Skip to main content
TechNet Flash Newsletter TechNet Flash Mobile | Unsubscribe | Customize TechNet Flash
TechNet Flash Newsletter

Volume 12, Issue 15 | July 28, 2010

 Top Stories 
Find Your Best Option for Creating Workflows

Workflows are core to business functions, and a key component of an enterprise-class collaboration platform is the ability to automate workflows. In this edition of TechNet ON, we examine various tools and procedures for building workflows in SharePoint 2010.

Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta

IT professionals can now download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta through the TechNet Evaluation Center. This combined service pack includes changes to both Windows platforms. The beta release is not available to home users.
Your Featured Content

Download Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Beta
Forefront Endpoint Protection simplifies and improves endpoint protection while greatly reducing infrastructure costs. It builds on System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, allowing customers to use their existing client management infrastructure to deploy and manage endpoint protection.

Video: SharePoint 2010 Features with Shane Young
Harold Wong discusses SharePoint 2010 features with Shane Young, founder and owner of Their conversation covers Shane’s favorite SharePoint 2010 capabilities, such as Service Applications and improved search features -including fast search, scalability, multiple crawl servers, and query servers.

Microsoft Debuts Windows Azure Platform Appliance
Announced at the recent Worldwide Partner Conference in Washington D.C., the new Windows Azure Platform Appliance is a turnkey cloud platform that customers can deploy in their own datacenters, across hundreds to thousands of servers. The appliance hardware will be delivered by a variety of partners, and comprises Windows Azure, SQL Azure, and a Microsoft-specified configuration of network, storage, and server hardware.

Video: Overview of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 8
Hear an overview of the threat findings included in the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 8 (SIRv8). In this Security Talk, Microsoft’s leading security experts and Khalid Kark, vice president and principal analyst at Forrester, discuss topics such as security policy best practices and whether new software means fewer security vulnerabilities.

Get the SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 CTP
You can now test a community technology preview of the next service pack for SQL Server 2008. The service pack contains the cumulative updates up to SQL Server 2008 SP1 cumulative update package 8, and fixes issues that have been reported through our customer feedback platforms. These updates include supportability enhancements and issues that have been reported through Windows Error Reporting.

Download System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal (SSP) 2.0
System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal (SSP) 2.0 lets you build the foundation for an on-premises cloud infrastructure, enabling you to deliver IT as a service for your organization. Using SSP, you can respond more effectively - and at lower cost - to the rapidly changing needs of your organization. SSP is freely available, and fully supported by Microsoft.

Download the Hyper-V Architecture Poster
Similar to the Windows Server 2008 R2 component poster, the Hyper-V poster is a great visual tool to help in the understanding of the key features and components.


TechNet Flash Sponsors

LogMeIn and ScriptLogic:

•  Free Trial of LogMeIn Rescue On-Demand Remote Support
•  Free Windows Security E-book for TechNet Flash Subscribers
Mitch IrsfeldEditor's Note

TechNet Flash Editor
Mitch Irsfeld

Go with the Flow in SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 offers several ways to create workflows, including ways for your users to build workflows without writing code. TechNet has launched a new Resource Center, Workflows in SharePoint Server 2010, that does a great job of explaining the various workflow authoring tools, including the use of InfoPath forms services, SharePoint Designer 2010, and Visual Studio 2010 to create code-based custom workflows....

Read more


Free Trial of LogMeIn Rescue On-Demand Remote Support
Remotely support anyone in the world on a PC, Mac, or smartphone. All you need is an Internet connection and LogMeIn Rescue.
Try it free.
Training and Books

Microsoft Learning Product Releases for July 18 - 31
Find the latest e-learning, instructor-led, and community courses offered through Microsoft Learning.

Free E-book + Free Trial Download of Security Explorer
Download an exclusive free e-book, Essentials of Effective File Security by Greg Shields, and a free 30-day trial of Security Explorer from ScriptLogic.

Tech·Ed Europe 2010
November 8 - 12, 2010
Berlin, Germany
Session planning is underway, and we’d like to know which topics you'd like Microsoft experts to present. Visit the session topic preference page by 12 August, and vote for the topics you want to see at this year's event. Register by August 31 and save €200 on your conference pass.

TechNet Plus Direct Subscription
TechNet Flash Feed Blog
TechNet Flash Archive
TechNet Magazine
MSDN Flash Newsletter
Security Newsletter
IT Management Community Hub

TechNet | Sign up for other newsletters | Unsubscribe | Update your profile
©2010 Microsoft Corporation Terms of Use | Trademarks | Privacy Statement

Microsoft respects your privacy.  Please read our online Privacy Statement.

If you would prefer to no longer receive this this newsletter, please click here to unsubscribe.  These settings will not affect any other newsletters you've requested or any mandatory service communications that are considered part of certain Microsoft services.  To set your contact preferences for other Microsoft communications, see the communications preferences section of the Microsoft Privacy Statement.

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052