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Volume 15, Issue 16 | July 10, 2013

 
 
 
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6 New Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 preview labs

Get ready for the new Cloud OS launch with six in-depth, hands-on labs that will give you a preview of the new features and capabilities in Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2.

• Deploying and Managing Your Small Business with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
• Desired State Configuration with Windows Server 2012 R2
• Enhancements with Window Server 2012 R2 Hyper-v Replica
• Windows Server 2012 R2: Enabling Windows Server Work Folders
• Managing Your Datacenter Devices with Windows Server and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2
• Network Automation Using Windows Server 2012 R2 IPAM


Calculate your costs: Microsoft Server Virtualization Tool

Windows Server 2012 and System Center 2012 charge only by physical processors and offer unlimited virtualization rights with Datacenter editions, which means your return on investment (or ROI) increases as your workload density increases. Use this tool to calculate the cost of creating a Microsoft-based server virtualization solution and discover the licensing and cost benefits of Microsoft versus VMware solutions.


Introducing Power BI for Office 365

Power BI for Office 365 is a new self-service business intelligence (BI) solution delivered through Excel and Office 365 that provides information workers with data analysis and visualization capabilities to identify deeper business insights either on premises or within a trusted cloud environment.


New Work Smart Guide: SharePoint Online 101

Having your SharePoint sites available in the cloud makes it possible for you to take Office with you wherever you go and access your sites from multiple devices. These step-by-step instructions can help your organization get started.


Test how the next version of System Center can help you manage across environments

Offering advanced integration with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Azure, System Center 2012 R2 enables new capabilities in infrastructure provisioning and monitoring, automation and self-service, IT service management, and application monitoring. Download the System Center 2012 R2 Preview to try it out first-hand.


Virtual Technology User Group: Microsoft Hyper-V for VMWare experts

Hyper-V is becoming popular in companies both small and large. It’s a solid option in various environments, from test and development to mission-critical applications. This recorded webcast, which Microsoft produced with the Virtual Technology User Group, provides information about Microsoft Hyper-V with VMware experts in mind.

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How to migrate your virtual machines from Amazon Web Services to Windows Azure

If it’s time for you to say “goodbye” to Amazon Web Services and “hello” to Azure, then this is the episode for you. Tune in as Keith Mayer demonstrates how to quickly and easily migrate your AWS virtual machines to Windows Azure Infrastructure Services.


New Edge Show: Windows 8 app compatibility

Chris Jackson, Principal Architect and app-compat guru, gives the latest scoop on compatibility and insight into what's next beyond application compatibility.


Free course: Learn about Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess in this new MVA course

DirectAccess allows connectivity to corporate network resources without the need for traditional virtual private network (VPN) connections. This new course from Microsoft Virtual Academy will teach you about the different deployment options available when using DirectAccess with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.


Work Smart: Save and share documents in the cloud with SkyDrive Pro

SkyDrive Pro uses Office 365 (SharePoint Online) to safely store your documents in the cloud. This makes it easy to share documents with coworkers, access files from anywhere, and sync data on multiple devices. Download this step-by-step guidance to get started.


Office Garage Series: Harden your compliance strategy with the latest in eDiscovery and data loss prevention

Jeremy Chapman is joined by Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange experts Mark Kashman and Bharat Suneja to discuss the latest in integrated enterprise search, eDiscovery, and data loss prevention. Find out how these can help you harden your data protection and compliance strategies while helping to reduce the high costs of legal review due to compliance audits.


TechNet Radio: Windows Azure licensing options

Matt Hester welcomes Mark Rosenberg, a Technical Instructor at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, to discuss Windows Azure licensing options. Tune in as they discuss licensing, pricing, the Windows Azure free trial, the WebMatrix tool, and on-premises versus the cloud.


How Microsoft IT uses Microsoft business intelligence solutions

Microsoft IT uses business intelligence to strengthen partnerships, connect the company, and measure the performance of the organization. Innovative business dashboards and analytics help the organization to spot trends and enable rapid business decisions. Take a look at how Microsoft IT uses Microsoft business intelligence solutions.

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Training and Books
6 new Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 preview labs

Get ready for the new Cloud OS launch with six in-depth, hands-on labs that will give you a preview of the new features and capabilities in Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2.

 
Learn about Windows Server 2012 DirectAccess with a free new course from Microsoft Virtual Academy

DirectAccess allows connectivity to corporate network resources without the need for traditional virtual private network (VPN) connections. This new course from Microsoft Virtual Academy will teach you about the different deployment options available when using DirectAccess with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.

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Events
Learn what’s new in System Center 2012 R2 with a free, expert-led MVA Jump Start on July 15

Are you ready to discover the new capabilities in infrastructure provisioning and monitoring, automation and self-service, IT service management, and application monitoring? Join this live event, led by Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Symon Perriman, for a guided tour of the next version of System Center.

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