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September 2014

Volume 16, Issue 18: September 3, 2014
See how Microsoft protects your Office 365 data, get tips for “breaking up” with Windows Server 2003, and check out the new IT Pro Blog

August 2014

Volume 16, Issue 17: August 20, 2014
Get ready to migrate from Windows Server 2003, get hands-on experience managing Office 365, and find out how to thrive in a hybrid world

Volume 16, Issue 16: August 6, 2014
Build sites using SharePoint and Azure IaaS, get the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 5.0, and explore Office 365 apps

July 2014

Volume 16, Issue 15: July 23, 2014
Discover Microsoft Azure StorSimple, innovate with Azure Machine Learning, and cut costs with SQL Server on Azure virtual machines

Volume 16, Issue 14: July 9, 2014
Migrate legacy systems to Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft Azure, lead change management in your IT organization, and learn about Windows Azure Pack

June 2014

Volume 16, Issue 13: June 25, 2014
Read about the economic impact of Windows Server 2012 R2, learn about hybrid cloud scenarios from Mark Russinovich, and use Windows Azure Pack in your datacenter

Volume 16, Issue 12: June 11, 2014
Join Mark Russinovich and Brad Anderson for the next Hybrid Cloud webinar, and find out why Gartner named Microsoft a Cloud IaaS leader

May 2014

Volume 16, Issue 11: May 28, 2014
Manage mobile devices, simplify system management with Windows 8.1 Update, and discover how Office 365 protects your data

Volume 16, Issue 10: May 14, 2014
Learn about Microsoft’s vision for enterprise mobility, watch TechEd keynotes, and try Azure RemoteApp

April 2014

Volume 16, Issue 9: April 30, 2014
Plan a hybrid cloud with Windows Azure, get a free ebook, and learn about Windows 8.1 security

Volume 16, Issue 8: April 16, 2014
Accelerate Your Insights: Watch the keynotes, hone your IT skills while playing a game, and learn about DevOps for IT pros

Volume 16, Issue 7: April 2, 2014
Meet the Enterprise Mobility Suite, get SQL Server 2014, and start using Microsoft Office on an iPad

March 2014

Volume 16, Issue 6: March 19, 2014
Get ready for SQL Server 2014, learn all about System Center Advisor, and gain hands-on experience with Windows Azure Pack

Volume 16, Issue 5: March 5, 2014
Learn the right way to deploy Windows 8.1, connect Power BI to SAP BusinessObjects, and find out how the role of databases is changing

February 2014

Volume 16, Issue 4: February 19, 2014
Don’t miss President Bill Clinton at SharePoint Conference, get into the Windows Performance Toolkit, and learn more about Power BI

Volume 16, Issue 3: February 5, 2014
Learn about new enhancements in Windows Intune, virtualize your datacenter with free training, and get ready for TechEd Europe

January 2014

Volume 16, Issue 2: January 22, 2014
Meet user expectations in a consumerized world, try Hyper-V Recovery Manager, and register for Windows Azure Week sessions

Volume 16, Issue 1: January 8, 2014
Get a free ebook about System Center 2012 R2, join the Power BI Demo contest, and take the Flash Newsletter survey

December 2013

Volume 15, Issue 28: December 18, 2013
Check out the new Cloud OS Network, take the Flash Newsletter survey

Volume 15, Issue 27: December 4, 2013
Avoid these top 10 enterprise threats, get a free ebook on cloud management, and check out new MVA training opportunities

November 2013

Volume 15, Issue 26: November 13, 2013
Get IE11 for Windows 7, learn what’s new in Windows 8.1 and System Center, and win a Surface Pro

October 2013

Volume 15, Issue 25: October 30, 2013
Don’t miss your chance to win an Xbox One or a Surface Pro 2 and join the Power BI Demo Contest

Volume 15, Issue 24: October 22, 2013
Available now: Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2; Experience Microsoft’s Cloud OS

Volume 15, Issue 23: October 16, 2013
SQL Server 2014 CTP2 now available; Free ebook; How to run Office 365 on Windows, iOS, and Android devices

