Best Practices

Download Best Practices Analyzers – Exchange & Unified Communications

Best Practice Analyzers are free tools available for most Microsoft Enterprise products and they are used to determine the overall health of your platform. Here are some tools for the Microsoft Exchange Best Practices Analyzer, Office Communications Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and the 2007 Microsoft Office System.

Download Best Practices Analyzers – Forefront, ISA and Security

Best Practice Analyzers are free tools available for most Microsoft Enterprise products and they are used to determine the overall health of your platform. Here are some tools for Internet Security and Acceleration Server, Forefront Unified Access Gateway, Threat Management, Baseline security and Security update Inventory tool.

Download Guides – SBS, Mobile Device Manager, Commerce Server, Biztalk

Best Practice Analyzers are free tools available for most Microsoft Enterprise products and they are used to determine the overall health of your platform. Here are some tools for Windows Small Business Server, Mobile Device Manager, Commerce Server and Biztalk.

Download Best Practices Analyzers – Windows Server Enterprise Platform

Best Practice Analyzers are free tools available for most Microsoft Enterprise products and they are used to determine the overall health of your platform. Here are some tools for the Windows Server platform which includes PAL, DHCP, Hyper-V, WSUS, Active Directory, Remote Desktop, File Services, and DNS.

Ten Best Practices / Troubleshooting Tips with Process Explorer Tool

Process Explorer tool from SysInternals, will give you a complete overview on what processes are currently running in your PC. In this article, you will learn 10 best practices and tips which will help to use this tool better.

Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable: Migrating from Internet Explorer 6 to IE8

Discuss best practices to simplify and accelerate the migration to Internet Explorer 8. Topics will include an explanation of the causes of and solutions for application compatibility issues.

Microsoft Security Awareness Tools and Tips – Effective Guides

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Provides in-depth perspective on the changing threat landscape including software vulnerability disclosures and exploits, malicious software (malware), and potentially unwanted software. Also provides guidance, sample awareness, training materials, checklists, templates from Microsoft IT.

Microsoft Help and Training – Get Technical Resources with the Desktop Player

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The Microsoft Desktop player allows you to access technical content like videos, webcasts, podcasts, white-papers..all in just clicks!

Best Practices to run Linux on Hyper-V : White Paper

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This white paper from Microsoft discusses the benefits of virtualizing Linux on Hyper-V, and it offers best practices for enhancing the performance of Linux as a guest operating system on a Hyper-V host. The paper also provides links for further information on the topics covered.

Introduction to LaTeX – A Type Setting System

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LaTeX is not a wordprocessor but a typesetting system that achieves beautifully typeset documents without any deeper typographic knowledge. LaTeX is most widely used by mathematicians, scientists, engineers, philosophers, economists and other scholars in academia and the commercial world, and other professionals as a primary or an intermediate format.

Download Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Videos from the SPC 2009

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While Microsoft can’t publish all the conference content from SPC (Share Point Conference 2009), they have cherry picked the most popular sessions and publish a selection of most popular Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 develop SPC videos and slide decks!

What version of the .NET Framework is included in which version of the OS?

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Its been quite sometime that, we have recieved questions on what version of the .NET Framework is included in which version of the OS? The main reason for this question is that, when the .NET Framework is installed as a part of the OS, it does not appear in the Programs and Features (or Add/Remove Programs) control panel. This post exactly gives you this information.

Download eBook – The Shortcut Guide to Data Center Energy Efficiency

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Virtualization and commitments to green IT initiatives are changing the way that data centers operate. The Shortcut Guide to Data Center Energy Efficiency offers insight on building a data center infrastructure that matches data center power and cooling demands in a way that optimizes operational efficiency while meeting the IT business and computing needs. This eBook will show you methods for minimizing the cost of your operating data center, and lays out a set of specific best practices and considerations for upgrading a production data center.

Build more secure applications using Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL)

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Educate yourself and your organization on how to build more secure applications. The Microsoft SDL – Developer Starter Kit offers content, labs, and training to help you establish a standardized approach to rolling out the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) in your organization—or enrich your existing development practices.

Website Optimization – Want to know what readers are seeing in your website?

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Browser Size is a tool from Google Labs, which provides you visualization of browser window sizes for people who visit your website. This is useful for ensuring that important parts of a page’s user interface are visible by a wide audience. Knowing this fact would encourage the designer to move a most important information much higher in the page so it can be seen without scrolling.

An excellent ebook on Applications for Developers and Solution Architects

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Microsoft Application Architecture Guide, 2nd Edition is intended to help developers and solution architects design and build effective, high quality applications. The guide will helps you to understand the underlying architecture and design principles and patterns for developing successful solutions on the Microsoft platform and the .NET Framework. This book also guides you through to identify appropriate strategies and design patterns that will help you design your solution’s layers, components, and services. Also creating solutions for rich internet, desktop and mobile applications are discussed.

Manage OS Triggered Services effectively in Windows 7 using sc.exe

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Sc.exe is a Service Management Utility in Windows 7. It is a command line program which is primarily used for communicating with the Service Control Manager (SCM) and control Trigger services.

What is Email Phishing and How can you avoid email hacks?

You may have heard of the news of some Live Hotmail and Gmail credentials were phished recently.  Phishing is an industry-wide problem and Microsoft is committed to helping consumers have a safe, secure and positive online experience. Our guidance to customers is to exercise extreme caution when opening unsolicited attachments and links from both known and unknown […]