December 2006 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News SQL Server Community Technology Preview Program SQL Server 2005 is a quality, customer-driven product and offers a comprehensive data management and analysis platform so businesses can make better decisions, faster. Leading up to the release of SQL Server 2005, Microsoft made Community Technology Previews (CTPs) available as public downloads. This CTP process allowed us…

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December 2006 – Technical Rollup Mail – Internet

News SharePoint The following hyperlinks direct you to sources of information for planning and deploying Microsoft Office SharePoint Servers (MOSS) 2007. Now that MOSS 2007 has released to market the official guidelines are starting to become available. System Requirements http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/HA101945391033.aspx How to Buyhttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/FX101865111033.aspx See an Intro Product Demohttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/HA101672721033.aspx Select a Feature Demohttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/CH102066971033.aspx Compare Featureshttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepointserver/HA101978031033.aspx MOSS…

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December 2006 – Technical Rollup Mail – Platforms

News Windows Vista Released to ManufacturingWe truly feel that Windows Vista will rock the world with excitement. Alongside the Office 2007, we are holding the launch event for business audiences on November 30th. Volume licensing customers will be receiving Windows Vista by the end of the month. General availability for consumers and businesses that are…

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December 2006 – Technical Rollup Mail – Security

News Important Reminder: End of the SUS 1.0 and SUS 1.0 SP1 Support Life Cycle http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;905682 After December 6, 2006, Microsoft will no longer support Software Update Services (SUS) 1.0 and SUS 1.0 SP1. Also, SUS 1.0 and SUS 1.0 SP1 will no longer synchronize new update content from Microsoft. We recommend that you upgrade…

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November 2006 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News SQL Server Hosting Toolkit Launched The SQL Server group at Microsoft has just launched the SQL Server Hosting Toolkit with the release of the Database Publishing Wizard Community Technology Preview 1. The objective of the SQL Server Hosting Toolkit is to enable a great experience around hosted SQL Server.  The Database Publishing Wizard works toward this mission by…

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November 2006 – Technical Rollup Mail – Internet

News BizTalk BizTalk 2004 SP2 has now releasedMicrosoft BizTalk Adapters for Host Systems offer efficient development tools and native runtime protocol engines that allow enterprise IT to connect BizTalk Server 2006 to existing line-of-business programs and data on IBM mainframe zSeries and midrange iSeries computers, preserving the integrity and performance of vital line-of-business systems, while…

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November 2006 – Technical Rollup Mail – Platforms

News Preparing for Daylight Saving Time changes in 2007Microsoft will be producing an update for Microsoft products affected by the new United States Daylight Saving Time transition dates. These updates will be released through a combination of channels including Microsoft Customer Support Services (CSS), hotfixes incorporated in Knowledge Base articles, Windows Update, Microsoft Update, Windows…

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November 2006 – Technical Rollup Mail – Security

News Applying the Principle of Least Privilege to Windows Vista http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=5607299 By Alex Heaton, Senior Product Manager, Windows Vista Security The principle of least privilege was one of the guiding security principles behind the development of Windows Vista. This article examines four areas in which this principle was applied: user accounts, Web browsing, services, and…

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October 2006 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Capabilities Explore various resources to see how SQL Server 2005 can power your enterprise http://www.microsoft.com/sql/bigdata/default.mspx Microsoft IT Showcase Microsoft uses SQL Server to run mission critical applications, increase business intelligence, increase productivity and more. See how here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/itsolutions/msit/sql.mspx SQL Server Customer Advisory Team Blog Includes entries of best practices and…

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October 2006 – Technical Rollup Mail – Internet

News SharePoint A few people within the SharePoint community have created enhanced installation guides that contain very helpful screenshots and even a video screencast. See the downloads section for a list of these great resources. IIS Peek into Operations Magic on Microsoft.com Blog, Webcasts, and Whitepapers on IIS.NET The pressure of running 100’s of sites…

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