"Be the Next Microsoft Employee" Reality Show Debuts
Don't miss a minute of the action, as our contestants compete in challenges that test their SQL Server smarts and their communication, leadership, and teamwork skills. Hear their stories, plus commentary from the judges, and weigh in on your favorites.
Download Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 Update 1 Beta 1
This release expands deployment capabilities with support for the latest software releases, including Windows 8 Release Preview, Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate, and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 Community Technology Preview. Support for PowerShell 3.0 is included to ease the process of running PowerShell scripts inside task sequences on Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, and Windows PE 4.0.
How CIOs Can Benefit from Cloud Computing (Part 2)
In part 2 of our CIO and cloud computing series, Otto Pijpker, Microsoft IT Marketing and Communications Director, and Microsoft CIO Tony Scott, discuss budgeting, IT talent, data access, and operations when moving to the cloud.
Assess Windows Server 2012 Readiness with MAP 7.0
Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 7.0 includes detailed and actionable recommendations indicating which machines meet Windows Server 2012 system requirements and which may require hardware updates. A comprehensive inventory of servers, operating systems, workloads, devices, and server roles is included to help in planning efforts.
Video: How MSIT Deployed Windows 8 Consumer Preview
In this video, our subject matter experts discuss the steps that Microsoft IT took to provide a seamless user experience and highlight the deployment methods - WDS & USMT, MDT, Internet Explorer, Windows to Go, and Windows assessment. In addition, they cover IT Easy Installer, BitLocker helpdesk, enterprise scenarios and experiences, application compatibility and development, imaging, vision, replication, Azure deployment, and GPO recommendations.
Windows Server 2012 Installation Options
New and flexible ways to make changes to a Windows Server 2012 installation after the fact are available. IT pros can now convert a server from and to Server Core, and change the availability of server components that are previously committed at installation time.
Secure Cloud Deployment with New SCM 2.5 Baselines
Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM) 2.5 is now available for download. Windows Server baselines include a Hyper-V baseline that addresses secure cloud deployment. SCM 2.5 provides ready-to-deploy policies and DCM configuration packs that are tested and fully supported.
Latest Version of MSRC Progress Report Released
This report, from the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) on the progress of various initiatives, shares information to foster deeper industry collaboration, increase community-based defenses, and better protect customers.
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TechMentor Registration 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 for more information on sessions and speakers.
The Cloud OS Signature Event Series
Register now for the Cloud OS event near you. Join us for a free one-day event and check out the launch of our newest, most exciting products. You'll get the opportunity to engage with experts, learn about the new technology, and how to build your modern data center with Windows Server 2012, Windows Azure, Visual Studio 2012, and System Center 2012.