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Volume 13, Issue 24 | October 26, 2011

 
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Next Release of Windows Intune Now Available


The latest release of the Windows Intune cloud-based PC management solution includes software distribution, hardware reporting, and license management enhancements in addition to improved policy conflict handling and user interface improvements. Download the free 30-day trial and see for yourself.


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Windows Server 8: Standards-Based Storage Management for the Cloud

Windows Server 8 introduces a new WMI-based API called the Storage Management API (SMAPI), and a corresponding set of PowerShell Cmdlets. These provide storage management primitives to manage directly attached storage on the OS as well as external storage arrays.
Your Featured Content

Private Cloud: a Technical Perspective
This document, intended for technical decision makers, is one of a series exploring and defining the private cloud. Also see A Non-Technical Overview of Cloud Computing for business decision makers.




TechNet Magazine: Building Deployment Images the Smart Way
One of the keys to making large-scale Hyper-V based virtual datacenters practical is the ability to rapidly provision and deploy new virtual machines. Typically, this means creating a set of deployment images on which future virtual machines will be based.




Video: How to Build a Private Cloud (Part1)
In this session, we discuss the emergence of a private cloud as the logical next step in virtualization, and the amazing benefits that you can get by automating IT services in your organization.




TechNet Wiki: What is infrastructure as a service?
As the technology has evolved over time, a definition of cloud computing has emerged from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that is composed of five essential characteristics, three service models, and four deployment models.



 
 




TechNet Wiki: Reference Architecture for Private Cloud
The Reference Architecture for Private Cloud document collection helps IT service providers make the transformational journey to the cloud.




MOF Guides Beta Package: Service Management for the Private Cloud Beta
Applying service management principles will be essential because of the private cloud's emphasis on self-service, and the interdependence of its components. Service catalogs let users know what is available, at what costs, and at what service levels.




Optimize SQL Server for Private Cloud
Find guides and posters to learn how to optimize SQL Server for your private cloud.




Windows, iPad, and Android - Managing and Using Your Office Assets in a Tablet World
Explore how people can use multiple device types, OSes, and browsers to access, view, and edit documents and files.

1.  Office Software Delivery Types - PC, Mac, Phone, and Browser
2.  Managing Email Access on Different Device Types
3.  Accessing Office from the Browser
4.  Device-Based Access Management
5.  Accessing Remote Windows Environments



 
 

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Mitch IrsfeldEditor's Note

TechNet Flash Editor
Mitch Irsfeld

New Resources for Your Private Cloud Migration

The shift is on. IT organizations are already moving their infrastructure and services to the cloud, and industry analysts are calling enterprise adoption of cloud technologies inevitable. In this special edition of TechNet Flash, we're highlighting our key resources and latest content to help you plan, optimize, and manage your private cloud deployments.

Last month we launched the Private Cloud Solution Hub on TechNet, focused on private cloud architecture....

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Training and Books

Microsoft Virtual Academy: Planning, Building, and Managing a Private Cloud
This track will cover the full cycle of understanding, planning, and managing Microsoft private cloud offerings.

Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals - the Platform
Take a deep dive into the technologies that contribute to the core virtualization infrastructure.

Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals - Management
Learn how management provides increased scale, faster deployments, and integrated automation.
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Events

Virtualization and Management: Device to Datacenter Virtual Event
November 1, 2011, 8:30 A.M. Pacific Time, Online
Learn firsthand how to increase your IT agility while decreasing management costs. Hear Microsoft experts explain how integrated virtualization and management can drive your business forward and get the latest information on solution scenarios for Windows devices and private cloud.
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