November – Technical Rollup Mail – Security

News   Security  Intelligence Report v11 Now Available http://www.microsoft.com/security/sir/default.aspx    Explore this collection of data from Internet services and over 600  million computers worldwide for the latest information and trends on today’s  threat landscape. Volume 11 of the SIR offers an analysis of the global  impact of exploits, vulnerabilities, and malware; detailed telemetry by  country/region;…


November – Technical Rollup Mail – Internet

News   SharePoint Technologies NetHope uses SharePoint to help 33 Leading HumanitarianOrganizations share best practices. When natural disasters occur, the ability to coordinaterelief efficiently and effectively is critical. Responders are faced with achallenging environment that includes increasing complexity of inter-agencycoordination, damaged and limited communications infrastructure, outdated orpaper-based mapping/topography information, and difficulty in disseminatinginformation quickly (both…


November – Technical Rollup Mail – Manageability

News System Center Configuration Manager 2012 ReleaseCandidate ships Consumerization is a growingchallenge for IT organizations. The boundaries between work and life haveblurred, and people expect consistent access to corporate services fromwherever they are, on any device they’re using—desktops, laptops, smart phones andslates. Configuration Manager helps you toempower people to use the devices and applications they…


November – Technical Rollup Mail – Platforms

News   Kinect for Windows SDK v1.0 Beta 2 The Kinect for Windows SDK includes APIs, sample code, anddrivers. Developers can create rich experiences by using Kinect sensortechnology on computers running Windows 7 or Windows 8 Developer Preview. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27876   Microsoft Reimagines Windows, Presents Windows 8Developer Preview http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2011/sep11/09-13FutureofComputingPR.mspx   BUILD Conference Highlights http://www.buildwindows.com/   Download…

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November – Technical Rollup Mail – Unified Communications

News Microsoft has released Update Rollup 6 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1). http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2608646     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   http://msexchangeteam.com/default.aspx    …


November – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News   Follow up to the SQL Server Fireside Chats after the 24Hours of PASS Sessions http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/10/27/follow-up-to-the-sql-server-fireside-chats-after-the-24-hours-of-pass-sessions.aspx   A closer look at the HADR capabilities of the HPEnterprise Database Consolidation Appliance http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/10/25/a-closer-look-at-the-hadr-capabilities-of-the-hp-enterprise-database-consolidation-appliance.aspx   Dell Parallel Data Warehouse Appliance Announced @PASSSummit! http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/10/21/dell-parallel-data-warehouse-appliance-release.aspx   Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP3 Now Available http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/10/06/sql-server-2008-sp3-is-now-available.aspx     Other http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx  …


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…


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…


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…


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…