In The Shortcut Guide to Centralized SharePoint Administration, you will learn how to implement reliable data management policies across scaled SharePoint environments with the least amount of administrative overhead. Author Wendy Henry explores data deployment and migration methods as well as content compliance and availability strategies, both native and third party. You will learn how to manage access security and data across multiple SharePoint locations.

This book concludes with an informative set of best practices for archiving and reporting on SharePoint data. The chapters include Common Challenges in SharePoint Administration, Understanding SharePoint Administration Hierarchy, Managing Multiple SharePoint Locations and SharePoint Archiving and Reporting Best Practices.

No longer just for rocket scientists, high performance computing (HPC) is playing a central role in datacenters all over the world, enabling organizations to develop new products, streamline processes, cut costs, and giving them a competitive advantage.
Get the facts about what exactly HPC is — and how it can help you — in this special edition eBook, HPC for Dummies, from Sun and AMD.

Microsoft has recently assembled a list of “how do I” videos for customers to learn how to accomplish specific tasks with Microsoft products like Azure, Windows Mobile, Client, Internet Explorer, SQL Server, Exchange, Server 2008, exchange and SharePoint. These videos provide step-by-step instructions to help you further develop your skillset.

WinX DVD to iPod Ripper is a wonderful yet free solution to back up general DVDs to iPod video & audio. But for DVD movies released recently, like Transformers 2, Star Trek 2009, UP, etc, are all protected with new generation copy protections, there are rarely solutions to fix it, neither WinX DVD to iPod Ripper.

However, The team has made a special edition of WinX DVD to iPod Ripper, it can backup these protected DVDs to iPod for personal use easily and quickly. They are also giving away this special edition of WinX DVD to iPod Ripper before the end of this month. Check this post, to know how to get hold of this one..!

High Availability (HA) is no longer an all or nothing technology. In this ebook, you will gain an understanding of the trends that have transformed HA into an essential part of the business model. You will also learn about the core metrics used to evaluate HA solutions, as well as some of the HA technologies available to you. This book also concentrates on the concepts of availability, beginning with a discussion of the various levels of availability.

Project Portfolio Management and Application Lifecycle Management are often seen as being disconnected from each other with project manages being concerned with resource allocation, deadlines and budgets while developers ask for frameworks, components and the right tools.

Attend the Webcast from Microsoft to find out how you can help align IT projects with business strategy, maximize productivity across the organisation, executing projects efficiently, enhancing teamwork across your project and developer teams.

As the year 2009 comes to an end in about 48 hours, these posts would just bring back some of the best 10 articles which were posted this year on the blog. Posts of all categories are included in this list. The selection was primarily on the visits and how much impact has this had to ease the day to day challenges.
Kindly check the same and let me know your comments. Wish you a wonderful 2010 ahead!

Office Environment Assessment Tool is a comprehensive environment scanning tool for use in deploying Microsoft Office 2010. This article provides the Step by Step instructions to work with this tool which would assists a customer in the assessment phase of deployment. This tool identifies the currently installed applications and installation environment, the Add-ins which are currently in use by Office clients and the programs that are not registered as add-ins but still interact with Office programs. It also provides report on the potential upgrade issues and add-ins assessment which lists the third party programs and information about the compatibility of those programs with Microsoft Office 2010.

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.

Microsoft Indic Language Input Tool helps you enter Indian language text easily into any application in Microsoft Windows or on any page on the Web. The primary input mechanism is transliteration. Additionally, it provides a visual keyboard to assist with editing words that do not transliterate properly. It currently supports Tamil, Kannada, Hindi, Malayalam, Bengali and Telugu languages.