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Volume 13, Issue 27 | November 30, 2011

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Download Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate

SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) will extend beyond traditional database capabilities with a cloud-ready information platform that delivers mission-critical confidence, breakthrough insight, and cloud on your own terms.

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Download System Center Service Manager 2012 Beta
System Center Service Manager 2012 beta provides flexible self-service experiences and standardized datacenter processes that can help you integrate people, workflows, and knowledge across enterprise infrastructure and applications.

Video: SCSM 2012 Portal and SharePoint Integration
This session will focus on how to prepare your Service Manager environment for the new Silverlight-based SharePoint self-service portal.

Troubleshooting Remote Desktop Licensing Issues
Find newly published topics in the Windows Server Technical Library about how to troubleshoot issues with Remote Desktop Licensing in Windows Server 2008 R2 and earlier versions of Windows Server.

Video: How to Configure System Center VMM 2012 RC
In this screencast, you'll learn how to set up the SCVMM 2012 console and configure the system for login.

Download the SQL Server 2012 Express Release Candidate
SQL Server 2012 Express RC is a free data management system that delivers a rich set of features, data protection, and performance for embedded applications, lightweight websites, applications, and local data stores.

TechNet Wiki: What's New in Master Data Services (MDS) in SQL Server 2012 RC
Get a rundown of the improvements in the release of Master Data Services found in the November RC0 release of SQL Server 2012.

Video: Enabling a Dynamic Datacenter with System Center 2012
John Weston, Senior IT Pro Evangelist, discusses Hyper-V and virtualization. He also talks about private cloud and what Microsoft has to offer.

Virtual Lab: Implementing High Availability in Windows Server 2008 R2 for Embedded Systems
After completing this lab, you will be better able to configure Windows Failover Clustering, create a highly available file server, create a highly available DHCP server, and use the Windows Failover Clustering PowerShell Cmdlets.

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System Center 2012 and the Private Cloud Course Preview
Alan Le Marquand previews for us what's coming down the course pipeline with regards to System Center 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, virtualization, and the rest of private cloud solution offerings from Microsoft. He also discusses what's on track for possible .NET and SQL courses as well as explaining how the points system works in the MVA program.

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