Windows Server 8 Sneak Preview
We are excited to give you a
sneak peek at the next step in private cloud computing by showing you just two of hundreds of new capabilities coming in the next version of Windows Server, internally code-named "Windows Server 8." Go to the 36:50 mark of this video for the demo.
How to Build and Manage a Business Database Application on SQL Azure
An alternative to the on-premises database is SQL Azure, which delivers the power of SQL Server without the on-premises costs and requirements. Learn the benefits of using SQL Azure as an alternative to Access or SQL Express and how to get started with the cloud solution.
New Virtual Lab: Internet Explorer 9 Deployment
After completing this lab, you will be better able to add Internet Explorer 9 packages to a Windows 7 image using Deployment Image Service and Management Tool (DISM), use Windows System Image Manager to create an answer file for unattended setup, deploy a custom image, create an Internet Explorer 9 package using Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK), and install IEAK package on a target computer.
VHD Evaluation Download: Deploying and Managing Windows Azure Applications
The Windows Azure Application Monitoring Management Pack enables IT pros to use System Center Operations Manager to manage applications on Windows Azure. In this evaluation, users will follow a step-by-step guide to deploy a sample application to Windows Azure and then use System Center Operations Manager to monitor and manage that application.
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.0 Released
Identify workloads and estimate the infrastructure size and resources needed for both Windows Azure and Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track. Also, new to MAP 6.0 is an Office 365 client assessment, enhanced VMware inventory, and Oracle schema discovery and reporting.
Less Than 1,000 Days Left of Extended Support for Windows XP
To avoid the risks and cost burdens of managing an unsupported operating system, companies should consider retiring XP now. With Windows 7, the fastest-deployed OS in history, organizations can benefit from a modern Windows experience that delivers better security, increased productivity, and lower costs.
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BI Specialists: Attend Training on SQL Server 2008 R2
If you have experience with SQL Server 2008 but want to learn about the new features in SQL Server 2008 R2, attend the three-day course 10337: Updating Your Microsoft SQL Server 2008 BI Skills to SQL Server 2008 R2. Special training offers from Microsoft Learning Partners are now in place, so register today to enjoy the savings.
Registration for BUILD Is Now Open
September 13 - 16, 2011
BUILD is a new event and the first place to dive deep into the future of Windows. Hear how the UI was designed to work seamlessly with a diversity of devices and form factors. Go behind the scenes and learn all about the new app model.
Register to Attend Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2011
October 3 - 6, 2011
Network and hear experts from Microsoft and around the world share their experience and knowledge about a variety of SharePoint topics.