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Vol. 14, #20 - May 4, 2009 - Issue #725
Win7 News Roundup

This issue of WServerNews is sponsored by
  1. Editors Corner
    • Win7 News Roundup
    • Know Some One That Needs A Job?
    • Sunbelt Wins Best Corporate Blog at RSA
    • Quotes Of The Week
  2. Webinars and Seminars
    • Webinar: Ninja Email Security Product Demonstration
    • Webinar: VIPRE Enterprise Product Demonstration
    • Free Virtual Seminar: Desktop and App Virtualization - June 4
  3. Admin Toolbox
    • Admin Tools We Think You Shouldn't Be Without
  4. Tech Briefing
    • Redmond Tightens Win7 Security For USB Drives
    • Why MS Won't Release Windows Azure This Year ... But They Should
    • Microsoft: No Vista SP2 For You Yet
    • Microsoft's Application Virtualization Tool: A Closer Look
    • Windows Distributed File System (DFS) Tutorial
  5. Windows Server News
    • Microsoft Releases Office 2007 Service Pack 2
  6. WServer Third Party News
    • 10+ IT Pros Share The Utilities And Tools They Can't Live Without
  7. WServerNews Fave Links
    • This Week's Links We Like. Tips, Hints And Fun Stuff.
  8. WServerNews - Product of the Week
    • Do You Or Somebody You Know Have An Exchange Problem?
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Editors Corner

Win7 News Roundup

  • Redmond has launched a new Web site that aims to build interest in Win7 among developers and other IT pros. The site is called TalkingAboutWindows.com, and it has numerous blog posts, videos, and Q&A's by the Redmond Win7 dev-team.
  • RC1 is being rolled out and they are effectively giving away Win7 free for a year as the code will not expire until June 1, 2010. If you run the beta you are strongly encouraged to move to the Release Candidate. This code is snappier and more polished than the beta, and looks pretty good. VIPRE runs fine too, and we provide Tech Support. But things do change during RC's so our devs may have to make some mods to VIPRE after Win7 goes RTM.
  • They have a WinXP emulator in Win7, which has been both praised and bashed, but is not part of RC1 and will be available later via a download. It's specifically designed to help small businesses move to Win7.
  • Acer UK marketing director Bobby Watkins said that Win7 would be available on October 23 this year. A new Acer PC built around Windows 7 will come out that day. They will give people a 30-day upgrade period to Win7 so that customers don't wait to buy a new computer.
  • WinXP will still be available after Windows 7 release. "OEMs that are using Windows XP on netbooks will have the ability to install Windows XP for one year -- 12 months -- after Windows 7 general availability," said Mike Nash, corporate Veep of the Windows product management group.


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Sunbelt Wins Best Corporate Blog at RSA

The announcement started with: "Congratulations to the winners of the first ever 'Social Security' Awards! Based on submissions from your readership, a list of blogs was sent to a distinguished panel of judges and the winners were chosen as the best blogs and podcasts in the security sphere. Some of the winners were surprising as were some of the categories they won in. We hope we've started a new tradition at RSA, but only time will tell:
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Quotes Of The Week

"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances." - Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

"My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared." - P.J. Plauger

Warm regards, and thank you for being a WServerNews subscriber. No trees were killed in the sending of this message, but a large number of electrons were terribly inconvenienced. Please tell your friends about us. They can subscribe here:
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PS: Did you know this newsletter has a sister publication for XP users called WXPnews? You can subscribe here, and tell your friends:
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PPS: And of course we also have our weekly VistaNews. You can subscribe here, and tell your friends:
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Hope you enjoy this issue of WServerNews! Warm regards, Stu Sjouwerman  |   Email me: [email protected]

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Webinars and Seminars

Webinar: Ninja Email Security Product Demonstration

Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT. Securing your Exchange Server is key to protecting your enterprise environment from spam, viruses, and other malware. Ninja Email Security is an 'all-in-one' integrated and policy-based email security solution that helps you to fight spam, viruses, trojans, phishing and other email security threats with a series of 'best-of-breed' plug-ins Register here:
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Webinar: VIPRE Enterprise Product Demonstration

