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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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August 2009- Technical Rollup Mail - Platforms

News Windows Server Windows Server 2008 R2 Reaches the RTM Milestone! The acronym stands for Release to Manufacturing, and it means this latest release of Windows Server 2008 R2 is now blessed by engineering as ready for the manufacturing process. We’re talking final code. Sun shining, birds singing, children dancing in the streets. http://blogs.technet.com/windowsserver/archive/2009/07/22/windows-server-2008-r2-rtm.aspx Windows…

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August 2009 – Technical Rollup Mail - SQL

News Microsoft hires noted database researcher to help scale SQL Server DeWitt to head research lab at UW-Madison, hopes to see results make their way into products. Test Center review: Deep dive into SQL Server 2008 Microsoft unveils a road map for SQL Server "Kilimanjaro," which will contain new BI capabilities. One-to-Many Have Microsoft’s new…

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August 2009 – Technical Rollup Mail – Unified Communications

News Exchange You Had Me At EHLO… http://msexchangeteam.com/default.aspx Microsoft UK UC Blog http://blogs.technet.com/msukucc Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting Office Communications Server Team Blog http://communicationsserverteam.com Outlook Microsoft Office Outlook Team Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/default.aspx Documents Exchange Exchange Server 2010 Beta and Outlook Standards Documentation The Exchange Server and Outlook Standards Documents describe Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Beta and…

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August 2009 – technical Rollup Mail - Security

News Introducing the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit for PC Security http://co1piltwb.partners.extranet.microsoft.com/mcoeredir/mcoeredirect.aspx?linkId=12228993&s1=68628015-2ccc-cbc7-31b9-0e76c3415474 The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit is a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can securely assess IT environments for various platform migrations and virtualization without the use of any software agents. When you use the MAP Toolkit to assess the…

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