! Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) Beta is available

Hi,

“This is something that of you have been waiting for a while now! Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) is essentially the WS08 version of the “Admin Pack”. RSAT allows you to install many of the WS08 management tools on a Vista SP1 computer so you can remotely manage WS08 servers (full servers and server core). Some of the tools included in RSAT can also be used to manage WS03 servers as well. ”

Microsoft® Remote Server Administration Tools enables IT administrators to remotely manage roles and features in Windows Server® 2008 from a computer running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1. It includes support for remote management of computers running a Server Core or Full Server installation of Windows Server 2008. This feature has been requested by customers as a replacement for the Windows Server 2003 Administration Tools Pack.

To test the Remote Server Administration Tools Beta and obtain customer feedback, Microsoft offers a Feature Focus program for this update, starting November 28, 2007 on the Microsoft Connect site. By participating in the program, you have the opportunity to try the new Remote Server Administration Tools, and provide feedback directly to the product team. The download is available as part of the Windows Beta program at http://connect.microsoft.com/windows/Downloads/DownloadDetails.aspx?DownloadID=9561.

Source: Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) Beta is now available!

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! Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 1 is Now Available!

Hi,

“Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 1 was released on November 29, 2007!! (Download here.) If you are looking forward to installing Exchange 2007 SP1 and are currently using Forefront Security for Exchange Server with then please download and upgrade to Forefront Security for Exchange Server with Service Pack 1 before upgrading to Exchange 2007 SP1. This build of Forefront is currently the only compatible and supported Forefront release for use with Exchange 2007 SP1. If you have never used Forefront Security for Exchange Server and you are interested in securing your Exchange 2007 server you can also install Forefront SP1 as a full installation on top of both Exchange 2007 RTM and Exchange 2007 SP1. …”

Source: Forefront Server Security Blog

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! Get Ready for Exchange Server 2007 SP1

Hi,

From Mitch Irsfeld
Editor, TechNet Flash

“On November 30, you will be able to download Exchange Server 2007 with Service Pack 1. The list of new features in SP1 is long, including new deployment options, new features and improvements for each server role, improved integration with other applications, and even a new, third type of continuous replication. There are also general updates to almost all of the high availability topics for SP1, as well as significant updates in other content areas, such as those related to the Mailbox, Client Access, Hub Transport and Edge Transport, and the Unified Messaging server roles. You can find documentation on the new features by browsing or searching the Exchange Server TechCenter Library. If you’re in evaluation mode, you can now download the Exchange Server 2007 with Service Pack 1 trial software and see how secure, anywhere access can enhance operational efficiency.
And once you’ve deployed Exchange Server 2007 Edge Transport servers to control spam and other unwanted e-mail messages, you’ll want to implement logging and tracing and configure Edge Transport agents to perform the tasks you need. Check out the November issue of TechNet Magazine to see how to analyze Edge Transport agents in action by using the standard agent logging and tracing features of Exchange Server 2007. ”

Source: TechNet Flash Newsletter.

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! Free Windows Server 2008 eBooks by MVP from Microsoft eLearning

Hi,

Good study material for 70-648 and 70-649.

Register with a Live ID and access the eBook here.

 

Introducing Windows Server 2008

  • Chapter 1: Introduction – 1,403 KB

  • Chapter 2: Usage Scenarios – 1,411 KB

  • Chapter 3: Windows Server Virtualization – 1,619 KB

  • Chapter 4: Managing Windows Server 2008 – 1,776 KB

  • Chapter 5: Managing Server Roles – 1,667 KB

  • Chapter 6: Windows Server Core – 1,698 KB

  • Chapter 7: Active Directory Enhancements – 2,814 KB

  • Chapter 8: Terminal Services Enhancements – 2,543 KB

  • Chapter 9: Clustering Ehancements – 2,024 KB

  • Chapter 10: Network Access Protection – 1,917 KB

  • Chapter 11: Internet Information Services 7.0 – 1,948 KB

  • Chapter 14: Additional Resources – 1,434 KB

     

    Windows Server PowerShell Scripting Step by Step

  • Chapter 1: Overview of Windows PowerShell – 337 KB

  • Chapter 2: Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets – 513 KB

  • Chapter 3: Leveraging PowerShell Providers – 381 KB

     

    Source here.

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  • ! Microsoft to Hire 1, 000 Engineers In China

    Hi,

    “Microsoft is going to grow its headcount in China by 1,000, bringing the total of Microsoft China employees to 6,000, according to a new Reuters report.

    About 10 percent of the new hires will be doing research. The other 90 percent will be assigned to various product development teams, Bloomberg reports claim. Microsoft plans to make the hires before June 30, 2008, the end of its current fiscal year. …”

    Source: Mary Jo Foley Blog’s

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    ! TechSmith Offer SnagIt For FREE

    Hi,

    Yesterday I post TechSmith Offer Camtasia Studio 3 For FREE and today a new offer from TechSmith.

