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September, 2007

  • Hey, Scripting Guy! - Relationships Matter

    Relationships do matter. But how would the Scripting Guys, of all people, know that relationships matter? TV Or so they say. You'll have to read their Hey, Scripting Guy! column in the September issue of TechNet Magazine to find out why. While you're...
  • September installment of Exchange Queue & A

    Every other month, members of the Exchange team at Microsoft answer your questions in our Exchange Queue & A column. In the September 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine, KC Lemson and Nino Bilic address the following topics: Prerequisites for setting...
  • Live from DEC Europe 2007

    Greetings all- I'm spending a few days this week at DEC Europe 2007 - the Directory Experts Conference. The conference is run by NetPro, which I mention primarily because NetPro's CTO - Gil Kirkpatrick - is a regular writer for TechNet Magazine . Gil...
  • Connecting Users with Office Communications Server 2007

    Keeping in touch with customers, partners, and colleagues is an essential part of being successful. If you can't communicate, business often grinds to a halt. In the September 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine, Alan Maddison explains how Office Communications...
  • Utility Spotlight: PageDefrag

    Your average Windows-based defragmenter can optimize most files on your hard drive, but some items are beyond their powers. In the September issue of TechNet Magazine , Lance Whitney shows you how the PageDefrag utility defrags items untouched by other...
  • Windows Vista Backup Technologies

    Many people don't think about backing up their data until it's too late and the data has already been lost. Even the staff at TechNet Magazine has experienced that hassle; we meant to back up our home machine, but something came up and... well, cleaning...
  • Popular SharePoint articles on TechNet

    SharePoint is a great collaboration engine. It includes a long list of great features, including document management, Web sites, wikis, and more, along with deep customization possibilities. Some things are easy for anyone to enable right out of the box...
  • Building a Green Datacenter

    The upcoming October 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine begins what we hope will be an ongoing dialog on the topic of Green Computing. This is an exciting topic for us, given not only how much there is to cover, but how much potential this topic holds - to...
  • Desktop Files: PC Recovery with Windows PE

    Most of the current desktop recovery tools return a system to a known good state by mirroring the deployment process. In the September issue of TechNet Magazine , Wes Miller shows you how to build your own recovery solution based on Windows PE . Using...
  • Blogging the Articles: What do you think?

    For the past month or so we've been blogging about each of the articles in the current issue. I was hoping this would give each one a bit more special attention than it gets in the table of contents. Plus, it gives us a chance to highlight related information...
  • Windows PowerShell: Securing the Shell

    In the September 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine, Don Jones explains why Windows PowerShell is a more secure scripting environment than previous efforts, and how you can work effectively and safely in that environment. Don also highlights, as his cmdlet...
  • 11 Essential Tools for Managing Active Directory

    Active Directory is a crucial technology for managing users and groups in an enterprise, but managing user accounts or fixing configuration issues isn't always fun and games. In the September 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine, Laura E. Hunter introduces...
  • Security Watch: User Account Control

    UAC. Does anyone really have mild feelings about this much-discussed feature of Windows Vista? I didn't think so. And proving my point, in the September 2007 installment of our Security Watch column, Jesper Johansson explains what UAC is... and what it...
  • Offline reading in 11 languages

    Over the past few years, many of you have requested an offline, digital version of TechNet Magazine to read in your travels. Quite some time ago, we began providing issues of TechNet Magazine in the HTML Help (.chm) file format. We're happy to announce...
  • IT secrets for keeping users happy

    It's important to remember your users. Most of the changes you make to your systems, policies, and procedures will have at least some user impact. And happy users mean happy system administrators, right? Writing in our Field Notes column for the September...