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Volume 13, Issue 17 | August 10, 2011

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Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 Now Available

Dynamics AX 2012 is now generally available in 25 countries and 23 languages. The new ERP system now supports more than 40 roles within an organization with a new set of tools, such as the Unified Natural Models, serving as a library of business processes.

Announcing MDOP 2011 R2 General Availability

The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack 2011 R2 is now available from Microsoft Volume Licensing and TechNet Subscriptions. The new version includes Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM) as well as updates to the Microsoft Diagnostic and Recovery Toolkit (DaRT) 7.0, and Microsoft Asset Inventory Service 2.0.

Position Your Career for the Cloud

IT professionals who can adapt their skills for the new requirements of cloud computing will find immediate and long-term payoff. Take advantage of the new opportunities.
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Forefront Identity Manager 2010 R2 Beta Released
The FIM 2010 R2 Beta has been released, featuring web-based password reset. Sign up via Microsoft Connect.

System Center Operations Manager 2012 Community Eval
The Operations Manager 2012 Community Evaluation Program (CEP) is now available. Just head on over to the CEP signup page, enter your details, and we will send you all the information you need to join the calls and access the Connect site.

2011 Security Progress Report Published
Four security programs increase customer access to more effective countermeasures and better information to evaluate risks, according to this new report.

Video: System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Overview and Infrastructure
This video provides an overview of the product, showing how it empowers users, unifies infrastructure and simplifies administration.

New SharePoint Web Content Management Training
This 15-module course describes how to implement and brand a SharePoint-based public website using SharePoint web content management (WCM).

Easily Build Custom Apps with LightSwitch - Try It
LightSwitch is a simplified self-service development tool that enables you to build business applications quickly and easily for the desktop and cloud.



US$250,000 Reward for Rustock Information
Microsoft is offering a US$250,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for operating the Rustock botnet. After successfully taking down the botnet in March 2011, Microsoft continues to work to identify and locate those behind the botnet.

Get the Updated IPD Guide for SharePoint Server 2010
This Infrastructure Planning and Design guide takes the IT architect through an easy-to-follow planning and design process to successfully create a SharePoint Server infrastructure that is appropriately placed, sized, and designed to deliver the desired business benefits, while also considering the performance, capacity, and fault tolerance of the system.

Opalis Virtual Lab: Creating Policies with Foundation Objects
After completing this lab, you will be better able to monitor a folder for the accumulation of more than five log files, move the files to an archive folder, and log an event for each file archive operation.

Video: How Boeing Used Kinect to Build Its 737 Website
Join Fabio Matsui, Solution Architect from [wire] stone, as he describes the process for the API design to integrate Microsoft's Kinect in the "Boeing 737 Experience" application. In using the Kinect features, they were able to bring to life an engaging user experience unlike anything in the market today.

New SharePoint Enterprise Content Management Training
Learn how to use features in SharePoint Server to implement an enterprise content management (ECM) system.




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Training and Books

New Book by Mark Russinovich: The Windows Sysinternals Administrator's Reference
The book covers all 70+ Sysinternals tools in detail, with full chapters on the major tools such as Process Explorer and Autoruns. It also includes 17 "Case of the Unexplained..." examples of the tools used to solve real-world problems.

New MVA Course: Lync and SharePoint Online Deployment
This track covers some of the collaborative aspects of Office 365, including Lync and SharePoint online, as well as best practices for an Office 365 migration and deployment.

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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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