December 2010 - Technical Rollup Mail - SQL

News Announcing an updated version of PowerPivot for Excel http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2010/10/28/announcing-an-updated-version-of-powerpivot-for-excel.aspx   HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF SQL SERVER!!! http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2010/10/27/help-shape-the-future-of-sql-server.aspx   CIOs share insight on best practices and challenges in today’s enterprise environment http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2010/10/21/cios-share-insight-on-best-practices-and-challenges-in-today-s-enterprise-environment.aspx   Other   http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx       Downloads SQL 2005 SSMA for Access v4.2 Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) is a…

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December 2010 - Technical Rollup Mail - Manageability

News   Announcing Configuration Manager v.Next official name Hey everyone, hello from Berlin.  This week, Configuration Manager v.Next has moved to its official product name, System Center Configuration Manager 2012. http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2010/11/09/announcing-configuration-manager-v-next-official-name.aspx?wa=wsignin1.0   System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 Are your datacenter costs rising? Does your current infrastructure make it difficult to scale up…

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December 2010 - 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…

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December 2010 - Technical Rollup Mail - Internet

News Biztalk Server Sahara India Life Insurance Insurance Company Deploys Integration Solution and Eliminates Paper Movement and Delays in Ad-hoc Document Requests The Sahara Pariwar’s latest foray in the field of Life Insurance is under Sahara India Life Insurance Company Ltd. (Sahara Life). It has invested in Life Asia, an application for core policy administration….

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December 2010 - Technical Rollup Mail - Platforms

News Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate Now available! (KB976932) Includes previous updates delivered over windows update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c3202ce6-4056-4059-8a1b-3a9b77cdfdda http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2010/10/26/service-pack-1-release-candidate-now-available.aspx     Windows Virtualization Team Blog http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization     The World Simplified is a…

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November 2010–Technical Rollup Mail–Security

News Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Version 9 Now Available http://www.microsoft.com/security/sir/default.aspx Covering the first half of 2010 (January 1 – June 30), Volume 9 of the Security Intelligence Report includes intelligence on botnets and how to combat this threat, details on botnet and malware infection rates worldwide, and the latest security data and trends analysis captured…

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November 2010–Technical Rollup Mail–Internet + Sharepoint

News Biztalk Server Investec Investec Uses Customised System to Double Revenue Without Increasing Support Staff 4-page Case Study posted: 10/14/2010 Investec Bank (Channel Islands)—a specialist provider of offshore private banking services—wanted to improve its core banking technology and manage its growing intermediary business more effectively. Vega Solutions replaced the bank’s previous banking system with a…

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November 2010–Technical Rollup Mail - Manageability

News System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Cumulative Update 3 Cumulative Update 3 for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) 2007 R2 is now available. This update also includes Cumulative Update 3 for Cross-Platform Components (KB2222955). http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;2251525 Microsoft Acquires AVIcode I am excited to announce that Microsoft has acquired AVIcode, Inc, a Baltimore-based private company…

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November 2010–Technical Rollup Mail - Platforms

News Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Release Candidate Now available! (KB976932) Includes previous updates delivered over windows update as well as continuing incremental updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=c3202ce6-4056-4059-8a1b-3a9b77cdfdda http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2010/10/26/service-pack-1-release-candidate-now-available.aspx US EPA Publishes paper on Energy Savings from Energy Star-Qualified Enterprise Servers running Windows…

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November 2010–Technical Rollup Mail - SQL Server

News Announcing an updated version of PowerPivot for Excel http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2010/10/28/announcing-an-updated-version-of-powerpivot-for-excel.aspx HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF SQL SERVER!!! http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2010/10/27/help-shape-the-future-of-sql-server.aspx CIOs share insight on best practices and challenges in today’s enterprise environment http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2010/10/21/cios-share-insight-on-best-practices-and-challenges-in-today-s-enterprise-environment.aspx Other http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx Downloads SQL 2005 Partial Database Availability SQL Server 2005 features that enable appropriately designed solutions to achieve partial availability and remain online…

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