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Volume 12, Issue 13 | June 30, 2010

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Office 2010/SharePoint Server 2010 Deployment Guide

We've collected useful TechNet Magazine articles and key resources to help you plan, set up, and deploy the new versions of Office and SharePoint Server. Also find thought pieces on the economic impact in terms of productivity and payback, and the significance of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 in your evolving cloud computing strategy.

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Forrester Consulting: The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft Office 2010
Forrester outlines the total economic impact of upgrading to Microsoft Office 2010. Read the white paper to learn how your organization can increase productivity and save money in a short period of time.

TechNet Magazine: Get Ready to Upgrade to SharePoint 2010
It may be tempting to jump right into a SharePoint 2010 upgrade, but it requires a substantial amount of planning. This will guide you through the upgrade planning process.

New Bytes by TechNet Video: Tony Safoian, of SADA Systems, on Online Services
Chris Henley speaks with Tony Safoian Sr., CEO at SADA Systems, about the strategic value of online space, challenges and concerns of moving toward online infrastructure, and successes and experiences of customers moving to an online environment: cost savings and improved strategic value of their IT initiatives.

TechNet Radio: How to Install Multi-language Packs in Microsoft Office
In this episode of the "The Office Deployment Expert," Patrick Whitington from Migrate, LLC walks you through Multi-Language Packs and how they can help in a global distribution. Listen in as he discusses what a language pack is, its architecture, and the different ways it can be installed.

Download the HP Client Virtualization Reference Architecture with Citrix XenDesktop on Microsoft Hyper-V
This joint HP client virtualization solution simplifies desktop lifecycle management and drives down the cost of ownership by centralizing the control and management of the desktop operating systems, applications, and user settings.




Forrester Consulting: The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
Forrester weighs in on the financial benefits of consolidating collaboration, enterprise content management and enterprise search by implementing SharePoint Server 2010. Read the white paper to learn how your organization can save time and money.

Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 Now Available for DownloadService Pack 3 for Exchange 2007 enables Exchange 2007 to be installed on Windows Server 2008 R2. In addition to supporting the Windows Server 2008 R2 server roles, Exchange Server 2007 SP3 also has Windows 7 support for the Exchange management tools.

Windows 7 End User Adoption Resources Webcast
July 7, 2010, 9:30 A.M. Pacific Time
Join us in this informational webcast to learn how you can take advantage of the wide array of resources to help support your organization's deployment and adoption of Windows 7.

Video: Forrester Hosts Interview on the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, Volume 8
View the conversation with Forrester vice president and principal analyst Khalid Kark and Microsoft security experts as they discuss the security threat findings observed in the second half of 2009 from the eighth volume of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIRv8) - the most globally comprehensive report to date from Microsoft, covering 213 countries.





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Mitch Irsfeld Editor's Note

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Third IE9 Preview Is Ready

Microsoft has released the next preview of Internet Explorer 9 with support for the HTML 5 Canvas. Download the IE9 Platform Preview and see the User Guide and Release Notes. Also check out this Channel 9 video: Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 3: A Look at the New Demos.

Speaking of updates, the Windows Sysinternals team has released two updated tools...

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Worldwide Partner Conference Starts July 11
July 11 - 15, 2010
Washington, DC

Interact with thousands of other partners at WPC 2010 by using WPC Connect and the Connect Wall. Use Digital WPC as your central hub during the conference for event news, schedule changes, daily recaps, and impromptu at-event interviews. If you can't attend one of the keynotes or a session, you can watch all keynotes streamed live or on demand and watch a number of the sessions on demand after the conference.

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November 1 - 2, 2010
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Come to Las Vegas and participate in the SharePoint community. Meet other professionals in sessions, in the expo hall, and at conference events. This is your chance to network and make those personal connections with conference speakers, the SharePoint team from Microsoft, and our sponsors and vendors.

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