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Mitch Irsfeld

TechNet Flash, Volume 15, Issue 12 - May 29, 2013
TechNet Flash editor’s note from Mitch Irsfeld

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.

Protecting systems, data, and users is always a priority for any IT department. And understanding the best techniques for improving your organization’s security provides an opportunity to gain more respect and make a name for yourself. In this edition of TechNet Flash, we have content that can help you develop your security-related skills. In a free course from Microsoft Virtual Academy, Microsoft Premier Field Engineers offer insights into Windows 8 security. And we have a free tool that can help you assess your organization’s security response readiness.

Aside from security, you need to keep up-to-date with all the new changes in technology. So we have a host of content to keep you informed. For starters, Windows 8.1 is coming soon so you should check out the Windows Team blog for details. If you haven’t upgraded to Windows Server 2012 yet, there is a Microsoft Virtual Academy course designed to take the confusion out of upgrading to Windows Server 2012. And a new beta release of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 8.5 will guide you through planning your migration to Windows Server 2012.

And if you’ve got your sights set on the cloud, we have courses and discussions that can help you extend your infrastructure to the cloud, build a private cloud with System Center 2012 SP1, and Manage a hybrid cloud network. And that’s just some of what you’ll find in this edition of TechNet Flash.

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Thanks,

Mitch Irsfeld