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January, 2006

  • R2 makes *NIX Interop Easier - SUA, MSNFS, IdMU

    Fabrice has a great post detailing R2 interop features you want to check out first. Here is the interop detail: R2 also comes with three components designed to simplify Unix/Linux interoperability by letting a Windows system pretend to be a *nix system...
  • NEW - Windows Server 2003 Security Guide and Threats and Countermeasures Guide

    Just in - the updated Windows Server 2003 Security Guide provides specific recommendations about how to harden computers that run Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (SP1) in three distinct enterprise environments—one in which older operating systems such as...
  • Cut your admin time 50% with R2 FSRM

    The IT group inside Microsoft uses File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) as a centralized tool for managing file servers located in branch offices and data centers around the world. FSRM, which is found in the Windows Server 2003 R2 system , helps Microsoft...
  • How Microsoft IT Does Patch Management Presentation

    Successful patch management is crucial to maintaining computer security at any organization. Organizations can learn from the Microsoft IT department’s experience with over 200,000 clients in a challenging environment. Microsoft IT continues to improve...
  • The Cavalry Has Arrived - WSSRA-VE

    Many of the problems in enterprise IT worldwide have a common underlying root causative element - it is way too hard to test and model changes to the production environment BEFORE they are committed. NO MORE. What if you could model your enterprise...
  • How d'Ya Like Me So Far?

    TechNet blogs are almost one year old, and it is review time. In looking over the stats, I note: 336 blogs as of 1/12/06. Many are role-based (life of a...consultant/ts/dev). Many are geo-based (Ireland, Norway, France, Canada - EMEA, LATAM), some...
  • Look, Over There, it's the SharePoint Team Blog

    New team blog to check out starting this week, the Sharepoint Team Blog is live with a long Kurt DelBene psot on the roadmap. There is nothing better than advance intel, right? Check it out, read the post, leave comments and get the dialogue going.
  • Is It Safe?

    Imagine Olivier in MARATHON MAN interrogating Dustin Hoffman's character ..."Is it safe?" The Windows Live Safety Center (Beta) launched a few months ago, and provides you with a FREE, frequently updated, on-demand virus scanner which you can use to...
  • DPM Appliance

    I love this company. Think about how much time, money, and wasted employee effort you could save with an appliance that lets you easily and cheaply set up DPM for your environment. Watch the webcast Disk-to-Disk-to-Tape Backup and Recovery with DPM...
  • Patch Tuesday in a Box

    I love this company. Starting with the Jan 06 secbulls, you can now get Security and critical updates on ISO-9660 CD image files from the Microsoft Download Center. January's is here . How cool is that? Leave comments.
  • Upcoming Webcasts: MOM for Exchange, SMS for Security Updates

    Some upcoming webcasts that you should take a look at: TechNet Webcast: Best Practices for Security Update Management with Systems Management Server 2003 (Level 200) Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time, John Baker, TechNet...
  • Drive XP With More Security

    Download and make available to all your super-users NOW, you will be glad you did. The Windows XP Common Criteria Guide provides sufficient guidance to allow a non-administrative (e.g. non-privileged) user to securely operate Windows XP Professional and...
  • Deploying Vista

    Check out the IT Pro resources for planning deployment of the next client OS on the Deploying Windows Vista page. To answer that pesky "why?" question, check out these resources.
  • Son of RSS Feed Show

    Recently gathered these up for a refresh of the Interop and Migration section of TechNet. Might be handy if you are a watcher of one of these products/technologies: Windows XP Service Pack 2 KB RSS Feed Solution Center...
  • Drive the Future of Microsoft Communities

    The Microsoft Communities Team had launched a website to preview (and collect feedback on) a set of hosted applications, Web services, and modular components that will be available to MSCOM Web publishers, Microsoft product teams, online partners, and...
  • Linux = SOX Risk?

    According to this ADTMag.com article "Many companies using Linux for embedded applications may be unwittingly violating the Linux license and even breaking federal securities laws." The study can be found here .
  • MS.COM Ops Team Webcasts

    The Operations team at microsoft.com not only runs one of the world's largest, most complex, most visited web properties...often using Microsoft product before they are released to the public (we call this eating our own dogfood) - they share their IT...
  • More TN Blogs Year End Thoughts

    Rate of growth in CY 2005 for technet blogs for IT Pros - 300% Rate of growth in CY 2005 for msdn blogs for developers - 340% Is that success? Earlier in the year, we discussed success metrics in the microsoft blogging community. One thing we...
  • Interop, Ya Don't Stop: JEMS is next

    This e-week article quotes Bill Hilf on Microsoft/JEMS interop plans . Bill run's the Linux lab at Microsoft. Now if we could just get Bill or one of the Linux lab rats to blog....
  • List the Full Contents of the Internet Explorer History Folder

    Recently, an IT Pro wrote in looking for help in finding what web pages were visited by a user on a remote machine. Some sort of security audit perhaps? There is an nifty new scriptcenter resource to help with this. This script gets the URL and date...
  • Inside Microsoft Bloggers

    Looking at blogs.technet.com for review time and had to slice the blogs by internal team/org, so thought I would share. MS.COM Ops Security Guidance (MSS) Enterprise Engineering Center SMS&P ...
  • Low Tech Subscription HiJack - MSJ

    "Criminal mastermind" is often a oxymoron. A new bunch of scam-artists are sending snail-mail subscription solicitations to a magazine name hijacked from a defunct Microsoft publication. Read the details on Stephen Toub's blog .
  • Patch Tuesday Planner

    I love this company. How cool is it that Dugie's posted a spreadsheet that tells you when each patch tuesday falls for the next 2 years so you can schedule lab time for testing? Leave comments.
  • Interactive Webcast Calendar

    Dean writes about the new interactive TechNet webcast calendar . This interactive calendar will quickly help you find live webcasts* that fit your schedule as well as on-demand webcasts to view at your convenience. You can choose your time zone and filter...
  • It's the RSS Feed Show

    Lots of ways to consume and manipulate feeds and BI about the feeds. For example, Scoble reqs everyone should take a periodic core sample of the blogosphere for phrases such as "<my product here> sucks" and examine the results. To do this, see:...