Windows Server 2008 R2 : New Power Management Features

Windows Server 2008 R2 (i.e. "Windows 7 Server") introduced significant advancements in Server Power Management capabilities. You may never win a Nobel prize for building an application that plays well with Server Power Management policies nor by configuring a power-optimized data-center, but you’ll gain lots of respect for returning real green cash savings for your…


Monthly Security Bulletin Webcast – November 2009

The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) holds a monthly webcast to discuss the security bulletins that we released on the second Tuesday of that month. To attend live and ask questions, register at  In this edition, Jerry Bryant and Adrian Stone present information about the November 2009 Security Bulletins and answer customer questions live….


TechEd Europe Keynote Recap

Stephen Elop closed out day 1 of TechEd Europe with the announcement of General Availability of Exchange 2010.  In the keynote, he talked about some of the new features in 2010, like the new protection and management capabilities. He also talked about Cloud Computing, and how we’re putting the choice in the hands of IT…


Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) v7

The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) is a comprehensive and wide-ranging study of the evolving threat landscape, and addresses such topics as software vulnerability disclosures and exploits, malicious software (malware), and potentially unwanted software. Volume 7 of the Security Intelligence Report (SIR v7) covers the first half of 2009 (January through June). It includes data…


System Center Essentials (SCE) 2010 beta preview

Adam Bomb from the TechNet Edge team recently sat down with David Mills and Edwin Yuen, who got together for a brief discussion of Microsoft’s IT management and virtualization solution for midsize businesses. With the release of public betas for System Center Essentials 2010 and Data Protection Manager 2010, customers will have the capability to…


System Center and Windows 7

In this episode of Brad and Jeff’s periodic chats about the management business at Microsoft, they talk about how System Center fits in the constellation of platform and server releases in the fall of 2009. In part 2, Brad and Jeff talk about all the improvements in System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2 and R3…


Windows 7 resources

Windows 7 was launched last week! We had our launch event at the Australian National Maritime Museum.  Media, technology enthusiasts and PC makers were present.  There are some amazing looking PC’s running Windows 7 which were on display, my favourite one  was the new and amazingly thin Sony Vaio X Series.   For more photos check…


Introducing TechNet Edge

For those who are aware of Channel 8 (Academic),9 (Developers) and 10 (Enthusiasts) we have just launched a dedicated site for IT Professionals called TechNet Edge. Why be part of Edge? We will be continuing to provide you with the latest information about our Technology straight from the product teams.  There will also be Screencasts…