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…


November 2010–Technical Rollup Mail – SQL Server

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 Partial Database Availability SQL Server 2005 features that enable appropriately designed solutions to achieve partial availability and remain online…

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November 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 Infrastructure Planning and Design The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the…


November 2009 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL Server

News Forrester Research SQL Server 2008 Ups Pressure On Competitors; Microsoft Boosts Manageability, BI, Performance, Productivity, and Security For the majority of mission-critical applications today, SQL Server 2008 already has the strongest combination of price/performance, manageability, security, and DBA productivity. The latest version of SQL Server from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 offers hundreds of new…


November 2009 – Technical Rollup Mail – Security

News Securing the Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure http://co1piltwb.partners.extranet.microsoft.com/mcoeredir/mcoeredirect.aspx?linkId=12679063&s1=68628015-2ccc-cbc7-31b9-0e76c3415474 By building on the same security principles used to manage risks to Microsoft software development and operating environments, the Online Services Security and Compliance (OSSC) team at Microsoft has created an online Information Security Program—one that results in continuous improvements to security for the Microsoft cloud computing environment….


November 2009 – Technical Rollup Mail – Platforms

News 9 to 13 November 2009, Berlin: Tech.Ed Europe Register today…you can’t afford to miss out – PLUS you will also get many giveaways including Windows 7 32-bit Ultimate edition, TechNet Plus Subscription and much more… http://www.microsoft.com/europe/teched/   Download Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 provides a common console with the…


November 2009 – Technical Rollup Mail – Manageability

News Steve Rachui’s Manageability blog – ConfigMgr/OpsMgr http://blogs.msdn.com/steverac/     System Center WebLog by Russ Slaten http://blogs.msdn.com/rslaten/     Configuration Manager & SMS ConfigMgr 2007 SP2 is available for download Service Pack 2 for Configuration Manager 2007 delivers new platform support for Windows 7 client, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server…


November 2009 – Technical Rollup Mail – Internet

News Biztalk Server Associated Press – News Cooperative Creates Touch-Friendly Mobile News Service for Windows Phones http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000005570   Molina Healthcare – Health Plan Supports Growth, Controls Costs, and Reduces Complexities with Licensing Plan http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000005577   Loomis Armored US – Cash Handling Firm Uses Mobile Applications to Deliver Data to Customers and Their Banks http://www.microsoft.com/casestudies/Case_Study_Detail.aspx?casestudyid=4000005549  …


November 2008 – Technical Rollup Mail – Security

 NEWS   Download the Urgent Security Update for Windows http://www.microsoft.com/protect/computer/updates/bulletins/200810_oob.mspx Microsoft released an out-of-band security update on October 23 for all currently supported versions of Microsoft Windows. Download and install the update from Microsoft Update today.   Restore Infected PCs with the Malware Removal Starter Kit! https://partner.microsoft.com/40011132?campaign_type=ms_com_webpage&campaign=securityhomepage&landing_page=SolutionAcc_securitysuite_MSPP You’ll get free, tested guidance and tools to…

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November 2008 – Technical Rollup Mail – Unified Communications

  News You Had Me At EHLO… http://msexchangeteam.com/default.aspx   Microsoft Office Outlook Team Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/outlook/default.aspx   Office Communications Server Team Blog http://communicationsserverteam.com/   Downloads IT Compliance Management Guide The IT Compliance Management Guide is intended for IT managers and IT professionals who must plan for and address the governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) requirements of…

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