MVA new tracks

Check out the new tracks: Licensing Windows 8 Operating and Managing a Secure Windows 8 Environment Overview of Windows Azure Virtual Machines (IaaS) Planning and Preparing for Windows 8 Windows 8 for IT Pros Jump Start Windows Intune – Deploy Windows Intune – Manage & Operate Windows Intune – Plan Windows Server 2012 Jump Start:…


7 New Microsoft Virtual Academy Courses

Introduction to the Microsoft Private Cloud Modules: Private Cloud Overview; Private Cloud: Infrastructure Overview; Private Cloud: Application Overview This course focuses on proving an overview of the Microsoft cloud technologies and how using these technologies can help your business build, deploy, and maintain a private cloud. Module 2 will provide an infrastructure overview and…


New Microsoft Learning Certifications

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 validates a set of primary skills that are relevant across multiple solutions. OR Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure provides a comprehensive platform on which to build and run a highly efficient and modern datacenter. OR Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Desktop Infrastructure proves that you…


Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 is now available

Microsoft has released Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to manufacturing. SP1 is a combined service pack for both operating systems encapsulated in a single installer. Based on business value, customers all over the world continue to deploy Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. With the availability of SP1,…


Study: Bing searches more accurate than Google’s

Microsoft’s search engine Bing, and even Yahoo, are providing users with more accurate searches than their rival Google, according to a report out this week. Bing and Yahoo, which is now using Microsoft’s Bing search technology, had the highest search success rates last month, reported Experian Hitwise, an Internet monitoring firm. More than 81 percent…



Microsoft Gulf Community blog is an Excellent blog for the Gulf community, you will find interesting posts by our community leads and news about upcoming events within the region. I encourage all of the Gulf Dev and IT Pros to visit the blog at If you are within the Gulf region, It will be…


January 2011 – Technical Rollup Mail–Manageability

Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 enables businesses to align security and management to improve endpoint protection while greatly reducing operational costs. It builds on System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and R3, allowing you to use your existing client management infrastructure to deploy and manage endpoint protection. Download both trials and discover…


8 million Kinects sold in 60 days!!!!

See the details of this news and other exciting news coming out of CES; please see the CES Virtual Pressroom here


December 2010 – Technical Rollup Mail

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Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 References

Copied from Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 TechNet Overview: Getting Started Guide: Known Issues List: OEM Deployment Guide: Download the guide here. OEM Partners: Find out more about Specialized Server Solutions and how to become an OEM Partner. Downloads: MSDN and TechNet Download: Embedded OEM Trial Software: …