Get a Microsoft Virtualization Certification with Free Microsoft TechNet

Earning your Microsoft Virtualization certification from Microsoft Learning can help you make a real impact on your company’s success—and build your reputation as a credible expert on the software that keeps the company running. Pass any Virtualization exam between March 1, 2011 and June 30, 2011 and you will receive a complimentary TechNet Subscription. First…

Microsoft Virtualization for VMWare Professionals – Free Online Classes – March 29 – 31

Just one week after Microsoft Management Summit 2011 (MMS), Microsoft Learning will be hosting an exclusive three-day Jump Start class specially tailored for VMware and Microsoft virtualization technology pros.  Registration for “Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals” is open now and will be delivered as a FREE online class on March 29-31, 2010 from 10:00am-4:00pm PDT….

Cloud Security Is More Than a Leap of Faith

IT administrators will continue to play an active role in security and risk management, even when leveraging cloud services as a utility. This edition of TechNet ON collects key guidance and resources to help address the security requirements in your cloud migration. Read more at

Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and Exchange Server

Is Exchange supported running on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1? We wanted to let you know that we’ve completed testing with Windows 2008 R2 SP1 and the following versions of Exchange are supported to run on Windows 2008 R2 SP1 (the RTM version of SP1): Exchange 2010 SP1 Exchange 2010 RTM Exchange 2007 SP3 Please…

Microsoft security updates for February 2011

As part of Microsoft’s routine, monthly security update cycle, we released 12 new security updates on February 8, 2011. Get the details and download at

Microsoft Online Standard Service Descriptions

Microsoft Online Services provides enterprise-level hosted solutions for e-mail, collaboration, instant messaging and Web conferencing. Services are delivered from a highly reliable network of Microsoft data centers located strategically throughout the world that provides seamless connectivity to the Microsoft Online suite of services —enabling customers to use the latest productivity applications. The links in this…

Go Virtual to Cut Costs and Carbon

Go beyond doing more with less and reducing your carbon footprint; virtualization enables a more agile, responsive infrastructure and lays the foundation for cloud services. Read and download tools at

Hyper-V Cloud Practice Builder

The Microsoft Hyper-V Cloud Practice Builder enables systems integrators to scope, resource, plan, deliver, and operate a private cloud engagement. Take advantage of guidance about planning and managing a server virtualization engagement, and about installing, configuring, and operating a virtualized private cloud environment. Download at

Building Microsoft Messaging and Collaboration Cloud Services

The documents in this file are intended to provide system integrators and service providers with guidance for migrating from Microsoft Solution for Hosted and Messaging Collaboration (HMC) to Microsoft® Exchange 2010 SP1 in Hosting mode. Download at

Microsoft’s Dynamic Data Center Toolkit

Build Managed Services with the Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosting Providers. Your customers are looking for agile infrastructure delivered from secure, highly available data centers so they can quickly respond to rapid business fluctuations. You can address this need by extending your hosting portfolio with high-value, high-margin services, such as managed hosting, on demand…