This first preview contains the first four chapters of what we expect will be an 18-chapter e-book. In the summer we'll release a second preview version, which will contain 8 - 12 chapters. In the fall, we'll release the final version. Also watch for Introducing Windows 8: A Product Preview for the Network Administrator, coming out in late summer.
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 this Microsoft Press e-book. Based on the beta release, this guide introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario-based insights demonstrating how the platform can meet the needs of your business.
New Server and Tools Blogs Network
The new network is designed to give you a morning or afternoon briefing that you can use to catch up on the news and technical information from Microsoft and its blogging community. Give us five to ten minutes, and we'll keep you up on Microsoft and connect you to its best minds.
Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online
Find daily information and news for MCPs. The site delivers technical and career information, forums, certification book reviews, and live chats with experts on exam, career, and Windows implementation issues.
Free E-Book: Programming Windows Phone 7
With 24 chapters - about 1,000 pages - this book is a gift from the Windows Phone 7 team at Microsoft, showing you the basics of writing applications for Windows Phone 7 using the C# programming language with the Silverlight and XNA 2D frameworks.
Most Up-to-Date Windows 8 Info: Building Windows 8 Blog
It's still the most frequently updated source of information on the re-imagined client operating system, with each post detailing the platform, the experience, new features, cool new apps, and announcing important milestones on the road to RTM.
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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 are offering this clinic, combined with
Hands-on Lab 4006A, to provide hands-on exposure to the new features and functionality in Windows Server 2012.
Earn Your MCITP and Get Ready for MCSE Private Cloud
Progressing toward your MCITP certification on Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Administrator or Server Administrator? If you complete your certifications now, you'll be one step closer to earning the MCSE: Private Cloud certification when exams become available.
IT Pro Conference at Microsoft HQ
Attend TechMentor, August 20 - 24, for education on virtualization, application delivery, MCITP, security, Windows 8, Windows PowerShell, and more.
TechMentor Is Filling Fast - Reserve Your Seat Now
August 20 - 24, 2012
Redmond, WA (Microsoft HQ)
At TechMentor, IT professionals receive cutting-edge and practical education from IT experts and industry insiders on topics including Windows, PowerShell, security, System Center, and virtualization. Seating is limited, so reserve your spot today.
See the full conference agenda.
Register Now for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow
Coming to a location near you, Microsoft MVPs tell you what's new and exciting about Windows Server 2012. Join the industry experts at a Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow, sponsored by Microsoft, HP, Dell, and GITCA.