Windows XP SP 3 Available

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The fine folks at bink.nu have pointed out that the downloads for Windows XP SP 3 are finally available. Ladies and Gentlemen, start your imagers! http://bink.nu/news/windows-xp-service-pack-3-officially-avaiable-to-all.aspx

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Server 2008 Core – Just the essentials.

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Microsoft Server 2008 Core could be thought of ‘server lite’, but that wouldn’t be the whole story. Sure Core doesn’t have the GUI interface we’ve all come to rely on with Windows, but even though it’s all command line interface, it still gets the job done for those servers that do specific tasks like network […]

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Virtualized Banking Can Save Real Money

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Microsoft’s “Virtualization in Banking Survey 2008,” conducted by independent, Washington, D.C.-based research firm KRC gives some insight into virtualization findings for US and UK banking institutions: TMCnet had this to say about key finding from the survey: 53 percent of those implementing virtualization reported that it eases centralization of deployment and management of applications as […]

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Great article on OU Design

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The folks over at TechNet have published a very clear, very concise guide to proper and rational OU design. If you are approaching an Active Directory project, do yourself a favor and read this advice. It’s getting hard-bookmarked on my end. Designing OU Structures that Work by Ken St. Cyr

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LUA Bugs…Beware!

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If you are struggling with trying to diagnose LUA, or Least-Privilege User Account bugs in your Vista, Server 2003 or XP environments, then Aaron Margosis has a tool for you. The tool is called LUA Buglight and, while it’s in beta, it still may be a useful tool for you developers and system administrators out […]

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Application Virtualization: Catch the Wave

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In recent years the technology world has increasingly gone “virtual” in a number of areas. First we had virtual local area networks and server-based virtualization. This helped consolidate resources by allowing administrators to increase the density of servers per rack, and decrease the complexity of managing hundreds of servers. This is now a proven and […]

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Unified Messaging for Exchange 2007

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OVA is one component of the new Unified Messaging server role now included in this latest version of Microsoft’s email server. Unified messaging’s goal is to consolidate as many communication types as possible into a single inbox and Exchange does this by treating email, faxes, and voicemail as just another message which can be accessed through corporate Outlook, Outlook Anywhere (Formerly Outlook over the Internet), Outlook Web Access, Outlook Mobile Access and now using just using your phone while on the run.

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