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On our way to TechEd 2007
As Steve Toub mentions over on the MSDN Magazine Blog , a number of us from the TechNet Magazine and MSDN Magazine staff will be on-hand at TechEd 2007 this week. We'll have a lot of exciting activity going on at our booth (#1301) including presentations from our authors (see my post about the Scripting...
3 Jun 2007
TechNet Magazine Welcomes Mark Russinovich
This month, TechNet Magazine is pleased to welcome new author and contributing editor Mark Russinovich ! Mark is a technical fellow in the Platforms and Services Division at Microsoft, as well as a noted author (if you haven't read Windows Internals , you should pick up a copy today!), and very popular...
18 Jan 2007
What would you like to read about?
As you may have noticed, in our last few issues we've added a few new regular columns to the TechNet Magazine lineup (including Windows PowerShell , The Desktop Files , The Cable Guy , and Exchange Queue and A ). Our goal with these columns, recognizing that the IT community is very broad in its interests...
16 Jan 2007
May 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine available online
The May 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc462914.aspx . The May 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online. In the May issue, we delve into Active Directory management, showing you how to protect some of your most important...
21 Apr 2008
RSS Technical Difficulties
Those of you who subscribe to our primary TechNet Magazine RSS Feed may have noticed a technical glitch on our part in the last 24-hours. A series of incorrect links was inadvertently posted to our feed. This mistake has been corrected, and the broken links removed. Our apologies for any inconvenience...
2 Mar 2007
A bit of self-congratulation
We're very happy to share with you that TechNet Magazine has been honored with four Society of Technical Commnunications awards ! We're particularly proud to have received an excellence award in the category of scholarly/professional journals, as well as an excellence award for our Active Directory Component...
30 Jan 2007
Your Thoughts On Improving Our Web site
As Howard mentioned over on the MSDN Magazine blog, we're currently in the process of taking a critical look at our Web sites to see how they're being used by our readers, and to see what elements might be improved to make that experience better. We are continuously receiving your feedback on existing...
4 Dec 2008
TechNet and MSDN Magazines are hiring!
We're looking for a talented web developer! If you're interested, see the following post from the Microsoft.com Careers site to submit your resume: http://members.microsoft.com/careers/search/details.aspx?JobID=E57CDB82-C8E2-4C15-A66E-6AE01344719E&start=1&interval=10 Looking for a challenge...
20 Jan 2006
Windows Vista has released to manufacturing!
Windows Vista is ready to go! The final bits have been released to manufacturing, and everything is on-schedule for a November 30th business launch (with general retail availability by January 30th). As you begin to plan your deployment of Windows Vista, don't forget to check out the in-depth coverage...
10 Nov 2006
TechNet Magazine is coming to the UK
Attention IT Pros in the United Kingdom Great news! When you subscribe to FYI Magazine, the insider’s guide to Microsoft technology in the UK, you will automatically receive the latest edition of TechNet Magazine. The final edition of FYI will be published in April 2006, when it will be replaced...
25 Apr 2006
Utility Spotlight: Script Elevation PowerToys for Windows Vista
We have a very exciting Utility Spotlight this month! One of our very talented contributing editors, Michael Murgolo, has created a powerful (and free!) set of Script Elevation PowerToys for Windows Vista. These tools allow for command line and UI-based UAC elevation of VBScript and Windows PowerShell...
24 May 2007
April 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine available online
The April 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc405670.aspx . The April 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine is available online, offering a host of information about SQL Server 2008. Randy Dyess kicks things off with an overview of what's new...
7 Apr 2008
October 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine now online
The October 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online at www.technetmagazine.com/issues/2007/10/ . Green computing is our featured topic this month, and we start with a great article about Building a Green Datacenter by Dave Ohara. In this article, Dave outlines some important energy related...
1 Oct 2007
TechNet Magazine is looking for content!
TechNet Magazine is looking for content for future issues! Topics include: Internet Information Server Microsoft Office Microsoft Exchange Server Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft Systems Management Server Patch Management Windows Administration Scripting Desktop Deployment...
19 Jul 2005
New Online Column: Sustainable Computing
It seems every company is talking about how they are being green, environmental, sustainable. And as the environment and energy consumption become topics of increasing attention, IT is being called out as being, well, not very environmental. And it's true. IT environments consume large amounts of energy...
22 Apr 2008
Beware of MSJ Scam
Take a look at this warning from our friend Stephen Toub, over at MSDN Magazine: http://blogs.msdn.com/toub/archive/2006/01/06/510099.aspx Some nefarious characters are using the name "Microsoft Systems Journal" (the former name of MSDN Magazine) to scam people out of their hard-earned money. Don...
6 Jan 2006
TechNet Magazine Welcomes The Scripting Guys
In our January/February 2006 issue, we are very excited to welcome The Scripting Guys as regular contributors to TechNet Magazine . Be sure to have a look at their inaugural Hey, Scripting Guy! (print edition) column, dealing with how to determine the last time a user logged on to Active Directory. ...
6 Jan 2006
Now hiring a Senior Editor for MSDN Magazine
Our sister publication, MSDN Magazine , is actively seeking a new Senior Editor to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal roll in the continued growth and success of the world's leading publication for Microsoft developers. As a Senior Editor, your responsibilities would include...
16 Oct 2007
Follow TechNet Tips on our site, our blog, Twitter, Facebook, and via RSS
Now that we're publishing daily tips again, we wanted to make it easy for you to follow -- and share -- all of our tips. We're publishing a new tip every day, Monday through Friday, in our Tips library . And, of course, we're announcing each tip every day on our blog . We are also tweeting each...
10 Dec 2009
Case Studies Wanted!
Have you just completed your migration to Active Directory? Have you recently implemented Exchange Server? Are you upgrading to SQL Server 2005 or deploying Windows XP to your users? If so - I want to hear from you! TechNet Magazine is looking for infrastructure project case studies. These case...
7 Oct 2005
New Online Video
I just wanted to point out that the June 2008 installment of the Windows PowerShell column is now available on the TechNet Magazine site. The column includes our first streaming video . In this video, Don Jones demonstrates how you can easily add formatting to your Windows PowerShell output. Check...
9 May 2008
Want Stephen's Job?
This posting is very bittersweet for the staff here at TechNet Magazine . Our good friend Stephen Toub, the technical & acquisitions editor over at our sister publication, MSDN Magazine , is returning to his natural place among the developer community. Stephen has done an amazing job driving the...
4 Apr 2007
Daylight Savings Time
Keith Combs put it best over on his blog - "Is DST the new Y2K?" I don't really know the answer, but if you're looking to learn more about the impact of the change to Daylight Savings Time (resulting from the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005) on your infrastructure, see http://support.microsoft.com...
8 Feb 2007
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 that beginning today, HTML Help-editions of TechNet...
5 Sep 2007
The November 2006 issue of TechNet Magazine is now online - in 7 languages!
The November 2006 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online - in 7 languages! http://www.technetmagazine.com The November 2006 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online at www.technetmagazine.com/issues/2006/11/ . This is a very exciting issue for us, for a number of reasons: ...
27 Oct 2006
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