TechNet Magazine: November 2011

hh551145(v=msdn.10).md Editor’s Note: Lucky No. 7

By Lafe Low

If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Well “fixing” your backbone Windows OS by upgrading or migrating to Windows 7 can be of greater benefit than any previous upgrade path. Windows 7 is more stable, secure and full-featured than its predecessors. So why aren’t you running Windows 7 as your primary OS?
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SQL Q&A: Defrags and Disasters
By Paul S. Randal

Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper can clean up your system after a virus infection and help you get back into Windows.

Windows Confidential:
Jump Once, Jump Twice

By Raymond Chen

The new Jump Lists feature in Windows 7 lets you jump to recent or favorite items, but jump carefully.

Utility Spotlight: Windows 7 Installation Simplified
By Lance Whitney

Installing an OS such as Windows 7 from scratch can always be a bit of a chore. This free utility helps streamline the process.

Windows PowerShell:
Scripting Crash Course

By Don Jones

This extended Windows PowerShell column will jump-start your knowledge of this powerful technology.

Toolbox: New Products
for IT Professionals

By Greg Steen

The tools in this month's toolbox help tie together additional systems to give you extra screen real estate and an alternate backup solution.

Geek of All Trades:
Expand Beyond One

By Greg Shields

You can add a second RD Session Host server following these five relatively simple steps.