more out of your beta experience.