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Volume 14, Issue 26 | November 28, 2012
Inside Office 2013 and Office 365 ProPlus

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Download Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013

Office Professional Plus 2013 includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher, and Lync. Installation and deployment videos, whitepapers, and library articles are available now with your free evaluation. You also can download trial versions of these new Office products: Visio Professional 2013; Project Professional 2013; Project Server 2013.


Try Windows 8 with Internet Explorer 10

The Windows 8 Enterprise evaluation provides up to a 90-day evaluation to start planning for Windows 8 with Internet Explorer 10. See the Internet Explorer 10 Features Overview and download the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 10 (IEAK 10).


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Video: Windows 8 - enabling flexible workstyles (episode 1)

Episode one of this series features Jane Boulware, General Manager of the U.S. Windows Client team, discussing the unique value Windows 8 offers to businesses. Over the next few months, this series will provide step-by-step scenarios to help you plan for and deploy Windows 8 in your enterprise.


IPD Guide for System Center 2012 - Operations Manager now available

This guide outlines the infrastructure design elements that are crucial to a successful implementation of Operations Manager. It guides you through the process of designing components, layout, and connectivity in a logical, sequential order. You'll find easy-to-follow steps on identification and design of the required management groups, helping you to optimize the management infrastructure.


Scale to a maximum of 64 virtual processors with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V

With Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V your virtual machines can scale to up to 64 virtual processors with 1TB of RAM (vs. max 4 processors and 64GB RAM in Windows Server 2008 R2). The increased capacity helps you meet the scaling requirements of online transaction processing databases and online transaction analysis solutions. Download the Windows Server 2012 Evaluation.


Scenario: Personal sites (My Sites) in SharePoint Server 2013

Visit this new scenario page for resources to learn how to plan for, implement, and use personal sites (My Sites) in SharePoint Server 2013.


TechNet Radio: Private cloud principles (part 1)

Technical Evangelist Kevin Remde welcomes Principal Knowledge Engineer Tom Shinder and Senior Technical Writer Yuri Diogenes as they kick off their five-part series on Microsoft private cloud solutions for IT managers. Tune in for part one as they discuss basic private cloud principles and what it means for businesses.


TechNet Radio: Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter and Hyper-V Virtual Switch overview

Harold Wong welcomes Principal Program Manager Jeff Woolsey to the show to discuss the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter as well as the Extensible Virtual Switch for Hyper-V in Windows Server 2012, and how to manage and implement various extensibility points in your environment.


Video: How Microsoft IT saves storage costs by using Windows Server 2012

Windows Server 2012 includes a new feature called data deduplication, which involves finding and removing duplication within data without compromising its fidelity or integrity. The goal is to store more data in less space and redundant copies of the data are replaced by a reference to the single copy. Download the evaluation version of Windows Server 2012 to test this and other scenarios.


White paper: Maintaining business continuity of virtualized environments with Hyper-V Replica

Read this white paper to learn how you can use a built-in solution to configure virtual machines to be replicated to a second server running Hyper-V. Download the free full product version of Hyper-V Server 2012.


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Editors Note


Jeremy Chapman

TechNet Flash Editor

Deploy the new Office without giving up control

Whether you are the end user or in IT, the prospect of receiving a new version of Office can be challenging. The end user wants to make sure their files and email just continue to work; they may have custom add-ins or ribbons in Office.

IT worries about user disruption and spends a lot of time testing and figuring out how to redeliver user customizations to avoid any interruptions....

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