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Volume 12, Issue 18 | September 8, 2010

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Rich Internet Apps in the Enterprise

Find scenarios for putting Silverlight to work in the enterprise and how to realize the benefits of rich Internet applications in corporate environments. The new TechNet ON package also features specific guidance, downloads, and training resources to get you up to speed on the latest Silverlight capabilities.

Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Now Available

Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 is now ready for download with new deployment functionality, Client Access server role improvements, self-signed federation certificates, new Exchange ActiveSync features, and more.
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Virtual Roundtable: Migrating from Windows Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP to Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7
September 30, 2010, 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Join us live for a virtual, interactive roundtable discussion on migration strategies, standards, and support for organizations moving from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8.

Video: Upgrading to Windows 7 from Windows Vista
Learn how to upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7, from backing up your computers to performing the upgrade, basic configurations, establishing Internet connectivity, and checking for updates. You'll also get a demonstration of how to use the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.

New Cloud Computing and Windows Azure Learning "Snacks"
What is cloud computing? How do I get started on the Azure platform? How can organizations benefit by using Dynamics CRM Online? These are some of the questions answered by Microsoft's new series of Cloud/Azure Learning Snacks. Time-strapped? You can learn something new in less than five minutes.

Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Windows User State Virtualization Now Available
Follow the stepwise approach in this IPD guide to gather relevant user and IT requirements, then compare and contrast Windows USV technologies (Folder Redirection, Offline Files, and Roaming User Profiles) in light of scenarios that are relevant to your business.

Free Windows 7 E-Learning Series
Pick and choose from 19 free Windows 7 e-learning videos on the areas that you want to explore. Topics include: deployment, migration, network connectivity, remote management with Windows PowerShell, and more.

Video: Troubleshooting Activation Issues with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Product activation is a critical part of Windows operating system deployment. Do you know how to ensure that your Key Management Service (KMS) is working before deploying? What about troubleshooting issues with activation?

Video: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 - Heterogeneous Server Environment Inventory Part 5
See how MAP performs a network inventory of IT assets remotely without the use of agents, identifying heterogeneous server environments consisting of Windows Server and Linux operating systems, including those running in a virtual environment. MAP 5.0 also automates the discovery of Linux-powered LAMP stacks.

Video: Migration from Windows XP to Windows 7
This video discusses backup considerations and options, preparing hard drives and partitions, capturing Windows XP data and settings with the Windows Easy Transfer Tool, installing Windows 7, and restoring captured data and settings with the Windows Easy Transfer Tool Confirming settings.

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Mitch IrsfeldEditor's Note

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Mitch Irsfeld

Putting Silverlight to Work in the Enterprise

In the current edition of TechNet ON, we look at some key scenarios for putting Silverlight to work in the enterprise and provide specific tools and guidance for building and deploying Silverlight applications. One of the key scenarios is integrating Silverlight applications with the leading collaboration environment, SharePoint. You can read a free introductory chapter of Gaston C. Hillar's new e-book, Microsoft Silverlight 4 and SharePoint 2010 Integration , which helps you understand the benefits of integrating Silverlight with SharePoint. It describes how to...

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New Learning Plan for IT Managers
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Go Behind the Scenes of Tech∙Ed Europe, Win a Free Pass
November 8 - 12
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