    As MVP we can use it, and I RECOMMEND.

    SnagIt is the screen capture and editing software that lets you add stunning effects – and helpful instructions – to anything you see on your PC screen.

    • Immediately improve communication by capturing and illustrating your points
    • Create customized visuals for handouts, PowerPoints, emails, and Web sites
    • Get professional results without the hassle of a hard-to-use editor

    “The good folks at Tech Smith have come up with a GREAT idea…

    They are giving away their flagship product away for no cost at all. This is no 30 day free trial, this is the full product! ”

    1) Download here the SnagIt725.exe

    2) Make registration at  http://www.techsmith.com/snagit/ukdn.asp

    3) Install w/ serial from step 2.

    From: http://www.updatexp.com/free-snagit-download.html

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    ! TechSmith Offer Camtasia Studio 3 For FREE

    Hi,

    I use Camtasia 5 to make some videos for Technet Brazil Users. It’s really good.

    As MVP we can use it, and I RECOMMEND.

    Camtasia is the complete professional solution for recording, editing and sharing high-quality screen videos. It’s easy-to-use, affordable, and is the quickest and most effective way for you to communicate.

    “The good folks at Tech Smith have come up with a GREAT idea…

    They are giving away their flagship product away for no cost at all. This is no 30 day free trial, this is the full product!

    If you are wanting to create training videos of ANY kind this is THE software for you.”

    1) Download here the Camtasia Studio 3

    2) Make registration at http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia/pcpls.asp

    3) Install w/ serial from step 2.

    From: http://www.updatexp.com/free-camtasia-studio-3.html

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    ! Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V: A Hypervisor-Based Virtualization Solution

    Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V is designed to provide a reliable virtualization environment and integrated management solution that enables customers to virtualize their infrastructure and reduce costs. A great value, it will be available as a feature of Windows Server 2008 and will easily plug into your IT infrastructure, letting you take advantage of existing management tools and skill-sets with broad support from Microsoft and our partners.

    With virtualization built into the operating system and with simpler, more flexible licensing policies, it’s easier than ever to take advantage of all the benefits and cost savings of virtualization. Windows Server 2008 will provide the flexibility to create an agile and dynamic data center to meet your changing business needs. Four core scenarios are enabled by Hyper-V: server consolidation, business continuity, test and development, and dynamic data center. Combined with Microsoft System Center, this provides a complete and integrated server management solution that works with virtual machines and physical servers and helps extend the capabilities of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V.
    Key Hyper-V capabilities include:

    1. New and improved architecture: New 64-bit microkernelized hypervisor architecture enables Windows Server virtualization to provide a broad array of device support and improved performance and security.
    2. Broad operating system support: Broad support for simultaneously running different types of operating systems including 32-bit and 64-bit systems across different server environments, such as Windows, Linux, and others.
    3. SMP support: Support up to four symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) processors in a virtual machine environment to take full advantage of multithreaded applications in a virtual machine.
    4. Memory support: Support for large memory allocation per virtual machine enables you to virtualize most workloads, making Windows Server virtualization an ideal environment for enterprises and small to medium-size businesses.
    5. New hardware sharing architecture: With the new virtual service provider/virtual service client (VSP/VSC) architecture, Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V provides improved access and utilization of core resources such as disk, networking, video, etc.
    6. Quick migration: Rapidly migrate a running virtual machine from one physical host system to another with minimal downtime, capitalizing on familiar, high-availability capabilities of management tools in Windows Server and System Center.
    7. Scalable: With support for multiple processors and cores at the host level and improved memory access within virtual machines, you can vertically scale your virtualization environment to support a large number of virtual machines within a particular host and continue to take advantage of quick migration for scalability across multiple hosts.
    8. Extensible: Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V standards-based Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) interfaces and application programming interfaces (APIs) enable independent software vendors (ISVs) and developers to quickly build custom tools, utilities, and enhancements for the virtualization environment.

    From: Microsoft Virtualization Newsletter

    For more information on the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V feature, please visit: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/virtualization/default.mspx

    Eduardo Petizme
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    ! my Feed changed – Please update your newsreader

    Hi all,

    Thanks to ‘keep in touch’ with my English blog about Microsoft, Security and Technology.

    I’m changing my Feed URL to http://feeds.feedburner.com/petizme-msmvps , please update your newsreader to this new URL feed.

    This blog from web access continue the same, http://msmvps.com/blogs/petizme

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    ! Live Messenger 9 Beta

    “No sooner has the Windows Live Wave 2 suite been released than the first Wave 3 beta begins – Windows Live Messenger v9. Unlike the betas that have just finished, the Messenger v9 beta is being run from Microsoft Connect as a private beta, meaning that, for the moment at least, unless you receive an invite, you won’t be able to participate.”

    Source: LiveSide

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