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  • Blog Post: TechNet Magazine February 2009 Is Now Available Online

    The February 2009 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online. Discover how you can use Excel and SharePoint to provide Business Intelligence in your organization, learn about logging and recovery in SQL Server and learn how to maintain a better database, see how you can automate the deployment...
  • Blog Post: Inside Sharepoint: Building Your SharePoint Infrastructure

    Web-based collaboration is changing how people work together and share information, and SharePoint can help that happ en. SharePoint is powerful, but its complexity can make deployment quite challenging. Happily, our new SharePoint column gives you a head start. In this first installment, we present...
  • Blog Post: Free Resources and Tools to Plan and Deploy Windows 7

    Ready to roll out Windows 7 in your organization? Here are some essential tools and resources to help you plan, customize, and streamline Windows 7 deployments . Follow our daily tips: • facebook.com/TechNetTips • twitter.com/TechNetTips • blogs.technet.com/tnmag
  • Blog Post: Deploying Windows Server 2008 with System Center

    Special Coverage: Windows Server 2008 It used to be that server administrators would install Windows Server manually using the CD or DVD and then spend several hours configuring the server. Now, with Windows Server 2008, the installation process for servers has substantially changed for the first time...
  • Blog Post: 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 2009 issue of TechNet Magazine , we show you how...
  • Blog Post: 5 Tools to Plan for and Deploy Internet Explorer 9

    It is important to enforce policies and actively manage desktop clients throughout your network—even when it comes to upgrading Web browsers. This is particularly important for maintaining security and ensuring users continue to have access to the Web-based apps they rely on. There are many tools...
  • Blog Post: Manage Internet Explorer 9 with New Group Policy Settings

    Internet Explorer supports numerous Group Policy settings. The new version of the browser, Internet Explorer 9, adds new Group Policy settings that further enhance security and allow you to enforce policies for new features. Here's an overview of new Group Policy settings you can use to manage Internet...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer 9 Setup Command Line Switches

    Internet Explorer 9 has many command line switches that can be used with the installer. Here's an overview of the command line switches you can use when running the offline installer for Internet Explorer 9. Follow our daily tips: • facebook.com/TechNetTips • twitter.com/TechNetTips •...
  • Blog Post: 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 your OCS environment, discover how you can manage...
  • Blog Post: Automating Virtual Machine Host Deployment

    If you regularly deploy even a relatively small test environment, say for product evaluations or training, y ou know what a lot of effort that can take. Hyper-V can help. Combining Hyper-V with other Windows technologies such as WMI, Windows PowerShell, WDS, and more, you can accomplish full-scale deployments...
  • Blog Post: 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! We thought you might enjoy taking a look back...
  • Blog Post: The Desktop Files: Advanced Functionality in WDS

    In his third installment on Windows Deployment Services, Wes Miller explores features that enhance performance and scalability, logging, and command-line automation. Notable in this column are the powerful new command-line utility for management, WDSUtil.exe, and the WDS Image Store that uses WIM functionality...
  • Blog Post: Configure a KMS Host for Office 2010 Volume Activation

    Get the necessary tools and guidance for setting up a KMS host to activate volume license editions of Office 2010 throughout your organization. Follow our daily tips: • facebook.com/TechNetTips • twitter.com/TechNetTips • blogs.technet.com/tnmag ...
  • Blog Post: Distribute a Customized Office 2010 Install to Remote Workers

    Learn how to distribute a custom Office 2010 installation to remote users who don't have access to your network installation point. Follow our daily tips: • facebook.com/TechNetTips • twitter.com/TechNetTips • blogs.technet.com/tnmag
  • Blog Post: Understand and Plan Your Office 2010 Volume Activation Options

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  • Blog Post: The Desktop Files: Windows Deployment Services 101

    Wes Miller continues digging into Windows Deployment Services. In this column , he explores the different versions of WDS, shows you how you can capture a custom operating system image, and tells you what you need in order to perform more automated installations.  If you missed the first part of...
  • Blog Post: Tools to Customize Your Office 2010 Deployment

    Learn about 4 recommended tools that let you customize and standardize the Office 2010 deployment in your organization. Follow our daily tips: • facebook.com/TechNetTips • twitter.com/TechNetTips • blogs.technet.com/tnmag
  • Blog Post: Exchange 2010: Understand the Exchange Server Roles in Exchange Server 2010

    Prior to setup and configuration, you need to determine what roles you will deploy, and where you will locate those roles. Here’s an overview of the roles in Exchange Server 2010 . Follow our daily tips on: Twitter | Facebook | blog | Web | RSS
  • Blog Post: Use the OCT to Customize Your Office 2010 Installation

    Get a brief overview of the Office Customization Toolkit to help you start customizing the Office 2010 installation in your organization. Follow our daily tips: • facebook.com/TechNetTips • twitter.com/TechNetTips • blogs.technet.com/tnmag
  • Blog Post: 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-related technologies used at Microsoft.
  • Blog Post: 4 Free Tools for Planning your Office 2010 Deployment

    Preparing for the big move to Office 2010? Here are four tools you should download to help you assess your environment and plan your migration . Follow our daily tips: • facebook.com/TechNetTips • twitter.com/TechNetTips • blogs.technet.com/tnmag