December 2008 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL Server

NEWS Technical RollUp http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx DOCUMENTS Running SQL Server 2008 in a Hyper-V Environment – Best Practices and Performance Recommendations http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/9/4/d948f981-926e-40fa-a026-5bfcf076d9b9/SQL2008inHyperV2008.docx SQL Server Replication: Providing High Availability using Database Mirroring http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/9/4/d948f981-926e-40fa-a026-5bfcf076d9b9/ReplicationAndDBM.docx Database Snapshot Performance Considerations under I/O-Intensive Workloads http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/9/4/d948f981-926e-40fa-a026-5bfcf076d9b9/DBSnapshotPerf.docx Best Practices for Semantic Data Modeling for Performance and Scalability http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/9/4/d948f981-926e-40fa-a026-5bfcf076d9b9/BPSemanticDBModeling.docx DOWNLOADS SQL Server 2008 RDL Spec…

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December 2008 – Technical Rollup Mail – Security

NEWS Security The Great Debate: Security by Obscurity http://co1piltwb.partners.extranet.microsoft.com/mcoeredir/mcoeredirect.aspx?linkId=10859047&s1=68628015-2ccc-cbc7-31b9-0e76c3415474 By Jesper M. Johansson, Software Architect and Microsoft MVP in Enterprise Security, and Roger Grimes, Senior Security Consultant, Microsoft ACE Team Security by obscurity involves taking measures that do not remove an attack vector but instead conceal it. Some argue that this is a bad practice…

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December 2008 – Technical Rollup Mail – Unified Communications

NEWS http://msexchangeteam.com/default.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/default.aspx http://communicationsserverteam.com DOWNLOADS Antigen & Forefront Forefront™ codename "Stirling" Microsoft® Forefront™ codename "Stirling" is an integrated security system that delivers comprehensive, coordinated protection across endpoints, messaging and collaboration servers and the network edge that is easier to manage and control. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d65bd5f8a-d94c-457a-9f88-2046597130e1%26displaylang%3den Microsoft Antigen SP1 Documentation Microsoft Antigen SP1 Documentation http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=2&srcdisplaylang=en&srccategoryid=&srcfamilyid=&u=%2fdownloads%2fdetails.aspx%3ffamilyid%3d7d00160e-4d15-4459-98a3-89f393ac008e%26displaylang%3den IT Compliance Management…

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December 2008 – Technical Rollup Mail – Platforms

  NEWS Windows Server 2008 R2 Reviewers Guide www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/winhec/docs/WindowsServer08R2BETARG.doc Introduction to Windows Server 2008 R2 http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/r2.aspx Welcome to Windows 7 http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/ Microsoft Unveils Windows Azure at Professional Developers Conference http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/oct08/10-27PDCDay1PR.mspx Update Release of Windows Server 2008 Offers Additional Opportunities for IT Pros and Hardware Vendors http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2008/nov08/11-06winserverr2.mspx Windows Virtualization Team Blog http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization/ The World Simplified is…

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December 2008 – Technical Rollup Mail – Manageability

NEWS All SMS&MOM http://blogs.technet.com/smsandmom/default.aspx The Deployment Guys http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys Configuration Manager & SMS SQL Server 2008 Now Supported on Configuration Manager 2007 R2 System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 now supports the use of SQL Server 2008 with SQL Reporting Service. For accurate monitoring of the SRS configuration the following hotfix is required: KB957576. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/957576/ Configuration…

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December 2008 – Technical Rollup Mail – Internet

NEWS BizTalk Server Host Integration Server 2009 Public Beta Program now open https://connect.microsoft.com/site/sitehome.aspx?SiteID=66 New Case Studies KAS Bank – Top 100 SWIFT User Streamlines Operations and Reduces Operational Risk with Migration http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000003002 Premier Foods – Distributor Collaborates from Supplier to Customer, Gains Competitive Advantage http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/casestudy.aspx?casestudyid=4000003023 Comune di Roma – City Administration Uses Virtualization Solution to…

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November 2008 – Technical Rollup Mail – Security

 NEWS   Download the Urgent Security Update for Windows http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/updates/bulletins/200810_oob.mspx Microsoft released an out-of-band security update on October 23 for all currently supported versions of Microsoft Windows. Download and install the update from Microsoft Update today.   Restore Infected PCs with the Malware Removal Starter Kit! https://partner.microsoft.com/40011132?campaign_type=ms_com_webpage&campaign=securityhomepage&landing_page=SolutionAcc_securitysuite_MSPP You’ll get free, tested guidance and tools to…

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November 2008 – Technical Rollup Mail – Internet

  News   Microsoft Internet information Server   IIS’ Web Deployment Tool Beta 2 Released The Web Deployment team had a big ‘coming out’ party yesterday at the PDC and announced immediate availability of a new Beta of the Microsoft Web Deployment Tool .   MS Deploy – Fundamentals If you aren’t familiar with this…

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November 2008 – Technical Rollup Mail – Managebility

   News   SMS&MOM http://blogs.technet.com/smsandmom/default.aspx     The Deployment Guys http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys       Documents   Configuration Manager & SMS Creating Custom Reports by Using Configuration Manager 2007 SQL Views This documentation provides the information to help you create custom reports, determine which Configuration Manager 2007 SQL views contain the information you need for your…

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November 2008 – Technical Rollup Mail – Unified Communications

  News You Had Me At EHLO… http://msexchangeteam.com/default.aspx   Microsoft Office Outlook Team Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/default.aspx   Office Communications Server Team Blog http://communicationsserverteam.com/   Downloads IT Compliance Management Guide The IT Compliance Management Guide is intended for IT managers and IT professionals who must plan for and address the governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) requirements of…

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