TechNet Magazine: September 2011

hh413267(v=msdn.10).md Editor's Note: Get to the Point

By Lafe Low

Collaboration is essential to business, and collaboration across geographic boundaries and time zones can only happen with something like SharePoint.

If you and your organization aren’t using Microsoft SharePoint as a collaboration platform yet, you probably will be soon. The business world continues getting smaller, and collaboration as a business activity is gaining in importance. It’s no longer just a good idea—it’s becoming essential. Read more…



The Business of IT: The Third C
By Romi Mahajan

There are two powerful trends at work in the world of IT, both of which begin with “C.” Yet there’s also another trend that hasn’t been getting enough attention.

Geek of All Trades: The Curiosity that Killed the App
By Greg Shields

There are plenty of free tools out there that help you control your infrastructure, so why aren’t you using them?

Windows PowerShell: The Advanced Function Lifecycle
By Don Jones

The advanced functions of Windows PowerShell—called Script cmdlets—can be somewhat confusing, but here’s a way to direct their setup and cleanup functions.

IT Toolbox: New Products for IT Professionals
By Greg Steen

Asset management and monitoring is the name of the game with this month’s tools. You can use these to inventory your network and monitor your connections and servers.

Windows Confidential: No Limits … Sort Of
By Raymond Chen

What’s the maximum number of files an Explorer directory can handle? There’s no hard limit—it’s just a matter of patience.

Utility Spotlight: Customize Your Browser, Part 2
By Lance Whitney

You can customize Internet Explorer 9 just about any way you like with the Internet Explorer Administration Kit.

SQL Q&A: The Lore of Logs
By Paul S. Randal

Transaction logs are an essential component of any instance of SQL Server. Properly and efficiently managing them is equally essential.