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Windows Week in Review: Episodes

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 ...
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.
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
As Microsoft SharePoint grows in popularity, Windows managers should have the right tools, technologies and knowledge in place to ensure a successful deployment. This Q&A with Mike Watson, technical architect for Microsoft SharePoint Server, offers some helpful tips for Windows managers who are ready ...
The company that once downplayed the need for live migration recently announced that the feature will be included in its next release of Windows Server 2008. Hear what Microsoft said about the feature and get info on the company’s latest move to offer up free hypervisor technology. Plus, Patch Tuesday ...
Microsoft’s Web browser has a new competitor, Google Inc.’s Chrome. Hear whether experts believe Chrome will affect the dynamic between Microsoft vs. Google, plus info on Microsoft’s latest products to hit the RTM milestone.
Highlights:
(0:35) IE meet Chrome
(2:17) Microsoft fine-tunes ...
For many who want to experience the promise of a dynamic data center, there is one less roadblock — Microsoft plans to make changes to its virtual licensing structure on September 1. In this podcast, hear why the company decided to lift its current licensing restrictions, plus info on Windows 7 ...
Patch Tuesday came and went this week leaving IT pros with a bevy of security updates to deal with. In this podcast, get the details on all of these fixes and find out what Microsoft applications were affected. Also, hear the latest on Microsoft’s rumored plan to reveal new licensing policies for ...
Months after its “launch” at a February Microsoft marketing event, SQL Server 2008 was finally released to manufacturing this week. In this podcast learn about some of the database software’s new features, plus details on Microsoft’s plan to revamp its patching, exploitability ...
Could there be life after Windows for Microsoft? Seems like the company is preparing for this scenario, as this week rumors of a new OS design started to churn. In this podcast, learn more about Microsoft’s plans for their new operating system, plus info on IT services spending forecast.
Highlights:
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There’s no doubt that Microsoft is feeling the heat during these dog days of summer. This week, the software vendor found itself dealing with a dangerous DNS flaw and a shake-up at the executive level. In this podcast, learn why IT pros are calling this flaw a very serious situation, plus info ...
Thought you could rest easy this summer? Think again. This week, Microsoft released a series of updates and fixes that address its line of server products. So before you check out for vacation, check in with Windows in Week in Review. In this podcast, learn if these infrastructure updates apply for you, ...
Feeling the squeeze from Microsoft, virtualization rival VMware’s board of directors shook things up by replacing its president and CEO with a former Microsoft executive. In this week’s podcast, hear what experts are saying about this move, plus details on two new Microsoft software services ...
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