Try Out the Microsoft Desktop Player
The Microsoft Desktop player allows IT professionals to access technical content (videos, webcasts, podcasts, white papers, and more) and links to resources (such as IT evangelists, local training opportunities, and local user groups) in your area. You can either view it online or download the WPF application to view offline.
BizTalk Server 2010 Beta Available for Download
The BizTalk Server 2010 Beta integrates with the newly launched
Windows Server AppFabric. Windows Server AppFabric is a set of integrated technologies that make it easier to build, scale, and manage web and composite applications that run on IIS. Together with the already available Windows Azure AppFabric, Windows Server AppFabric and BizTalk Server 2010 form Microsoft's application infrastructure technologies.
Video: Deploy Windows 7 and Capture Reference
Computer Image (Part 7 of 8)
How do I get to a standard operating system image? In this screencast, John Baker, Sr. IT Professional Evangelist from Microsoft, uses the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 to create and then deploy a custom Windows 7 image to a reference computer. Then the image is ”Sysprepped" and captured, creating a custom, Windows image in the form of a .wim file.
Accelerate Your Windows 7 Pilot with the Proof of
Whether you have 1,000 PCs or 100,000 PCs, if you want to successfully and more quickly roll out Windows 7 Enterprise, a pilot program is highly recommended. There are self-service resources to help organizations assess business value and build a plan for deploying a modern desktop environment with Windows 7 Enterprise, Office 2010 Professional Plus, Microsoft App-V, and Internet Explorer.
Join the MAP Toolkit 5.0 Beta 2
Download the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Beta 2, and try out the new features available to help you accelerate your IT infrastructure planning process. Office 2010 readiness assessment, Windows 2000 Server migration recommendations, and inventory of Linux-powered LAMP stacks are just a few of the features available to help you save valuable planning time and expense.
Get the Updated IPD Guide for SQL Server 2008 and
SQL Server 2008 R2
The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guide for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 helps technical decision makers identify the appropriate SQL Server roles needed and also determine the infrastructure components, server placement, and fault-tolerance configuration necessary to meet planning requirements.
TechNet Radio: Business Intelligence in the Cloud
Kevin Ashley, founder of CloudOlap, a cloud-based BI solution, chats with Karen Forester from PlatformVision.com about Business Intelligence (BI) in the cloud and specifically addresses business cases in the financial industry, giving examples from investment banks and hedge funds.
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Register for Tech∙Ed Europe by July 5 and Save €500
Tech∙Ed Europe returns to Berlin this November 8 - 12, 2010 for a full week of deep technical education, hands-on learning, and opportunities to connect with Microsoft and community experts one-on-one. Register by July 5 and receive your conference pass for only €1,395 - a €500 savings.