Physical Security at Microsoft: Taking Advantage of Strategic IT Convergence

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Physical Security at Microsoft: Taking Advantage of Strategic IT Convergence, which discusses how building a strategy for physical security that relies on available technology and the existing network infrastructure, Microsoft has been able to provide a scalable system for life safety and facility monitoring that…


Windows Vista Deployment – Part 3 – Hardware Suitability

Well here we are again, you’ve already decided that you are going to migrate to Vista, you now know how to address/plan for Application Compatibility, so at this moment in time it would be a good time to take a look at the hardware that you are targeting for install. If you have a configuration…


Deploying Windows Server 2008 Read-Only domain controllers in your existing environment

One of the great new features of Windows Server 2008 Active Directory Services is the Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC). A read-only domain controller (RODC) is a new type of domain controller in the Windows Server 2008 operating system. The Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) is primarily targeted toward branch offices or edge sites. RODC doesn’t store…


Published: Improving Network Security Using Windows Server 2008 technical white paper

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Improving Network Security Using Windows Server 2008, which discusses how Microsoft IT utilizes NAP, Windows Firewall, and IPsec to provide a secure and compliant network of PCs. Securing the Network with Windows Server 2008 Microsoft IT discusses the next generation of networking features in Windows…

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MOF v4 Published

(Should have posted this much earlier….) The final version of MOF v 4.0 has been published. MOF 4.0 is practical guidance for IT organizations contained in a set of 23 documents. With this release, MOF now reflects a single, comprehensive IT service lifecycle—it helps IT professionals connect service management principles to everyday IT tasks and…


MSDN & TECHNET RUNNING COMPLETELY ON HYPER-V!!

Hyper-V development has been very successful in terms of stability, reliability, performance and scalability that a few of Microsoft’s largest internet properties are now running COMPLETELY VIRTUALIZED WITH HYPER-V including: · MSDN: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx · TechNet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx TECHNET receives about 1 MILLION  HITS A DAY and MSDN receives about 3 MILLION HITS A DAY From http://www.virtualization.info/2008/05/microsoft-migrates-msdn-and-technet-on.html…


MSDN and Technet runs on Hyper-V

The MSDN and Technet websites have now been fully migrated to running within virtual machines on a Hyper-V platform. These are 2 of the most visited sections of microsoft.com, with 4 million hits per day – quite a lot of user activity I’m sure you’ll agree. More info at http://www.virtualization.info/2008/05/microsoft-migrates-msdn-and-technet-on.html


Windows Vista Deployment – Part 2 – Application Compatibility

It’s been decided, good choice, you are going to deploy Windows Vista in your environment. Now you have to make sure that all those applications that you have running around in your infrastructure work within Vista. But before you keep on reading I just have to make sure your expectations are set correctly: This guide…

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