IT pro news now updated daily on TechNet

  TechNet has launched a news feed on the homepage which provides daily updates of new resources for IT professionals. The Today’s News feed offers links to the newest resources that help you become more successful with Microsoft technologies. Updates include pointers to new downloads, videos, webcasts, training, articles and events. Check it out. It’s…


Forefront TMG 2010 documentation now available on TechNet

    Forefront TMG 2010 TechNet documentation is now live with Forefront TMG Release to Web content. Forefront TMG is a secure Web gateway that helps protect employees from Web-based threats. It also delivers simple, unified perimeter security with integrated firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention, malware inspection and URL filtering.   This documentation is designed to…


Use the new Exchange Server Deployment Assistant for upgrades or new installations

  The new Exchange Deployment Assistant is a Web-based tool that walks you through various upgrade and deployment scenarios, including upgrades from Exchange Server 2003 and/or Exchange Server 2007 to Exchange Server 2010. Currently, the Upgrade from Exchange Server 2003 is the first scenario available. The tools asks a few questions about your current environment…


Controlling communication with the Internet using Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 (download document)

  This document describes the steps to limit, control, or prevent Internet communication in an organization and assists administrators in deploying and maintaining Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 in a way that helps provide an appropriate level of security and privacy for an organization’s networked assets. Download the document.   More to come,…


Take the Windows 7 Test Drive for IT Professionals

  Take a guided tour of Windows 7. The short virtual labs and supporting videos will give you a chance to explore Windows 7 by feature with no installation required.  Try out a few of the virtual labs and watch a few videos today and learn how Windows 7 can help you and your organization. …


Download the hotfix for the Office 2003 IRM issue

  Starting on December 11, 2009, customers using Office 2003 will not be able to open Office 2003 documents protected with the Active Directory Rights Management Service (AD RMS) or Rights Management Services (RMS).  To download the hotfix, see KB 978551.   This symptom affects Office 2003 products used in conjunction with RMS, including Word…


Successfully implement Forefront UAG with new Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guide

  The newly released Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Forefront Unified Access Gateway (Forefront UAG) takes you through the logical three-step planning and design process of selecting the Forefront UAG features required, determining the number of instances, and designing the infrastructure. Download this guidance.   More to come, Mitch   Subscribe to the TechNet Flash…


Updated Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT professionals

  Updated today, the Windows 7 Application Compatibility List for IT professionals is a Microsoft Office Excel-based spreadsheet listing software applications and respective Windows 7 compatibility information. Compatibility information has been verified by either the software publisher or by the Windows 7 Logo Program testing requirements.   More to come, Mitch   Subscribe to the…


The MIX 10K Challenge is back

  It’s time to exercise your minimalist creativity and get back to basics – back to optimizing every little byte like your life depended on it. The MIX 10K Challenge is back, and this time we’ve upped the game with an expanded set of web technologies and standards, including Gestalt, Silverlight, HTML, and more. The…


Holiday promo: 30% off on all Microsoft Expression design software (US only)

  Receive 30% off on all Microsoft Expression version 3 design software (both full and upgrade versions) through Microsoft Online Store when you buy before December 28, 2009. (Promotion applies to US only)   More to come, Mitch   Subscribe to the TechNet Flash newsletter