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Volume 13, Issue 12 | June 1, 2011

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Download the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 9

The Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) 9 simplifies the creation, deployment, and management of customized Internet Explorer 9 packages. IEAK 9 can be used to configure the out-of-box IE 9 experience or to manage user settings after IE 9 deployment.

Microsoft Previews "Mango" Release of Windows Phone

The next version of Windows Phone, codenamed Mango, will feature a number of new capabilities and enhancements, including integration with Microsoft cloud platforms and services like Office 365 and Windows Live Skydrive, and unified communications via Lync Mobile. Watch the video demonstrating the new features, and check out the Windows Phone for IT Pros blog for an overview of the new business features that make it easier to connect and communicate.
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TechNet ON: Integrate It All with Windows Server
Windows Server has become the key point of integration for everything across client, server, and application platforms, now and moving forward to the cloud.

Video: Mark Russinovich's Windows Troubleshooting
Mark Russinovich, the master of Windows troubleshooting, walks you step-by-step through how he has solved seemingly unsolvable system and application problems on Windows, including how to apply the Microsoft Debugging Tools and his own Sysinternals tools to solve system crashes, process hangs, security vulnerabilities, DLL conflicts, permissions problems, registry misconfiguration, network hangs, and file system issues.

New Resource Center: Operations and Manageability for SharePoint Server 2010
Find resources to learn about operations and manageability in SharePoint Server 2010 in the areas of server and farms, and services and solutions.

Video: Migrating to SharePoint 2010
Microsoft IT recently completed its migration to SharePoint 2010. When sensible, the team automated its process to improve efficiency. Scripting is shared, including remote installs using PowerShell.

Webcast: Virtualizing Exchange Server with Hyper-V: Better Together
June 6, 2011, 1:00 P.M. Pacific Time
This webcast covers virtualization scenarios for Microsoft Exchange 2010 and how the combination of Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center solves the issues. We also discuss the various deployment scenarios for Exchange and perform a deep dive on virtualizing it with Hyper-V.




Download Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with SP1
RSAT for Windows 7 with SP1 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2003, from a remote computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows 7 with SP1.

TechNet Radio: Debunking Myths Around Virtualization and the Cloud
In this episode, Blain Barton interviews Edwin Yuen, Director of Cloud and Virtualization Strategy here at Microsoft. Listen in as they discuss issues from how Hyper-V can work with Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL Server to tackling the "big bad cloud beast" and addressing many of the fears IT pros have around it.

Video: Microsoft Private Cloud Security Overview
Nick Torkington, security architect with Microsoft Services, answers the most common security concerns CxOs and other business decision-makers have when evaluating the Microsoft platform to build a private infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud.

Video: The Solution Accelerators Team Presents Security Compliance Manager
The Microsoft security experts on the Solution Accelerators team discuss a free new tool to help organizations plan, deploy, operate, and manage security baselines for Windows client and server operating systems and Microsoft applications.





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Mitch IrsfeldEditor's Note

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Mitch Irsfeld

The True Meaning of "Better Together"

You've heard us say "Better Together," but what does it really mean? The phrase has long been used in reference to the integration of any products in the Microsoft stack, but for IT pros, "Better Together" is at its salient best describing the benefits of deploying Windows clients with Windows Server.

While it is usually a given that the integration of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 should be seamless from a deployment perspective, there are beneficial features that become apparent only after the products are combined. As Alan Maddison points out in his TechNet Magazine article Integrating Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the combination of virtualization features...

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New Virtual Academy: Microsoft Virtualization for the VMware Professional - The Platform
This first course, in a series of three relating to Microsoft Virtualization solutions, covers Microsoft's virtualization offerings and strategy, datacenter planning, Hyper-V architecture, VM management, virtualized networking and storage, and numerous other Hyper-V features, as well as advanced management with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.


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Register to Attend Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011
October 3 - 6, 2011
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Network and hear experts from Microsoft and around the world share their experience and knowledge about a variety of SharePoint topics.

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