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…


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…


Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool – Beta

If you are interested in BDD we think you would be interested in the following new program: Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool – Beta The Solution Accelerators Communication and Collaboration group is pleased to announce the availability of the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool for download on Connect. The increasing use of virtual machines creates…


Windows Server 2008 – High Availability – Failover Clustering

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Windows Server 2008 – High Availability – Failover Clustering,  which discusses how Microsoft IT uses failover clustering in the Windows Server 2008 operating system to support users worldwide. Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) uses failover clustering in the Windows Server® 2008 operating system to support…


New Storage Designs for Exchange Server 2007 in Microsoft IT

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of New Storage Designs for Exchange Server 2007 in Microsoft IT, which discusses how Microsoft IT uses Exchange Server 2007 to enable large accounts to replace SAN with DAS solutions while maintaining high availability standards. Exchange Server 2007 enables large accounts to replace SAN with DAS…


Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF) 4.0-a Comprehensive IT Service Lifecycle

We are pleased to announce that the MOF 4.0 Beta has been updated! We have updated the content based on customer and partner review and have added one new SMF (Team SMF). Beta members can download the content now. MOF 4.0 delivers practical guidance that connects concepts to everyday IT practices and activities, helping to…


Understanding the Value Proposition of the IT Lifecycle

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Understanding the Value Proposition of the IT Lifecycle, which describes how the IT Lifecycle drives consistency and simplicity with a single set of standardized processes, provides a structured approach that fosters cross-team collaboration, and establishes a framework for standardized, repeatable process solutions, and governance. Understanding…


The Developer Highway Code

Hi All, DO YOU CARE ABOUT HELPING YOUR CUSTOMERS AND PARTNERS WRITE MORE SECURE CODE? PLEASE READ ON… The Developer Highway Code, written by Paul Maher of DPE, is a concise handbook that captures and summarises the key security engineering activities that should be an integral part of the software development process. This companion guide…