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Microsoft Watch – November


This is the first in a new series of pages devoted to breaking news and updates from Microsoft. We'll summarise announcements from Microsoft and add links to our own comments. So, if you need to keep on top of relevant IT announcements from Microsoft, you can do so by regularly visiting this page. The page will be replaced each month with a new page and the previous pages archived at the foot.


28 November
Protect yourself
Protect yourself with Microsoft's guide to safe use of the Internet.

28 November
Holiday Shopping?
From software to baby clothes, find it all when you shop online with Microsoft.

23 November
MSN HighSpeed DSL
Internet access that saves you time and money. Sign up now!

23 November
The New Mobility
With SQL Server CE, customers can even process orders while caught in traffic.

17 November
Configuring IPSec for Active Directory Replication over Firewalls
Firewalls present two difficulties when deploying a distributed Active Directory architecture: initially promoting a server to a domain controller, and replicating traffic between domain controllers. Steve Riley discusses how to use PPTP tunnels and IPSec transport mode policies to smooth out the deployment process.

17 November
Explore DNS and Active Directory Planning
This TechNet seminar discusses DNS requirements for the Active Directory deployment and presents various alternatives to integrate Active Directory namespace into existing DNS infrastructure.

17 November
Application Usage Tracking Service Helps You Track Tasks and Hosted Services
With the Application Usage Tracking Service, ASPs can track hosted Line of Business services, such as the Microsoft Office suite, and administrative tasks for service level agreement purposes. It's also useful in large datacenter environments to monitor administrative task activities.

17 November
How to Get Free Windows Advanced Server Licenses with the Windows Web Hoster Program
This program offers amazing value for hosting companies looking to expand their hosting services quickly and free of charge. Learn how you can receive one free Windows 2000 Advanced Server license for every server you have that is hosting at least 100 unique, registered customer domains. See if you qualify for this and other free and discounted software, resources, and support.

17 November
Working Toward a Connected Learning Community
The Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) is an industry-wide initiative to develop a standard that ensures compatibility among school software applications. Take a virtual tour of SIF pilot schools and learn more about building your own Connected Learning Community.

17 November
Mac Users: Get the In and Out of the Classroom Tutorial for Office 2001 for Mac
This downloadable resource helps educators learn the powerful new features of Office 2001 for Mac.

17 November
How Exchange 2000 Delivers Business and Technical Value
Microsoft Exchange VP Gordon Mangione talks about the key benefits Exchange 2000 delivers to customers, the central role the product plays in Microsoft's .NET strategy, and more.

17 November Get the New Microsoft eMbedded Visual Tools 3.0
Now you can download or order the new eMbedded Visual Tools, which include eMbedded Visual Basic and eMbedded Visual C++ with SDKs for the Pocket PC, Palm-size PC, and Handheld PC. The eMbedded Visual Tools are the successor to the separate Windows CE Toolkits for VC++ and VB.

16 November
Announcing the .NET Developer Centre
MSDN Online has launched the .NET Developer Center to provide developer information on the .NET Framework and Visual Studio.NET.

16 November
Check Out the reports on the Pocket PC
Read coverage from COMDEX correspondents and watch streaming reports from the show floor.

15 November

Gates describes how software advances will make the Internet more powerful, flexible, and agile for users.

15 November

The Tablet PC brings the simplicity of pen and paper to computing.

7 November
Your Privacy: More Than Just Talk
Microsoft attempt to protect customers' privacy on the Web. Now they state they have moved beyond the talk on a number of fronts.

6 November
Hands-on Labs Are Now Available
You've asked Microsoft for more hands-on training opportunities specifically focused on new and soon-to-be released Microsoft products. Here's your chance to get some real training in a structured computer lab setting conducted by product experts from Microsoft.

6 November
Experience the Connected Learning Community
Join Microsoft for three days of sharing ideas at the 2000 Conference on Information Technology (CIT) sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College.

3 November
Internet Explorer 5.5
Latest update to Internet Explorer 5.5 delivers improvements and security fixes.

3 November
On the issues
How online voting will transform electoral politics.

3 November
Windows CE edition of SQL Server 2000
Windows CE extends enterprise data management to devices.

1 November
MSN eShop
New Features and Handy Tools Kick Off Online Holiday Shopping Season. New features in MSN’s eShop provide consumers with the online version of "one-stop shopping.

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