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Volume 15, Issue 12 | May 29, 2013
 
 
 

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Mitch Irsfeld

Editor’s Note


Mitch Irsfeld

TechNet Flash Editor

 

The importance of security

The tools and infrastructures we work with are in constant flux. Technologies evolve, new versions of applications are released, and systems move to the cloud. But one thing never changes: the importance of security.

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Edge Show: Hyper-V Server 2012 cluster deployment with free tools

Symon Perriman and Rick Claus take you through a complete, end-to-end deployment of a Hyper-V cluster using entirely free tools from Microsoft. They then install Hyper-V Server 2012 using Windows 8 Client Hyper-V, taking advantage of the lightweight installation package and small storage footprint.

Scaling Microsoft.com with Windows Server 2012

Senior Service Engineering Manager George Holman visits TechNet Radio to discuss how his team used Windows Server 2012 to help scale and improve the performance of Microsoft.com. Tune in as he describes the improvements offered by Windows Server 2012 compared to older versions of Windows Server, and explains how his team planned for and deployed Windows Server 2012.

Deploy and upgrade to System Center 2012 SP1 Virtual Machine Manager

Keith Mayer and Yung Chou demonstrate how to deploy and upgrade to System Center 2012 SP1Virtual Machine Manager (VMM). Check out this installment of TechNet Radio to explore key VMM components and watch an in-depth demo.

New white paper: Evaluating Microsoft's protection performance and capabilities

Get an overview of how the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) helps protect Microsoft customers and their systems. Find out how the MMPC measures its effectiveness, and discover how long-term investments in gathering telemetry, automated processing of malware, and cloud-based protection are helping protect customers and their systems.

Free download: Try a seamless approach to distributed enterprise application configuration and management

Use easy-to-update service templates in System Center 2012 SP1. Download a free trial of Microsoft System Center Private Cloud at the TechNet Evaluation Center. And for more information, check out the episode of Edge Show dedicated to service templates.



Test lab guides for evaluating SharePoint Server 2013

There are now 20 Test Lab Guides (TLGs) for SharePoint Server 2013. These guides walk you through building and configuring a SharePoint three-tier farm while demonstrating SharePoint 2013 features and scenarios. See SharePoint Server 2013 Test Lab for details and links to the documents. For information about TLGs for other Microsoft products, visit Test Lab Guides.



Private cloud: Managing your hybrid cloud network

In the final installment of the Building a Private Cloud series, Keith Mayer and Yung Choudemonstrate how to manage a hybrid cloud environment with System Center 2012 SP1 App Controller.



 

Free tool for assessing your security response readiness

Take a short survey to assess your current software security incident response processes. This tool will determine gaps in your processes, provide a customized report with recommendations, and offer additional resources to help you be better prepared.

Windows 8.1 is coming

The Windows team recently posted details to its blog about Windows 8.1, formerly known as “Windows Blue.” Check out the post for more information and to find out about the public preview.

MVA on demand: Extend your infrastructure to the cloud

On May 16, Microsoft Technical Evangelist David Tesar and Azure Group Technical Product Manager David Aiken led a live Windows Azure training session. The recording is now available online so you can learn how Windows Azure Infrastructure Services makes it easy to safely migrate, extend, run, manage, and monitor common workloads in your datacenter.

Take the confusion out of upgrading to Windows Server 2012

This free course from Microsoft Virtual Academy will teach you how to prepare an efficient, cost-effective, and safe plan for migrating your key services.

Pivot viewer for Office, SharePoint, Project Server, and Office 365 content

Check out a new interactive viewer for finding Microsoft Office content available on the Microsoft site. Filter, drill down, and browse through content for Office 2013, SharePoint Server 2013, Project Server 2013, SharePoint Online, Office 365, and more.



Business intelligence for SharePoint 2013 IT pros

Curious about business intelligence, but don’t know where to start? This newly updated TechCenter page provides the information you need to evaluate, plan, maintain, and use Microsoft business intelligence applications.



 


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Training and Books

 

MVA on demand: Extend your infrastructure to the cloud

On May 16, Microsoft Technical Evangelist David Tesar and Azure Group Technical Product Manager David Aiken led a live Windows Azure training session. The recording is now available online so you can learn how Windows Azure Infrastructure Services makes it easy to safely migrate, extend, run, manage, and monitor common workloads in your datacenter.


Take the confusion out of upgrading to Windows Server 2012

This free course from Microsoft Virtual Academy will teach you how to prepare an efficient, cost-effective, and safe plan for migrating your key services.


 

Learn about Windows 8 security from Microsoft Premier Field Engineers

Explore key insights, capabilities, and best practices for managing and securing Windows 8 in this free course from Microsoft Virtual Academy. And discover some of the new security improvements offered by Windows 8.


 
 
 

Events

 

Brad Anderson to keynote TechEd 2013: Register now

Join corporate VP Brad Anderson for an inspiring TechEd keynote. Following his presentation, you won’t want to miss the Foundational Sessions where industry experts begin to tailor the TechEd experience to your business needs. And don’t forget that every registered TechEd 2013 attendee can get MCP and MTA certified on site for 50 percent off the standard price. Register today.