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Volume 12, Issue 5 | March 10, 2010

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Evaluate the New Forefront Identity Manager 2010

As announced
at the RSA Conference 2010, Forefront Identity Manager 2010, the successor to Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007, delivers an integrated identity management solution with powerful self-service capabilities for Office users, rich administrative tools and enhanced automation.

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Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 RTM and Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) SP1 RC are now available with the release of the Managed Desktop Optimization Pack 2010.

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Evaluate MDOP 2010
Evaluate MED-V 1.0 SP1

Video: Migrating Applicationsto the Windows AzurePlatform
Watch the lessons and best practices learned by Domino's Pizza, Accenture, and CCH (Wolters Kluwer) from their migrations. Topics include authentication, authorization, SQL schema and data migration, and application integration.

TechNet Radio: OptimizeYour Desktop Infrastructurewith System CenterConfiguration Manager andWindows 7
John Baker speaks with David Feng, IT Director for Sporton International. Sporton International deployed Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2, which interoperates with Microsoft Application Virtualization and Windows 7 to help automate management chores.

Webcast: Enhance ProcessManagement and Workflowswith Visio 2010 inSharePoint 2010
April 6, 2010, 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Attend this webcast to learn how to enhance collaboration across your organization using Visio 2010 integration with SharePoint 2010 when publishing process diagrams and authoring and visualizing workflows.

How Do I Video: DeployingFirst Azure Application

In this video (21 minutes, 26 seconds), Max Adams will deploy a new Windows Azure Web Role Application to the Cloud in Azure Platform.

Video: Deploying aVirtualized Server

This screencast shows how easy it is to deploy vanilla servers onto virtualization hosts in the data center.

Contest: Test YourKnowledge with the SQLServer Sequence
Answer a new question about SQL Server each week, and you could win one of 12 netbooks, as well as be entered to win a souped-up setup from Microsoft SQL Server. Check our blog for more details.

Download the IPD Guide forDynamic Data Center

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Mitch IrsfeldEditor's Note

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Mitch Irsfeld

TechNet 2.0 Goes Live

With the launch of the new TechNet experience, I could spend this entire space on my favorite new features, but heck, just go toTechNetand check it out on your own.

Near and dear to my heart is the expanded Today's News section on the TechNet home page, with constantly updated news from real people (you'll want to check this every day and subscribe to the feed)...

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