Project Plans


The A-Z on planning, implementing and management of technology migrations.

Windows IT Pro


Migrating to Windows Server 2012

Anytime Microsoft rolls out a new OS, IT professionals face a learning curve. With Server 2012, there are numerous new features and enhancements that IT pros will want to leverage. Server 2012 has the biggest and the fundamentally most important changes in Windows Server since Windows 2000. The entire management paradigm has completely changed.

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I Installed System Center 2012: Now What?

System Center 2012 is Microsoft’s all-encompassing systems management suite, consolidating eight previously separate products into one: Configuration Manager, Service Manager, Orchestrator, App Controller, Operations Manager, Endpoint Protection, Data Protection Manager, and Virtual Machine Manager. System Center 2012 as a whole can help you configure and manage applications, services, computers, and virtual machines in your enterprise.

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How to Implement IPv6 in Your Windows Server Environment

Although IPv4 is the foundation upon which the Internet is built, it’s mathematically running out of addresses. IPv6 is your inevitable future, a new protocol that will drastically increase the number of available addresses, as well as introduce new features to make the IPv6-enabled Internet more scalable. In this project plan, you’ll learn about the inherent problem of IPv4 web, learn how to begin your transition to IPv6, and start getting the most out of the new addressing scheme in the latest Windows Server releases.

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Exchange Server 2010 Migration

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 migration is a big project. This Windows IT Pro Project Plan will walk you through the process, from planning which of Exchange 2010's features to implement, through the steps of the actual migration process, and on into the new administration practices that Exchange 2010 brings with it.

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SQL Server Pro


Migrating to SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 includes several groundbreaking new features, such as AlwaysOn and Power View, that customers want to take advantage of in their environments. This Project Plan walks customers through the process of planning for and migrating to SQL Server 2012, and then walks customers step-by-step through the process of implementing each of the key new features in this release.

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SQL Server 2008 & 2008 R2 Migration

This SQL Server Magazine Project Plan is a comprehensive online guide to help you successfully upgrade to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. If you haven't installed SQL Server yet, we suggest you begin with the "Planning" section of this site to familiarize yourself with some of the significant changes in the latest software release.

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Dev Pro


Using HTML5 and jQuery for Practical Web Development

HTML5 brings new benefits such as improved accessibility, the ability to write cleaner code, the ability to include more interactive elements than ever before, and better cross-platform support. This project plan is meant to help web developers understand how to leverage HTML5 and jQuery effectively to start taking advantage of those benefits today.

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Related eBooks

Windows 8 Tips

Paul Thurrott offers a three-part review of Windows 8. Paul argues that if you look just at the improvements Microsoft has made to the Windows desktop, you’ll see that Windows 8 is a bigger and more signification upgrade over Windows 7 than was Windows 7 over the unfairly maligned Windows Vista.



HTML5 Jump Start

This is an exciting time to be a web developer! Whether you are building public-facing website applications or creating internal sites for your company, HTML5 has much to offer in providing sorely needed features that are native to the browser. With growing support among all the major browsers and with new sites emerging that consistently use it, HTML5 is a must-visit technology for any serious web developer today.



Governance:
A SharePoint Necessity

Governance is, without doubt, a big, hairy topic, but it’s made worse because the community has blurred concepts of governance with concepts of management. The way you deploy, secure, configure, and audit a service is—in services outside of SharePoint—called management. These are operational issues and one of the major concerns in operations is making operations more manageable—more automated.



T-SQL
Blackbelt

A collection of 21 articles from SQL Server Pro and written by Itzik Ben-Gan that demonstrate practical, advanced tips for using T-SQL. Also included are 18 logic puzzles that Itzik included in many of his articles. SQL querying problems often require you to deal with logical challenges. Sometimes the logical parts are more difficult to figure out than the technical, SQL-specific, parts.

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