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT. VIPRE Enterprise is designed to optimize overall performance by melding antivirus and antispyware together into one, single, powerful engine. This combination of technologies gives you high-performance software that doesn't slow down users' workstations, is low on system resources, and makes it easy for you to protect your network. Register at:
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Free Virtual Seminar: Desktop and App Virtualization - June 4

Get independent expert advice and best practices for planning, implementing, and managing your desktop virtualization project at this free one-day online seminar. You'll hear from top experts including industry analyst and blogger, Brian Madden along with Senior Solutions Architect at Appliance Technologies, Michael Keen. In addition to webcast and video presentations, you'll also have the opportunity to get your questions answered by our experts during the live Q&A opportunities throughout the day, plus chat with your peers from across the globe. Learn more about this event and register today:
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Admin Toolbox

Admin Tools We Think You Shouldn't Be Without

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The 12 Best Freebie Add-Ons For SharePoint. There are many good add-on tools. This list represents a good blend of customization and easy management:
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Tech Briefing

Redmond Tightens Win7 Security For USB Drives

Looking at the Conficker worm using removable storage devices to spread, Microsoft said this Tuesday it will change the way Win7 handles USB drives. In the future, most USB drives won't be able to auto-launch any code using AutoRun, they said in a post on their Security Research & Defense Blog.

That means if an infected USB drive is inserted, the AutoRun task will not be displayed. Of course fixed removable media, such as CDs and DVDs will still be able to use AutoRun. You will see this change in Win7 RC1. Oh, and it's pretty sure you will see Win7 on new PCs this holiday season. Here is the MS Blog with more detail:
http://www.wservernews.com/090504-AutoRun


Why MS Won't Release Windows Azure This Year ... But They Should

I found an interesting article on azurejournal.com that got lots of attention lately. The title 'sez it all' so here is the link:
http://www.wservernews.com/090504-Azure


Microsoft: No Vista SP2 For You Yet

ComputerWorld reported that Microsoft announced this week that it had wrapped up work on Windows Vista Service Pack 2 but said it could be months before users get their hands on the upgrade to the problem-plagued operating system. Microsoft shifted Vista SP2 to what it calls "release to manufacturing," or RTM, meaning the developers have signed off on the service pack and the company has moved it into duplication and toward distribution. But when you will be able to get your hands on it is not sure. More at:
http://www.wservernews.com/090504-Vista-SP2


Microsoft's Application Virtualization Tool: A Closer Look

With the recent release of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V), formerly known as Kidaro, Microsoft has added application virtualization to its product lineup. Application virtualization is the process of taking a single application and isolating it from the rest of the operating system. It can run in its own sandbox, regardless of the OS, for example, Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Office 2003, Internet Explorer 6 and IE 7 can all run simultaneously. This article discusses some of the requirements and benefits of MED-V for application virtualization.
http://www.wservernews.com/090504-Virtual-Desktop


Windows Distributed File System (DFS) Tutorial

Distributed File System (DFS), is a client/server-based application that allows clients to access and process data stored on the server as if it were on their own computer. This quick tutorial provides troubleshooting tips and best practices for working with DFS Replication and DFS Namespace, as well as considerations for migrating DFS to Windows Server 2003 and 2008:
http://www.wservernews.com/090504-DFS


Windows Server News

Microsoft Releases Office 2007 Service Pack 2

Microsoft on Tuesday launched the second service pack for Office 2007, which fine-tunes the stability, performance and security features of the desktop. The page at microsoft with all the details and the download is at:
http://www.wservernews.com/090504-Office-SP2


WServer Third Party News

10+ IT Pros Share The Utilities And Tools They Can't Live Without

One way to make your job a little easier is to find out which tools other IT pros rely on - and then try them out for yourself. Susan Harkins extracted a list of favorite tools from 13 IT pros, whose roles range from consultant to developer to DBA: Over at:
http://www.wservernews.com/090504-10Tools


WServerNews Fave Links

This Week's Links We Like. Tips, Hints And Fun Stuff.



WServerNews - Product of the Week

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