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Volume 16, Issue 7 | April 2, 2014

 
 
 
Top News Worldwide 
 
 

Announcing the Enterprise Mobility Suite
 

  

SQL Server 2014 reaches general availability
 

 


  
 
 
 

Now available: Microsoft Office on the iPad
 

  

April 17 hybrid cloud web­cast with Mark Russinovich and Brad Anderson

 


  
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Windows Server 2012 R2

 

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System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

 

Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

 

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

 

Windows Intune 30-day trial

 

Windows Azure Pack


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New virtual labs provide hands-on experience with SQL Server 2014

See what's new in SQL Server 2014 for DBAs and implement AlwaysOn Availability Groups with these new virtual labs. And download the free SQL Server 2014 trial.


Dear Azure: Everything you wanted to know about cloud computing, but were afraid to ask

Want to move your on-premises applications to the cloud? Need to scale resources dynamically?Dear Azure is here to help, offering helpful answers to all of your cloud-related questions. Check out the answers featured on DearAzure.com and be sure to ask your own questions.


Edge Show: The benefits of hybrid identity

Simon May and Adam Hall (from the Cloud and Enterprise group) discuss hybrid identity and why this approach should matter to you. Find out how identity can be used for more devices and connectivity scenarios, such as connecting to mobile devices and SaaS applications.


Free MVA course: Windows 8.1 modern LOB application deployment

Do you know sideloading and deeplinking? Explore the new terms around deployment of line-of-business (LOB) applications. And get an overview of when to use which tools, such as Windows PowerShell, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, or Windows Intune.


Windows Azure infrastructure services IP address management

Windows Azure PowerShell recently added a feature called Static Vnet IP for Windows Azurevirtual machines. To help you get started, this two-part series gives an overview of the new feature and delves into how you can use it.


Adapting to change: Consumerization at Microsoft

To effectively manage user expectations and security, Microsoft IT needed to develop a new approach to technology adoption – one that fosters innovation without increasing risks. This is particularly true when addressing the new bring-your-own-device (BYOD) culture. This case study takes a look at how Microsoft IT has adapted.

Now available on demand: Learn how to deploy Windows 8.1 the right way

Find out how to avoid Windows 8.1 deployment pitfalls and how to streamline the process with Microsoft experts, including a key developer of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). Benefit from their real-life experiences with early adopters in this recorded session.


Free training: Migrate your small business from Windows XP to Windows 8.1

Ready to upgrade your business to a new version of Windows? Check out this on-demand course to discover helpful tools and learn the steps to upgrade, configure, and administer Windows in a small business environment. You’ll even cover app compatibility, BYOD scenarios, security, and troubleshooting Windows.


TechNet Radio: How the PASS BA conference can help you take your data skills to the next level

The PASS Business Analytics Conference is just around the corner. Wondering if you should attend? In this episode from TechNet Radio, some of the brightest and best data and BI experts discuss why you should attend this year’s event in San Jose, CA (May 7-9).


Live online event: Microsoft Corporate BI and SAP BI Integration Jump Start

Join experts on April 30th for a demo-filled course where you’ll discover how Power BI, Power Query, Power View in Excel, and the new add-in to connect with SAP BusinessObjects BI can help you provide self-service BI solutions. Register now.


Edge Show: Service management automation with the Windows Azure Pack

Eamon O'Reilly, a Principal Program Manager Lead on System Center, discusses the features and benefits of service management automation (SMA) in the Windows Azure Pack (WAP). Find out how SMA allows you to automate administrative tasks, such as deploying virtual machines.


Get certified at TechEd for 50% off

In addition to the 600-plus sessions and labs offered at this year's TechEd North America conference, you can also earn new credentials at a deep discount. Simply select your sessions and sign up for Microsoft certification exams. Register today.

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Training and Books
Learn how to deploy Windows 8.1 the right way

Find how to avoid Windows 8.1 deployment pitfalls and how to streamline the process from Microsoft experts, including a key developer of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT). Benefit from their real-life experiences with early adopters in this recorded session.

 
Free training: Migrate your small business from Windows XP to Windows 8.1

Ready to upgrade your business to a new version of Windows? Check out this on-demand course to discover helpful tools and learn the steps to upgrade, configure, and administer Windows in a small business environment. You’ll even cover app compatibility, BYOD scenarios, security, and troubleshooting Windows.

 
Windows 8.1 modern LOB application deployment – free course from MVA

Do you know sideloading and deeplinking? Explore the new terms around deployment of line-of-business (LOB) applications. And get an overview of when to use which tools, such as Windows PowerShell, Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1, or Windows Intune.

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Events
Top 8 reasons to start planning for Windows 2003 end-of-life

April 8, 2014, 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time, online
This webcast will cover key dates for Windows 2003 end-of-life, discuss migration and security issues, and explain how you can evaluate your existing environment and applications. Can’t make the live event? Register to receive a link to the recorded session.

 
Mark your calendar for our Accelerate Your Insights event

April 15, 2014, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time, online
Watch keynotes from the Accelerate Your Insights event live from San Francisco. You’ll learn how to drive your business in real time, from apps to insights, using all your data.

 
Hybrid Cloud Series: Live webcast featuring Mark Russinovich and Brad Anderson

April 17, 2014, 10:00 A.M.–11:00 A.M. Pacific time, online
Join Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich and Microsoft Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson for the first webinar in the Hybrid Cloud Series. They’ll cover the basics, including Microsoft’s definition of the hybrid cloud, its key benefits, and how solutions will evolve with broader trends in the IT industry.

 
Online event: Microsoft Corporate BI and SAP BI Integration Jump Start

April 30, 2014, 9:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M. Pacific Time, online
Join experts for a demo-filled course where you’ll discover how Power BI, Power Query, Power View in Excel, and the new add-in to connect with SAP BusinessObjects BI can help you provide self-service BI solutions. Register now.

 
Register for the PASS Business Analytics Conference

May 7–9, 2014, San Jose, CA
The PASS Business Analytics Conference will take place this May in San Jose, CA. It promises to bring together analysts from the world of analytics to connect, share experiences, and learn more about the power of data to transform business.

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