Microsoft Online learning opportunities: March 2012

Hello folks, This is my compilation of some of the online resource available to you in March 2012. This list featuring both live and on-demand content including webcasts, videos, virtual labs, and podcasts by product and topic. this is not the WHOLE list of the available content. but these are the ones i thought were…

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You Only Need One Tool to Get System Center 2012 RC Installed!!

Talking to individuals who downloaded the System Center 2012 RC from the TechNet Eval Center in December or early January, one of the pieces of feedback I received is that in order to get everything running you needed to install each component individually and that just took too long and also meant that you were…

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Free Learning Resources for Microsoft Virtualization & Private Cloud

In the last little while as we have started to deliver the IT Virtualization Boot Camps as well as go out to various user groups and talk about the Microsoft Virtualization and Private Cloud offerings, I have often been asked where IT Pros can find resources to learn about how our products work, especially by…

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Knowledge is Power–Free Resources to Keep Your Skills Updated

As someone who works in the IT industry, you know that things are always changing.  At the same time, a lot of people depend on you and your skills to keep things going. What better way to stay on top of this change than to keep learning?  Our goal is to make this just a…

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Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 in TechNet DL

It’s There! Both in a single standalone x86/x86 install ISO and integrated ISO. It popped up around noon PST or so – I can almost hear the internet pipes buzzing as people Technical Professionals around the world download this anticipated update. What are they most excited about? It has to be Dynamic Memory and Remote…


What is a TechNet+ Subscription?

I get asked this question all the time and there are a lot of misconceptions about what exactly is included with a TechNet+ Subscription and how it can be used.  So let’s clear this up!  I copied the following from the TechNet+ Subscription page but I’ll try and go a little deeper in explaining things….

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Check out the new TechNet Flash

When I first started at Microsoft in August 2006 I remember my first team planning meeting where I put up my hand and asked what the plans were to update the Flash.  I’ve long been a subscriber to the Flash and saw it grow, and grow, and grow and at the same time it became…

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Earth Day - TechNet Magazine Green IT Issue Released

As it is Earth Day and something I’m pretty passionate about, I am pleased to share with you the release of this special online-only Green IT issue of TechNet Magazine! The issue features a valuable collection of new and archived articles on energy efficient computing, including: · Framework for Building a “Hyper-Green” Virtual Server System…

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TechDays TechNet Subscription Offer

So you were at TechDays and you went home with your 6 month subscription to TechNet Plus and wonder what else there is besides software you can download?  How about some free virtualization training and some free exam vouchers?  You see there is a lot more to TechNet than just software you can download for…

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Touring the Microsoft Open Source Labs

Microsoft has assembled quite a team over the last years whose sole mission is to participate in an ongoing conversation with the Linux, Open Source and Microsoft communities about interoperability.  While I was in Seattle for our annual internal training event a few of us got to go and meet Hank Janssen from the Microsoft…

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