A Secure Approach to Protecting the Endpoints
A secure desktop environment starts with a holistic approach to reduce the attack surface and enables devices to continue performing while under attack. Learn how to create the foundation that can evolve with your networks.
SQL Server 2008 SP2 Available for Download|
Both the Service Pack and Feature Pack updates are now ready for download on the Microsoft Download Center. Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2008 includes new compatibility features with SQL Server 2008 R2, product improvements based on requests from the SQL Server community, and hotfix solutions provided in SQL Server 2008 SP1 Cumulative Updates 1 to 8.
Free E-book Offer: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
For a limited time, you can download the 10-chapter e-book Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 by Ross Mistry and Stacia Misner. Learn about the powerful new database administration and business intelligence development enhancements available with this new edition of SQL Server 2008.
Virtual Machine Servicing Tool (VMST) 3.0 Now Available
This Solution Accelerator provides automated tools and guidance that IT professionals can use to update offline virtual machines, templates, and virtual hard disks efficiently and without exposing them to security risks.
Springboard Series Deployment Learning Portal
The Springboard Series Windows 7 Deployment Learning Portal is designed to assess the level of skill and readiness an IT pro needs before deploying Windows 7. Based on the participant’s responses in various training modules, the portal provides personal self-paced learning recommendations, helping them to focus on specific training areas.
Microsoft Windows, Office and MDOP Deployment Workshops
Our workshops will cover Office 2010, key deployment strategies for Windows 7, the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, and also show you the value of getting trained and certified in these key products. Give us five hours, and you will have a clear understanding of the tools, tips, and tricks you need now to jumpstart the successful deployment and management of your Windows desktop environment today.
TechNet Radio: Virtualization Best Practices
Join Keith Combs and Matt Hester as they discuss virtualization best practices with Microsoft Director, Edwin Yuen. Edwin was part of the System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) team for several years and has talked with thousands of customers about their virtualization problems and solutions.
Video: Data Security in Windows Azure (Part 1 of 2)
In this short video interview, Charlie Kaufman talks about various methods and tools for securing your application data in Windows Azure. The talk covers methods for securing your Azure Storage accounts and data while moving it to the cloud.
Attend PASS Summit 2010
November 8 - 11, 2010
PASS Summit 2010 is the largest and most renowned Microsoft SQL Server and BI conference in the world, delivering the most technical sessions, the highest-rated sessions and speakers, and the greatest access to the Microsoft SQL Server development, SQL CAT, Business Intelligence, and Customer Service and Support teams of any SQL Server event.
The Microsoft Certified Career Conference UPDATE
November 18, 2010
(24-hour virtual event)
Meet employers at our virtual career fair; learn how to find the right job, write winning resumes, and interview with a razor-sharp strategy at our Career Essentials sessions. Network with fellow professionals from around the world and glean career advice from experts in the field.