New ‘Business Ready Security’ Demo Available for Download

The Microsoft Forefront Product Team just released an updated ‘Business Ready Security’ (BRS) demo environment for download. The BRS demo environment includes 14 Hyper-V virtual machines as depicted in the following Visio diagram (click to enlarge). As you can see there are plenty of Forefront products represented… along with Exchange 2010, SharePoint 2010, and System…

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Great Resources for Visual Learners

Not sure about you all… but I typically need to see something to completely understand it. Thankfully we publish Visio diagrams – typically referred to as Component Posters – to help visualize many of our products and features. A colleague put together a comprehensive list of all current Component Posters on his blog. Please jump…

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Why Upgrade to Office 2010

I just ran across a post by Mark Minasi where he pontificates on the lack of innovation in Office 2010. Reading Mark’s blog gave me the extra encouragement I needed to post a list of TechEd 2010 sessions that address this topic. And speaking of TechEd 2010… I just learned that all post-event sessions are…

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Microsoft Training Options

Over the past few months I’ve fielded quite a few questions about training options for our products. Based on this trend I figured a training blog post was in order. After a few days of research and writing I’m finally ready to post this 1000-word essay for your viewing pleasure. Since I’m still fairly new…

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Kansas City SharePoint 2010 Conference Knowledge Gems

I’m attending the KC SharePoint 2010 Conference today… picking up a number of knowledge gems from the various presenters. The presenter from AvePoint is particularly good. For example, while discussing SharePoint 2007 to 2010 upgrades he mentioned that the free 30-day trial of DocAve Backup and Recovery can be used to quickly create a test…

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