SharePoint Online Resource Center Launched

The newly launched SharePoint Online Planning and Administration resource center provides key resources for planning, administration and operation of SharePoint Online, a cloud-based service that helps businesses provide collaboration, business intelligence and information management capabilities.   Rather than install and deploy SharePoint Server 2010 on premises, businesses can subscribe to SharePoint Online to provide employees…

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New Resource Center: Updates for Project Server 2010

New to TechNet, the Updates for Project Server 2010 page provides resources for IT professionals who are responsible for installing software updates on Project Server 2010.   Software updates are a subset of an upgrade, so the software update deployment cycle that is used for upgrading SharePoint 2010 farms and servers also applies to deploying…

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TechNet ON: SQL Server 2008 R2 Migration

  The new TechNet ON package, featuring resources and new articles for SQL Server 2008 R2 migration and management, is now live on TechNet. If you are still deciding whether an upgrade to SQL Server 2008 R2 is the right move for your organization, we’ve put together a set of articles and resources to help evaluate…

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Introducing the Windows 7 Deployment Learning Portal

Created by the group that developed the Windows 7 certification exam, the Windows 7 Deployment Learning Portal offers a free online assessment that covers key areas of the deployment process such as preparing for deployment, configuring a Windows 7 image, migration, compatibility testing. Receive personalized recommendations on how to increase your knowledge and prepare for…

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Productivity in the cloud with Office 365 – Get the beta

Microsoft today unveiled Office 365, a new service that brings your familiar Office software together with SharePoint, Exchange and Lync in the cloud. Available worldwide next year, Office 365 will replace the Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS), Office Live Small Business and Live@edu services. Starting today, we are opening a limited Office 365 beta program….

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Register for Windows 7 and SharePoint 2010 Firestarter events

  Windows 7 Deployment Firestarter November 2 – New York November 4 – Iselin NJ Each Session is 9:00 AM-5:00 PM (Welcome 8:30 AM)  Windows 7 gives IT professionals more tools to streamline deployment and reduce or eliminate impact to users. Join your Microsoft IT Evangelists for this free, full-day Firestarter event and hear firsthand…

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Reminder: Office 2010 beta to expire on Halloween

For those of you still running the beta version of Microsoft Office 2010, you have until Halloween, October 21, 2010 until the beta expires.   If you want to install the released version of Office 2010, you will have to uninstall the beta software first. Find which Office 2010 suite is right for you.  …

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Correction: TechNet Flash newsletter subject line

  TechNet Flash subscribers received an incorrect subject line for the current newsletter, dated October 6, 2010. The subject line should have read SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 released.   More to come, Mitch    Subscribe to the TechNet Flash newsletter  

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Microsoft reveals availability of Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011

  Microsoft announced that Microsoft Dynamics SL 2011, its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution designed for midsize project-driven organizations, will be generally available in the second quarter of 2011 in English in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. This significant update features the familiar Microsoft Office look and feel and role-specific dashboards…

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