Volume 15, Issue 22: October 2, 2013
IE11 preview for Windows 7; New MVA events; Running Oracle software on Microsoft’s enterprise-grade cloud

September 2013

Volume 15, Issue 21: September 18, 2013
New MVA Jump Start on Windows Server 2012 R2 storage, Discount for IT/Dev Connections

Volume 15, Issue 20: September 4, 2013
Download a free ebook about Windows Server 2012 R2, three new MVA courses on Windows 8

August 2013

Volume 15, Issue 19: August 21, 2013
New releases coming October 18: Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, and Windows Intune

Volume 15, Issue 18: August 7, 2013
Download the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview, what’s new in System Center 2012 R2, Microsoft IT’s approach to the Bring Your Own Device culture

July 2013

Volume 15, Issue 17: July 24, 2013
What’s new in Windows Server and System Center 2012 R2, Windows 8 troubleshooting, Get the Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 8.5

Volume 15, Issue 16: July 10, 2013
Windows Azure and security in the cloud, what’s new in System Center 2012 R2, and get the Windows 8.1 Preview ISO

June 2013

Volume 15, Issue 15: June 26, 2013
Download previews of Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2, Plus get the Windows 8.1 Preview

Volume 15, Issue 14: June 12, 2013
What’s new in Windows 8.1 for IT professionals, free live event: learn how to build a private cloud

Volume 15, Issue 13: June 4, 2013
Leading the enterprise cloud era, Microsoft’s cloud-first approach, and Windows Server 2012 R2

May 2013

Volume 15, Issue 12: May 29, 2013
Windows 8 security, accelerate your Windows Server 2012 migration, and the 2013 Flash Newsletter Survey

Volume 15, Issue 11: May 15, 2013
Live Q&A covering System Center 2012, the 2013 Flash Newsletter Survey, and virtualization in a heterogeneous world

Volume 15, Issue 10: May 1, 2013
Windows Azure for your datacenter needs, the PowerShell Scripting Games, and configuring System Center SP1

April 2013

Volume 15, Issue 9: April 17, 2013
New release of Windows Azure IaaS and a chance to win a Surface Pro or free pass to TechEd 2013

Volume 15, Issue 8: April 3, 2013
Tools for VMware Integration & Migration and an Intro to Windows Azure Virtual Machines

March 2013

Volume 15, Issue 7: March 20, 2013
What IT pros should know about Windows 8 and free MVA Live event

Volume 15, Issue 6: March 6, 2013
IE10 for Windows 7; VMware integration

February 2013

Volume 15, Issue 5: February 27, 2013
Special Edition: The new Office at your service

Volume 15, Issue 4: February 20, 2013
Forrester details ROI for Windows Server 2012

Volume 15, Issue 3: February 6, 2013
Big Data: The tools to make sense of and take action on your collected data

January 2013

Volume 15, Issue 2: January 23, 2013
System Center 2012 SP1 released

Volume 15, Issue 1: January 9, 2013
IT is evolving and so should your skills

December 2012

Volume 14, Issue 28: December 12, 2012
Plan for and deploy Windows 8

Volume 14, Issue 27: December 5, 2012
Special edition: Plan for and deploy Windows Server 2012

November 2012

Volume 14, Issue 26: November 28, 2012
A look inside the new Office

Volume 14, Issue 25: November 14, 2012
Download the new Exchange and SharePoint RTM bits

October 2012

Volume 14, Issue 24: October 31, 2012
Windows 8 Is Ready for the Enterprise

Volume 14, Issue 23: October 17, 2012
Windows Server 2012 Essentials trial is ready

Volume 14, Issue 22: October 3, 2012
Give Windows Azure a try, for free

September 2012

Volume 14, Issue 21: September 19, 2012
System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Beta ready to manage Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Volume 14, Issue 20: September 4, 2012
Windows Server 2012: The Cloud OS Gains Liftoff

August 2012

Volume 14, Issue 19: August 22, 2012
Windows 8 Enterprise Evaluation Now Available

Volume 14, Issue 18: August 15, 2012
Special Edition: A New World of Productivity in the Cloud

