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February, 2010

  • Application Compatibility Toolkit Connector for SCCM 2007 now available

    The Configuration Manager 2007 ACT Connector is now available for download to inventory installed applications and determine their compatibility with Windows. It also retrieves device driver compatibility for installed devices and reports which device...
  • Download the New DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant

    This new Solution Accelerator is the newest addition to the Windows Optimized Desktop Toolkit 2010. The DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant informs mobile users of their connectivity status at all times; provides tools to help them reconnect on their...
  • TechNet 2.0 Episode 7: The Homepage

    The TechNet 2.0 release is nearly here. In this installment of Keith Combs’ Blahg , Keith describes the changes you can expect on the TechNet homepage, including frequent content updates and news from real people. The new face of TechNet will include...
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.6 Guide now available

    The Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 Guide enables organizations to implement application virtualization and respond to the associated challenges. This IPD guide takes you step-by-step through the process of planning your application virtualization...
  • Take a Second Shot at Certification and Advance Your Career

    During this tough economic climate, there's never been a better time to prove your credentials on latest software releases from Microsoft. Whether you are currently unemployed, looking for a promotion, or trying to become indispensible in your existing...
  • End of Support Dates for Windows Vista RTM, Windows XP SP2, and Windows 2000

    Windows users, make sure you are ready for these important dates: · Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows 2000 will end on July 13, 2010. · Support for the Windows Vista Release to Manufacturing (RTM) will end on April 13, 2010...
  • Take the Short TechNet Flash Subscriber Survey

    We’ve listened before and we’ll listen again. Many of the ideas for the recent changes to the newsletter came from subscribers. Tell us what you think of them and give us more ideas. Take the short survey . More to come, Mitch Subscribe to...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2010

    With the release of the bulletins for February 2010 , this bulletin summary replaces the bulletin advance notification originally issued February 4, 2010. For information about how to receive automatic notifications whenever Microsoft security bulletins...
  • Get the fix for the issue with message sizes in Outlook 2010 Beta

    The Microsoft Outlook product team has posted links to the fix for the bug in the Microsoft Office 2010 Beta that increases the message size of some e-mail messages sent from the Microsoft Outlook 2010 Beta. Download Outlook 2010 Beta fix for 32...
  • TechNet 2.0 Revealed – Multipart blogcast series begins with Episode 1

    Keith Combs kicks off a series describing the enhancements under development for TechNet. In Episode 1 , he explains the mission of TechNet 2.0 and features a podcast where group program manager John Martin describes the core scenarios. Keith’s main goal...
  • TechNet 2.0 Episode 6: The new TechNet Wiki

    Later this year, TechNet and the Server & Cloud Division will partner to launch the new TechNet Wiki. And Keith Combs provides a preview of how this technology will offer a better way to discover and participate in the creation of TechNet content...
  • App-V 4.6 now available as part of the MDOP 2010

    Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 RTM and Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) SP1 RC are now available with the release of the Managed Desktop Optimization Pack 2010, a toolkit of applications and tools to help improve the...
  • Get the new Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Workload Architecture Poster

    This free poster gives you a visual of the different Communications Server 2007 R2 workloads, including how certificate requirements and DNS and firewall configuration come into play. It describes the traffic flow of protocols and ports used in each workload...
  • TechNet Magazine Offers Twice-Daily Tips in February

    TechNet Magazine continues to serve up daily tips to help you tweak, optimize, manage, and get more out of Windows 7. And throughout the month of February, you get twice the daily tips. Every day (M-F), TechNet Magazine is also sharing a new Exchange...
  • TechNet 2.0 Will Offer Improved Search Capabilities

    In Episode 3 of his series on the improvements coming to TechNet, Keith Combs describes the changes that will make the content more discoverable. His post also includes a podcast by principal group program manager John Martin, which details what is in...
  • TechNet 2.O: The New Troubleshooting and Download Finders

    In Episode 4 of Keith Combs’ preview of TechNet 2.0, he talks about the new controls that were built to address the key search scenarios for resolving problems and finding specific downloads. As always, we want hear what you think before these features...
  • Windows 7 Release Candidate expires June 1, 2010 - Shut downs begin March 1

    If you are still running the Windows 7 Release Candidate (RC), beginning March 1, 2010, your PC will start to shut down every two hours in preparation for Windows 7 RC expiration on June 1, 2010. To avoid interruption, you will need to reinstall an earlier...