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Mitch Irsfeld

TechNet Flash, Volume 12, Issue 8 - April 21, 2010
TechNet Flash Editor's Note from Mitch Irsfeld

Now Free: View Tech·Ed 2009 Sessions

Want to know what you missed from Tech·Ed 2009? More than 43 hours of session videos are now available, spanning Office and SharePoint, Windows client, security, identity and access, Unified Messaging, and Windows Server. Then check out what's on tap for Tech·Ed 2010.

Many Shades of Security

TechNet Magazine this month takes a look at security with a specific focus on Windows 7, SharePoint and Windows Server 2008 R2 backups. For Windows 7 Security: Tips and Tricks to Help Protect Your OS, Orin Thomas goes beyond the basic security strategies for securing your computers with these tips and tricks to help you better use the security features of Windows 7. Learn how to recover BitLocker, to use BitLocker To Go and to configure AppLocker policies.

In The Fundamentals of Securing SharePoint Deployments, Brien Posey shows how to configure Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for optimal security by securing the individual SharePoint server components. He walks through securing the SQL Server database, properly securing the service accounts, and the importance of naming conventions.

Jeffery Hicks invites you to try your hand at using the new set of backup tools with Windows Server 2008 R2. In Data Protection: Backup Basics in Windows Server 2008 R2, he starts with installing the new backup features and walks through creating a backup job. Then he shows how to restore data using the Recovery Wizard, and how to use the WBADMIN.EXE and Windows PowerShell command-line tools for creating backup jobs.

Speaking of TechNet Magazine, the popular Tip of the Day is now open for you to share your tips with other IT pros. If you have a favorite tip, trick, or workaround for a Microsoft product or technology, now is your chance to show us what you've got. Then follow our daily tips on TechNet, on Twitter, and Facebook.

Windows Azure Virtual Boot Camp, April 19 - 26
Learn Windows Azure at your own pace in your own time through Windows Azure Virtual Boot Camp between 5:00 A.M. Pacific Time on April 19 and 6 P.M. Pacific Time on April 26. Get your Windows Azure one-week pass, then sign onto the Windows Azure Developer Portal and use your pass to access your Windows Azure account. Your Windows Azure application will automatically de-provision at the end of the day on April 26.

Application Infrastructure: Cloud Benefits Delivered
May 20, 2010, 8:30 A.M. Pacific Time
Join us to learn how your current IT assets can harness some of the benefits of the cloud on-premises - and also readily connect to new applications and data running in the cloud. Plus, you’ll hear about the latest trends in the application infrastructure space, along with a look at Microsoft’s latest investments aimed at delivering on-demand scalability, highly available applications, simplified management, a new level of connectivity, and more.

Thanks for reading,

Mitch Irsfeld
Editor, TechNet Flash

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