Volume 14, Issue 17: August 8, 2012
Cloud OS is on the horizon; join the fun

July 2012

Volume 14, Issue 16: July 25, 2012
Discover the New Office

Volume 14, Issue 15: July 11, 2012
Windows Phone 8 Ready for Business

June 2012

Volume 14, Issue 14: June 27, 2012
Special "Summer Reading" Edition

Volume 14, Issue 13: June 20, 2012
Windows Server 2012 E-Books and Roadshows

Volume 14, Issue 12: June 6, 2012
Download Windows Server 2012 RC and Windows 8 RP

May 2012

Volume 14, Issue 11: May 23, 2012
Are you prepared for the BYO-device challenge?

Volume 14, Issue 10: May 9, 2012
Lead the way with new cloud skills

April 2012

Volume 14, Issue 9: April 27, 2012
With System Center 2012 Release Comes the Private Cloud Eval

Volume 14, Issue 8: April 11, 2012
SQL Server 2012 released - discover the new resources

March 2012

Volume 14, Issue 7: March 28, 2012
Windows 8 and Office 365 support evolving work styles

Volume 14, Issue 6: March 14, 2012
Get Windows Server "8" Beta and SQL Server 2012 RTM

February 2012

Volume 14, Issue 5: February 29, 2012
Ready for a Future of Device Independence?

Volume 14, Issue 4: February 15, 2012
Power Savings in Windows 8; Manage Desktops with Windows Intune

Volume 14, Issue 3: February 1, 2012
SQL Server Launch Event and Transition to the Cloud with Hyper-V; Let's Celebrate 20 Years of Certification

January 2012

Volume 14, Issue 2: January 18, 2012
System Center RC Helps Transform IT with Private Cloud

Volume 14, Issue 1: January 2012
Special TechNet Subscription Offer

December 2011

Volume 13, Issue 29: December 14, 2011
Give like a techie, special subscription offer, and more...

Volume 13, Issue 28: December 7, 2011
Special Edition: Securing Employee-Selected Devices in the Enterprise

November 2011

Volume 13, Issue 27: November 30, 2011
SQL Server 2012 RC Is Here

Volume 13, Issue 26: November 16, 2011
Ops Manager 2012 RC Is Ready; Make Windows 7 Really Perform

Volume 13, Issue 25: November 2, 2011
Evaluate the System Center 2012 release candidates and betas

October 2011

Volume 13, Issue 24: October 26, 2011
Special Edition: New Private Cloud Resources

Volume 13, Issue 23: October 19, 2011
SQL Server 2012 and More Data Management Offerings Unveiled

Volume 13, Issue 22: October 5, 2011
Private Cloud Solution Hub launched

September 2011

Volume 13, Issue 21: September 21, 2011
Windows 8 and Windows Server 8 Previews

Volume 13, Issue 20: September 7, 2011
Tad the "Virt Guy" don't do cloud, but Office 365 does ‏

August 2011

Volume 13, Issue 19: August 24, 2011
Summer Cool Things Roundup and More ‏

Volume 13, Issue 18: August 17, 2011
Special Issue: Planning for the Jump into the Cloud

Volume 13, Issue 17: August 10, 2011
Position your career for the cloud‏

July 2011

Volume 13, Issue 16: July 27, 2011
Windows 8 Sneak Peak

Volume 13, Issue 15: July 13, 2011
SQL Server "Denali" and IE10 Previews

June 2011

Volume 13, Issue 14: June 29, 2011
Office 365 Is Here

Volume 13, Issue 13: June 15, 2011
Windows Thin PC RTMs

Volume 13, Issue 12: June 1, 2011
Get the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 9

May 2011

Volume 13, Issue 11: May 25, 2011
Special Cloud Computing Edition

Volume 13, Issue 10: May 18, 2011
Special Tech·Ed 2011 Edition

Volume 13, Issue 9: May 4, 2011
Cloud migration: moving apps and databases

April 2011

Volume 13, Issue 8: April 20, 2011
Join the Office 365 Beta; make the Lync

Volume 13, Issue 7: April 6, 2011
Manage PCs from the Cloud; Download SCCM 2012 Beta 2

