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TechNet Radio: Cloud Innovators – Transaction and Application Monitoring Solutions with BlueStripe Software

In this episode I chat with Product Marketing Manager Adam Long from BlueStripe Software.  We discuss BlueStripe’s product FactFinder, which is a transaction and application monitoring tool that helps Operations Support teams manage IT systems availability and performance regardless of where it may reside…physical, virtual or cloud. Learn more about BlueStripe Software __________________________ Experience Microsoft’s… Read more

(Episode 11) Windows 8: Windows Intune – Cloud based Management for Windows PCs & Tablets

In this episode I welcome Technical Specialist Susan Smith from the Windows Intune team as we discuss Intune’s cloud-based solution to manage PCs and mobile devices.  Tune in as we describe Intune’s capabilities and how it can help support your mobile workforce while still ensuring a better managed and secured IT environment. BONUS: Try Windows… Read more

URGENT: Out-of-Band Security Update Released Today for Windows

“For ‘Windows’?  Which versions?” Pretty much every supported version of Windows is impacted**, so read on.  This is important. Yesterday Microsoft released an advisory, and today Microsoft released a security patch outside of its normal release cycle, or “out of band”; meaning: not on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.  So you know that this… Read more

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UPDATE: This promotion has expired.   Please click here to see details on the current promotion. UPDATE: This promotion ends on June 30, 2010 October 31, 2010.. and will still save you 25% on the newly named “TechNet Subscription Professional” (same price).  Just substitute “TechNet Plus Direct” with “TechNet Subscription Professional” in all that you read… Read more

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: This promotion and promotion code have expired.Please CLICK HERE for the most current promotion. CLICK HERE for details about the subscription, and about the promotion (28%-off) that ends at the end of today (March 31, 2010).  Or CLICK HERE to dive right in and save 28% using promo code TNITQ404 UPDATE: The 28%-off… Read more

Breaking News: Out-of-Band Security Update released today (March 30, 2010) for IE6 and IE7

Today a security update is being released out-of-band to address a known and recently exploited vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7.  (See the MSRC Blog for more information about the advanced notification.) “The vulnerability used in these attacks, along with workarounds, is described in Microsoft Security Advisory 981374. The out-of-band security bulletin… Read more

WAG – It’s like Bacon Flavored Dog Treats for the IT Professional

WAG = Windows Administrator Groups Last week I decided to try something new, and it’s catching on in a big way.  I wanted to create a new set of user groups for IT Administrators who primarily work with MIcrosoft Windows-based infrastructures.  So I came up with the acronym WAG.  I’m also a recent big fan… Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Critical Out-of-Band Security Update Today

 http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-jan.mspx This is an important one folks. “Who or what software does this impact”?” You can see the full list HERE under the “Affected Software” section.  But in a nutshell it’s every OS from Windows 2000 and later on running Windows Internet Explorer 6 and later.  Yes, it includes Internet Explorer 8. “What’s the exploit?”… Read more

Breaking News: You want PowerShell 2 on XP? Server 2003? You got it!

I fired up my tweetdeck just a minute ago and saw this tweet from Jeffrey Snover (the architect of PowerShell): “What does it mean? It means that the new version of PowerShell (version 2.0) is now RTW (Released to Web).  And not only PowerShell 2.0, but also WinRM 2.0 and BITS 4.0.  It’s called the… Read more

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: This promotion and promotion code have expired.Please CLICK HERE for the most current promotion. Whenever I present a live TechNet Event, I ask my audience to raise their hands if they are a TechNet subscriber.  Usually about 1/3 of the audience raises their hand.  Considering that this is typically a Microsoft-friendly audience, I’m… Read more