New System Center 2010 Trials Are Available
You can now download the evaluation versions of three new System Center 2010 products:
Get the Public Beta for Windows Home Server Code-Named “Vail”
The beta release of the next version of Windows Home Server (code name “Vail”) recently became available, and the WHS team would like your feedback. Check out this blog post for where to download the software and to get a demo of the new features.
Windows 7 Deployment - Step 1: Gather Required Software (Screencast)
In this screencast, Sr. IT Professional Evangelist John Baker reviews the software required for Lite Touch Installation (LTI) deployments. Using MDT 2010 for the Lite Touch, High-Volume Deployment strategy streamlines deployment and reduces support costs by providing a more consistent configuration with fewer support calls.
Join the Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 3.0 Beta
Streamline the process of keeping offline virtual machines, templates and virtual hard disks updated with the latest operating system and application patches - at less cost, and without introducing vulnerabilities into your IT infrastructure by using the new features in VMST 3.0.
New MOF Reliability Workbooks Added to the MOF Technology Library
Get guidance and best practices on how to use the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF). The newest workbooks in the series address Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager, Active Directory Certificate Services, Internet Information Services, Network Load Balancing, and Windows Server 2008 DNS Server.
Evaluate Active Directory Federation Services 2.0
Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 provides essential building blocks for secure collaboration through simplified access and single sign-on for on-premises and cloud-based applications in the enterprise, across organizations, and on the web.
The Get On the Bus Tour Is Coming with Free Swag
We are giving away 50 copies of Windows 7 Ultimate to the first 50 Get On the Bus event attendees through the door at every stop, plus some chances at some other great swag. Microsoft comes to you on its Get On the Bus Tour so spend some time with us as we dive deep into Windows 7 and Office 2010, along with a specific path on how to get certified.
Video: How Microsoft Secures the Cloud Infrastructure
Learn how Microsoft secures its cloud infrastructure and take away some best practices for moving your own organization to the cloud from John Howie and Mark Estberg, who are a part of Global Foundation Services Online Services Security and Compliance group at Microsoft.
TechNet Radio: Windows Azure in Education
Patrick McDermott, IT Director of the San Juan School District in Utah, is looking to Windows Azure as a way to help education become more accountable and provide better services to students, parents, teachers, administrators, and U.S. state and federal governments.
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Plan Your Next IT Career Move with the Career Finder Tool
The Career Finder tool on the Microsoft Career site is a time-saving first step to finding the perfect career path based on your interests and skills. The role-based information, learning plans, and special training and certification offers can help you build the skills you need to get there.
Get a Second Chance to Pass your Microsoft Certification Exam
Microsoft Learning can make it easier to earn your Microsoft certification and advance your career. Second Shot provides a free retake if you don't pass your certification exam the first time. This offer is available through June 30, 2010 or while supplies last.
Tech∙Ed Europe Returns to Berlin
November 8 - 12, 2010
Tech∙Ed is back in Berlin for a full week of deep technical education, hands-on-learning and opportunities to connect with Microsoft and community experts one-on-one. Get event announcements and be notified when event registration opens by joining the
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