Developer's Grapevine

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August, 2005

  • Management Pack for Data Protection Manager

    Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) is a server software application that enables disk-based data protection and recovery for file servers within an Active Directory domain. DPM performs replication, synchronization, and shadow copy...
  • Deploying Windows Server 2003 SP1 with SMS

    This document provides detailed steps on how to prepare Windows Server 2003 SP1 files for deployment, create queries to identify SMS clients ready for the Windows Server 2003 SP1 upgrade, deploy the Windows Server 2003 SP1 upgrade to your SMS clients...
  • Upcoming SQL Server TechCenter Themes

    The upcoming monthly themes for the SQL Server TechCenter are as follows: September - SQL Server and Visual Studio - Better Together October - Mission Critical High Availability November - SQL Server 2005 Launch The current month's theme ...
  • Tales from the Script - Managing Automatic Updates

    The Scripting Guys tell us about the ultimate tool for managing Microsoft Update across your enterprise: scripts! Read the latest column .
  • Released: Microsoft SA for Business Desktop Deployment version 2.5

    We are very pleased to announce the release of the Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment v2.5 on Wednesday, August 10, 2005. The Microsoft Solution Accelerator for Business Desktop Deployment delivers end-to-end guidance for...
  • Desktop Deployment: Techniques for Patching New Computers

    A new featured article on the TechNet Desktop Deployment Center, titled " Techniques for Patching New Computers ," is now available. Article Abstract: This article discusses the best practices for applying updates to new computers, before users ever...
  • Desktop Deployment: Managing Your Operating Systems

    A new featured article on the TechNet Desktop Deployment Center, titled " Managing Your Operating Systems ," is now available. Article Abstract: If you are overwhelmed with trying to manage the number of operating system deployment images, learn how...
  • Microsoft Management Pack Notifier for MOM 2005

    This Management Pack Notifier will periodically contact Microsoft to determine if updates to previously installed management packs are available for download. When an update is detected, an Informational alert will be generated indicating which management...
  • MOM 2005 Service Pack 1

    Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 Service Pack 1 is now available for download (live on August 1, 2005). MOM 2005 SP1 not only addresses critical customer requests, required security fixes, adds new OS and database platform support and broadens...