TechNet Flash - Volume 11, Issue 14: June 24, 2009

Note from the Editor

Greetings, and Welcome to TechNet Flash.

We’ve noted with pleasure that the popularity of videos as learning tools increased greatly during the last six months. TechNet Flash readers seem to prefer focused videos, providing short bursts of information which can be consumed in the more relaxed format. The good news is that Microsoft has produced them by the score. The bad news is that there are so many great video learning opportunities that we can’t expose them all in the newsletter.

So, as we move into the more laid-back summer months, I thought I’d catch up on some of the recently produced videos on the topics that seem to draw the most attention. Here’s my pick: Office 2010 The Movie.

You can download the videos below to your Zune or other video-enabled player, phone, and of course, your laptop, to watch at your favorite beach or summer getaway location. Enjoy the videos and your summer. And please let us know what you think of the videos and what kind of video content you would like to see in the future, via the Tell Usor TechNet Plus e-mail aliases.

Thanks for reading,
Mitch Irsfeld
Editor, TechNet Flash

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New Windows 7 Videos

Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 on TechNet Edge

Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 on TechNet Edge

7 minutes, 25 seconds
The announcement of Windows XP mode caused a lot of excitement. In this screencast we have a look at how it is set up, what users see, and get an idea of what it can do. Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 makes it easy to install and run many of your Windows XP productivity applications directly on a Windows 7-based PC. Download Windows XP Mode Beta.

Windows XP Migration to Windows 7 RC Using MDT Beta 1 - Part 1: the OS Install

Windows XP Migration to Windows 7 RC Using MDT Beta 1 - Part 1: the OS Install

5 minutes, 9 seconds
In part 1 of this 2-part series, Jeremy Chapman shows how a Windows XP computer with user files and settings can be migrated to Windows 7 RC. The second part of this video series will show how this was done using the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2010 Beta 1.

TechNet Edge: Dual Boot from VHD with Windows 7 and Windows Sever 2008 R2

23 minutes, 0 seconds
Want to learn how to boot from VHD with the new operating systems we have coming? How about dual boot with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2?

Windows Touch Demo

A peek at the coolness to come.

Internet Explorer 8 Videos

IE 8 Security: Trustworthy Browsing

IE 8 Security: Trustworthy Browsing

1 hour, 42 minutes
Eric Lawrence, Microsoft IE security PM, gives the deep and inside details on technical security and privacy in Internet Explorer 8 in this webcast with demos from the IE 8 Firestarter event. Lots of questions were asked – that’s why the session went so long!

Deploying and Managing Windows Internet Explorer 8?

8 Minutes 36 seconds
In this video, Kyle Rosenthal shows you how to use the IEAK 8 Internet Explorer Customization Wizard to create a custom installation of Internet Explorer 8 ready for deployment to your corporate environment.

More IE8 videos on Channel 9

Virtualization Videos

How Do I: Create a Cluster on Hyper-V?

18 minutes 49 seconds
Not all virtualization deployments run on huge farms of clustered servers. In this video, Mark Wilson shows how to create a failover cluster for high availability with both nodes running virtualized on Hyper-V.

How Do I: Back Up Hyper-V with System Center Data Protection Manager?

How Do I: Back Up Hyper-V with System Center Data Protection Manager?

16 minutes 37 seconds
With virtualized workloads, data backup and recovery becomes even more critical. In this video Mark Wilson takes a look at using System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 SP1 to back up a Hyper-V host.

SQL Server Videos

Strategy Companion – BI Tools for SQL Server

Strategy Companion – BI Tools for SQL Server

10 minutes, 10 seconds
In this Channel 9 video, Suresh Sreedharan, ISV Architect Evangelist, sits down with Bob Abernethy, SVP at Startegy Companion, to talk about their BI offering.

How Do I: Profile Data with the Data Profiling Task and Viewer

14 minutes 15 seconds
Data quality is important to every business. Using the SQL Server 2008 Data Profiling Task computes statistics about the data in a database to spot incorrect values. The Data Profiling Viewer allows you to view the generated statistics. In this video Scott Golightly shows how to create the data profile and how to review the results.

How Do I: Import Text Files with SQL Server Integration Services?

9 minutes 48 seconds
Many programs produce logs as plain text files. Sometimes these log files need to be imported into SQL Server to allow further analysis of the data. In this video Scott Golightly shows how to use SQL Server Integration Services to import text files into SQL Server.

SharePoint Server Videos

How Do I: Use the Business Data Catalog?

19 minutes, 24 seconds
The Business Data Catalog (BDC) functionality in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 enables you to present line-of-business data within MOSS. In this video, Rob Windsor will demonstrate how to configure a BDC application and how to use external data with Web Parts, Lists, and Enterprise Search.

How Do I: Configure Keywords and Best Bets?

12 minutes 49 seconds
In this video, Hilton Giesenow from The MOSS Show examines how to enhance the standard Microsoft Office SharePoint Server search results to include additional rich contextual information related to the search.

Online Services Videos

Create a Trial Microsoft Online Services Account

15 Minutes, 24 seconds
This video shows how to create a trial Business Productivity Online Suite account with Microsoft Online Services. Specifically, it shows how to create a Live ID account, use the LiveID to create a trial MOS account, how to select the Business Productivity Online Suite as the trial product, and how to log on to the MOS Admin portal after activating the trial account.

What Is Windows Azure?

4 minutes, 15 seconds
This hand-drawn video answers the question “What is Windows Azure?”

Just Something Cool

Microsoft Surface Business Intelligence (BI)

Microsoft Surface Business Intelligence (BI)

3 minutes, 52 seconds
See what can happen when you combine business intelligence with Virtual Earth and the Surface? At Tech·Ed the BI team showcased an application known as Falcon Eye, which takes data navigation to a new level. Besides looking really cool, Falcon Eye integrates data with Virtual Earth so that you can investigate it hands-on through a Microsoft Surface device.

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