March 2011

Volume 13, Issue 6: March 23, 2011
IE9 released and a cloud skills makeover

Volume 13, Issue 5: March 9, 2011
Windows Azure Platform Trial Offer

February 2011

Volume 13, Issue 4: February 23, 2011
Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 SP1 Arrives

Volume 13, Issue 3: February 9, 2011
Virtualization Delivers the ROI Trifecta

January 2011

Volume 13, Issue 2: January 26, 2011
Managing in the cloud with System Center

Volume 13, Issue 1: January 12, 2011
FEP 2010 unifies desktop security and management

December 2010

Volume 12, Issue 25: December 15, 2010
Simplifying Server Management

Volume 12, Issue 24: December 1, 2010
Lync Server 2010 Trial, IE9 Platform Preview 7

November 2010

Volume 12, Issue 23: November 17, 2010
Building BI into Your Organization

Volume 12, Issue 22: November 3, 2010
Accelerating Windows 7 Deployments

October 2010

Volume 12, Issue 21: October 20, 2010
SQL Server 2008 R2 Migration

Volume 12, Issue 20 - October 6, 2010
SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 released

September 2010

Volume 12, Issue 19 - September 22, 2010
IE9 Beta is here

Volume 12, Issue 18 - September 8, 2010
Putting Silverlight to work in the enterprise

August 2010

Volume 12, Issue 17 - August 25, 2010
The cloud and your career

Volume 12, Issue 16 - August 11, 2010
How much can you save by moving email to the cloud?

July 2010

Volume 12, Issue 15 - July 28, 2010
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta

Volume 12, Issue 14 - July 14, 2010
Are you green enough to keep your job?

June 2010

Volume 12, Issue 13 - June 30, 2010
Office 2010/SharePoint Server 2010 deployment

Volume 12, Issue 12 - June 16, 2010
Just launched: "TechNet On" feature packages and "Point and Click - The IT Investigators"

Volume 12, Issue 11 - June 2, 2010
IE 9 compatibility results and new Microsoft Desktop Player

May 2010

Volume 12, Issue 10 - May 19, 2010
Try out SharePoint Server 2010 and Office 2010

Volume 12, Issue 9 - May 5, 2010
New trials: Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint, SQL Server 2008 R2 and more

April 2010

Volume 12, Issue 8 - April 21, 2010
Windows 7 Trial extended

Volume 12, Issue 7 - April 7, 2010
Stay on top of your virtualized applications

March 2010

Volume 12, Issue 6 - March 24, 2010
Preview Internet Explorer 9

Volume 12, Issue 5 - March 10, 2010
FIM 2010 RTMs, TechNet 2.0 goes live

February 2010

Volume 12, Issue 4 - February 24, 2010
TechNet Wiki coming soon - see it now

Volume 12, Issue 3 - February 10, 2010
The scoop on TechNet 2.0

January 2010

Volume 12, Issue 2 - January 27, 2010
Critical IE security update

Volume 12, Issue 1 - January 13, 2010
New look for the new year

December 2009

Volume 11, Issue 27 - December 16, 2009
Resources to get you through the holidays

Volume 11, Issue 26 - December 2, 2009
More 2010 Beta trials

November 2009

Volume 11, Issue 25 - November 18, 2009
Get the Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Betas

Volume 11, Issue 24 - November 4, 2009
Updated for Windows 7: the Guides are here

October 2009

Volume 11, Issue 23 - October 22, 2009
Windows 7 public release means specials for IT pros

Volume 11, Issue 22 - October 7, 2009
Getting your apps ready for Windows 7

September 2009

Volume 11, Issue 21 - September 23, 2009
More Windows 7 planning and deployment resources

Volume 11, Issue 20 - September 9, 2009
Special Windows 7 trial and resources for IT pros

August 2009

Volume 11, Issue 19 - August 26, 2009
Virtualization adds sizzle to new operating systems

Volume 11, Issue 18 - August 12, 2009
Windows Server 2008 R2 eval and more

July 2009

Volume 11, Issue 17 - July 29, 2009
What’s next after RTM for Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2

Volume 11, Issue 16 - July 15, 2009
Tool kits to jump start Windows 7 deployments

