Volume 11, Issue 22: October 7, 2009
Note from the Editor
Past experience tells you the job of getting your applications ready for an operating system migration is not for the faint of heart. But taking the right steps, in the right order, and making the right choices can save time and stress. Check out the brand-new Springboard Series article
Five Steps to Windows 7 Application Readiness
to see how the OS migration chore is simplified with Windows 7.
And for more on making the most of the Windows 7 once it is installed, TechNet Magazine
77 Windows 7 Tips
to help you get more done, faster. While you are over at TechNet Magazine, the October issue is chock-full of new content addressing Windows 7 security. To learn how the new features make life easier and more secure for both admins and users, read Steve Riley's
Groovy Security in Windows 7
. Then explore the new and updated Group Policy features in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 with Jeremy Moskowitz's
What's New in Group Policy for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
. You will find plenty of goodies, from new Windows PowerShell functionality to updated power options, task scheduling, and software restriction policies.
Speaking of planning, we've also released updated Virtualization Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guides. The IPD guides for Windows Server Virtualization and for System Center Virtual Machine Manager are now updated to reflect the features and functionalities of Windows Server 2008 R2 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.
Download these updated guides
to shorten planning time and deploy Hyper-V and SCVMM right the first time.
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Attend the New Efficiency virtual event for expert-led sessions and keynotes, demos and special offers around Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, Microsoft System Center, and Microsoft Forefront. Join in when you want, and dive deeper into technical content for desktops, server, communications, and security.
New Videos for IT Pros
This final post looks at application virtualization and how this technology will change your view on how to install software onto your clients.
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In part 2 in a 3-part series focused on the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) capabilities in Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services, Partner Technology Specialist Matt McSpirit from Microsoft U.K. walks through the virtual desktop configuration.
System Center Essentials 2010 provides IT professionals in mid-sized organizations a unified physical and virtual IT management experience. It enables you to better secure, update, monitor, and troubleshoot from a single console. Register to receive your 180-day evaluation copy.
October 13, 2009, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Join us as we delve deeper into the changes that Windows Server 2008 R2 brings to the server OS and what these changes mean with regard to existing network infrastructure. What current applications and products are affected by making the move to Windows Server 2008?
October 21, 2009, 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time
One of the emerging interviewing trends that catch a lot of job applicants by surprise is the behavioral interview question. In this webcast, Randy Guthrie reveals how to prepare for a behavioral interview so that you can confidently answer almost any question you get asked in a way that will set you apart from your competition for a job.
National and Global Events
Microsoft Tech·Ed Europe 2009
November 9-13, 2009
As an IT professional, do you want to stay in control of your IT environment and be a trusted source for strategic guidance? No other conference offers you the breadth and depth of Tech·Ed Europe. It's your opportunity to help build business growth and success, and keep your career development on track.