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Developer's Grapevine

  • TCP/IP Fundamentals for Microsoft Windows

    This is an online book , using a structured, introductory approach to the basic concepts and principles of the TCP/IP protocol suite, how the most important protocols function, and their basic configuration in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP. This...
  • TechNet's Professor Windows Gives You a Sneak Preview of How Log Parser 2.2 Works

    On April 27, 2005, a guest lecturer for Professor Windows will show you how the Log Parser works, specifically Version 2.2 , which was released in January 19, 2005. The guest lecturer is none other than Gabriele Giuseppini, the creator of the tool. As...
  • As Technology Matures, a NAP is not the Same

    Let's get the record straight -- NAP is not the same as NAQC. And you look at the acronym, and say, "Duh!" Network Access Protection (NAP) platform is not the same as Network Access Quarantine Control (NAQC), which is a capability provided with Windows...
  • IDC Study on Desktop Deployment

    IDC conducted a web survey of approximately 1,600 IT executives from the U.S., Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong, Mexico, and Hungary to quantify and describe the services opportunities for desktop deployments, with a focus on Windows...
  • WPA2 Support in Windows XP with Service Pack 2 Now Available

    The IEEE 802.11i standard formally replaces Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and the other security features of the original IEEE 802.11 standard. WPA2™ (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) is a product certification available through the Wi-Fi Alliance that certifies...
  • Tools to Manage IIS Log Files

    Q : I have a fairly large shared IIS server at my company. We are trying to locate areas where we can simplify some management of the log files since handling over 1000 log files is somewhat tedious. We are running Windows Server 2003 with the latest...
  • Scripting MOM: Part 2 - Getting Data into a Script

    Part 2 of a four-part article series on MOM scripting is now live . The focus of Part 2 is getting data into a MOM script. This includes working with parameters and retrieving information from the MOM object that launches the script. Read up on it today...
  • LIVE: July 2005 IIS Insider on TechNet

    This month's IIS Insider article is now available for viewing on TechNet. Here are the breakdown of topics: Changing Attributes of the Root Partition for a Mounted Volume Centralizing Log Management to Reduce Data Mining with IIS 6.0 Troubleshooting...
  • PSS Community Solutions Content

    Community Solutions content is written by individuals who are members of the Most Valuable Professional Program (MVP) and the topics are based on experiences that they have encountered while working with Microsoft products. In the future Microsoft plans...
  • E-learning 4 Free for TechNet Plus Subscribers

    TechNet Plus is committed to providing IT professionals with resources to help you learn how to successfully plan, implement and support Microsoft solutions. Developed by technical experts, these e-learning courses include hands-on labs to help you...
  • TechNet's New Home

    The redesigned TechNet home page has moved to a new cluster. Take a look at: http://technet.microsoft.com . By doing this, TechNet is capable of bringing you a full load of new features (like MSDN and more). Stay tuned...
  • Volume Licensing: Major SA Program Enhancements

    Microsoft Announces Major Software Assurance Program Enhancements Microsoft invites all customers and partners to attend one of four global webcasts live on September 15, 2005 . Senior Microsoft executives will introduce several new technology,...
  • Get Windows Vista with TechNet Plus!

    The Beta 1 version of Windows Vista will ship to TechNet Plus subscribers in September. Be one of the first to try out the latest desktop operating system from Microsoft. Find out more about TechNet Plus subscriptions .
  • TechNet Web Launch: Windows Vista Beta Site

    We're pleased to announce that the new Windows Vista Beta 1 site for IT Pros on TechNet launched today, July 27. You can check out the new site at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) Data Encryption and Integrity

    The August edition of The Cable Guy article describes the details of the WPA2 implementation of AES CCMP for encryption, decryption, and data integrity validation of 802.11 wireless frames. Check it out.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 .
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Coming Soon: Community Scripting Center

    (Excerpts from the Scripting Newswire, Volume 1, Number 7, August 2005) The Community Scripting Center is On Its Way Yes, It is About Time, Isn't It? Share Your Scripts at the Community Scripting Center Well...