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February, 2009

  • A Powerful Tool for OCS Planning and Deployment

    Getting ready to roll out an OCS 2007 R2 deployment?  The Planning Tool for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 can help.  This wizard provides prescriptive guidance to help you prepare a deployment tailored for your organization. In the March...
  • What’s New in Office Communications Server 2007 R2

    Office Communications Server 2007 R2 introduces not only a number of brand-new features, but also some significant enhancements to existing functionality. In the March 2009 issue of TechNet Magazine , which is available online, Stephanie Pierce gives...
  • Managing OCS 2007 R2 from the Command Line

    Though Office Communications Se rver comes with a very nice setup wizard that walks you through all of the steps of installation and configuration, there are times it makes sense to work from the command line. Greg Stemp and Jean Ross introduce the LCSCmd...
  • Deal on TechNet Plus Subscriptions

    Hi all- The TechNet Plus Subscriptions team just sent along a special offer for our readers. TechNet Magazine readers are being offered a special deal on a TechNet Plus Direct subscription through 4/30/09.  Get 12 months for just $297 (Reg $349)...
  • Utility Spotlight: VMC to Hyper-V Import Tool

    Creating virtual machines (VMs) with Hyper-V is very easy, and installing operating systems and applications in a virtual machine is as transparent as in the physical world. But what if you have existing VMs tha t were used with Virtual PC 2007 or Virtual...
  • A Month of Windows 7 Tips - Week 3

    To help you get more out of Windows 7 beta 1, TechNet Magazine is bringing you A Month of Windows 7 Tips .  Here's what we posted for the third week of February. Turn Off Security Messages and Other System Notifications in Windows 7 Windows 7 allows...
  • Securing OCS with ISA Server

    Extending Office Communica tions Server to support to remote users and organizations can yield tremendous benefits, but it requires a great deal of planning. To securely extend your OCS 2007 infrastructure, you need to deploy one or more Edge Servers...
  • A Month of Windows 7 Tips - Week 2

    To help you get more out of Windows 7 beta 1 (or maybe you just want a glimpse of what you can expect from the new OS), TechNet Magazine is bringing you A Month of Windows 7 Tips .  (We had a few technical difficulties, but now we're back to posting...
  • Windows 7 Tips Are Back Up and Running

    We've had some feedback from readers over the past couple days asking where the daily Windows 7 tips went.  Unfortunately, we experienced some technical difficulties that prevented us from publishing new tips. We fixed the problem, however, and we...
  • The March 2009 Issue of TechNet Magazine Is Now Available Online

    The March 2009 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online. In this issue, we delve into Office Communications Server. Learn about the new features in OCS 2007 R2, see how you can extend your R2 deployment to legacy devices, get advice on securing...
  • A Month of Windows 7 Tips - Week 1

    To help you get started with Windows 7 beta 1, TechNet Magazine is bringing you Windows 7 Tips throughout the month of February.  Here's what we posted in the first week of February. Work Faster with New Hotkey Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 7 beta...
  • Hey, Scripting Guy! Browsing Active Directory

    "Where can I get the Active Directory Browser?" This may be the number one quest ion we hear—and we’ve never even see the Active Directory Browser! Does it exist? Did it ever exist? This installment attempts to clear up the confusion and, in...
  • Inside SharePoint: Maintaining Security Account Credentials

    Frequently changing farm credentials and security account passwords are important measures for keeping a Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) farm secur e. Yet for administrators, these tasks are tedious and repetitive. The tools are difficult to...
  • A Month of Windows 7 beta 1 Tips

    Today kicks off a new month of daily tips from TechNet Magazine .  February is A Month of Windows 7 beta 1 Tips .  Throughout the month, we'll be publishing a new Windows 7 beta 1 tip every day, Monday through Friday.  Whether you are using...
  • A Month of SQL Server Tips - Week 4

    Here are the SQL Server 2008 tips we posted last week on the TechNet Magazine site, wrapping up A Month of SQL Server Tips :  Understand the 9 Numeric Data Types in SQL Server 2008 There are nine numeric data types that ship with SQL Server 2008...