The TechNet Wiki Is Now Live
The beta of the TechNet Wiki is now available for your contribution. This is TechNet's new home for community-generated content about Microsoft technologies, and you're invited to jump in and edit or create your own page. For more on this community platform service, check out
Keith Combs' blog post.
Windows 7 Enterprise 90-day Trial Extended
The availability of Windows 7 Enterprise (Eval) 90-day Trial is being extended to Dec 31, 2010. Intended primarily for IT pros, the 90-day trial is the full-featured Enterprise SKU that will enable any organization to explore, test hardware and applications, perform pilot activities, and develop deployment scenarios.
Try Out the New Microsoft Desktop Player
Microsoft Desktop Player allows IT professionals to access technical content (videos, webcasts, podcasts, white papers, and more) and links to resources (including IT evangelists, local training opportunities, and local user groups) in your area. View it online or download the WPF application to view offline.
Webcast: Online Collaboration with Windows Azure (Level 200)
April 28, 2010, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Engage in a question-and-answer discussion and learn how Windows Azure can help you take advantage of a combination of on-premises resources and cloud services to deliver services and solutions to customers more quickly and throttle resources on demand.
Screencast: MDT 2010 Deployment Process (Part 3 of 8)
10 min 42 sec
In this screencast, John Baker, Sr. IT Professional Evangelist from Microsoft, will walk through automating your Windows 7 deployment process using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010. Using the toolkit will help reduce support costs by providing a more consistent configuration.
Download Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 delivers unified data protection for Windows servers and clients as a best-of-breed backup and recovery solution from Microsoft, for Windows environments. Download now and receive resources from the experts.
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"Get On the Bus" Is Back in North America
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