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Volume 15, Issue 23 | October 16, 2013

 
 
 
Top News Worldwide 
 
 

New download: SQL Server 2014 CTP2 now available for evaluation

 
 
 
 

Free ebook: Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals

 
 
 
 

Garage Series: Unlock the power of Office 365 on Windows, iOS, and Android devices

 
 
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Top Downloads

New: SQL Server 2014 CTP2

 

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

 

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Preview

 
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Get ready for Windows XP end of support: Free migration to Windows 7 course on MVA

Windows XP support ends on April 8, 2014. Now is the time to plan your Windows XP migration to Windows 7. This new MVA course describes the steps to take and the tools that will help make the migration and setup process seamless while providing business continuity. Register now.


Get ready for launch: Discover what's new in System Center 2012 R2 with free on-demand Jump Start training

Get ready for the release of System Center 2012 R2 with this on-demand Jump Start. Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Symon Perriman, along with several other presenters, shows how the next version of System Center delivers an end-to-end cloud management stack through advanced integration with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Azure. Watch it here and download the free product trial.


Edge Show: Brad Anderson on enabling modern business apps

Microsoft Evangelist Rick Claus chats with Brad Anderson, Vice President of Windows Server and System Center, in this third and final behind-the-scenes look at the three planning pillars used to guide the development of Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. Check out Brad Anderson’s blog.


Best practices for developing a national strategy for cybersecurity

Microsoft has released a new white paper entitled Developing a National Strategy for Cybersecurity: Foundations for Security, Growth, and Innovation. The publication, which is based on lessons learned from customers and governments around the world, is intended to aid governmental efforts to develop national cybersecurity strategies.


Now available: SUSE Cloud 2.0 with support for Microsoft Hyper-V

SUSE recently announced the general availability of SUSE Cloud 2.0, an enterprise-ready OpenStack distribution for building private clouds. This release includes full support for Microsoft Hyper-V , helping customers set up mixed hypervisor private clouds that can be rapidly deployed and easily managed. This announcement is the next step in our longstanding efforts with SUSE to support interoperability from the datacenter to the cloud. Get started by downloading the Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Preview.


Microsoft by the numbers: The Enterprise Cloud

Check out a collection of visual statistics about Microsoft cloud products and services. Read the announcement of the new wave of enterprise products and services releasing on October 18, 2013 and see executive vice president Satya Nadella’s comments on the Official Microsoft Blog.

Get ready for launch: Free on-demand Jump Start training explores what’s new in Windows Server 2012 R2

With the release of Windows Server 2012 R2 nearly here, now is a great time to view this demo-rich Jump Start training designed to show IT pros the new capabilities and features available in Windows Server 2012 R2. Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and Corey Hynes, Lead Architect and President of holSystems, demonstrate these new capabilities through numerous scenarios and demos. Watch it here and download the free product trial.


Attend Microsoft Insights on October 29

Microsoft Insights 2013 is a virtual event that will feature an interactive panel discussion on emerging employment trends and how technology professionals can capitalize on these new opportunities. Industry experts from Dice and Payscale.com will share their perspectives on opportunities in technology and tools to help professionals catapult their earning potential. Attend Microsoft Insights on October 29 for a chance to win a certification exam pack. Register now.


TechNet Radio: How to create a WordPress site with Windows Azure Web Sites

Blain Barton and IT consultant Alex Melching demonstrate how to spin up a website in minutes with Windows Azure Web Sites. They’ll walk you through the steps to get started with the Windows Azure free trial and take you on a tour of the Azure Gallery, dashboards, and settings, as well as demo how to migrate content from an existing site.


Windows Azure receives critical federal security authorization

It is now easier for government organizations to realize the benefits of secure cloud computing. Windows Azure has been granted the FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB) Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) making Windows Azure the first public cloud platform, with infrastructure services and platform services, to receive a JAB P-ATO.


Use PowerShell to upload a virtual machine into the Windows Azure virtual machine gallery

Blain Barton and Bob Hunt show us how to upload a VM via PowerShell and add that image to the virtual machine gallery. They walk through the process of creating a new virtual machine with the uploaded image as the base image in Windows Azure.

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Training and Books
Free expert-led training on MVA: Troubleshooting Windows 8

Learn how to use Xperf and other tools to resolve slow boot times and troubleshoot Windows 8 resource consumption issues in this free course from Microsoft Virtual Academy.

 
Get ready for launch: Free on-demand Jump Start training explores what's new in Windows Server 2012 R2

With the release of Windows Server 2012 R2 nearly here, now is a great time to view this demo-rich Jump Start training designed to show IT pros the new capabilities and features available in Windows Server 2012 R2. Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and Corey Hynes, Lead Architect and President of holSystems, demonstrate these new capabilities through numerous scenarios and demos. Watch it here and download the free product trial.

 
Get ready for launch: Discover what's new in System Center 2012 R2 with free on-demand Jump Start training

Prepare for the release of System Center 2012 R2 with this on-demand Jump Start. Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Symon Perriman along with several other presenters show how the next version of System Center delivers an end-to-end cloud management stack through advanced integration with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Azure. Watch it here and download the free product trial.

 
Get ready for Windows XP end of support: Free migration to Windows 7 course on MVA

Windows XP support ends on April 8, 2014. Now is the time to plan your Windows XP migration to Windows 7. This new MVA course describes the steps to take and the tools that will help make the migration and setup process seamless while providing business continuity. Register now.

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Events
Attend Microsoft Insights on October 29

Microsoft Insights 2013 is a virtual event that will feature an interactive panel discussion on emerging employment trends and how technology professionals can capitalize on these new opportunities. Industry experts from Dice and Payscale.com will share their perspectives on opportunities in technology and tools to help professionals catapult their earning potential. Attend Microsoft Insights on October 29 for a chance to win a certification exam pack. Register now.

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