Webcast: Getting Started with the Windows Azure November 2010 Release

December 1, 2010, 9:00 AM Pacific Time — In this webcast you will see several demos of the new features introduced in the Windows Azure November 2010 Release (DPE110CAL), including Virtual Machine Role and Elevated Privileges which can make it easier to move existing applications to the cloud, Windows Azure Connect which can enable you…

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Update available for Internet Explorer 9 Beta

Microsoft yesterday released an update for Windows Internet Explorer 9 Beta. This update improves the reliability of Internet Explorer 9 Beta in various scenarios.   For more on what’s in the update and to download the update package, view this knowledge base article.   More to come, Mitch   Subscribe to the TechNet Flash newsletter…

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Check out Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 7

  Microsoft yesterday released the latest preview of Internet Explorer 9, featuring dramatic performance gains in its Chakra JavaScript engine.   Since first demonstrated at PDC in 2009, Chakra in Internet Explorer has increased JavaScript performance by 345 percent according to WebKit SunSpider. The Exploring IE blog has much on the JavaScript engine and the…

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Download the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Trial and experience the power of integrated communication

  Download the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 trial and see how Lync delivers a connected experience that transforms communication into more collaborative, engaging and accessible interaction from virtually anywhere your users may be.      With Lync Server 2010 and the Lync 2010 client application, users benefit from a single user interface that unites voice, IM,…

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TechNet home page revamped and new edition of TechNet ON

  Be sure to check out the new design on the TechNet home page. Last week, we described the upcoming changes and they are now live on TechNet. The new page enables us to update more content, more often. And speaking of new content, the new edition of TechNet ON, “Building BI into Your Organization,”…

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Study shows cloud computing reduces carbon footprint

  A new study (download PDF) by Microsoft, Accenture and WSP Environment & Energy, shows that, for large deployments, Microsoft’s cloud solutions can reduce energy use and carbon emissions by more than 30 percent when compared to their corresponding Microsoft business applications installed on-premise.   The study compared the energy use and carbon emissions per…

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Preview of New Windows Azure Platform-as-a-Service capabilities

Microsoft has delivered the community technology previews of new and enhanced services for Windows Azure AppFabric, our cloud middleware platform for developing, deploying and managing business applications.  In addition, we also announced the SQL Azure Reporting CTP, and updates to SQL Azure Data Sync.   Get more information here.   More to come, Mitch    Subscribe…

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New Edition of TechNet ON: Accelerating Windows 7 Deployments

While Windows 7 last month celebrated its first year with more than 240 million licenses, another big milestone looms: It was 25 years ago this month that Microsoft unveiled its first operating system with a graphical user interface, called Windows. And (gulp!) I was there, as a member of the press, properly impressed by how…

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