! System Center Conf. Manager 2007 RC – Avaliable to download

Hi,

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 is the next version of Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003. Configuration Manager 2007 contributes to a more effective IT department by enabling secure and scalable operating system and application deployment and desired configuration management, enhancing system security, and providing comprehensive asset management of servers, desktops, and mobile devices.

Download Configuration Manager 2007 Release Candidate

Try the new System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Virtual Lab

Source: Bink.nu

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Eduardo Petizme
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! Microsoft Forefront Client Security Awards and Certifications

Microsoft Forefront Client Security received the VB100 award from Virus Bulletin, a magazine that conducts antivirus software product detection rate tests. The tests report on the prevention, detection, and removal of malware and spam. Products that detect 100 percent of the viruses “in the wild,” without false alarms, are given this award. VB100 award was first introduced in 1998.

VB100

In order to display the VB100 logo, an antivirus product must have demonstrated in tests conducted by Virus Bulletin that:
• It detects all “in the wild,” viruses during both on-demand and on-access scanning.
• It generates no false positives when scanning a set of clean files.
• It fulfills these criteria in its default state.


West Coast Labs Checkmark Certification

Forefront Client Security received West Coast Labs’ Checkmark certification, meeting the lab’s criteria for protection against viruses, spyware, and Trojans. West Coast Labs’ Checkmark certification system has become recognized as a leading global standard for anti-malware certification and testing to real-world standards. The Checkmark system is a quality testing and certification service with established, independent standards on product effectiveness. Checkmark standards are continuously being developed to ensure that they are an accurate reflection of real-world situations and changing technology advances. Products registered in the Checkmark System are tested at regular intervals against the published test criteria.


Antivirus Checkmark, Level 1

For a product to be certified to Antivirus Checkmark, Level One, the product must be able to detect all viruses “in the wild.”


Antivirus Checkmark, Level 2

For a product to be certified to Antivirus Checkmark, Level Two, the product must be able to comply with Antivirus Checkmark, Level One and, in addition, disinfect all viruses “in the wild,” which are capable of being disinfected.


Anti-Spyware Desktop Checkmark

For a product to be certified to the Anti-Spyware Desktop Checkmark, the product must be able to detect all spyware samples in the West Coast Labs test suite. Testing was performed against unpatched Microsoft Windows workstations. The spyware samples were held on the file system, but not installed prior to testing.


Trojan Checkmark

For a product to be certified to Trojan Checkmark, the product must be able to detect all Trojans in the West Coast Labs Trojan test suite. The product must not cause any false alarms (based on testing against the West Coast Labs false alarm test suite).

More information at source.

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Eduardo Petizme
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! Technet Experience Online – Windows Server 2008

Hi,

Now is public, TechNet Brazil announced for brazilian public the Experience Online about Windows Server 2008.

You’ll learn about it w/ WebCasts, Tutoriaos, Video-Demos and much more. Online or Offine, you choice.

 

Link: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7124233

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! Microsoft Demos at Worldwide Partner Conference

Hi,

“More than ever before, the Worldwide Partner Conference was a serious demo fest with lots of cool technology shown off during the keynotes.



Check out Silverlight, Photosynth, Seadragon, Surface and more. Hats off to the WPC folks for showing off Microsoft’s innovations to an audience that sometimes only really gets to see (and sell) Microsoft’s business software.”

More information at source.

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! Microsoft Pushes More Into Forefront

Hi,

from Redmond Mag.:

“Microsoft plans to sink more money into Forefront, its comprehensive suite of tools for desktop, server and remote security, and its security partners stand to benefit — perhaps substantially.

At its Worldwide Partner Conference in Denver Wednesday, Microsoft announced a number of enhancements to it Security Software Advisor (SSA) program. SSAs are Microsoft Partners that help sell and implement Microsoft security products like ISA Server, Forefront Security for Exchange Server, Forefront Security for SharePoint, Forefront Security Suite and so on. In all, there are currently 10 security products under the Forefront umbrella. SSAs earn up to 30 percent of the estimated retail price of any Forefront products they sell.

Microsoft stated in a press release that it has more than 4,000 SSAs, and that success has led it to boost its investment “in sales, marketing, training and other support for its security business” by $50 million.

It is also making some changes to the program specializations. The first is that the “Secure Management” specialization is going away; it’s being merged into the “Secure Infrastructure” specialization. A new specialization has also been created, “Identity and Secure Access.” Microsoft said that it is to reflect the fact that identity management and its relationship to secure network access is a specialized skill set. … ”

More informations at source.

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Eduardo Petizme
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! Tools AdExplorer and AdRestore by Mark Russinovich

Hi,

Active Directory Explorer (AD Explorer) is an advanced Active Directory (AD) viewer and editor. You can use AD Explorer to easily navigate an AD database, define favorite locations, view object properties and attributes without having to open dialog boxes, edit permissions, view an object’s schema, and execute sophisticated searches that you can save and re-execute.

The Sysinternals AdRestore utility enables you to restore deleted objects on Windows Server 2003 domains

AdExplorer: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/adexplorer.mspx

AdRestore: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysinternals/utilities/adrestore.mspx

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Eduardo Petizme
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! New Windows Server, Visual Studio, SQL Server to Launch in February

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From Betanews:

“On February 27, 2008, Microsoft will jointly release Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008, kicking off what it calls a “launch wave” with hundreds of events worldwide. Microsoft will pitch the products as a platform for next-generation Web service applications.

Windows Server 2008 is still expected to be released to manufacturing before the end of the year, with November as the rumored timeframe. Microsoft took a similar tack with Windows Vista, making it available to businesses in November before its public launch in late January.

The Redmond company made the announcement at its annual Worldwide Partner Conference, which begins today in Denver. The overarching theme of the conference will be “software plus services” – essentially recognizing the importance of Web-based and connected services, but accessing them through traditional desktop software. … “

More information at source.

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! ISA Best Pratices Analizer Tool Version 5 avaliable to download

Hi,

From ISA Server Team.

The new version of ISA Server Best Pratices Analizer Tool, 5, is avaliable to download (IsaBPA v5.0).

Some news:

  • ISA Data Packager (IDP) GUI
  • BPA2Visio – Takes the IsaBPA report and converts this report into a Visio network diagram to Visio 2003 or 2007.
  • New checks – There are now 218 rules, and more than 900 settings are displayed.
  • More documentations.
  • Bug fixeds – Fixed a few bugs that were discovered in the previous version

Download at  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D22EC2B9-4CD3-4BB6-91EC-0829E5F84063&displaylang=en

Is necessary Framework 1.1 or above.

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! SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer (July 2007)

Hi,

The SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) gathers data from Microsoft Windows and SQL Server configuration settings. BPA uses a predefined list of SQL Server 2005 recommendations and best practices to determine if there are potential issues in the database environment.
This download is the July 2007 release of SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer.

Download at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=da0531e4-e94c-4991-82fa-f0e3fbd05e63&DisplayLang=en

Eduardo Petizme
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! Microsoft pays $200M for Santa Clara data centers

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“Savvis Inc. said on Friday it has sold assets in two adjacent data centers in Santa Clara to Microsoft Corp. for $200 million.

As part of the sale, Missouri-based Savvis (NASDAQ:SVVS) said the service contract with Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) for the facilities terminates as of the end of June 2007.

Microsoft has been the sole customer in the data centers under the terms of a Savvis colocation contract due to expire at the end of 2010.

The payment includes $190 million in cash, as well as forgiveness of about $10 million of previously advanced revenue. …”

Source: Bink.nu

Eduardo Petizme
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Windows Server System – ISA Server
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