System Center 2012 SP1 – now available for download

Today we announced the final release of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1, which helps deliver on Microsoft’s Cloud OS vision to provide customers with one consistent platform for infrastructure, apps, and data – spanning customer datacenters, hosting service provider datacenters, and the Microsoft public cloud. Together with Windows Server 2012, System Center 2012 SP1…

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Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Services Demonstration Videos now Available

The Remote Desktop Services team just published some great videos explaining the new Remote Desktop Services available in Windows Server 2012.  You’ll find new videos on the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, VDI wizard, RDS VDI Deployment, and more. See the full blog post at http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2012/12/11/new-windows-server-2012-remote-desktop-services-showcase-videos.aspx. Here’s the VDI Overview video

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Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) 2013 Registration Now Open

The Microsoft Management Summit (MMS) brings together the brightest IT professionals from around the world to increase their technical expertise through deep hands-on training, best-practice sharing, and interaction with innovators in desktop, device, and datacenter management, as well as cloud technologies. When we say deep, we mean it – with session content delving into the…

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Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 Group Policy spreadsheets – now available for download

These spreadsheets list the policy settings for computer and user configurations that are included in the Administrative template files delivered with the Windows operating systems specified. You can configure these policy settings when you edit Group Policy Objects. You can use the filtering capabilities that are included in this spreadsheet to view a specific subset…

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The Security Monitoring and Attack Detection Planning Guide – download now available

The Security Monitoring and Attack Detection Planning Guide is a practical support document for business and information technology professionals who are working to develop systems to monitor security on a network and to detect intruders. Its primary goals and objectives are to: Introduce the concepts of security monitoring and attack detection. List applications that can…

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Platform Delivered! Windows and Visual Studio RTM

Today is another exciting day for Developers and IT Professionals as we mark a new milestone for the Visual Studio and Windows product families.  Visual Studio 2012, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have reached the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) phase and will soon be available for download.  The new platform supports application development, deployment…

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I have 172 IDs and Passwords

Have you ever stopped to count the number of ID’s and passwords you use?  I bet everyone reading this has more than twenty five.  I bet many of you have more than fifty and and if you really count everything, you will likely surpass one hundred. Sound far fetched?  Count them.  I know someone approaching…

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TechMentor Early Bird Discount Ends Next Week – reserve your spot now

Interested in going to Seattle for some great technical sessions?  The TechMentor Conference is in August on the Microsoft Campus in the Briefing Center.  The early bird registration deadline looms next week so be sure to book your reservation and save. See the main site at http://techmentorevents.com/Events/MicrosoftHQ/Home.aspx for more information.

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Windows 8 RP Remote Server Admin Tools (RSAT) – now available for download

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Release Preview includes Server Manager, Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins, consoles, Windows PowerShell cmdlets and providers, and command-line tools for managing roles and features that run on Windows Server 2012. In limited cases, the tools can be used to manage roles and features that are running on Windows…

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Infrastructure and Planning Guide mother load

The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guides are the next version of Windows Server System Reference Architecture. The guides in this series help clarify and streamline design processes for Microsoft infrastructure technologies, with each guide addressing a unique infrastructure technology or scenario. Here’s the updated list of the guides now available on the download center. …

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