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March, 2008

  • RSAT Launch

    The Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) enables IT administrators to remotely manage roles and features in Windows Server 2008 from a computer running Windows Vista with SP1. It includes support for remote management of computers running...
  • Office "Fluent" UI for IT Pros?

    As an IT Pro, what is your opinion of the Office 2007 new ribbon UI, called "Fluent"? Is it helping or hindering your user's productivity? Do you want to see more of it? Leave feedback and I will channel to the teams involved. A recent Infoworld article...
  • Ask a Microsoft IT Pro

    The " heroes " that run a little operation called microsoft.com have started a forum to exchange info with IT Pros worldwide. I had my reservations about the marketing folks going with the "heroes" theme for launch. Not because IT Pros are not unsung...
  • RFP: Help Build the IT Pro version of Code Gallery

    Help build the IT Pro version of Code Gallery . Go to the new ITCG Forum and let us know what features and functionality you would like to see in the IT Pro version of Code Gallery. Code Gallery is a community-enabled Web site where you can share developer...
  • Windows Server 2008 Network Shell (Netsh) Technical Reference is Live

    The Wind ows Server 2008 Network Shell (Netsh) Technical Reference has published into Download Center and the WS2K8 Technical Library on TechNet . This weighty tome (700 pages hard-copy) provides a comprehensive command reference for networking technologies...
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About GP Settings for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1 But Were Afraid to Ask

    Somtimes you just need the comprehensive list of things to reverse-lookup something. Some folks just like to read every page of the manual. For both groups, and IT Pros with a strong CYA sensibility, there is the Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows...
  • IT Pros Unite: Now is Your Chance to Vote for Innovation in Content Delivery

    The first shot in a revolutionary new way to deliver content to IT Pros has been fired. The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Software Updates Synchronization SuperFlow is live. Splogbane: If you are reading this on a blog other than http:/...
  • How to Harden Windows Server 2008

    The TechNet Webcast: Hardening Windows Server 2008 Deployments with the Windows Server 2008 Security Guide (Level 200) is one of the top-rated webcasts last month. Also available as podcasts (audio only): WMA | MP3 splogscreen: if you are reading this...
  • Free Microsoft Database in the Cloud (Beta)

    Sign up today for the free (signup required) Beta of SQL Server Data Services (SSDS). SSDS are highly scalable, on-demand data storage and query processing utility services. Built on robust SQL Server database and Windows Server technologies, these services...
  • How Miscosoft IT Uses Windows Sever 2008 Terminal Services

    How Miscosoft IT Uses Windows Sever 2008 Terminal Services
  • I Want My IT Pro TV

    Video on the Internet is hot, not news so much. IT Pros like to watch IT Pro videos on the Internet - interesting. Not something a lot of execs who fund the creation of content for IT Pros would have predicted. If you like this post, read the original...
  • New Video Featuring Mark Russinovich on Vista Deployment

    Check out the new video featuing Mark Russinovich in a panel discussion on Windows Vista deployment, including challenges, workarounds, and tips & tricks.
  • Real IT Pros Hunt in Packs

    ...or at least, they might if they could. Soon, they will be able to search the Internet as a team. Imagine if you and N members of your crack team could all cooperate on the internet search portion of your incident response or troubleshooting task? ...
  • New MAP Forum

    You already know about the free Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Solution Accelerator to help you with virtualization and desktop migration planning, right? (MAP was formerly know as Vista Hardware Assessment) **Ann Coulter End Note: If you...
  • Microsoft Online Services TechCenter Launches

    There is a new TechCenter today, check out the Microsoft Online Services TechCenter . Is this the future of IT? The intro information includes: "Microsoft Online Beta services provide your company or organization with key communication and collaboration...
  • Windows Server 2008 Security Survival Guide

    A few friends over in the group that does security documentation for Microsoft prepared this survival guide. Enjoy. If you do, please leave comments . Windows Server 2008 Security Survival Guide: Everything you need to evaluate, plan, deploy, maintain...
  • Free Code from Microsoft

    IT Pros will be interested in the new Codeplex site on MSDN. Yes, the focus is on serving the needs of Devs, but then, 1/3 of you IT Pros identify as Devs too! A search of their free (Windows LiveID signin required) code examples may turn up things of...
  • Free Software on Code Gallery

    MSDN has launched a new site that hosts about 300 Free (Windows LiveID signin required) code samples so far that the community has decided to share. Check it out, you can find some usefull apps and tools, including: Resource Page Description Remote...
  • New Virtualization TechCenter Launches

    There is a new TechCenter on TechNet for virtualization, check it out . You can find resources on: Application Virtualization : (formally SoftGrid) is the only virtualization solution that delivers applications that are never installed and dynamically...
  • Why WHS Backup Rocks

    Windows Home Server GM Charlie Kindel tells all on this TechNet Edge video , including the most important reason why backup in WHS rocks. About 8 minutes in he tells the story. Moral of the story: WHS backup protects your data - but most importantly...
  • How to Not to Phone Home on Windows Server 2008

    If you need to control/prevent WS2K8 server communication to the internet, you need the Using Windows Server 2008: Controlling Communication with the Internet white paper. splogscreen: if you are reading this on a site other than http://blogs.technet...
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone Released

    Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Five Language Standalone Released Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an update to Windows Vista that addresses feedback from our customers. In addition to previously released updates, SP1 contains changes focused on...
  • How Microsoft IT Deployed and Manages Microsoft Forefront Client Security

    How Microsoft Deployed and Manages Microsoft Forefront Client Security is an IT Showcase presentation detailing the planning, deployment and ongoing management of what is currently the largest implementation of Forefront Client Security with a supported...
  • Most Popular Windows Server 2008 Downloads

    Top 2 - FREE eval versions. Big surprise? Not so much...show me an IT Pro that doesn't like free eval version of enterprise software, and I'll show you...something...not very muchly seen around...much. Except maybe for the really laz...er...time-challenged...
  • Free Support for Vista SP1 Install

    Copy/paste and send the following link to your users who call with any issues for Vista SP1 install. They can select an option for Unlimited installation and compatibility support at no charge until March 18, 2009 . https://support.microsoft.com/oas...