September 2010 – Technical Rollup Mail – Security

News Microsoft Security Response Center Progress Report http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9954af26-046b-48e9-bb40-b3612665fb51&displaylang=en Get the latest information from the Microsoft Security Response Centre on the progress of three initiatives that share information to foster deeper industry collaboration, increase community-based defences, and better protect customers. Join the Security Compliance Manager Beta 2 Program https://connect.microsoft.com/site715 Preview this new security baseline, and gain…


September 2010 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL Server

News Microsoft announces SQL Server Migration Assistant for MySQL http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2010/08/12/microsoft-announces-sql-server-migration-assistant-for-mysql.aspx Migrate from MySQL to SQL Azure or SQL Server with ease! Microsoft Services Launches New Offerings for Mission Critical Customers http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2010/08/10/microsoft-services-launches-new-offerings-for-mission-critical-customers.aspx Customers running mission critical solutions have asked Microsoft to provide higher levels of service and support for their environments, given the potential negative impact…


September 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 Office Communicator Team Blog http://communicatorteam.com Outlook http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/default.aspx Other Next Hop Technical Resources – Office Communications Server | TechNet http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ocs/ee465814.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/themasterblog Documents Antigen & Forefront Microsoft Antigen SP2…


August 2010 – Technical Rollup Mail – Platforms

News Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta IT professionals can now download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta through the TechNet Evaluation Center. This combined service pack includes changes to both Windows platforms. The beta release is not available to home users. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ff183870.aspx Download System…


August 2010 – Technical Rollup Mail – Security

News Introducing Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9739347 Forefront Endpoint Protection (FEP) 2010 Beta is now available for download. FEP, the next generation release of Forefront Client Security, will simplify and improve endpoint protection while greatly reducing infrastructure costs. It builds on System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, enabling you to use the existing client management…


August 2010 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL Server

News SQL 2008 R2 Leading Research Firm Gartner, Inc. Publishes Two Important Notes on Microsoft PowerPivot http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2010/07/27/leading-research-firm-gartner-inc-publishes-two-important-notes-on-microsoft-powerpivot.aspx If you haven’t already tried out PowerPivot, or if you need a little help educating your IT department on SQL Server 2008 R2, Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010, check out these two reports from leading research firm, Gartner,…


August 2010 – Technology Rollup Mail – Unified Communications

News Antigen & Forefront http://blogs.technet.com/forefront http://blogs.technet.com/fssnerds Exchange http://msexchangeteam.com/default.aspx http://msexchangeteam.com/default.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/msukucc Hosted Messaging Collaboration Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting http://communicationsserverteam.com/ http://communicationsserverteam.com Office Communicator Team Blog http://communicatorteam.com Outlook http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/default.aspx Other Next Hop Technical Resources – Office Communications Server | TechNet http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ocs/ee465814.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/themasterblog Documents Antigen & Forefront Microsoft Antigen SP2 Documentation Microsoft Antigen SP2 Documentation http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=7d00160e-4d15-4459-98a3-89f393ac008e Exchange Infrastructure…


August 2010 – Technology Rollup Mail – Manageability

News Management Pack Authoring Guide Complete! The final section of the Operations Manager Management Pack Authoring Guide just went live! http://blogs.technet.com/b/mpauthor/archive/2010/07/14/management-pack-authoring-guide-complete.aspx Configuration Manager & SMS Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog – ConfigMgr/OpsMgr http://blogs.msdn.com/steverac/ System Center WebLog by Russ Slaten http://blogs.msdn.com/rslaten/ The Configuration Manager Support Team Blog http://blogs.technet.com/configurationmgr/ The Deployment Guys http://blogs.technet.com/deploymentguys System Center Configuration Manager Solutions…


August 2010 – Technical Rollup Mail – Internet

News Biztalk Server HCL Technologies – IT Company Speeds Time-to-Market, Designs Applications up to 40 Percent Faster http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Microsoft-.NET-Framework-3.5/HCL-Technologies/IT-Company-Speeds-Time-to-Market-Designs-Applications-up-to-40-Percent-Faster/4000007768 GCommerce – Service Provider Transforms Special-Order Process with Cloud-Based Inventory Solution http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Windows-Azure/GCommerce/Service-Provider-Transforms-Special-Order-Process-with-Cloud-Based-Inventory-Solution/4000007733 Peet’s Coffee & Tea – Premium Specialty Coffee Roaster and Distributor Manages Growth with Outstanding Quality http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Microsoft-Dynamics-AX/Peet-s-Coffee-Tea/Premium-Specialty-Coffee-Roaster-and-Distributor-Manages-Growth-with-Outstanding-Quality/4000007910 spectrum|K – IT Firm Helps Health Insurers Adapt…


July 2010 – Technical Rollup Mail – SharePoint + Internet

News BizTalk Server Biscay County Authority – Biscay Government Enhances Quality of Life for Citizens Through Innovative Leadership http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000007634 Leicester City Council – Council Streamlines Financial Operations with Scalable, Integrated Environment http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000007599 Epicor Software Corporation – Epicor Creates Compelling Portal Solution Using Products in ISV Royalty Program http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000007472 Hungarian National Police Department – Police Agency…