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August 27, 2010  5:49 PM

Did you see this? – Microsoft updates Security Compliance Management Accelerator toolkit



Posted by: Troy Tate
Data security, DataCenter, design, Metrics, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, policy enforcement, reporting, Security, tools

In 2008, I blogged about Microsoft's release of Security Compliance Management Accelerator toolkit. Now two years later Microsoft...

May 26, 2009  8:41 PM

Microsoft releases SharePoint Designer 2007 for FREE!



Posted by: Troy Tate
design, Microsoft, SharePoint, tools, website, website admin, website administration


December 19, 2008  8:55 PM

Microsoft’s environmental campaign – XP goes green



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, DataCenter, design, environment, facility, facility management, hardware, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, Performance, power management, tools, Vista, XP

Microsoft has a special section of their website dedicated to fostering environmental sustainability. To that end, they have released a product called Edison PC Power Management software. The application will...


December 10, 2008  2:41 PM

Did you see this? – Microsoft Infrastructure Planning & Design Guides



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, awareness, design, documentation, education, howto, IT education, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, planning, toolkit, tools

Microsoft has become much better offering documentation beyond just marketing materials about their products and systems. The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline...


December 4, 2008  6:54 PM

Did you see this? – IBM creates Microsoft-free linux virtual desktop



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, design, hardware, IBM, Linux, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, reporting, Virtualization

Many IT trade publications are reporting that IBM is launching alternative to Microsoft-centric software and the bloated hardware required by recent operating system releases. The Virtual Linux Desktop ranges in price from $59 to $289 per user, depending on level of software and service desired,...


December 1, 2008  7:40 PM

Did you see this? – FREE TRAINING: Technet Virtual Lab: Managing Bandwidth Using Windows QOS



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, analysis, design, education, howto, IT education, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, Networking, Performance, Policy, server, troubleshooting

For those of you considering using Microsoft Windows Server 2008, you might want to check out this TechNet Virtual Lab:...

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November 24, 2008  7:43 PM

Tools for documentation – Network discovery & monitoring



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, design, documentation, facility management, howto, Metrics, Monitoring, network analysis, Networking, Performance, performance monitoring, reporting, threshold, toolkit, tools, troubleshooting

If you have not begun the process of documenting your network, then please begin as soon as you finish reading my first posting on Tools for documentation - screen...

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November 18, 2008  1:15 PM

Did you see this? – Microsoft Exchange Online – Evaluating Software-plus-Services



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, CIO, DataCenter, design, Development, email, Exchange, Exchange 2007, howto, Microsoft, Microsoft Windows, tools


November 17, 2008  7:44 PM

Surviving Cisco Telephony – SRST



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, Cisco, DataCenter, design, diagnostics, IP telephony, PSTN, risk, unified communications, VoIP, vulnerability

As you may have seen in some of my previous posts the company I work for has implemented VOIP/IP telephony at some of our locations. VOIP - IPT - QOS - COS on and on - Oh...

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November 11, 2008  4:07 PM

Did you see this? – Microsoft SharePoint Toolkit



Posted by: Troy Tate
administration, analysis, awareness, debugging, design, Development, diagnostics, howto, internet, LAN, Metrics, Microsoft Windows, Monitoring, MOSS, network analysis, Networking, Performance, performance monitoring, reporting, SharePoint, toolkit, tools, troubleshooting, WAN

Many organizations are finding value in the Microsoft SharePoint technologies. Whether you use the free Windows SharePoint Services or the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server, your organization will gain a lot of value from using these services. To enhance your ability to manage these technologies,...


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