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Microsoft Security Compliance Manager

How to manage your infrastructure and verify compliance. Microsoft SCM offers security baselines to help you manage configuration drift, address compliance requirements, and reduce security threats. Security baselines include: a detailed view of security vulnerabilities related to certain servers, applications, operating systems, and/or browser settings; details on the potential impact of configur...

New Security Tools and updates

Introducing EMET v4 Beta The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) is a free utility that helps prevent memory corruption vulnerabilities in software from being successfully exploited for code execution. Improvements in v4 are designed to enable EMET to be an effective mitigation layer for a wider variety of potential software exploit scenarios, to provide stronger protections against s...

Start leveraging Windows Azure Virtual Network in the cloud, with free training

Windows Azure Virtual Network in the cloud, start leveraging it with these free learning resources. Want to learn more about Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks? COMPLETE the FREE online training on Windows Azure COMPLETE Getting Started with Servers in the Cloud COMPLETE additional lab scenarios with Step-by-Step Guides Want to learn more about Windows Server 2012? Become our next...

Start leveraging Windows Azure Virtual Network in the cloud, with free training…

Windows Azure Virtual Network in the cloud, start leveraging it with these free learning resources. Want to learn more about Windows Azure Virtual Machines and Virtual Networks? COMPLETE the FREE online training on Windows Azure COMPLETE Getting Started with Servers in the Cloud COMPLETE additional lab scenarios with Step-by-Step Guides Want to learn more about Windows Server 2012? Become our n...

365 Days Remaining Until XP End Of Support. The Countdown Begins

Here is a link to an article about the end of life for Windows XP 1 year and counting. I have blog about this before  and  I have explains some tools you can use including downloading and using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). Here an article by Steven Rose that explain this in detail, what end of life means. Click Here Technorati Tags: 365 Days Remaining Until XP End Of Suppo...

Certified Career Day, Certified Career Day, March 12, 2013—Registration is open!March 12, 2013—Registration is open!

The transition to the cloud presents every business and individual with new possibilities and challenges. As the cloud continues to transform IT, the need for qualified IT professionals has never been more urgent, and certification has never been more valuable. Microsoft has a strategy to help IT professionals accelerate their career path, narrow the existing skills gap, and prepare them for new...

Get Microsoft Exam 417 for free!

Get a Voucher for 417 for free along with free training and free second chances to pass the exams. I found this on the web and wanted to share this with you. Laid out below are the sets of exams necessary to upgrade your MCSA: Windows Server 2008 to either a MCSE: Server Infrastructure, MCSE: Desktop Infrastructure, or MCSE: Private Cloud certifications. These sets of exams give you exam 417 free,...

Network tracing (packet sniffing) built-in to Windows 7,8, Server 2008r2 and Server 2012

I was hunting for some information and came across this post on a blog on TechNet, by YongRhee at Microsoft. I am copying his post here because it such a great idea to share. Applies to: Windows Server 2012 Windows 8 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows 7 In Windows Server’s, if you wanted to capture network packets (for those coming from a Unix background, Packet sniffer or protocol analyzer, or TCPDum...

Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

You can download at PDF version of this book. Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 includes 10 chapters: PART I DATABASE ADMINISTRATION (by Ross Mistry) 1. SQL Server 2012 Editions and Engine Enhancements 2. High-Availability and Disaster-Recovery Enhancements 3. Performance and Scalability 4. Security Enhancements 5. Programmability and Beyond-Relational Enhancements PART II BUSINESS INTELLIGENC...

Get Microsoft Exam 417 for free !

Get a Voucher for 417 for free along with free training and free second chances to pass the exams. I found this on the web and wanted to share this with you. Laid out below are the sets of exams necessary to upgrade your MCSA: Windows Server 2008 to e...

Network tracing (packet sniffing) built-in to Windows 7,8, Server 2008r2 and Server 2012

I was hunting for some information and came across this post on a blog on TechNet, by YongRhee at Microsoft. I am copying his post here because it such a great idea to share. Applies to: Windows Server 2012 Windows 8 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows 7 In Windows Server’s, if you wanted to capture network packets (for those coming from a Unix background, Packet sniffer or protocol analyze...

Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

You can download at PDF version of this book. Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 includes 10 chapters: PART I DATABASE ADMINISTRATION (by Ross Mistry) 1. SQL Server 2012 Editions and Engine Enhancements 2. High-Availability and Disaster-Recovery Enhancements 3. Performance and Scalability 4. Security Enhancements 5. Programmability and Beyond-Relational Enhancements PAR...