NetPro Contributes to Active Directory Community with Launch of TurboChargeAD.org

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Community will Contribute Expert Content and Serve as Home Base for ADMC, a Free Active Directory Tool

By providing it for free and by backing it with free technical support via TurboChargeAD.org, we are clearly demonstrating our thought-leadership in and commitment to the Active Directory community.

NetPro Computing, Inc., a leading provider of infrastructure optimization software, today announces that it has partnered with industry expert Don Jones to build TurboChargeAD.org, a new contribution to the Active Directory management and automation community. Offering rich content focused on Active Directory performance, automation, and management, TurboChargeAD.org is a robust content repository offering tips and tools in an easy-to-use and readily available format. As part of the community site, users will have access to ADMC, a free solution built on the Company's NetControl services-oriented architecture, extending Microsoft's Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) interface to optimize Active Directory management.

"While there's already a robust community for Active Directory administrators and related professionals, there's always a need for more expert content, guidance, and best practices that help meet specific business needs," said Jones. "NetPro has years of experience in this industry, having launched the Directory Experts Conference (now The Experts Conference) in part to share their expertise with the community. TurboChargeAD.org represents a further evolution of NetPro's desire and ability to share their expertise, this time in an ongoing commitment that also includes free, professionally engineered software solutions."

A recipient of Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and the author of more than thirty IT books, Jones is a long-running columnist and contributor to industry publications and a frequent speaker at international IT conferences such as Microsoft TechEd, TechMentor, Windows Connections, MIS Training Institute, and Microsoft IT Forum. Jones' experience in building highly technical, customer-focused communities dates back to 2002, when he launched the popular ScriptingAnswers.com website. Quickly growing to more than 20,000 users, the community provided one of the Web's first destinations designed to provide advice on Windows scripting and automation to Windows administrators. Jones has since helped launch several other successful communities, including the groundbreaking PowerShellCommunity.org, where he serves as Director Emeritus, Realtime-WindowsServer.com, and Realtime-ITCompliance.com.

TurboChargeAD.org will serve as a "home base" for ADMC, a free Active Directory tool that adds automation, business rules, and workflow capabilities that deliver valuable benefits to organizations of any size. Learn more about ADMC at http://www.TurboChargeAD.org.

Key benefits of ADMC, a free Active Directory tool from NetPro, include the ability to:

  • Enforce approval processes for tighter security and prove compliance with a customizable workflow wizard for all common Active Directory management tasks;
  • Add business logic including naming conventions for greater control and scalability; and,
  • Automate Active Directory management tasks to reduce time and errors including group membership management, pre-populating attributes, moving accounts, managing mailboxes and home directories.

"NetPro could easily charge a significant price for the ADMC functionality. Our competitors do, in fact," said Brad Hibbert, vice president of product strategy, NetPro. "By providing it for free and by backing it with free technical support via TurboChargeAD.org, we are clearly demonstrating our thought-leadership in and commitment to the Active Directory community."

About NetPro
As 17-year Infrastructure Optimization software experts, NetPro drives security and compliance by extending and enhancing Microsoft technologies to simplify your IT infrastructure better for less. From Active Directory and Exchange to SharePoint and Server environments, NetPro solutions feature an integrated architecture with a Microsoft-like experience and the industry's easiest deployment. With unprecedented coverage and visibility across critical applications, NetPro solutions enable organizations to improve the management and reliability of their IT infrastructures. NetPro's award-winning solutions are used by the largest and most complex infrastructures in the world. For more information about NetPro, please visit http://www.netpro.com.

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