September – Technical Rollup Mail – Platforms

News Windows Server 2012 released to manufacturing http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/archive/2012/08/01/windows-server-2012-released-to-manufacturing.aspx Windows Virtualization Team Blog http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization The World Simplified is a Virtual World http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld The App-V Product Team Blog http://blogs.technet.com/appv The Official MDOP Blog http://blogs.technet.com/mdop Ask the Directory Services Team http://blogs.technet.com/askds Ask the Performance Team http://blogs.technet.com/askperf Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team http://blogs.technet.com/networking Ask the Core Team http://blogs.technet.com/askcore Ntdebugging Blog…


September – Technical Rollup Mail – Security

News Motivations, Risks and Rewards of the BYOD Trend Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies can easily backfire on businesses, unless closely monitored to maintain benefits for employees and the company. In this three-part blog series, TwC Director Jeff Jones takes a close look at the BYOD trend, the forces that are driving it, and…


September – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News TPC-E – Raising the Bar in OLTP Performance http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2012/08/28/tpc-e-raising-the-bar-in-oltp-performance.aspx Final “Be The Next Microsoft Employee” Episode Recap http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2012/08/23/final-be-the-next-microsoft-employee-episode-recap.aspx Denny Cherry Guest Post: Get Ready for PASS Summit 2012 http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2012/08/21/denny-cherry-guest-post-get-ready-for-pass-summit-2012.aspx Save 50% on New & Top SQL Server Ebooks http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2012/08/17/save-50-on-new-amp-top-sql-server-ebooks.aspx Premier OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT http://www.opsvault.com Microsoft Premier Support UK – Site Home…


July – Technical Rollup Mail – Internet

News SharePoint Technologies Are you still using WSS 3.0 or MOSS 2007? If the answer to the question above is "Yes" – be aware that mainstream support for this product will end at October 9th, 2012 (see on the official support lifecycle page) but extended support will be provided until October 10th, 2017. This means…


July – Technical Rollup Mail – System Center

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/ General Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog – ConfigMgr/OpsMgr – Site Home – MSDN Blogs http://blogs.msdn.com/b/steverac/ System Center WebLog by Russ Slaten – Site Home – MSDN Blogs http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rslaten/ The Manageability Guys – Site Home – TechNet…


July – 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 http://blogs.technet.com/forefront http://blogs.technet.com/fssnerds Exchange Exchange Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/ MCS UK Unified Communications Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/msukucc Microsoft Online Services Team Blog – Site…


July – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News Partner Blog Feature: Why Epicor thinks Microsoft SQL Server 2012 makes Business Intelligence Personal http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2012/06/29/partner-blog-feature-why-epicor-thinks-microsoft-sql-server-2012-makes-business-intelligence-personal.aspx The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes of Creating “Rapid Data Exploration & Visualization” http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2012/06/28/the-fantastic-12-of-2012-behind-the-scenes-of-creating-rapid-data-exploration-amp-visualization.aspx The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes of Creating Optimized Productivity http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2012/06/21/the-fantastic-12-of-2012-behind-the-scenes-of-creating-optimized-productivity.aspx The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes of Creating…


July – Technical Rollup Mail – Security

News Harmonizing Cloud Security Requirements to Enable Cloud Adoption http://blogs.technet.com/b/privacyimperative/archive/2012/06/22/harmonizing-cloud-security-requirements-to-enable-cloud-adoption.aspx Learn about the approach Microsoft is taking to manage its compliance program and control framework to meet the complex and changing requirements associated with operating online and cloud services. How Microsoft Uses the Security, Trust & Assurance Registry to Provide Greater Transparency http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30157 Explore the…


July – Technical Rollup Mail – Platforms

News Windows 8 Release Preview Product Guide for Business Download a detailed guide to the new and improved features in Windows 8 including AppLocker, BitLocker, Windows To Go, and Client Hyper-V http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=28970 TechEd Europe 2012 Enjoy on-demand sessions from TechEd Europe 2012 https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/Europe/2012 Blogs: Windows Server Blog http://blogs.technet.com/b/windowsserver/ Windows 8 Blog | Building Windows 8…


June – Technical Rollup Mail – Platforms

News Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows 8 Release Preview http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2012/May12/05-31Windows8RPPR.aspx Download Windows 8 Release Preview This is our final pre-release, and includes Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, new Windows 8 apps for connecting to Hotmail, SkyDrive, and Messenger and hundreds of new and updated apps for Windows Store. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/windows-8/release-preview Microsoft Announces Availability of Windows Server…