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  • Blog Post: Announcing the Redesigned Security TechCenter

    Microsoft takes security seriously. So seriously in fact, that we provide a broad range of security resources , including the Security TechCenter , which is focused on supporting IT Pros and their unique security needs. Things like: What vulnerabilities exist in my shop ? How do I manage...
  • Blog Post: System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 Now Available

    System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1, the latest release of the MDM system, includes a number of new features and changes, such as multiple-instance deployment and changes to MDM Self Service Portal. More information: System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1 Chris
  • Blog Post: Speaking of security, make sure you've patched/scanned for the Conficker Worm

    Just in case you had not heard, Microsoft is offering a $250,000 USD reward for information that results in the arrest and conviction of those responsible for illegally launching the Conficker malicious code on the Internet. We have a resource-packed page on the Security TechCenter about the Conficker...
  • Blog Post: New Exchange Hosted Services TechCenter

    Tuesday we launched a new Exchange Hosted Services TechCenter underneath the Microsoft Online TechCenter . We've incorporated more content in the following areas: Blogs Community Links 'Expert' Resource Links Forums Webcasts and Video Take a look and let us know what you think...
  • Blog Post: Happy Earth Day from TechNet Magazine

    In honor of Earth Day, TechNet magazine has released an online-only edition, with articles around reducing energy consumption in the data center and other ways you can do more with less. Check it out at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/default.aspx . Chris FIN
  • Blog Post: Refreshed Windows Server TechCenter

    Spring cleaning continues on TechNet with a refreshed Windows Server TechCenter ! Our big changes here include: A vertical left navigation strip that appears on every page of the site, exposing the most requested downloads and tasks We changed the tabs across the top of the page to reflect...
  • Blog Post: Intelligent Application Gateway 2007 SP2 Now Available

    Intelligent Application Gateway 2007 SP2 is now available. Intelligent Application Gateway 2007 is a comprehensive, secure, remote access gateway that provides secure socket layer (SSL)-based application access and protection with endpoint security management. Visit the Forefront Edge Security...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 SP3 Now Available

    SQL Server Service Pack 3 (SP3) addresses issues reported through the SQL Server community, and includes a roll-up of fixes since SP2. SP3 does not introduce major new features. Also, the Feature Pack for SP3 has been updated with this release. More information: SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 ...
  • Blog Post: Refreshed Sysinternals TechCenter

    The Sysinternals TechCenter is one of the most popular TechCenters we have on TechNet, so I'm sure that many of you have seen this already, but this week we refreshed its look and feel. If you've never visited, take a look. There are some great, free tools available there like Process Explorer , Autoruns...
  • Blog Post: Refreshed Windows Client TechCenter

    It's Spring, (well, here in the Seattle area, it was snowing this morning, so Winter isn't quite ready to release it's icy grip...) so it's time for Spring cleaning on TechNet! We've started with the Windows Client TechCenter . Notable changes: More featured videos Removal of sub-navigation...
  • Blog Post: New TechNet Support Page - http://technet.microsoft.com/ms772425.aspx

    It's been a busy summer of labor here at TechNet, and the fruits of our labor are now ripening and ready for harvest. First off the vine: our new Support page at http://technet.microsoft.com/ms772425.aspx We heard that you wanted an easier way to search just for Knowledge Base (KB) articles, so...
  • Blog Post: Videos, videos and more videos on TechNet

    Reading white papers, product documentation, blogs, forums or any other textual information can only go so far when you're trying to learn how to do something or get up to speed on a new technology. That's why we've been adding more and more video content on TechNet over the past few months. In case...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 SP1 is Now Available

    Good coverage at the Data Platform Insider and PSS SQL Server Engineers blogs, and as always, product documentation is in the TechNet Library . Chris FIN
  • Blog Post: From 3.5 million TechNet Search Results to 9 in Four Easy Steps

    TechNet and search. Hey, we know you mostly use Google to look for things on TechNet and hit the back button to go back to Google if you didnt' find what you were looking for, and that you do this over and over and over until you find what you're looking for. It's not very efficient, is it? The...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Beta available!

    Just my luck - I take a week of vacation last week and a major beta comes out! In case you missed it, the Windows 7 beta is now available, so download it and take it for a spin. We've also added a Windows 7 section to the Windows Client TechCenter , so you can learn more about it. Enjoy! ...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vsita SP2 Beta

    I was remiss in covering the fact that the Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vsita SP2 Beta were made available earlier this month. More information: Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta Chris
  • Blog Post: IE8 RC1 and Refreshed Internet Explorer TechCenter

    This week Microsoft released Internet Explorer 8 RC1 and Internet Explorer Administration Kit 8 RC1 , and to celebrate, we've significantly revamped the Internet Explorer TechCenter . As part of our ongoing work to reduce the number of pages all across TechNet, the IE TechCenter has been slimmed down...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Office Project Portfolio Server TechCenter

    Yesterday we launched the new Microsoft Office Project Portfolio Server TechCenter . Take a look! We've linked to it from our Office System page, Office System Products page, main TechNet Products and Technologies page, Project Server TechCenter page, and our Project page.
  • Blog Post: Knowledge Base articles move to TechNet and MSDN

    Microsoft is moving its Developer & IT Professional primary support content (also known as Knowledge Base – or KB - articles) from http://support.microsoft.com Web site to MSDN and TechNet, respectively. This move is to ensure that Developers and IT Professionals will see support information in the...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Home Page Changes and Smaller Web Sites

    One of the things I love about the web is the fact that it is in constant motion and that we're all still making it up as we go along. Here at Microsoft, change is constant, and my team has been doing some great work recently around slimming down our TechCenters by removing junk pages, ongoing 404...
  • Blog Post: Featured TechNet Books

    With the geometric explosion of ever briefer (hello, Twitter !) electronic resource materials the past few years, you might think the need for long-form books is declining. Think again. From ancient history's clay tablets to today's print on demand , books still fill a vital niche in our ability...
  • Blog Post: System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 now available

    System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 Service Pack 1 is now available, and we have a TechNet page where you can get the bits and more information about it: http://technet.microsoft.com/dpm/dd296757.aspx . Chris FIN
  • Blog Post: More Frequent TechNet Home Page Updates

    Regular visitors to the TechNet home page might have noticed that we've been making more changes around the content we feature. Previously, we were featuring a variety of blogs at the top of the page, but we realized that the chance of a blog post intersecting with your needs today wasn't as large...