December – Technical Rollup Mail – Internet

News SharePoint Technologies Business-critical processes with SharePoint and SQL SharePoint 2010 provides the ability to connect to backend business systems, surface business data in SharePoint and make it accessible by, and useful to, employees across the organization. Almost every company of significant size uses ERP and CRM solutions to run core business processes. Over time,…

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December – Technical Rollup Mail – Security

News Microsoft Security Compliance Manager Version 2 (SCM 2) Now Available Security Compliance Manager 2 provides ready-to-deploy policies and Desired Configuration Manager (DCM) configuration packs that are tested and fully supported. The product baselines included in the tool are based on Microsoft Security Guide recommendations and industry best practices, allowing you to manage configuration drift,…

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December – Technical Rollup Mail – Unified Communications

News Premier OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT http://www.opsvault.com Microsoft Premier Support UK – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/ Antigen & Forefront Forefront Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/forefront Forefront Server Security Support Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/fssnerds Exchange Exchange Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs…

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December – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News SQL Server 2012 Express LocalDB RC0 Now Available http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/11/29/sql-server-2012-express-localdb-rc0-now-available.aspx Available Today: Preview Release of the SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/11/28/available-today-preview-release-of-the-sql-server-odbc-driver-for-linux.aspx Microsoft Codename "Social Analytics" Lab http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/11/21/microsoft-codename-quot-social-analytics-quot-lab.aspx SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate Now Available http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/11/17/sql-server-2012-release-candidate-is-now-available.aspx Other http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx Events SQL PASS Summit 2011 http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2011/Registration.aspx Documents SQL Server 2012 Product Guide V2 http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=2258142 New KB…

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December – Technical Rollup Mail – Platforms

News Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite with Service Pack 3 Evaluation Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 Suite with SP3 provides enterprise-class tools, performance and scalability for a highly productive HPC environment. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=15368 December 2011 cumulative time zone update for Windows Operating systems. Install this update to resolve issues caused by revised daylight saving time…

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December – Technical Rollup Mail – Manageability

News Operations Manager 2012 Release Candidate is available The OpsMgr 2012 Release Candidate is now available.  Microsoft System Center 2012 cloud and datacenter solutions provide a common management toolset for your private and public cloud applications and services to help you deliver IT as a Service to your business. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/system-center/operations-manager-2012.aspx New System Center 2012 Virtual…

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November – Technical Rollup Mail – Security

News   Security  Intelligence Report v11 Now Available http://www.microsoft.com/security/sir/default.aspx    Explore this collection of data from Internet services and over 600  million computers worldwide for the latest information and trends on today’s  threat landscape. Volume 11 of the SIR offers an analysis of the global  impact of exploits, vulnerabilities, and malware; detailed telemetry by  country/region;…

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November – Technical Rollup Mail – Internet

News   SharePoint Technologies NetHope uses SharePoint to help 33 Leading HumanitarianOrganizations share best practices. When natural disasters occur, the ability to coordinaterelief efficiently and effectively is critical. Responders are faced with achallenging environment that includes increasing complexity of inter-agencycoordination, damaged and limited communications infrastructure, outdated orpaper-based mapping/topography information, and difficulty in disseminatinginformation quickly (both…

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November – Technical Rollup Mail – Manageability

News System Center Configuration Manager 2012 ReleaseCandidate ships Consumerization is a growingchallenge for IT organizations. The boundaries between work and life haveblurred, and people expect consistent access to corporate services fromwherever they are, on any device they’re using—desktops, laptops, smart phones andslates. Configuration Manager helps you toempower people to use the devices and applications they…

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November – Technical Rollup Mail – Platforms

News   Kinect for Windows SDK v1.0 Beta 2 The Kinect for Windows SDK includes APIs, sample code, anddrivers. Developers can create rich experiences by using Kinect sensortechnology on computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8 Developer Preview. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27876   Microsoft Reimagines Windows, Presents Windows 8Developer Preview http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2011/sep11/09-13FutureofComputingPR.mspx   BUILD Conference Highlights http://www.buildwindows.com/   Download…

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