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  • Blog Post: Security Tools Community Edition is Live at TechNet Wiki

    In the Security space there is room for lots of creativity when the subject is hunting for bugs or security holes. When investigating security related issues many tools can be used, for example to identify unexpected activity you can use SysInternals Tools and this list goes on and on. Do you have your...
  • Blog Post: Summary of the Meeting with Security MVPs

    Last April 6th during the meeting with Security MVPs one of the subjects covered was the participation on the TechNet Wiki from the security content perspective. While some of the recommendations were specific to MVPs, there are some call for actions that are applicable for all IT PROs that are interested...
  • Blog Post: We are building a Windows Security Community for You

    We have been working on creating an updating content for new projects and for that reason this blog was quiet idle for some time, but hey, we are back and with great news! We are building a Windows Security Community and we want your participation. The Microsoft TechNet WiKi is a great resource for exchanging...
  • Blog Post: Updates and Feedback

    September is already here and our first wave of TechNet Wiki articles were released with two new additions: Event Settings on Windows - Security Considerations – this article cover some core security settings related to Events on Windows system. Unable to Update Forefront TMG 2010 NIS Signature When...
  • Blog Post: Why are we here?

    Our team creates content for IT professionals about Windows Server and Windows Client security technologies, such as BitLocker, AppLocker, User Account Control, Encrypting File System, Security Auditing, Authentication and Authorization, and Security Guidance. We are a diverse team of writers, about...
  • Blog Post: November Updates – W8 and TNWIKI

    Hello Community, one month has passed since we last updated this blog, sorry for that…we are really busy working on the content experience for Windows 8. Did you download Windows 8 Developer’s Preview yet? Did you see some of the cool security features that are coming? If not, take a look on those posts...
  • Blog Post: Private Cloud Security

    Last month we released a new document at Microsoft TechNet Wiki, it is called A Solution for Private Cloud Security and you can access the document from: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/6642.a-solution-for-private-cloud-security.aspx You can also download the ZIP file (set...
  • Blog Post: Threats and Countermeasures Guide: Security Settings in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 - Updated

    We are really happy to announce that and updated version of the Windows Threats and Countermeasures Guide is now available online at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh125921(WS.10).aspx . This new version cover changes in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7. This guide consists of the following...
  • Blog Post: Our New Windows Server Security Page is Online

    This week we launched our new Windows Server Security page with some major changes in the format, content and distribution. The main page now have a clear option to navigate through different Windows versions to find Security related content as shown below: We added a new section that cover recent forums...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Wiki Security Portal

    As you probably know, TechNet Wiki has different portals and one of those is dedicated to Security: If you visit this portal you will notice that we added a new entry that allows you to expand the Security Portal for a different language: The IT PRO community in Brazil started to add content on the Portuguese...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell’s quick Tour of System Services

    The Threats and Countermeasures Guide on system services tells us that any service can be a potential point of attack. So, want to see what services are running on your machine ? In PowerShell here’s how to do it: From the PowerShell console run, Get-Service . That’s it. Lists all the services installed...
  • Blog Post: WSUS Home Page Updated

    The WSUS Home Page was updated to include a section for TechNet Wiki Articles, check it out how it looks at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb332157 WSUS FAQ page was also updated to include updates from WSUS 3 SP2, more info at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb980625...