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Volume 16, Issue 3 | February 5, 2014

 
 
 
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New enhancements in Windows Intune address consumerization and security

  

Virtualizing your datacenter: Register for free live MVA training on February 19

 


  
 
 
 

TechEd Europe returns to Barcelona in October 2014

  

Free Windows Server 2012 R2 virtualization course from Microsoft Virtual Academy

 


  
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SQL Server 2014 Express CTP2

 

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What drives Microsoft’s data platform vision

In this brand new blog series, thought leaders will share insight into Microsoft’s data platform and strategy, its roadmap, and key technology releases.


A coordinated approach to eradicating malware

Despite years of effort to eradicate malicious software, many strains of malware continue to infect computers and cause damage. Microsoft is committed to helping drive an industry effort and wants its partners throughout the antimalware ecosystem to coordinate efforts and bring an end to malware.


Edge Show: Server management with Configuration Manager in System Center 2012 R2

Now that System Center 2012 R2 includes every System Center component under a single license, more infrastructure and server administrators are getting exposed to Configuration Manager. Discover how you can use Configuration Manager in the datacenter to deploy, secure, and manage servers and virtual machines.


An introduction to designing reliable cloud services

The Trustworthy Computing group has published an updated version of the white paper “Introduction to Designing Reliable Cloud Services.” This white paper will help decision makers understand the factors and processes that can be used to make cloud services more reliable. Download the paper now.


Windows Azure IaaS Quick Start Kit: PowerShell script

Continuing his look at the Windows Azure IaaSQuick Start Kit, Yung Chou shows off the sample PowerShell script needed to deploy your Windows Azure virtual machines.


New report: The cybersecurity risk paradox

This new report from Microsoft Trustworthy Computing measures the impact of social, economic, and technological factors on cybersecurity. The report outlines challenges faced in developing countries and offers policy recommendations. Download the reportnow.

Free ebooks from Microsoft Press on MVA

Microsoft Virtual Academy is excited to offer free ebooks from Microsoft Press. From technical overviews to drilldowns on special topics, these free ebooks are available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi for Kindle formats. Take a look at the available ebooks and be sure to check back, as we’ll be adding more titles.


TechEd North America 2014: Professional development starts here

Brad Anderson, Microsoft Corporate VP of Windows Server and System Center and an industry thought leader, is queued up to deliver a conference keynote that will cover tech’s biggest trends. Brad will share insights on cloud technology, the consumerization of IT, new application architectures, and how to use the latest innovations to enhance your business and your career. Hear it first in Houston, May 12–15. Register today.


Get an overview of the ITIL framework, service design, and strategy

Are you familiar with the ITIL framework? Check out this new MVA course to get a deep understanding of ITIL for IT professionals in System Center 2012 R2 and see how these offerings can help your organization be successful.


Windows Azure IaaS Quick Start Kit: Facts and prerequisites

Join Yung Chou for an introduction to the Windows Azure IaaS Quick Start Kit, which allows you to easily deploy multiple Windows Azure virtual machines to the cloud with the help of PowerShell. Watch the video; then try Windows Azure free for 1 month.


Live event: Building a data architecture with Apache Hadoop and Microsoft technologies

Attend this webinar on February 6 to discover the power of running the Hortonworks Data Platform in a Microsoft environment. Register now.

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Training and Books
Free MVA course: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 and Windows Intune

Learn how you can improve productivity in your organization by enabling access to corporate resources—regardless of a user’s location or the device being used. Take the course now.

 
Pass your certification exam by April 27, 2014 and enter to win a Surface Pro 2

Your next Microsoft Certification exam could be your entry into our US Partner Certification Sweepstakes. Individuals located in the United States who are associated to a Microsoft Partner Network member organization and pass a qualifying exam by April 27, 2014 will be entered into a weekly and a monthly drawing.

 
Free ebooks from Microsoft Press on MVA

Microsoft Virtual Academy is excited to offer free ebooks from Microsoft Press. From technical overviews to drilldowns on special topics, these free ebooks are available in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi for Kindle formats. Take a look at the available ebooks and be sure to check back, as we’ll be adding more titles.

 
Free from MVA: Boost your T-SQL with the APPLY operator

In a new, on-demand course from Microsoft Virtual Academy, Itzik Ben-Gan walks you through using APPLY. Get an in-depth understanding of this powerful T-SQL operator that can be used in creative ways to resolve many problems and improve features.

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Events
Faster insights to data with SQL Server 2014: Live MVA Jump Start on February 11

If you’re trying to make sense out of growing piles of data, it’s time you discover Power BI for Office 365. Join this demo-rich event to learn about Power Query, Power Map, and natural language querying. This live session will provide a full-day drilldown into Power BI features and capabilities, led by a team of Microsoft experts. Register here.

 
TechEd North America 2014: Professional development starts here

Brad Anderson, Microsoft Corporate VP of Windows Server and System Center and an industry thought leader, is queued up to deliver a conference keynote that will cover tech’s biggest trends. Brad will share insights on cloud technology, the consumerization of IT, new application architectures, and how to use the latest innovations to enhance your business and your career. Hear it first in Houston, May 12–15. Register today.

 
TechEd Europe is returning to Barcelona in October 2014

Save the date for TechEd Europe, October 27–31, 2014. Take the opportunity to interact with industry experts and increase your technical expertise through deep hands-on learning. Full conference details, including dates and registration information, will be provided in March.

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