Windows Week in Review - A SearchWinIT.com podcast

Windows Week in Review:

 

A SearchWinIT.com podcast


A weekly podcast covering Microsoft Windows news and events. Includes analysis on Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Exchange, as well as the latest security and patch updates, systems management issues and more.

Microsoft to release new Service Manager and issues fixes for Patch Tuesday

This week Microsoft revealed more details about its upcoming System Center Service Manager, the company’s long-awaited service desk product. Hear when the newly designed beta is scheduled to be released and get info on October’s fixes and which applications were affected.

Highlights:

  • (0:26) Service Manager info
  • (1:57) Patch Tuesday details…
  • (4:04) Microsoft launches Windows Essential Business Server
  • (5:35) Info on upcoming WSUS 3.0 SP2
  • Other recent news and tips:

  • Citrix rolls out next NetScaler
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    Getting your Microsoft SharePoint deployment up and running

    So you have SharePoint deployed in your enterprise — now what? This tipcast offers some pointers on what the best deployment strategy for your SharePoint installation is, and reviews the biggest pitfalls to avoid when getting SharePoint up and running.

    Other Microsoft SharePoint Resources:

  • Does your SQL Server database improve SharePoint performance?
  • Rookie mistakes to avoid during the SharePoint implementation process
  • Creating a SharePoint governance document
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    Microsoft hosts TechEd 2008 Europe, separately releases emergency bulletin fix

    TechEd 2008 Europe was held in Barcelona this week, at which Microsoft announced a Terminal Services tweak and offered more info on Windows 7 and its AD Services Connector tool. Hear what IT pros and experts are saying about these new releases and other products Microsoft has in the works. Plus find out why Microsoft issued an emergency fix for RPC.

    Highlights:

  • (0:30) Microsoft retools Terminal Services
  • (2:26) and offers more info on Windows 7…
  • (4:06) Info on Services Connector tool
  • (5:47) Two revisions for ILM and IAG 2007 coming soon
  • (7:02) Microsoft releases new version of MAP
  • (7:59) Microsoft sees OS flaws drop, application breaches rise
  • (9:56) Microsoft issues emergency fix for RPC flaw
  • Other recent news and tips:

  • Microsoft to patch critical Windows flaw
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    Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Azure take center stage at PDC 2008

    Microsoft held its Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles this week, and kept attendees at the edge of their seats with talk of Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and its new Azure Services Platform. Hear what features will be included in the new OSes and what experts are saying about the company’s cloud computing platform. Also, learn when new the service pack betas for Vista and Windows 2008 are expected to arrive.

    Highlights:

  • (0:50) Windows 7 has new tools for admins
  • (2:56) Microsoft talks Windows Server 2008 R2 features
  • (5:26) Windows Azure Services Platform details
  • (6:50) Vista and Windows Server 2008 SP betas on the way
  • Other recent news and tips:

  • Is your Windows shop prepared for a privacy breach?
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    Microsoft issues emergency patch, gears up for VMM 2008 and SQL Server 2005 SP3

    On Thursday, the company released an out-of-cycle patch to repair a critical vulnerability that leaves Windows systems open to attack. Learn which systems are affected and defensive measures to protect against it. Also hear what the company is saying about its upcoming releases of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and SQL Server 2005 SP3.

    Highlights:

  • (0:36) Gearing up for VMM 2008
  • (2:00) Info on SQL Server 2005 SP3
  • (3:05) Virtual licensing increases
  • (4:30) Microsoft’s licensing practices affecting virtual apps?
  • (6:27) Emergency patch issued
  • Other recent news:

  • IT pros have their Windows 7 wish list
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    Microsoft releases 11 fixes for Patch Tuesday, demos OCS 2007 R2

    In this month’s Patch Tuesday cycle, Microsoft dished out 11 security patches to fix 20 flaws. Get info on these fixes and find out what applications were affected. Also, hear the details on Microsoft’s latest product, Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

    Highlights:

  • (0:33) Patch Tuesday details
  • (2:51) Info on OCS 2007 R2
  • (4:49) Why Microsoft is stickin with Windows 7
  • (5:47) Gartner curbs IT spending forecast
  • Other recent news:

  • In an economic downturn, Windows shops spend to save
  • Top five free Windows server management tools
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    AppDeploy.com releases free repackaging tool for Windows Installer

    Community site AppDeploy.com has a free Windows Installer repackaging tool that helps streamline the application installation process. Also, hear about the critical patches Microsoft plans to deliver this month.

    Highlights:

  • (0:30) Free Windows Installer repackaging tool released
  • (1:37) Select Plus licensing program causing confusion
  • (3:32) What next version of SQL Server will feature
  • (5:15) Microsoft Patch Tuesday preview
  • Other recent news:

  • Top five overall free Windows downloads
  • Resolving common Windows service desk challenges
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    Process Monitor 2.0 now available for Windows admins

    Microsoft this week released Process Monitor 2.0, the newest version of the popular administration tool. Also, hear about Microsoft’s release of its free version of Hyper-V, the state of virtualization and cloud computing and the pros and cons of concurrent licensing.

    Highlights:

  • (0:29) Process Monitor 2.0 released
  • (1:40) Free version of Microsoft’s Hyper-V released
  • (3:00) VMware cofounder discusses virtualization and cloud computing
  • (4:49) Virtualization vendors focusing on client hypervisors
  • (6:16) The good, the bad and the ugly of concurrent licensing
  • Other recent news:

  • Rookie mistakes to avoid during the SharePoint implementation process
  • Five tips to improve SharePoint doc management
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    Early look at Windows 7 coming at PDC

    Rumors about what Windows 7 is (and what it isn’t) have been circulating for months, but attendees at the Professional Developer’s Conference in October will get a sneak peek at Microsoft’s yet-to-be released operating system. Also, learn about the release of Windows HPC Server 2008 and the SDL Pro Network.

    Highlights:

  • (0:31) Pre-beta Windows 7 to be showcased at PDC
  • (1:33) Microsoft releases Windows HPC Server 2008
  • (3:53) Secure Pro Network designed to share Microsoft’s security policies
  • Other recent news:

  • The 10 most common Windows security vulnerabilities
  • Can you shrink your SQL Server database to death?
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    VMworld 2008 puts focus on ‘cloud computing’

    VMworld 2008 was held in Las Vegas this week, and this year ‘cloud computing’ took center stage. Hear what attendees and presenters alike had to say about this new concept, plus info on Microsoft rival VMware’s new product line-up. Also, learn which Microsoft product was released to manufacturing this week.

    Highlights:

  • (0:21) Cloud computing concept takes center stage at VMworld 2008
  • (2:12) VMware announces new product family
  • (3:36) Maritz acknowledges Microsoft
  • (4:40) Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack RTM
  • Other recent news:

  • SharePoint performance demands finely tuned SQL Server, storage
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