TechNet Magazine Blog

The official blog of TechNet Magazine

July, 2008

  • Taking Your Server's Pulse

    Do you know where to look to diagnose network-related problems? PerfMon has numerous diagnostic capabilities that make it an indispensable tool for uncovering bottlenecks and other potential issues. In the August 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine , Steven...
  • Utility Spotlight: Windows Installer CleanUp Utility

    Software installed using the Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) technology writes certain files and registry settings, but leftover Windows Installer configuration information can cause problems when you try to update or uninstall an application. Lance...
  • Internet Information Services: Scaling ASP.NET Applications: Lessons Learned

    The key to successfully scaling an ASP.N ET application involves a true collaborative effort between developers and network administrators. Too often, this collaboration starts well into the process, instead of at the beginning of the application’s lifecycle...
  • The Scripting Guy Visits NYC

    Dr. Scripto is visiting the Microsoft New York office this week and took some time to go watch the MLB All Star parade this afternoon. Dr. Scripto Poses as Former New York Yankees Outfielder Lou Piniella passes by            ...
  • Top Tips for Effective Database Maintenance

    In the August 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine, Paul Randal offers invaluable guidance to involuntary DBAs (those people who are not trained database administrators but somehow end up responsible for a database). In the article, Paul gives a crash course...
  • The Desktop Files: Network-Booting Windows

    In the first of a series on Windows Deployment Services, Wes Miller lays a foundation for the discussion by looking at the architecture of the Pre-boot eXecution Environment (PXE), the history of Remote Installation Services (RIS), as well as other PXE...
  • August 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine available online

    The August 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online. FEATURE ARTICLES Far too often, people who are not trained database administrators end up responsible for managing one or more databases. In the latest issue of TechNet Magazine , Paul...
  • Windows PowerShell in System Center Operations Manager

    Windows PowerShell is a powerful scripting language that was released to the public in November 2006 and has been downloaded more than two million times since then. In this article, Marco Shaw gives an overview of how you can use Windows PowerShell in...
  • Field Notes: Ensure Election Accuracy

    As the United States presidential election approaches, various voting technologies have come under consideration, with none seeming to be the accurate, reliable, and private solution voters desire. Josh Benaloh, Senior Cryptographer in Microsoft Research...
  • A Sneak Peek at Windows PowerShell 2.0

    Windows PowerShell 2.0 is in the works and the Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2) is now available for download . The new version will offer some handy new features, including Remote Management capabilities.  In the August 2008 installment of...
  • Award Winner

    Just in case you didn’t know, TechNet Magazine has won a number of awards in its relatively short lifetime. Last year, we won the Society for Technical Communication’s Excellence Award for our October, November, and December 2006 issues. How cool is that...
  • Hey, Scripting Guy! The Adrenaline Rush

    It's not often you see the terms pure adrenaline rush and system administration scripting in the same sentence, but here’s your chance . The Scripting Guys discuss the rush of scripting and show you how the new boot configuration data store in Windows...
  • Inside SharePoint: Troubleshoot Messaging Integration

    In a well-designed SharePoint environment, information workers do not need to change their communication habits or work routines to collaborate. Instead of manually checking collaboration sites on an ongoing basis, SharePoint can deliver documents and...
  • Inside SharePoint: Integrating Office Applications

    WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007 integrate seamlessly with desktop applications in the 2007 Microsoft Office system, allowing users to easily colla borate on documents, spreadsheets, calendars, contact information, and more. That’s great for organizations that use...