Join the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Beta 2|
New features and enhancements make large-scale desktop and server deployments smoother than ever. For System Center Configuration Manager customers, MDT 2012 Beta 2 provides an improved, extensible wizard and designer for customizing deployment questions. Existing MDT users will find more reliability and flexibility with the many small enhancements and bug fixes, and a smooth and simple upgrade process.
Get System Center Cloud Services Management Pack RC
System Center Cloud Services Process Pack offers a self-service experience to facilitate private cloud capacity requests from your business unit IT application owners and end users, including the flexibility to request additional capacity as business demands increase.
New MVA Courses on Configuring and Deploying Microsoft's Private Cloud
The Microsoft Virtual Academy has just released four new private cloud courses covering infrastructure management, infrastructure components, service delivery and automation, and application services management. Visit MVA today to complete the no-cost online training, and gain the knowledge you'll need to build, deploy, and manage a Microsoft private cloud.
Less Than 800 Days Until Windows XP End of Support
It takes 18 - 24 months to plan for and deploy a new operating system. If you haven't started planning to migrate your Windows XP PCs to a modern OS, or if your migration plans have stalled, here are some great tools to help.
Determine Readiness for Windows 7 and IE9 Migration
Simplify your organization's migration to Windows 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 9 with MAP 6.5. The MAP Internet Explorer migration assessment - now updated for Internet Explorer 9 migration - inventories your environment and reports on deployed web browsers, Microsoft ActiveX controls, and add-ons, and then generates a migration assessment report and proposal.
Video: From End to Edge and Beyond - Episode 15
Tom Shinder and Yuri Diogenes continue their interview with IT pro evangelist John Weston. John demonstrates how Office 365 works, some of the available security features, and gives an overview of different management areas within Office 365.
Video: From Virtualization to Private Cloud
For those who do not have virtualization experience, this webcast describes the fundamentals of Hyper-V while giving you a jump start to your virtualization or cloud career. Then we dive deep into the Microsoft hypervisor-based server virtualization technology. Professional Hyper-V and VMware administrators can learn how their existing virtualization knowledge can be leveraged to quickly move to the next layer of virtualization: the private cloud.
|Training and Books|
Validate Your Server Virtualization Skills with Microsoft Certification
Certification in Microsoft Virtualization prepares your career for the future, and helps ensure that you're ready to develop and manage private and public cloud applications and services across complex environments.
Get Trained on Lync Server 2010 Solutions
Learn what it takes to design and manage Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Microsoft Learning Partners are offering special training packages on popular Lync courses: 10533A - Deploying, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and 10534A - Planning and Designing a Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Solution.
Learn How to Implement Your Own Private Clouds
Chris Avis clears the path and provides guidance for IT professionals who are interested in passing the Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization Exam (70-659). Read the first of his eight-part blog series, and then start charting your course to success.
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Special Ops Tour
March 5 - April 5, 2012,
The time to activate is now. SQL Server 2012 is about to launch. Join us for our 12-city tour where local DBAs from your area will show you the power of the new Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
Join Us for TechEd 2012
June 11 - 14, 2012,
Register before February 29 and you can save US$200 off the price of registration. Get more value out of your TechEd 2012 experience by attending a pre-conference seminar.