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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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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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 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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