December2009December 2009

Editor Notes: The Times Are a Changin'

While TechNet Magazine will no longer be offered in print form, we’re excited about the opportunities that an online publication can provide. New TechNet Magazine Editor in Chief Jeff James provides an overview of some early changes and discusses some new ways to reach the TechNet Magazine staff.
by Jeff James

Exchange 2010: A Closer Look

Microsoft’s latest Exchange features enable new levels of reliability, better performance, simplified administration, improved protection of communications, and greater business mobility for users. Read this article for the lowdown on what’s so great in Exchange 2010.
by Henrik Walther

Exchange 2010: Ensuring High Availability In Microsoft Exchange 2010

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 incorporates a number of new high availability features that system administrators will find useful, including a new database availability groups (DAG) feature.
by William R. Stanek

ee835709(v=msdn.10).md Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: BranchCache and DirectAccess - Improving the Branch Office Experience

Arguably the crown jewels of the Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 releases, get the inside skinny on the benefits and drawbacks of BrancheCache and DirectAccess. Also included: a guide to implementing these new features.
by Gary Olsen


Tip of the day


Featured Windows 7 Articles:

Windows 7: Integrating Windows 7 and Windows 2008R2
by Alan Maddison

Windows 7: Migrate Already! Why You Should Migrate to Windows7 If You're Still Waffling
by Don Jones

Windows 7: The Good Computing Seal ofApproval: Windows 7 Certification
by Joshua Hoffman

Windows 7: 8 Common Issues in Windows 7 Migrations
by Don Jones

Windows 7: 9 Things You Should Know About Windows 7
by William Stanek

Windows 7: We All Just Get Along? Running Windows7in Mixed Environments
by William Stanek

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Toolbox: New Products For IT Professionals

Greg Steen discusses how to wipe disks clean with Eraser, streamline backups with SQL Backup Pro and map out projects and ideas with MindManager.
by Greg Steen

Windows PowerShell: The Case for Regular Expressions

The case for regular expressions working with regular expressions can provide great value, but can be like solving a puzzle. Read this article for an example of a real-life, practical application of regular expressions and discover a trick for using them.
by Don Jones

Geek of All Trades: A Case for a Layered Approach to DeployingWindows Desktops

A monolithic approach to deployment just isn’t practical anymore. What’s needed is a layered approach that lets you easily deploy your Windows desktops; one with a single Windows image as its core.
by Greg Shields

ee851567(v=msdn.10).mdWindows Confidential: Junction Dysfunction

Microsoft created junctions to provide compatibility with applications that hard-coded paths to various well-known file-system locations, but junctions don’t work as you might expect. Raymond Chen explains why.
by Raymond Chen

ee835719(v=msdn.10).mdUtility Spotlight: Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.1

Keeping track of all the security settings and updates on the PCs in your organization can be a full-time job, but the free Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer helps you evaluate your security state to make sure your systems are properly secure.
by Lance Whitney