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IIS:Going Live with IIS 7.0

The release of Internet Information Services 7.0 sets new standards, offers fundamental improvements, and brings new capabilities for consolidating Web environments. Explore the most important enhancements and get an in-depth guide to testing, staging, and migrating your Web apps to IIS 7.0. Fergus Strachan

Communications and Collaboration:Planning Your Migration to Unified Messaging

Moving from a legacy voicemail system to a unified messaging platform can be done fairly easily and with little disruption to your end users—as long as you have a solid plan in place. Here’s what you need to know to plan your migration, test your new systems, and implement unified messaging in your organization. Jeff Goodwin

Communications and Collaboration:How Voice Powers OCS 2007

Microsoft Office Communication Server brings important changes to enterprise telephony. Examine how voice calls are made layer by layer, learn how calls can be routed to various endpoints, and explore the importance of conversations in OCS communications. Rajesh Ramanathan

Communications and Collaboration:Create Powerful Connections with Groove and SharePoint

Microsoft Office Groove and SharePoint Server both provide powerful collaboration capabilities. Compare how they differ from and complement one another, and find out how you can integrate Groove and SharePoint to provide an easy and flexible collaboration solution that will support users at different locations. Alan Maddison

Windows Administration:Introducing Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering

Users have complained for years that clustering in Windows Server is too complicated. With the release of Windows Server 2008, clustering received a complete facelift. Explore some of the most significant advancements found in the new Failover Clustering, and see how this new implementation makes clusters much easier to set up and maintain. Chuck Timon



From the Editor:Print is Dead
Joshua Hoffman
Letters:Readers Speak Out
Toolbox:New Products for IT Pros
Greg Steen
Sustainable Computing:Is It Time to Turn Off Your Servers?
When you're not using your PC, you shut it down. So why not do the same with your servers? Dave Ohara explores the strategy of powering down idle servers for significant reductions in power consumption.Dave Ohara
Exchange Queue & A:Load Balancing, Edge Transport, and More
Have questions about Exchange? In this installment, we answer questions about using Exchange with SharePoint, working with standby continuous replication, installing Exchange 2007 Mailbox servers on Windows Server 2008, and more.Henrik Walther
Utility Spotlight:Microsoft SharedView
Looking for a way to quickly collaborate with someone located in another city? Take a look at out how Microsoft SharedView, a free utility, lets you easily share documents and screens with members of a small group, even across physical boundaries.Greg Steen
Inside SharePoint:Integrating Office Applications
Find out how Microsoft Office applications integrate and communicate with SharePoint, and explore ways you can integrate non-Microsoft applications with SharePoint using the same principles.Pav Cherny
Windows PowerShell:The Drop Box
Don Jones discusses filtering functions, the pipeline, custom objects, and how ping-pong balls hold the secret to understanding Windows PowerShell.Don Jones
Hey, Scripting Guy!:The Adrenaline Rush
The Scripting Guys discuss adrenaline-filled scripting and show you how the new boot configuration data store in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 can be accessed using scripts.The Microsoft Scripting Guys
The Desktop Files:Network-Booting Windows
Explore the history of Remote Installation Services (RIS) and other PXE-related technologies used at Microsoft.Wes Miller
Security Watch:Passwords and Credit Cards, Part 1
The first installment in a three part series looking at how common security-related advice and common practices are outdated and actually hinder security efforts.Jesper M. Johansson
Field Notes:Ensure Election Accuracy
Examine vulnerabilities in today's U.S. election system and see how cryptography can be used to create fully verifiable election results.Josh Benaloh
Windows Confidential:History Taking Up Space
Microsoft Bob is a lot more prevalent than you might think. Raymond Chen explains how Microsoft Bob made its way into millions of homes.Raymond Chen