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CSA Launches Security Certification Program

The CSA, joined by BSI Group, on Thursday said it will offer the STAR Certification program. 

The PowerShell Blacksmith Part 1: Forging the Basic Weapons

In the first part of this' six-part series, Jeff shows you how to use PowerShell from the console.

Pop Quiz: Monitoring Virtual Desktops for Performance Bottlenecks

Applies to the "Monitor and maintain a desktop infrastructure" objective of Exam 70-415.

Exchange Currently Not Supported on Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 can't properly run any versions of Exchange yet, according to Microsoft.

The Need for Speed: Master Certified Migration Expert (MCME)

A newly announced cert title is aimed at IT pros looking to cash in on Windows XP's approaching end of support.

Microsoft Warns of Newly Discovered Zero-Day Internet Explorer Flaw

According to Microsoft's Security Advisory (2887505), released on Tuesday, the company is investigating active exploits that are currently targeting Internet Explorer 8 and 9 users.



Microsoft Runs Into September Patch Problems

Microsoft's September patch release ran into quite a few issues. One problem was associated with a nonsecurity update (KB2817630) for Microsoft Office 2013 that caused an Outlook folder pane to disappear.

Pop Quiz: Securing Desktops with Endpoint Protection

Applies to the "Design and configure desktop settings" objective of Exam 70-415.

XML Marks the Spot Part 3: Nested Objects

In the final column discussing XML conversion in PowerShell, Jeffrey walks you through converting nested objects to XML.

FBI Requests BitLocker Backdoor from Microsoft Engineers

In an interview conducted by Mashable, a news and lifestyle publication, Peter Biddle, head engineer during BitLocker's creation, said he was approached by federal agents and asked to create a backdoor in Microsoft's encryption software.

Gartner Releases Windows 8.1 Upgrade Advice for Enterprises

According to a talk by Gartner Inc., IT will need a three-approach plan when upgrading to Windows 8.1

XML Marks the Spot Part 2: Capturing Serialized Data

Part 2 shows how to convert and retrieve XML data without losing the hierarchical format.

Pop Quiz: Accessing a Remote Desktop Using a Web Browser

Applies to the "Plan and implement a remote desktop services infrastructure" objective of Exam 70-415.

Microsoft Releases Windows Azure Cache Service Preview

Microsoft announced on Tuesday a preview of a new distributed cache service for Azure-hosted applications.

Master-Level Certificate Programs Cut by Microsoft

Effective Oct. 1, exams for the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM), Microsoft Certified Architect (MCA) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) certificates will end.

XML Marks the Spot Part 1: Conversion

In the first part of a three-part series, Jeffrey walks through converting XML files in PowerShell.

Pop Quiz: Implementing a Desktop Infrastructure: ZTI Network Requirements

Applies to the "Design and Deploy Desktops" objective of Exam 70-415.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Reaches RTM Status

Microsoft today announced that Windows Server 2012 R2 has been released to manufacturers (RTM).

Third-Party Windows XP Security Update Service Announced

Arkoon Network Security has announced its ExtendedXP product will be available this fall for those organizations that want to stick with the aging OS.

Pop Quiz: Desktop Infrastructure: Automate the Capturing Process

Applies to the "Create and Maintain Desktop Images" objective of Exam 70-415.

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