December 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine now online

The December 2007 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online at www.technetmagazine.com/issues/2007/12/. In our final issue of 2007, we take a look at how business gets done in the era of Unified Communications. Tony Smith begins with an overview of Exchange Server 2007 SP1 – a major update to the Exchange communications platform. Scott…

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Windows Confidential: The File System Paradox

We wrap up our November 2007 issue coverage with Raymond Chen’s Windows Confidential (last, but most certainly not least.) This month, Raymond discusses the File System Paradox. His colleague, Adrian Oney explains, “In order to read the boot files off the disk, you need the file system driver, but the file system driver is on…

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Field Notes: The Cod of Conduct

“Sometimes…what you need is a great big fish.” It’s hard to give a better introduction to Betsy Aoki’s Field Notes column in this month’s issue of TechNet Magazine. In her own inimitable style, Betsy convey’s the story of how she developed the Cod — not the Code, but the Cod — of Conduct for Live…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving from everyone at TechNet Magazine! We’ll be back next week with more goodies.

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The Cable Guy: Wireless Single Sign-on

Wireless connections that are established and then have to authenticate with a private network can add an extra layer of challenge for user and administrator alike. Wireless Single Sign-On in Windows Vista seamlessly integrates wireless authentication with the Windows logon experience, resulting in happier users overall. In the November issue of TechNet Magazine, Joseph Davies…

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Optimizing SQL Server Query Performance

Even if your database server runs on the most powerful hardware available, its performance can be negatively affected by a handful of misbehaving queries. In fact, even one bad query, sometimes called a “runaway query,” can cause serious performance issues for your database. Conversely, the overall performance of your database can be greatly improved by…

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Configure VPN Remote Access with ISA Server 2006

Virtual Private Networks — VPNs — are used to connect mobile users to the corporate network or to connect two networks that are geographically separated. In the November issue of TechNet Magazine, Alan Maddison looks at how you can implement a VPN using Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2006, including security features to ensure…

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The Desktop Files: Defragmentation

Defragmenting your hard drives probably sounds about as fun as flossing your teeth. But defragmenting just as important to the long-term health and daily performance of your systems as flossing is to keeping clean, healthy teeth in your mouth. Still, it’s not fun. In the November issue of TechNet Magazine, Wes Miller gives a brief…

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Exchange Edge Transport Servers at Microsoft, Part 2

In the November issue of TechNet Magazine, Kay Unkroth completes her two-part series looking at the anti-spam and antivirus agents available with Exchange Server 2007 and Forefront Security for Exchange Server. Last month, Kay demonstrated how to build a lab environment that mimics the messaging protection system used at Microsoft. In this second installment, Kay…

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Utility Spotlight: Cmdlets for Systems Management Server

There used to be no way to manage your Microsoft System Management Server (SMS) 2003 clients from the command line. Luckily, you can harness the power and flexibility of Windows PowerShell to solve that problem. For the November issue of TechNet Magazine, Don Brown wrote a collection of six Windows PowerShell cmdlets that enable you…

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