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Volume 12, Issue 7 | April 7, 2010

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Join the App-V Dashboard Beta and Stay on Top of Virtualized Applications
The Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) Dashboard helps you monitor virtualized software applications across your organization. The dashboard's built-in charts, gauges, and tables let you track any App-V dataset in near-real time, so you can easily stay on top of the usage, health, and compliance of all your virtualized applications.

Install the Cumulative Security Update MS10-018 for Internet Explorer

Security Update MS10-018 resolves nine privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The more severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using IE6 or IE7, and does not affect users of IE8. We highly recommend customers to promptly install this update to help protect against these vulnerabilities, and upgrade to IE8 to benefit from significant security enhancements as well as reliability and performance improvements.
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WPC 2010 Registration Is Now Open
Now is the time to register for the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2010, July 11 - 15 in Washington, D.C. Discover the latest insights into Microsoft's cloud computing strategy, product innovations and business solutions. Learn about Microsoft's roadmap and best practices for the year. Plan your PSP and gain exclusive access to network with Microsoft executives and partners.

SharePoint Workspace 2010 Explained
This article describes the key functionality and architecture of Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010. SharePoint Workspace 2010 is the new name for, and succeeds, Microsoft Office Groove 2007. SharePoint Workspace 2010 is a client application that provides fast, any-time interactive access to document libraries and lists on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010.

Article: Cross-Organization Single Sign-On Made Real with ADFS
Alan Le Marquand looks at another side of Forefront Identity Manager 2010 - Cross-Organization Single Sign-On made real with ADFS.

Webcast: Extending and Customizing System Center Service Manager 2010
May 27, 2010, 1:00 P.M. Pacific Time
In this webcast, we explain a wide range of methods for customizing and extending Service Manager, including extending the CMDB model and creating custom forms, templates, workflows, and reports. This is a very technical session with lots of XML and code.


Windows 7 LiveTalk Webcast: Deployment Tips from Early Adopters
April 28, 2010, 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Microsoft Windows Deployment Lead Elan Ellinger will be hosting Melanie Becker, Hardware Software Manager of Compass Group, and Scott Culbertson, Microsoft MCS Senior Consultant, as they share their experiences in resolving real-world Windows 7 deployment challenges.

Webcast: Answers to Common Questions About SharePoint Online (Level 200)
April 13, 2010, 11:00 A.M. Pacific Time
In this webcast, we focus on extensibility and customization, Office Web Apps, what "deskless" means, features, licensing, standard versus dedicated, SharePoint enterprise features, extranet and anonymous, migration, and off-boarding. We dedicate time at the end of the webcast to answer questions.

Find a Microsoft Virtualization Summit Near You
Looking at virtualization but unsure about your options? Microsoft and Citrix are coming to a city near you. Join us to learn how Microsoft and Citrix can help you discover choices, preserve and extend your existing investments. Interact with Microsoft personnel, industry experts, IT leaders and get your questions answered.


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Mitch Irsfeld Editor's Note

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Mitch Irsfeld

Windows End-of-Support Dates

First, an important reminder about end-of-support dates for Windows Vista RTM, Windows XP SP2, and Windows 2000. Make sure you are ready for these important dates:

• Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows 2000 will end on July 13, 2010.
• Support for the Windows Vista Release to Manufacturing (RTM) will end on April 13, 2010.

We Got Game
Now for the fun stuff: Several contest updates. To start off, there is a new Windows 7 track on Microsoft's certification game. You can now test your Windows 7 knowledge on Microsoft's Are You Certifiable? game.

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