Mark Russinovich On Security, The Future of Windows, and Joining Microsoft

David Tesar recently posted an interview with Mark Russinovich. In the interview, Mark discusses joining Microsoft, the future of Sysinternals, what’s in store for Security, and where Windows is headed. Mark Russinovich, of course, has also written some fantastic articles for TechNet Magazine: Windows Server 2008 Inside Windows Server 2008 Kernel Changes Dive in to…

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Hey, Scripting Guy!: Taking the Express Route

With Windows Vista, the UserAccounts.CommonDialog ActiveX control for opening a file open dialog box no longer exists. Here’s a look at how you can solve  that problem using Visual Basic. No, wait. Don’t run off saying "I don’t have that!" or "I can’t afford that!" Microsoft provides an Express Edition of Visual Basic you can…

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Award Winner

Just in case you didn’t know, TechNet Magazine has won a number of awards in its relatively short lifetime. Last year, we won the Society for Technical Communication’s Excellence Award for our October, November, and December 2006 issues. How cool is that! We thought you might enjoy taking a look back at these winning issues—they’re…

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Favorites

  As an editor at TechNet Magazine, I don’t know if I’m supposed to have favorites, but I do. Some of the articles are just more interesting to me, either because they’re better written, or they explain something I don’t know, or they somehow tell a compelling story about how or why some product or…

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July 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine available online

The July 2008 issue of TechNet Magazine is now available online. FEATURE ARTICLES In the July issue, we provide guidance on Going Live with IIS 7.0, giving advice on how you can test, stage, and migrate your Web apps. We also have an article that shows you how to plan and migrate your legacy voicemail…

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Windows Confidential: The Two Worst PCs Ever

So what were the two worst PCs ever made?  PC World recently named the 10 worst PCs of all time and it turns out Raymond Chen had to work with the two worst offenders. Find out what two systems can proudly call themselves "worst…PC…ever".  Find out why Raymond had to use them at Microsoft.  And…

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Toolbox: New Products for IT Pros

IT Professionals rely on all sorts of tools to get the job done.  There’s system monitoring, system tweaks, automation, log parsers, diagnostics, security apps–the list goes on and on.  Did you know that TechNet Magazine has a Toolbox column dedicated to helping you find the tools you need to get your job done.  Every month,…

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Field Notes: Sharing a Split Screen

Microsoft Research India created a program called Split Screen that allows two users to share a monitor while running separate instances of the operating system on each side. The Split Screen program sets up a single PC with two keyboards and two mice, and then adapts Terminal Services to split the monitor down the middle….


The Business of IT: 10 Keys to Becoming an Environmental Leader

If you’ve picked up a newspaper or turned on a television in the past year, you know that pretty much every company seems to be talking about their environmental efforts. Well, this has a significant impact on IT. IT departments consume huge amounts of energy, they contribute a significant amount of waste (old hardware, packaging,…

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The Great Debate: Security by Obscurity

Is security by obscurity security at all? That idea is met with derision from many professionals—and just as passionately defended by others. This article serves as a forum for both sides of the argument, focusing in particular on whether or not it’s useful to rename the administrator account. You won’t want to miss it! Read…