October 2010 Archives

Good post for an overview of Application Management in the next version of ConfigMgr.  There is a whole new way to do it, but it still does have support for the way we do it now.

http://www.vroege.biz/?p=248

 

Windows 7/Server 2008 R2 SP1 Release Candidate

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RC is out!  Has some really nice feature adds, especially in Server 2008 R2.

Here's some documentation

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=61924cea-83fe-46e9-96d8-027ae59ddc11

 

Technet information

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff817622(WS.10).aspx

E-Mail Spam Falls After Russian Crackdown

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A good drop in spam after Russia finally decides to crack down

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/27/business/27spam.html?_r=2

Make Adobe Reader Safer - Sandbox it

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The followoing article gives an overview of sandbox and how Adobe plans to leverage the OS' security to reduce malware attacks during PDF processing.  It also provides links to get started.

http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/hwaldron/archive/2010/10/24/adobe-creating-sandbox-architecture-for-acrobat-reader.aspx

ConfigMgr R3 makes it into a Campus Technology article.

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2010/10/21/system-center-configuration-manager-2007-r3-released.aspx

Not much of an article, but it does present the power management piece.

Great article to help track down slow login times for Windows 7

http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=3253

Another great tool provided by Microsoft for checking the powersettings done by ConfigMgr R3 (once we get there.. we're sooo close:)

 

http://www.system-center.org/wordpress/?p=1690

 



 

Microsoft Announces Office 365

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Office 365 is the next generation in Microsoft's cloud productivity.  Read more from the press release below.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/lebanon/archive/2010/10/20/microsoft-announces-office-365.aspx

Here is Office 365's official website

http://office365.microsoft.com/en-US/online-services.aspx

A Closer Look at AutoCAD Freestyle

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For all you AutoCAD users out there!  It now leverages Windows Touch available in windows 7.

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/b/windowsexperience/archive/2010/10/15/a-closer-look-at-auto

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 unleashed!

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For an overveiw what available us in R3 take a look at the following announcement.

 

http://blogs.technet.com/b/systemcenter/archive/2010/10/14/system-center-configuration-manager-2007-r3-unleashed.aspx

I've got and email in the get R3 downloaded as soon as possible and I'll finalize my install documentation and roll it into production.  My aim is 30 days from today, so I'm planning for no later than early in the week of November 15th.  This will be in time for the CM meeting on November 18.

PowerShell to change ConfigMgr Client Cache size

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Nice way to increase the size of your ConfigMgr client cache.  Especially as we start leveraging App-V and the size requirements for the cache go up.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/aaronczechowski/archive/2009/02/12/powershell-to-change-configmgr-client-cache-size.aspx

Quite a few patches... but they now have color coded severity.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2010/10/11/october-2010-security-bulletin-release.aspx

IPv6 Learning Roadmap

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For those of you that are interested in learning IPv6, the following is a good resource

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg250710(WS.10).aspx

Quick 6 minute video on setting up and using AppLocker in your unit.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/dd320283.aspx

First order of business, Adobe updates through WSUS....

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/07/microsoft-and-adobe-chiefs

State of Minnesota moves to the Cloud

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Some of you may know that the State of Minnesota has just moved to Microsoft's BPOS for communications.  You can read the press release at the following link.

http://www.state.mn.us/portal/mn/jsp/content.do?contentid=536920391&contenttype=EDITORIAL&subchannel=null&sc3=null&sc2=null&id=-536892424&agency=OETweb

shortlink:  http://bit.ly/bHiFnt

For and overview of Microsoft BPOS see the following

http://www.microsoft.com/online/demo/demo.aspx

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