Free E-Book Offer: Introducing Windows Server 2012
For IT professionals looking for an early, high-level view of Windows Server 2012, there's no better resource than the Microsoft Press e-book. Based on the beta release, this guide introduces its new features and capabilities, with scenario-based insights demonstrating how the platform can meet the needs of your business.
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Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 R2 Released
FIM 2010 R2 integrates new functionality through the Microsoft BHOLD suite to provide role-based access control and allow administrators to review access rights continually across the organization. The FIM 2010 R2 release also adds an improved self-service password reset experience, along with performance, diagnostic, and reporting improvements.
TechNet Radio: ITProGuru vs. "Cloud Expansion"
We've kicked off a new series. Your host, ITProGuru Dan Stolts, and his guest, Todd Cioffi from Navis Learning, tackle cloud computing. Tune in as they discuss ways in which you can stay ahead of the curve with IT service management, private cloud certification, and training.
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Now Available for Download
MDT 2012 provides support for the Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 Beta, and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager releases. MDT 2012 takes full advantage of the capabilities provided by Configuration Manager 2012 for OS deployment and offers components and extensibility for Configuration Manager 2007 and 2012. You now also have the ability to migrate MDT 2012 task sequences from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012.
TechNet Radio: Planning and Architecting a Private Cloud Infrastructure
In today's episode, Janet Denton, Microsoft IT Principal Program Manager, and David Lef, Microsoft IT Principal Architect, discuss how they built an internal private cloud at Microsoft. Listen in as they reveal the architecture behind the cloud and the specific infrastructure they used to make it happen.
TechNet Radio: 2012 Scripting Games Recap
The 2012 Scripting Games are complete, and Scripting Guy Ed Wilson is here to recap the highs and the lows from this year's competition. Tune in as we cover the lessons learned as well as some advice for creating scripts in your own environment.
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First-Look Clinic and
Hands-on Lab for Windows Server 2012
Get a first look at the key new features of Windows Server 2012 in
First-Look Clinic 4005A. Microsoft Learning Partners will begin offering this clinic, combined with
Hands-on Lab 4006A, after June 25 to provide hands-on exposure to the new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012.
From SQL MCITP to MCSE with 2-for-1 Exams
If you are working on your MCITP certification on SQL Server, you are well on your way toward earning the new MCSE certification when the exams become available in August 2012. Get there faster with 2-for-1 exam vouchers from Microsoft. The 2-for-1 exam offer from Microsoft can help you reach your goal.
Beta Exams Are Open to All
Microsoft beta exams are now available to everyone. For those registered as a subject matter expert (SME), we will continue to maintain our invitation-only free beta program (quantity limited). These beta exams count the same as live exams toward certifications. Available now are
Exam 410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012, and
Exam 687: Configuring Windows 8.