Windows Internet Explorer 9 Released to Web

You can now download Internet Explorer 9. Check out the latest features for IT professionals, and get guidance to help you pilot and deploy this enterprise-ready browser in your organization with the Springboard Series for Internet Explorer 9.   See how to simplify Internet Explorer 9 migration with the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit,…

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Free Online Training: Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals Jump Start

March 29-31, 2011 — This three-day Jump Start class is specially tailored for VMware and Microsoft technology pros, and will cover:   ·       Hyper-V Deep Dive ·       Real-world demos of SCVMM 2012 and other just-released tools ·       New automation techniques using Opalis & PowerShell ·       Private Cloud architecture and SCVMM Self-Service Portal 2.0 ·       A…

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Windows Intune Available March 23

Microsoft announced this week that Windows Intune, its cloud solution for PC management, will be available on March 23, 2011 for purchase or a free 30–day trial in more than 35 countries. Sign up for Windows Intune notifications to find information about the 30-day trial.   Thanks for reading, Mitch   Subscribe to the TechNet…

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New six-part series: Cloud Computing for IT Pros

  This new series from senior IT Pro evangelist Yung Chou provides primers on cloud services and Microsoft’s cloud computing model, and walks you through the various scenarios for deploying cloud technology. The series includes:   Part 1: What Is Service Part 2: What Is Cloud Part 3: Windows Azure Computing Model Part 4: Fabric…

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Best Practices: Server Virtualization in Microsoft Lync Server 2010

Microsoft has made significant investments in providing virtualization support for Lync Server across a fully distributed topology. Lync Server can be virtualized by using Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, or other virtualization solutions that have been tested by Microsoft.   This document outlines a series of best practice recommendations for: ·       Deploying a virtualized Lync…

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TechNet ON: Windows Azure Security Essentials

IT administrators will continue to play an active role in security and risk management, even when leveraging cloud services in a utility fashion. You’ll spend less time on maintenance and have more time to polish policies and best practices for the cloud platform in Windows Azure, which already has many security controls in place to…

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Get Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 SP1 Now

Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 are ready with new virtualization tools, web resources, management enhancements, and Windows 7 integration. You can also evaluate the SP1 edition with the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 trial. Also find Service Pack 1 evaluation resources here.   Thanks for reading, Mitch   Subscribe…

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Get the Lync Server 2010 Best Practices Analyzer

  The Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Best Practices Analyzer gathers configuration information from Lync Server 2010 components to determine the overall health of a Lync Server environment.   the Best Practices Analyzer can examine servers running Active Directory Domain Services, Exchange Server Unified Messaging (UM), and Lync Server. You can use Best Practices Analyzer to…

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TechNet Revamps Business Intelligence Center

  The Business Intelligence Center is now a content hub featuring six end-to-end scenarios that highlight cross-product integrations for BI solutions. This collection of BI scenarios provides guidance on how to implement these solutions in your organization. There are currently six scenarios to choose from, including:   Analyze Sales Performance by using a Dashboard Built…

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Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 RTMs

  Microsoft has announced the release to manufacturing of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1, and said the SP1 will be generally available on February 22.   Customers in the Windows Volume Licensing program can get the SP1 release on February 16.   According to the post in the Windows Server…

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