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Volume 13, Issue 21 | October 5, 2011

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TechNet Launches Private Cloud Solution Hub

TechNet has a new home for IT architects, implementers, and managers looking for information and resources relating to Microsoft private cloud solutions.

12 Reasons to Love SQL Server Code Name "Denali"

Reason #2 - Blazing-Fast Performance
Experience data warehouse query acceleration with new SQL Server Code Name "Denali" Columnstore Indexes, and routine speedup of 10X for a broad range of decision support queries. Realize improvements to full-text search for scale advances, and gain predictable performance for concurrent and mixed workloads by defining resource usage across different applications with Resource Governor. Download the Denali CTP3 beta.
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Deploy and Manage Windows Azure Applications with System Center
System Center enables IT professionals to use existing skills and tools to monitor and manage applications on Windows Azure without purchasing additional hardware or software. This step-by-step evaluation will walk you through deploying and managing a Windows Azure application using System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2.

TechNet Radio: Tour of the Office 365 Deployment Readiness Tool
Are you deploying Office 365 and need some questions answered? Join us for this multi-part series as Senior Program Manager Mark Heneen walks us through some common scenarios and tips for how to deploy Office 365 successfully and easily in your business environment.

Project Server 2010: Dashboard Directions by Chris Vandersluis
This article explores Enterprise Project Management (EPM) dashboards and the dashboarding capabilities of Project Server 2010.

TechNet Radio: Forefront Online Protection for Exchange and Office 365
Blain Barton and John Baker welcome Curtis Parker from the Forefront Online Protection team. Tune in as Curtis gives us a tour of Forefront's new features for Exchange, and explains how Office 365 customers can simplify the management and security experience through this innovative service.

Use PowerShell and WMI to Get Processor Information
The Scripting Guy shows how to get the number of processor cores via WMI and Windows PowerShell when performing an audit that requires CPU information.

Exchange ActiveSync Considerations When Using Windows Phone 7 Clients
MVP Henrik Walther has penned an article describing the supported Exchange ActiveSync policies, Mail and Calendar features, new features in WP 7.5, and more.

Virtual Lab: Get Insight Using the File Classification Infrastructure
After completing this lab, you will be better able to discover how you can manage files on file servers using the new file management tasks, automatically classify files to detect and correct misplaced confidential files, and learn how to set policy to automate storage usage optimization.

Virtual Lab: Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) 4
After completing this lab, you will be better able to control GPOs using Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM), add workflow (check-in, check-out and rollback) to GPOs by using AGP, control auditing and mail flow of GPO activity through AGPM, stamp production GPOs with non-default security settings using AGPM, and search GPOs using the AGPM console.

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Mitch IrsfeldEditor's Note

TechNet Flash Editor
Mitch Irsfeld

A New Home for Private Cloud Architectural Resources

This edition's editor's note is penned by John Dawson, Microsoft Server and Cloud Information Experience for Windows Server Solutions.

Welcome to the TechNet Private Cloud Solution Hub. This is a consolidated, constantly updated source of the latest technical resources relevant to Microsoft private cloud solutions for IT architects, implementers, and managers. For a non-technical overview, benefits, and success stories please refer to

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Private-Cloud Solution with Money-Saving Advantages
Looking for an affordable and reliable cloud solution? SmartStyle combines money-saving advantages with business continuity that keeps your data safe.
Training and Books

Windows Server Certification at Microsoft Learning
Prep to support a cloud infrastructure with the MCITP: Server Administrator certification. See the TechNet Cloud Hub for more on building for the cloud.

DocAve 6 for Enterprise-Class Governance of SharePoint
AvePoint's DocAve 6 helps organizations maximize SharePoint's business value by increasing productivity, reducing total cost of ownership, and more.

TechNet Radio: A Preamble for SQL PASS Summit 2011
In this episode, we welcome @SQLGal Lara Rubbelke, Senior Program Manager Jennifer Moser, SQL Rock Star Thomas LaRock and Senior Technology Specialist Buck Woody to the show. Tune in as we discuss all things SQL PASS, from why you should attend, to must-see sessions and the latest in SQL Denali and SQL Azure news.

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