TechNet Magazine Blog

The official blog of TechNet Magazine

June, 2008

  • Windows Confidential: History Taking Up Space

    It's not often that we get to talk about Microsoft Bob in TechNet Magazine . Yet in the July 2008 installment of Windows Confidential, Raymond Chen explains how Microsoft Bob actually ended up in far more homes and offices than you might imagine. Find...
  • Windows PowerShell: The Drop Box

    In the July 2008 installment of the Windows PowerShell column, Don Jones discusses filtering functions, the pipeline, and custom objects , and he demonstrates how you can use these techniques for some pretty powerful results. Don also explains how ping...
  • Create Powerful Connections with Groove and SharePoint

    Today's IT world demands ever-increasing collaboration between organizations and their partners and vendors. However, the powerful collaboration solutions that are implemented using products su ch as SharePoint tend to focus heavily on internal teams...
  • Utility Spotlight: Microsoft SharedView

    What if you’re on the other side of the world and you need to get together with oth ers on your team to make a decision that can’t wait? With Microsoft SharedView, you can connect with up to 15 people in different locations and evaluate the relevant information...
  • How Voice Powers OCS 2007

    Rajesh Ramanathan’s February article, How Presence Powers OCS 2007 , showed ho w Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 built on the strengths of Live Communication Server 2005 to deliver enhanced enterprise-class instant messaging and presence capabilities...
  • Turn Off Your Servers

    In the latest installment of our online-only Sustainable Computing column, Dave Ohara looks at powering down servers to conserve energy .  After all, it's common to power down your desktop when its not being used, so why not shut down your servers...
  • Have you seen the new Microsoft Environment site?

    You already know that TechNet Magazine publishes articles about environmental topics, such as using Group Policy to conserve energy and strategies for reducing power consumption in your IT environment . If you're looking for more information about sustainable...
  • Planning Your Migration to Unified Messaging

    You've likely heard a lot about Unified Messaging, which integrates voicemail, e-mail, and faxes into a single inbox that can be accessed from nearly anywhere.  It was an exciting part of the Exchange Server 2007 release, and Service Pack 1 brought...
  • Favorites

    As an editor at TechNet Magazine , I don’t know if I’m supposed to have favorites, but I do. Some of the articles are just more interesting to me, either because they’re better written, or they explain something I don’t know, or they somehow tell a compelling...
  • Exchange Queue & A

    Henrik Walther answers your questions about Microsoft Exchange. In this issue : Eliminating a single point of failure when relaying outbound e-mail from SharePoint servers; replicating Mailbox databases to Mailbox servers at a second site using the new...
  • Going Live with IIS 7.0

    Version 7.0 represents a huge step in the evolution of IIS , delivering a redesigned core architecture.  But while it maintains nearly 100 percent backward compatibility with IIS 6.0, you can't assume you won't encounter any compatibility issues...
  • My First TechEd

    Last week I spent three days in Orlando at my first Microsoft TechEd. I have to admit I was nervous about going — big events can be a bit daunting. But I had a great time.  I spent a few hours in the TechNet Magazine booth, swiping badges, handing...
  • July 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine available online

    The July 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online. FEATURE ARTICLES In the July issue, we provide guidance on Going Live with IIS 7.0 , giving advice on how you can test, stage, and migrate your Web apps. We also have an article that shows...
  • A New Game for IT Pros: Server Quest

    "You could make a sitcom about my office!"  People say that about their jobs all the time. After all, we all work with some, well, interesting characters, and we've all watched some good stories unfold at work.  But did you ever think...
  • Windows Confidential: The Two Worst PCs Ever

    So what were the two worst PCs ever made?  PC World recently named the 10 worst PCs of all time and it turns out Raymond Chen had to work with the two worst offenders. Find out what two systems can proudly call themselves " worst...PC...ever...