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Volume 15, Issue 10 | May 1, 2013
 
 
 
 

Top News Worldwide

 
 
 

Free live event: Windows Azure – Migrate, manage, and monitor common workloads in your datacenter

 
 
 

Register and compete in the 2013 PowerShell Scripting Games

 
 
 

New Virtual Lab: Configure System Center 2012 SP1

 
 
 
 

Technet Sponsors: Veeam, and SolarWinds

 
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Matt Graven 

Editor’s Note

 

Matt Graven

TechNet Flash Editor
 
 

Taking time to learn

The IT landscape has changed – significantly. We’ve got new tools, new architectures, new best practices, new user expectations, and even new terminology. But with all this comes new opportunities. Opportunities to create more powerful and more reliable systems and services, and better ways to manage your infrastructure. You’ve got virtualized networks that can be quickly deployed, robust cloud-based applications that are readily available from nearly anywhere, and more-secure systems that make better use of the resources your organization has in place. With so many new concepts and technologies, you’ll need to set aside some quality time for learning. As busy as you might be, investing a little time now will save you a lot of time in the future.

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Your Featured Content

 
 
 

New Quick Reference Guide: Microsoft IT’s hybrid cloud strategy

Microsoft IT has cloud power. Learn about how Microsoft IT is using Windows Azure to move existing applications to the cloud as well as creating brand-new applications for the cloud.

How to run WordPress on Windows Azure

Microsoft Technical Evangelist Brian Lewis is producing a series of blog posts that explain how to run WordPress sites on Windows Azure. Check out these how-to articles’ step-by-step instructions that demonstrate how easy it is to run your WordPress sites on the Azure platform.

Get certified at Microsoft TechEd North America 2013

Calling all TechEd North America attendees. Here’s a special opportunity to get certified. All Microsoft certification exams will be offered at 50% off the regular price to registered TechEd North America attendees. Check out the resources that will be offered on site, as well as valuable online resources you can take advantage of now. And pre-register for your onsite certification exams.

Tune into Patch and Switch live Q&A

Patch and Switch is a new series from two guys who couldn’t cut it in the landscaping business. They’re taking live callers and talking about their lives as IT professionals. Share stories from the trenches of IT, have a laugh, and get your Windows Server and Windows Client questions answered. Next episode: May 3rd, 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time.

Hands-on Labs Online: Control access with AppLocker in Windows 8

Attend this hands-on event on May 16th for a live session presented by Microsoft Technical Evangelist Yung Chou. You will learn how to create an AppLocker policy for your Windows 8 apps and examine how it can help prevent malware and enforce compliance requirements in your organization. And join App Builder for additional Windows Store App tools and resources.



Twenty step-by-step IT pro scenarios with Windows Azure Virtual Machines

Want to extend your on-premises datacenter with Windows Azure VMs and virtual networks? These 20 step-by-step scenarios provide real-world ways for you to get started now.



Second Shot ends May 31: Register for your exam vouchers before it’s too late

It’s not too late to sign up for Second Shot and get a chance to save 15% off the cost of Microsoft exams for MCSA and MCSE certification. Plus you’ll get a free retake opportunity if you need another shot. Register for your Second Shot exam packs of three or more by May 31, 2013 and you’ll have until December 31, 2013 to pass exams.

 

Discover the latest approaches to desktop virtualization

Learn from Microsoft’s virtualization experts about how you can use VDI to enable new workstyles. This recorded Microsoft Virtual Academy course discusses the Microsoft-Citrix v-Alliance solution, offers product demos, and provides architectural guidance for building a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).

New Security Response Readiness Assessment

Take a short survey that determines gaps in your current software security incident response processes. A custom report offers security incident response recommendations and provides additional resources to help your organization better prepare. Take the survey today.

Edge Show: Running SharePoint on Windows Azure

In this episode, you’ll learn how Windows Azure IaaS can support a small or large SharePoint infrastructure, including the newly released SharePoint 2013 gallery image and PowerShell automation.

Work Smart Guide: An introduction to using Windows 8 Client Hyper-V

Client Hyper-V, the virtualization technology built into Windows 8, is the same technology previously available only in Windows Server. With Client Hyper-V, you can simultaneously run and quickly switch among multiple environments on a single host computer. Here’s an overview of what you need to know to get started.

Private Cloud: How to configure Compute Fabric in Virtual Machine Manager

Tune in to TechNet radio, where Keith Mayer and Yung Chou show how to configure compute fabric in System Center 2012 SP1Virtual Machine Manager. They walk through the process of adding and configuring hosts and clusters (such as Windows Server, Citrix XenServer and VMware vCenter) into VMM and discuss how to manage host resources.



New Videos: Fundamentals of service reliability in the cloud

Trustworthy Computing has released a three-part video series that highlights the key concepts found in the white paper “ An introduction to designing reliable cloud services.” Watch this series to learn more about cloud service reliability, addressing common cloud service issues, and designing cloud services to meet customer expectations.

 
 
 

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Training and Books

 
 
Learn the latest approaches to desktop virtualization

Learn from Microsoft’s virtualization experts about how you can use VDI to enable new workstyles. This recorded Microsoft Virtual Academy course discusses the Microsoft-Citrix v-Alliance solution, offers product demos, and provides architectural guidance for building a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI).

 
Hands-on Labs Online: Control access with AppLocker in Windows 8

Attend this hands-on event on May 16th for a live session presented by Microsoft Evangelist Yung Chou. You will learn how to create an AppLocker policy for your Windows 8 apps and examine how it can help prevent malware and enforce compliance requirements in your organization. Join App Builder for additional tools and resources for Windows Store apps.

 
 
 
 

Events

 
 
Get certified at Microsoft TechEd North America 2013

Calling all TechEd North America attendees. Here’s a special opportunity to get certified. All Microsoft certification exams will be offered at 50% off the regular price to registered TechEd North America attendees. Check out the resources that will be offered onsite, as well as valuable online resources you can take advantage of now. And pre-register for your on-site certification exams.

 
New dates added for Windows Server 2012 and Windows Azure IaaS IT Camps

It’s not too late to sign up for Second Shot and get a chance to save 15% off the cost of Microsoft exams for MCSA and MCSE certification. Plus you’ll get a free retake opportunity if you need another shot. Register for your Second Shot exam packs of three or more by May 31, 2013 and you’ll have until December 31, 2013 to pass exams.