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What is Microsoft TechNet? Resource for the IT Professional


The complete Microsoft TechNet Program provides comprehensive tools and authoritative information to help IT professionals get the most out of Microsoft products and technologies. It’s where you turn for the latest security alerts, live discussions, virtual testing labs, free tools, and in-depth articles that allow you to be more responsive, more informed, and more effective. Take a look at all the resources that Microsoft TechNet has to offer.

TechNet Online
The TechNet Web site is the place for IT professionals to get the information they need to plan, deploy, troubleshoot, maintain, secure, and support their Microsoft technology investments. You can access the latest security bulletins, tools, product documentation, TechCenters, Microsoft Knowledge Base articles, the Security Center, and the Script Center. You can also find learning resources, including e-learning, virtual labs, webcasts, and classroom training information, all at microsoft.com/technet.

TechNet Flash
The biweekly TechNet Flash newsletter delivers the latest IT news, security bulletins, software updates, and event announcements right to your inbox—making it easy for you to stay up-to-date with the latest technological developments from Microsoft. You can customize your own version to receive the information that’s most important to you. Register at microsoft.com/technet/abouttn/subscriptions/flash_register.mspx.

TechNet Magazine
Improve SQL Server™ performance, tune up your Windows servers, simplify your life with scripts, and learn how to best protect your environment against the latest security threats. TechNet Magazine is a monthly print publication, also available online, that features in-depth articles from experts to help you do all this and more. But don’t just take our word for it. Flip through this issue and see for yourself, or read online.

TechNet Events
Microsoft TechNet Events are free local events for IT professionals that explain how to use Microsoft products and technologies. You’ll see live demos and hear directly from specialists who live with real-world implementations of Microsoft products and technologies every day. Schedule and registration are available at technetevents.com.

TechNet Webcasts
TechNet webcasts are live broadcasts that feature interactive technical presentations, product demonstrations, and question-and-answer sessions. Up to 30 new webcasts are broadcast every month, each presented by an expert in their field. All content is also recorded and made available on demand. TechNet Support webcasts focus on support issues like troubleshooting, configuration, diagnostics, and fixes. Schedule and registration are available at microsoft.com/technet/community/webcasts/default.mspx.

TechNet Virtual Labs
TechNet Virtual Labs let you evaluate Microsoft software in a risk-free environment. You can explore apps through guided tours that highlight new features, without the hassle of downloads or complicated installations. You can gain real-world insight into business issues by working hands-on with Microsoft products, including Windows Server™ 2003, Exchange Server, and SQL Server 2005. TechNet Virtual Labs are free at microsoft.com/technet/virtuallab.

TechNet Radio
TechNet Radio features interviews and commentary from Microsoft insiders and industry luminaries, as well as profiles of leading companies. We bring you the trends and technologies that are shaping the industry, and offer perspectives from your peers. Take a listen at microsoft.com/tnradio.

TechNet Plus Subscriptions
With a TechNet Plus Subscription, you get two free professional support incidents to use on any Microsoft technology, access to full-version software with no time limits for evaluation purposes, early access to beta software, newsgroups monitored by support professionals (guaranteeing next-business day responses to your technical questions), free training, and much more. Sign up at microsoft.com/technet/subscriptions.


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