March 2010

Editor's Note: TechNet Magazine Readers Speak, We Listen

We asked TechNet Magazine readers for their input, and you delivered in spades. Read on to find out what new services we're providing based on reader feedback.
by Jeff James

Virtualization: Shimming Applications for App-V4.6

Chris Jackson explains how to make your applications compatible with Windows 7 in a virtualized environment using Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V).
by Chris Jackson

Microsoft Forefront: Using Microsoft Forefront TMG 2010 as a Secure Web Gateway

A detailed look at how to use TMG 2010 to enable safe Internet access and to enhance the end-user experience.
by Yuri Diogenes, Jim Harrison, and Mohit Saxena

ff472471(v=msdn.10).mdExchange Server: Exchange Provisioning using ILM 2007 and FIM 2010

Leveraging of identity management tools such as ILM 2007 and Forefront Identity Manager 2010 (FIM 2010) can eliminate the error-prone manual tasks involved in creating accounts and mailboxes in AD and Exchange.
by Rob Ward, Aung Oo and Henna Kermani

Tip of the day


ff458351(v=msdn.10).mdToolbox: New Products for IT Professionals

Greg Steen examines a trio of useful products this month, including Alloy Navigator Express, CleanAfterMe, and
by Greg Steen

ff458339(v=msdn.10).mdWindows Confidential: A Look at the Evolution of Shut Down on the Start Menu

Raymond discusses the origins and history of the Windows Start Menu, from Windows 95 to Windows 7.
by Raymond Chen

ff458353(v=msdn.10).mdWindows PowerShell: WTFM: Writing the Fabulous Manual

As you work with Windows PowerShell and start creating scripts and functions for others to use, are you making sure there's actually a set of instructions for them to read?
by Don Jones

ff472473(v=msdn.10).mdUtility Spotlight: Microsoft Live Mesh

Microsoft provides several free and effective tools for you to store and synchronize your files and documents via the Internet, including Microsoft Live Mesh.
by Lance Whitney

ff458345(v=msdn.10).mdSQL Q&A: Distributed Transactions, Performance Counters, and SQL Backups

Paul S. Randal answers a host of reader questions this month, including a discussion of distributed transactions, performance counters, and SQL backup and restore advice.
by Paul S. Randal

ff458349(v=msdn.10).mdGeek of All Trades: Add Hyper-V to RDS for Inexpensive Virtual Desktops

Adding virtual desktops to your other mechanisms for connecting users to applications and data can be a very smart solution for your small business.
by Greg Shields