Volume 11, Issue 15 - July 1, 2009
Windows 7 Beta winds down; get optimized desktop scenarios

June 2009

Volume 11, Issue 14 - June 24, 2009
Special video Flash: Summer beach viewing

Volume 11, Issue 13 - June 17, 2009
More Windows 7 readiness

Volume 11, Issue 12 - June 3, 2009
Windows Vista SP2, VMM 2008 R2 RC, and more

May 2009

Volume 11, Issue 11 - May 27, 2009
Special Edition: Business Intelligence Delivered

Volume 11, Issue 10 - May 20, 2009
Download the Windows Server 2008 R2 RC

Volume 11, Issue 9 - May 6, 2009
Download the Windows 7 RC

April 2009

Volume 11, Issue 8 - April 22, 2009
Windows 7 security enhancements

Volume 11, Issue 7 - April 8, 2009
New WinServer plus touching Win7

March 2009

Volume 11, Issue 6 - March 25, 2009
Here’s how to get ready for IE8

Volume 11, Issue 5 - March 11, 2009
Get the Vista SP2 RC and WS 2008 SP2 RC

February 2009

Volume 11, Issue 4 - February 25, 2009
More tools for Windows beta-testers

Volume 11, Issue 3 - February 11, 2009
How to prepare for Windows 7

January 2009

Volume 11, Issue 2 - January 28, 2009
2 important new betas to try out

Volume 11, Issue 1 - January 14, 2009
Windows 7 Beta: Come and get it

December 2008

Volume 10, Issue 26 - December 17, 2008
Special Virtualization Edition

Volume 10, Issue 25 - December 10, 2008
Get the Windows Vista SP2 Beta

November 2008

Volume 10, Issue 24 - November 26, 2008
More offerings in the cloud

Volume 10, Issue 23 - November 12, 2008
Azure and Windows 7: What’s in store?

October 2008

Volume 10, Issue 22 - October 29, 2008
What can High Performance Computing do for you?

Volume 10, Issue 21 - October 15, 2008
New Windows Tools and Guidance

Volume 10, Issue 20 - October 1, 2008
Get the Windows 7 pre-beta at PDC

September 2008

Volume 10, Issue 19 - September 17, 2008
Join in the Virtualization Launch

Volume 10, Issue 18 - September 3, 2008
Easing the path to virtualization

August 2008

Volume 10, Issue 17 - August 20, 2008
New utilities from Sysinternals

Volume 10, Issue 16 - August 6, 2008
SQL Server 2008 released: Try it out

July 2008

Volume 10, Issue 15 - July 23, 2008
New home for Windows client infrastructure resources

Volume 10, Issue 14 - July 9, 2008
Hyper-V virtualization platform now available

June 2008

Volume 10, Issue 13 - June 25, 2008
Evaluate Microsoft SQL Server Release Candidate 0

Volume 10, Issue 12 - June 11, 2008
Try out the 4.0 release of Windows Search

May 2008

Volume 10, Issue 11 - May 28, 2008
See what’s new this month with Windows Sysinternals

Volume 10, Issue 10 - May 14, 2008
Windows XP SP3 Now Available

April 2008

Volume 10, Issue 9 - April 30, 2008
Something Better for Data Center Virtualization

Volume 10, Issue 8 - April 16, 2008
Microsoft Forefront Code Name “Stirling” Beta Release Available for Download

Volume 10, Issue 7 - April 2, 2008
Exploring SQL Server 2008 as Only TechNet Magazine Can

March 2008

Volume 10, Issue 6 - March 19, 2008
Deep inside Windows Server 2008, plus the release of Windows Vista SP1

Volume 10, Issue 5 - March 5, 2008
Try Out Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008

February 2008

Volume 10, Issue 4 - February 20, 2008
Deploying Windows Vista Service Pack 1

Volume 10, Issue 3 - February 6, 2008
Collaborate like it's 2007 with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

January 2008

Volume 10, Issue 2 - January 23, 2008
Join the Windows Vista evaluation movement

Volume 10, Issue 1 - January 9, 2008
Get ready for the new servers

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