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Volume 15, Issue 22 | October 2, 2013

 
 
 
Top News Worldwide 
 
 

IE11 Release Preview for Windows 7 is available for download

 
 
 
 

New MVA course: Migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7

 
 
 
 

Brad Anderson discusses Oracle’s mission-critical software on Microsoft’s enterprise-grade cloud

 
 
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Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview

Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview

System Center 2012 R2 Preview

Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Preview

 

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Endpoint Protection Preview

SQL Server 2014 CTP1 Preview

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview

 
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Your Featured Content

Live MVA event: Core Solutions of Exchange Server 2013 Jump Start

Are you thinking about an upgrade to Microsoft Exchange Server 2013? Attend this free, fast-paced, demo-rich Jump Start about planning, deploying, and managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. You’ll find out how to manage the messaging infrastructure and provide high availability and security. Register here.


New MVA course: Learn all about System Center Advisor

In this free MVA course, you will discover the benefits of System Center Advisor and learn how it can be used to optimize your installations of Windows Server and server workloads such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft SharePoint.


Guest operating systems supported for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

Looking for details about documented and supported guest operating systems for Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V, Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, and Windows Server 2012 R2? Full details for Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 Hyper-V are available here. You can also get the corresponding list for Windows Server 2008 R2 and R2 SP1 Hyper-V here. Spoiler Alert: There are new OSes on the list, including Oracle Linux…


Live MVA event: Implementing a Data Warehouse with SQL Server Jump Start (October 18)

After you’ve completed the October 16 Jump Start, Administering SQL Server 2012, be sure to attend the next free online MVA course where you’ll learn about implementing a data warehouse with SQL Server. Find out about designing dimensions to support BI; implementing extract, transform, and load (ETL)processes; and managing enterprise-level master data and data quality. This Jump Start will help you prepare for exam 70-463. Register now.


Power BI for Office 365 preview adds natural language search, mapping capabilities, and more

Microsoft recently rolled out new features in the Power BI for Office 365 preview. These include natural language search with Q&A, 3D mapping visualizations through the Power Map add-in, and improved data search in the Power Query add-in. Get an overview of the new changes.

Edge Show: Proactive Datacenter Monitoring with System Center Advisor

Symon Perriman, Senior Technical Evangelist for System Center, demonstrates how to configure and use System Center Advisor in standalone mode as a free component that has no dependency on other System Center components. Plus, you'll get best practices and recommendations for working with System Center Advisor. Want more System Center Advisor training? Check out this Microsoft Virtual Academy course.


The Garage Series: Office 365 vs. Office 2013 on the Desktop Review

Jeremy Chapman and Tal Krzypow return to the Garage in Microsoft’s Redmond campus to kick off a new season. They address common questions: “Which version of Office should I buy?” and “Are the apps in Office 365 the ‘full’ Office applications?” And if you've ever wondered what some of the main differences are between Office generations or whether click-to-run deployment can really scale, you’re in luck. Jeremy explains using authentic Flamenco dancing from Madrid.


Live MVA event: Administering SQL Server 2012 Jump Start (October 16)

Join this free online training event on October 16, when SQL Server instructors Richard Currey and George Squillace will give live demos on administering SQL Server 2012. They will provide instruction on storage design, capacity configuration, security configuration, optimization of the instance, and automation. This Jump Start, which will help you get ready for exam 70-462, is a prerequisite for the Implementing a Data Warehouse with SQL Server Jump Start on October 18. Register today.


Edge Show: Windows Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Get the inside scoop on Windows Azure multi-factor authentication in this interview with Program Manager Shawn Bishop. You will get answers to common questions, links to demos of the new product, and technical details such as required infrastructure, configuration, and more.

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Training and Books
New MVA course: Migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7

Support for Windows XP will end on April 8, 2014. Plan your Windows XP migration to Windows 7 with a new course from MVA. This course describes the tools and steps that will help make the migration and set-up process seamless while maintaining business continuity.

 
Get a Second Shot at earning your Microsoft Certification

You have the skills, but do you have the credentials to prove your knowledge? Microsoft Certifications enable technology professionals to stand out from their peers and validate that they have the technical skills needed in today’s workplace. Register your Second Shot vouchers and receive two chances to pass your exams.

 
New MVA course: Learn all about System Center Advisor

In this free MVA course, you will discover the benefits of System Center Advisor and learn how it can be used to optimize your installations of Windows Server and server workloads such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange, and Microsoft SharePoint.

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Events
Live MVA event: Core Solutions of Exchange Server 2013 Jump Start

Are you thinking about an upgrade to Microsoft Exchange Server 2013? Attend this free, fast-paced, demo-rich Jump Start about planning, deploying, and managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2013. You’ll find out how to manage the messaging infrastructure and provide high availability and security. Register here.

 
Live MVA event: Administering SQL Server 2012 Jump Start (October 16)

Join this free online training event on October 16, when SQL Server instructors Richard Currey and George Squillace will give live demos on administering SQL Server 2012. They will provide instruction on storage design, capacity configuration, security configuration, optimization of the instance, and automation. This Jump Start, which will help you get ready for Exam 70-462, is a prerequisite for the Implementing a Data Warehouse with SQL Server Jump Start on October 18. Register today.

 
Live MVA event: Implementing a Data Warehouse with SQL Server Jump Start (October 18)

After you’ve completed the October 16 Jump Start, Administering SQL Server 2012, be sure to attend the next free online MVA course where you’ll learn about implementing a data warehouse with SQL Server. Find out about designing dimensions to support BI; implementing extract, transform, and load (ETL) processes; and managing enterprise-level master data and data quality. This Jump Start will help you prepare for Exam 70-463. Register now.

 
You’re invited to attend Microsoft Insights 2013 on October 29

Microsoft Insights 2013 is a live virtual event that will feature an interactive panel discussion on emerging employment trends – and how you can capitalize on these new opportunities. Learn the best ways to advance your skills and prepare for a rewarding career in technology. Register for the live event.

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