TechNet Video: Windows Azure Platform Security Essentials for Business Decision Makers

In this video, Graham Calladine, Security Architect with Microsoft Services, answers the most common security concerns CxOs and other business decision-makers have regarding the security of their data in Windows Azure cloud platform. You’ll learn about: The security controls that Azure has in place to help protect the customer applications and data A brief description…

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

Exchange Support on Operating system, Active directory and others

Many customers have been asking on what is supported on various Exchange versions like operating system, Active directory environment, web browsers, Clients and others and the answer to them is Exchange Supportability Matrix. The Exchange Server Supportability Matrix provides a central source for Microsoft Exchange administrators to easily locate information about the level of support…

Best practices for Infrastructure Planning and Design

Download best practices for Infrastructure Planning and Design for products such as Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway, Windows Server 2008 R2, Hyper-V, SQL Server 2008, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, System Center, and much more from the IPD site on TechNet. Download at

Microsoft Solution Accelerators

Tools and guidance that help you solve your deployment, planning, and operational IT problems. They are free and fully supported. What you can do with a Solution Accelerator Take advantage of cloud computing resources Deploy Windows 7 security solutions Plan a Windows Server 2008 R2 migration Plan a Windows 7 migration Deploy virtualization technologies…

Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory from Microsoft Windows 2003 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008

In this blog, I will guide you with a very simple step by step approach on how to upgrade your Active Directory from Microsoft Windows 2003 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008. Preparing your Active Directory infrastructure for upgrade to Windows Server 2008 includes the following tasks: Prepare Windows Server 2003 forest schema for a domain…