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Volume 15, Issue 21 | September 18, 2013

 
 
 
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Register now: Learn about Windows Server 2012 R2 storage with a new MVA Jump Start

 
 
 
 

Windows Azure outperforms Amazon’s EC2 on average by 3X

 
 
 
 

IT/Dev Connections is headed to Las Vegas – Get a discount code for TechNet Flash subscribers

 
 
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System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Preview

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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview

 
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Windows Azure Q&A: View the MVA Jump Start recording

IT Pro Evangelist David Tesar and Group Product Marketing Manager David Aiken recently hosted a live Windows Azure Q&A. In case you missed it, you can watch the free recording of the Windows Azure Q&A session on Microsoft Virtual Academy.


New Virtual Lab: Deploying Windows 8 to Bare Metal Clients with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1

In this Virtual Lab you will experience some of the enhancements to operating system deployment in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1. See how you can prepare your site to integrate with Windows Deployment Services (WDS), capture a Windows 8 reference system, import that image into Configuration Manager 2012, and deploy it to a bare metal system.


Secure virtualization: Does size really matter?

Technical Evangelist Brian Lewis compares the architectures of Hyper-V 2012 and vShpere ESXi 5.1 to determine if the size of your footprint really effects security. Check out the complete VMware or Microsoft? series and be sure to download Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Preview .


TechNet Radio: Create a Windows Azure Virtual Network with Site-to-Site Connectivity

Joe Homnick, Microsoft MVP Regional Director and Principal Owner of Homnick Systems, demonstrates how to create a Windows Azure Virtual Network and connect it with a local network using site-to-site connectivity.


Perspectives on risk from security executives

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and other industry leaders provide resources for identifying, quantifying, measuring, and mitigating risk. Download the article.

New Edge Show: Disaster Recovery Using the Hyper-V Recovery Manager

Learn more about the new disaster recovery capabilities in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and Windows Azure. Technical Evangelist Symon Perriman and Senior Product Manager Prabu Rambadran discuss and demo the enhanced Hyper-V Replica technology, the new Hyper-V Recovery Manager, and more.


New series: How to Build a Hybrid IT Infrastructure Solution for Enterprise IT

Planning a hybrid IT solution? This lab-tested guidance can help you decrease the amount of custom design work and testing required to implement a hybrid IT infrastructure solution.


Enable modern business applications with the Windows Azure Pack

Kevin Remde and Brad Anderson wrap up a three-part look at what's new in 2012 R2. In this episode, they discuss how you can better enable modern business applications in your IT environment with the Windows Azure Pack, highlighting powerful new features found in the next wave of Windows Server and System Center products.


Windows Azure IaaS deployment methodology with PowerShell

Check out this new blog series for a close look at key Windows Azure IaaS concepts and deployment methodology. In part one of this series, learn how to configure a virtual network and deploy a virtual machine. Sign up for a free trial of the Windows Azure platform, including access to the Virtual Machines preview.

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Training and Books
Windows Azure Q&A: View the MVA Jump Start recording

IT Pro Evangelist David Tesar and Group Product Marketing Manager David Aiken recently hosted a live Windows Azure Q&A. In case you missed it, you can watch the free recording of the Windows Azure Q&A session on Microsoft Virtual Academy.

 
New Virtual Lab: Deploying Windows 8 to Bare Metal Clients with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1

In this Virtual Lab you will experience some of the enhancements to operating system deployment in Configuration Manager 2012 SP1. See how you can prepare your site to integrate with Windows Deployment Services (WDS), capture a Windows 8 reference system, import that image into Configuration Manager 2012, and deploy it to a bare metal system.

 
Discover key hybrid cloud solutions for IT pros

Join us for a free hands-on event in a city near you, to experience the power of hybrid cloud. Experienced technical evangelists will get you started with Windows Azure Storage, virtual machines, and virtual networking for key IT pro scenarios. Complete the hands-on labs and you'll walk away with a fully functional Windows Server 2012 cloud-based test lab running Windows Azure. All participants registering for the event should have an active Windows Azure subscription. If you have not already done so, sign up for a free trial of the Windows Azure platform and services, including access to the virtual machines preview.

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Events
Register now: Learn about Windows Server 2012 R2 storage with a new MVA Jump Start

Join us on September 24th to find out how the new tools in the R2 release of Windows Server 2012 can help you move workloads to less expensive storage solutions. Learn more about shared VHDX files and Hyper-V live migration over the server message block (SMB) protocol. Register for free.

 
Discount code for IT/Dev Connections in Las Vegas on September 30th through October 4th

IT/Dev Connections offers in-depth training on Windows Server, System Center, SQL Server, SharePoint, Exchange, and more. You’ll find more than 100 industry experts, including 25 speakers from Microsoft, more than 180 technical sessions, 14 full-day workshops, and lots of peer-to-peer networking. Register now and use this discount code for TechNet Flash subscribers: ITDTNF13.

 
Register now for SQL PASS Summit 2013

SQL PASS Summit 2013 is right around the corner, and in today’s special episode of IT Time, Blain Barton rounds up the usual suspects to discuss all things PASS Summit. Tune in to hear Jennifer Moser, Lara Rubbelke, Chuck Heinzelman, and SQLRockStar Thomas LaRock discuss why you should attend this year’s conference, from the fantastic line-up of keynote speakers and sessions to networking to community opportunities.

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