May2007May 2007

Communications:Explore New Mobile Messaging Capabilities with Exchange 2007

Mobile messaging has changed the way people work, and this change has made the security of mobile devices a greater concern. Get an overview of how Exchange Server 2007 improves the user experience and helps you manage an increasingly mobile workforce. Yee-Chen Tjie

Communications:Better Compliance with Exchange Server 2007

The need to protect corporate assets and ensure regulatory compliance imposes a significant burden on IT departments. Find out how new features in Exchange Server 2007 can help you safeguard data and maintain regulatory compliance. Alan Maddison

Identity Management:Build a Single-Step Provisioning Workflow

Looking for a Web-based provisioning system? Find out how you can use MIISWorkflow to build an automated, singlestep user provisioning system based on Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007. Aung Oo

Windows Administration:Simplify Group Policy Administration with Windows PowerShell

Windows PowerShell is set to make your job significantly easier. See how GPMC APIs written for Windows Scripting Host languages can be consumed directly from Windows PowerShell, greatly simplifying the way you manage Group Policy. Thorbjörn Sjövold

Windows Administration:A Guide to Deploying Terminal Services

There are numerous advantages to running your organization’s applications centrally, and getting started is now surprisingly easy. Here’s what you need to know in order to enable Terminal Services on Windows Server 2003 and implement Terminal Services throughout your organization. James D. Silliman


From the Editor:Security To Go
Joshua Trupin
Letters:Answers to Your Questions
Toolbox:New Products for IT Pros
Greg Steen
SQL Q&A:Best Practices Analyzer, Multi-Core Processors, and More
Edited by Nancy Michell
Utility Spotlight:Upgrade Toolkit for SharePoint Sites and Templates
Upgrading to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 can pose challenges if you use customized sites and templates. Explore a new Solution Accelerator that provides tools and guidance to help you get the job done.Luis Câmara Manoel and Peter Skjøtt Larsen
The Business of IT:Crafting a Business Plan
With today’s squeeze on IT, you need to justify most any IT purchase or investment. You’ll need a business case that includes the right information and is presented in the right way. Find out how to create a successful business case so you can get the go-ahead on your next IT project.Stephen Ibaraki
The Cable Guy:EAPHost in Windows
The Extensible Authentication Protocol, which is a framework that enables extensibility for authentication methods, has had certain limitations on previous Windows platforms. Examine how the EAPHost architecture in Windows Vista and Windows Server “Longhorn” addresses these limitations.Joseph Davies
Windows PowerShell:The WMI Connection
Windows Management Instrumentation is an incredibly useful technology for exposing system information. Find out how Windows PowerShell can make WMI infinitely easier to learn and use. Don Jones
Hey, Scripting Guy!:Flowers Blooming. Dialogs Popping. Spring Is Here.
Ever wonder how you could send values to and from a dialog box in an HTML Application (HTA)? Here’s an explanation of how to create a dialog box and then pass information back and forth between the dialog box and the main HTA.The Microsoft Scripting Guys
Exchange Queue & A:OWA Timeouts, Cmdlet Troubleshooting, and More
Learn how to manage OWA timeout rules with the Exchange Management Shell, take a close look at .pst files, explore new Exchange 2007 security groups, and more.KC Lemson and Nino Bilic
Security Watch:Network Access Protection
Rogue devices being used behind the network perimeter pose a serious security risk. Microsoft Network Access Protection provides a flexible architecture for organizations of all sizes to protect themselves from non-compliant computers brought on to the network by employees, vendors, and visitors. John Morello
The Desktop Files:Revisiting Windows Deployment Services
Get an update on Windows Deployment Services, or WDS, which will ship with Windows Server "Longhorn," and get answers to some frequently asked questions pertaining to ImageX, WDS, and Windows PE. Wes Miller
Field Notes:Staying Sharp
As your career advances and your responsibilities change, you may suddenly discover one day that you’re not actually administering a system or managing an infrastructure. Just don’t forget to spend hands-on time with the latest technologies, as this is the best way to keep at the top of your game. Joshua Hoffman
Windows Confidential:Determining What Is Frequently Used
How does Windows determine the list of frequently used programs that appears on the Start menu? The concept started with a simple premise that soon required a lot of fine tuning. Here’s an inside look at the logic behind the design of this feature. Raymond Chen