TechNet Magazine: December 2010

gg475856(v=msdn.10).md Editor's Note: What a Year It has Been

By Lafe Low

As one year winds to a close and we gear up for the New Year, it’s almost an annual ritual to review the past while planning for the future. The economic ups and downs have continued to batter the economy and the job market. That forces you to demonstrate greater business value from your IT initiatives—often while dealing with budget cuts and staff reductions. That’s a tall order, and we salute your efforts. Read more…



Exchange Queue & A: Migrations and Transitions
By Henrik Walther

There seem to be a lot of companies still using Exchange 2003, which can be quite cost-effective, but you may run into certain compatibility issues.

Windows Confidential: The Tumultuous History of ‘Up One Level’
By Raymond Chen

Doing something as simple as returning to an earlier folder, directory or path can be a bit more confusing than you may imagine.

Toolbox: New Products for IT Professionals
By Greg Steen

The tools in this month’s toolbox help you categorize, organize and archive e-mail from a variety of sources, and import PST files into Exchange 2010.

Geek of All Trades: Stop Wasting Power and Save $50 Per Computer Per Year
By Greg Shields

Having the computers under your sleep-schedule control saves you money and can help conserve power—but it’s a delicate balancing act.

Utility Spotlight: A Look at Windows Live Essentials 2011
By Lance Whitney

Windows Live Essentials includes a suite of applications for image editing and sharing, video editing and instant messaging.

Windows PowerShell: Troubleshooting Packs
By Don Jones

The new Troubleshooting Packs in Windows 7 help walk you through some of the most common problems you’re likely to encounter.