Volume 11, Issue 12: June 3, 2009
Note from the Editor
Greetings, and Welcome to TechNet Flash.
We’re moving into summer and that means we start to see the sun as often as a couple times a week here in the Northwest. For us soggy Seattleites, that’s nothing to complain about. Sightings of that strange yellow orb traditionally portend a slight slow-down in the volume of announcements, giving us time to go scrape the moss off, well, everything! The moss may have to wait this year.
Here’s an example:Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Available for Download
Service Pack 2, the latest service pack for both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, is
now available for public download
. SP2 supports new types of hardware and emerging hardware standards, includes all of the updates that have been delivered since SP1, and simplifies deployment for consumers, developers, and IT professionals. For more details, see the TechNet page for
Service Pack 2 for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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June 10, 2009, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
In this webcast, we explore virtual hard disk (VHD) image management and deployment, dynamic driver provisioning, and multicast multiple stream transfer functionality that is used with Windows Deployment Services for operating system deployments.
June 17, 2009, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
In this webcast, we explore how Windows PowerShell 2.0 automates desktop administrative activities to improve productivity and how Group Policy and Group Policy Preferences enhancements and AppLocker make it easier for IT professionals to manage desktop systems.
June 16, 2009, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
You're invited to join us for this live webcast to see how you can use MAP 4.0 Beta to determine the readiness of your infrastructure for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. This webcast will also include a live demo and Q&A session.
June 17, 2009, 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Join us for a Windows Server 2008 File Services deep dive, in a session full of technical insight.
The System Center Configuration Manager Extensions for SCAP allow organizations to use Configuration Manager 2007 to scan computers for compliance with the Federal Desktop Core Configuration (FDCC) mandate issued by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). These extensions enable Configuration Manager to consume Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) data streams, assess systems for compliance, and generate report results in SCAP format. Already a member?
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Discover end-to-end service management of applications and IT services running across your datacenter fabric, providing you greater control and insight into the health and performance of your Microsoft, UNIX, and Linux servers, and the workloads running on them.
Download the Evaluation Version of Operations Manager 2007 R2.
June 4, 2009, 8:00 A.M. Pacific Time
In this webcast, we identify architectural design considerations, provide prescriptive guidance, and discuss best practices.
June 4, 2009, 1:00 P.M. Pacific Time
This session will provide attendees an in-depth review of new connection filtering and content filtering technologies in the recently released beta 2 version of the next generation of Forefront Security for Exchange Server.
New Videos for IT Pros
9 Minutes 7 seconds
This demo shows how to create a report project in Visual Studio; create shared data sources; design a report; add interactive sorting; change the project settings to deploy the report; deploy the report; and run the report in SSRS.
13 Minutes 7 seconds
This demo shows how to download and install the MOS Directory Synchronization tool; synchronize Active Directory with MOS; edit an Active Directory user and synchronize with MOS; and enable a synchronized account to use MOS.
Explore how Windows 7 helps IT organizations like yours to better manage and secure a client infrastructure, and learn about the key new features that improve IT pro productivity. Discover the tools and resources you'll need to test, pilot, and deploy Windows 7 in your organization. Also remember to
mark your calendar for the July 1, 2009 Windows 7 Beta expiration
Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate (RC) is designed to help reduce operating costs and increase efficiencies while providing enhanced management control over resources across the enterprise.
June 4, 1:00 P.M. Pacific Time
If improving security is critical, but you believe security is tied to overwhelming administrative costs or have other security concerns, then join us for this webcast and experience security as a business enabler.
Hear about the latest trends impacting IT and the resources and guidance available to help you plan and deploy the latest Microsoft virtualization technologies.
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June 8, 2009, 1:00 P.M. Pacific Time
Learn how we’ve made the Exchange Management Console more powerful, extended the reach of PowerShell, and made it easier to delegate management tasks.
June 10, 2009, 1:00 P.M. Pacific Time
In this webcast, we’ll take a look at the centralized console for DPM 2007 that Bocada has created, as well as look at the seamlessly integrated monitoring of DPM and non-DPM backups within the Bocada solution.
Identity and Security
With Geneva and Active Directory federation technologies, enterprises can more efficiently deploy and manage new applications, establish a consistent security model to consolidate access management, and facilitate easy collaboration between organizations.
Learn more about Active Directory technologies.
In this webcast, we detail how the Windows 7 operating system helps improve energy efficiency through new power management innovations.
Tight budgets put all purchasing decisions under the microscope. Nonetheless, security professionals must keep up with ongoing regulations and new threats to sensitive data while ensuring the security of their systems. The good news is that the Microsoft Forefront security suite of products can help.
Learn about the installation and configuration options such as installing a new farm, configuring global workflow settings, configuring incoming e-mail, administrative tasks, farm topology, provisioning new Web applications and configuring alternative forms-based authentication.
In this lab you will learn how to use new Group Policy features and settings introduced in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 as well as learn to create a group policy central store.
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