TechNet Magazine: March 2013

jj992581(v=msdn.10).md Editor’s Note: Keep talking

By Lafe Low

Talk is no longer cheap. In fact, it’s of immeasurable value. Talking, sharing, generating ideas, and communicating—that’s what drives collaboration, innovation and productivity. Communication is the key to success, and with unified communications and collaboration platforms, it just keeps getting easier and more efficient.

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Utility Spotlight:
Keep Internet Explorer 10 at bay

By Lance Whitney

With the Internet Explorer 10 Blocker Toolkit, you can keep Internet Explorer 10 from appearing in the list of important updates for Windows 7.

Windows Confidential:
Feature-colored glasses

By Raymond Chen

If you can’t explain your feature without using buzzwords, then don’t expect anybody to understand you.

New products for IT professionals

By Greg Steen

This month’s tools are all about monitoring, whether monitoring the uptime of your Web site or monitoring enterprise-wide systems and applications.

Windows PowerShell:
Looks a lot like a workflow

By Don Jones

Each month this year, Don Jones will present an installment in a 12-part tutorial on Windows PowerShell Workflow. We encourage you to read through the series in order, beginning with the January 2013 column.

Undo the damage

By Paul S. Randal

Take a look inside query plan selection, excessively slow backups and the process of repairing a replication database.

Geek of All Trades:
Fault-tolerant Hyper-V storage

By Greg Shields

You can actually use the Windows Server 2012 Scale-Out File Server and Server Message Block to create a level of fault-tolerant storage.