March 2011 – Technical Rollup Mail – Manageability

News System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 4 has shipped The big update this month is the release of Cumulative Update 4 for OpsMgr 2007 R2. This update includes a number of fixes, support for upgrading to SQL 2008 R2, and a new feature which helps Management Servers recover from a database outage….


March 2011 – Technical Rollup Mail – Internet/SharePoint

News SharePoint Technologies New Business Intelligence Scenario Hub This collection of business intelligence (BI) scenarios provides end-to-end guidance on how to implement solutions in your organization http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/bi Call in twice weekly and talk to the experts on Talk TechNet Visit the list of episodes to see upcoming topics, and then call in to get your…


March 2011 – Technical Rollup Mail – Security

News Windows Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate Now Available http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9762423 Download the Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate (RC) today to test the newest built-in security and privacy features, and Group Policy support, in Microsoft’s enterprise-ready browser. Microsoft SIR Special Edition: Battling the Zbot Threat http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9762428 Learn how the Zbot threat was detected and removed by…


February 2011 –Technical Rollup Mail –Unified Communications

News Antigen & Forefront http://blogs.technet.com/forefront http://blogs.technet.com/fssnerds Exchange You Had Me At EHLO… http://msexchangeteam.com/default.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/msukucc Hosted Messaging Collaboration Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting Office Communications Server Team Blog http://communicationsserverteam.com Lync Team Blog http://communicatorteam.com Outlook http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/default.aspx Other http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ocs/ee465814.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/themasterblog Documents Antigen & Forefront Exchange Quick Start Guide for Outlook Voice Access 2010 This download contains a quick…


February 2011 –Technical Rollup Mail–SQL

News HP Business Decision Appliance – A Closer Look at Backup and Availability Features http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/01/18/hp-business-decision-appliance-a-closer-look-at-backup-and-availability-features.aspx SQL Server Appliances – A Workload-based Appliance Design Philosophy http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/01/18/sql-server-appliances-a-workload-based-appliance-design-philosophy.aspx Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 is available for download and use with WebMatrix http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/01/13/microsoft-sql-server-compact-4-0-is-available-for-download-and-use-with-webmatrix.aspx Other http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx Events/Webcasts TechNet Webcast: Best Practices on Deploying PROS with SQL Server (Level 200) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032472592&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US…


February 2011 –Technical Rollup Mail – Platforms

News IT Showcase on: Windows Azure Microsoft IT is “all in” for cloud computing and Windows Azure. Learn how Microsoft IT is using Windows Azure to move existing applications to the cloud and creating new applications for the cloud http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d5ba4e0-6ae2-4310-bf51-5aac2bf9b27f Blogs Windows Virtualization Team Blog http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization The World Simplified is a Virtual World http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld The…


February 2011 –Technical Rollup Mail – Manageability

News MMS 2011 Registration is Open! Register Today Hey everyone, if there is 1 event this year you want to attend, it is the Microsoft Management Summit. The event happens in March (21-25) in Las Vegas.  Registration is now open! http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2011/01/20/mms-2011-registration-is-open-register-today.aspx Configuration Manager & SMS Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog – ConfigMgr/OpsMgr http://blogs.msdn.com/steverac/ System Center WebLog…


February 2011 –Technical Rollup Mail – Internet

News SharePoint Technologies Duet Enterprise Virtual Launch Summit During the virtual summit you will hear Microsoft and SAP customers, partners, and executives talk about how Duet Enterprise increases productivity and business agility by enabling IT and business users to extend and consume SAP processes and data in SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise and Microsoft Office 2010….


February 2011 –Technical Rollup Mail – Security

News How the Security Intelligence Report Affects Microsoft Corporate Network Protection Policies http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/edge/gg537358.aspx Check out TechNet Edge’s recent interview with Microsoft Chief Information Security Officer Bret Arsenault to learn how the Security Intelligence Report (SIR) affects policies and decisions he makes to protect the Microsoft corporate network. Protecting and Consuming RES-based Resources with Windows Azure…