MITPro

The TechNet blog for medium size business IT Pros. In our discussion here, a medium size business IT Pro supports 25-500 PCs and 1-10 servers.

MITPro

  • MSAT for Midsize Business IT Pro Security

    The Microsoft Security Assessment Tool (MSAT) is designed to help organizations with fewer than 1,000 employees assess weaknesses in their current IT security environment. It will help identify processes, resources, and technologies that are designed...
  • 20% off your Infrastructure Software Costs

    CNET reports today that midsize business IT can save up to 20 percent on a new promotion that combines three Windows Server operating system licenses with one server license of the Exchange calendar and e-mail software and a single server license for...
  • New Microsoft.com site for Midsize business

    Microsoft.com has a new site for midsize business . For example, you can pick up some tips there for training up your users to be power users .
  • Check out the new Midsize Business IT Center

    Midsize Business IT Center Web site launched on Wednesday July 6, 2005. This site is targeted at IT Professionals in Midsize Organizations with 25–500 PCs. What can you find there? Cross-Product IT Solutions: For 25–50 PCs: http://www.microsoft...
  • Get Help with Asset Management

    Software Asset Management (SAM) helps protect your organization's software and helps you recognize what you've got, where it's running, and any licensing overlap.
  • Train Up Your IT Staff

    Midsize Business IT Pros don't have a lot of time for planning out IT Staff training. Make the most of your training time by careful targeting. Try the pilot program started by Microsoft Learning thru training partners to assess staff competencies and...
  • How Do I Get a Blog?

    Midsize Business IT Pros can get a hosting package on Communit Server (same blogging software as this blog) at http://www.serverintellect.com/ .
  • Lock Down Desktops without GP

    Download the beta Shared Computer Toolkit and get powerful new software tools for shared computers in classrooms, school computer labs, libraries, and public places. Managing shared computers can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. Without restrictions...
  • Branch Office Planning

    If your company connects branch offices to the main office, you can use the new ISA Server 2004 Cache-Savings Calculator to help you model the potential savings from deploying ISA Server 2004 instead of upgrading network bandwidth. While you are...
  • Crash Course in IT Security

    Here are free guides from Microsoft to get your IT security staff ramped up. The Security Monitoring and Attack Detection Planning Guide describes how to plan a security monitoring system on Windows-based networks that can detect attacks that originate...
  • Defend Public Computers with the Shared Computer Toolkit

    Join the livemeetings Wednesday, June 29, 2005 8:00 AM Pacific Time and 6:00 PM Pacific Time . Learn how to defend shared computers from untrusted users, viruses, and spyware. The Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP is a powerful combination...
  • June 2005 Secbulls to Focus On

    Three of yesterday's "Patch Tuesday" secbuls were marked as "Critical": MS05-025, 026, and 027 , affect IE; HTML help in Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003; and theServer Message Block (SMB) protocol in Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003. MS05-027, the...
  • Microsoft Operations Framework Network Administration SMF

    The MOF Network Administration Service Management Function (SMF) content just released in all its MOF-y goodness. This service management function completes the suite of Operating Quadrant SMFs offered through the MOF process model. Network Administration...
  • Free Tools for PC Hardware Budgeting

    You need to give finance an ROI analysis for the budget ask for new PCs (pre-loaded with the latest software, so you don't have to spend so much time maintaining it), right? Intel has one for you. Use t he PC Refresh Analyzer tool to help determine...
  • Free End-User Security Training

    Send your users to this free article so they can learn how to improve security by properly dealing with e-mail attachments: Help avoid computer viruses that spread through e-mail: Managing e-mail attachments in Outlook and Outlook Express The teaser...
  • Free Basic Networking Training Book for Midsize Business IT Pros

    There is an online book called TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows available here . This book gives a great overview of concepts and principles, including both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). Perfect for...
  • Free Webcast on Migrating to Active Directory

    To Active Directory and Beyond: Learn Windows Migration Strategies Attend this free webcast series and walk away with a better understanding of the tools, information, and next steps that will help you migrate your applications and infrastructure from...
  • Free Security Upgrades for Your Employees

    You asked, we listened. IT Pros have long wanted information they can give to users to raise their security IQ/skills. It is here. It is called the Information Workers Security Handbook, written by The Security Business and Technology Unit (SBTU...
  • Free TechNet Webcasts

    Jeff's blog highlights a couple of webcasts that medium size business IT Pros may want to check out: TechNet Webcast: Branch Office Data Protection with DPM (Level 100) Christopher Whyte, Technical Product Manager, Microsoft. Learn about the specific...
  • Medium IT Solution Series

    This solution series of guides is designed for growing businesses that are progressively increasing the use of IT to empower employees and connect with customers. This series of solutions provides greater flexibility in terms of IT design and the number...
  • Guide to securing your desktops

    Securing Windows XP Desktops Resource Guide See also Jeff's excellent Infosec blog , and the MSRC team blog And the Des ktop Deployment Center security patching guide Don't forget the RSS feed for security bulletins and the new security advisories...
  • Blogs vs Wikis - Wikis win for gov vertical according to Techrepublic

    In this Techrepublic article " Blogs vs. wikis: Which is best for internal government use?" Ramon Padilla Jr concludes that both internal and external blogs are "more trouble than they are worth for widespread use in a government setting. However,...
  • Windows Small Business Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Now Available!

    Windows Small Business Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Now Available! Check out the Blog for the Microsoft Small Business Channel Community and Susan's SBS Diva blog Subscribe to the SBS RSS feed for KB articles here
  • Gartner forecasts medium size business IT spend

    According to Gartner today - Currently only one-third of IT spending at midsize companies directly improves business performance, while two-thirds is spent on more stealth infrastructure and utility application areas, such as networks, payroll, and security...