TechNet Flash - Volume 12, Issue 10: May 19, 2010

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Download the SharePoint Server 2010 Trial

Whether deployed on-premises or as a hosted service, SharePoint Server 2010 helps you cut costs with a unified infrastructure while allowing you to rapidly respond to your business needs. After registering, you will receive technical resources to help you evaluate SharePoint Server 2010. If you're a TechNet Plus subscriber, get your download.

Download the Office Professional Plus 2010 Trial

Evaluate Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 in your lab environments and with Microsoft Office enthusiasts in your organization. When you download this 60-day trial software, you’re automatically registered to receive valuable resources delivered at strategic intervals throughout the software evaluation period. If you are a TechNet Plus subscriber, log on to access your download.

Test Drive the Future of Business Productivity
Take the test drive of Office 2010, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Visio 2010 and Microsoft Project 2010. Access virtual labs, videos, free downloads, and more.

TechNet Magazine: SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services Integration in SharePoint 2010
The Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint is what truly drives the integration between SQL Server 2008 R2 and SharePoint Server 2010. See how to configure and use this service.

Download the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server Capacity Planning Tool
The new FPE Capacity Planning Tool helps you understand how to adequately size Exchange deployments with FPE, what impact FPE will have on deployment architecture, and how configuration settings impact overall Exchange performance.

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Toolkit V2 Ready for Download
The Configuration Manager 2007 Toolkit V2 contains 11 downloadable tools to help you manage and troubleshoot Configuration Manager 2007.

Windows 7 LiveTalk Webcast: Deployment Tips from Early Adopters (DELL)
With over 20,000 computers running Windows 7, Dell currently has one of the largest commercial deployment of Windows 7 in the world. The company tells how it developed and managed a Windows 7 rapid deployment project, and shares its experiences tackling real-world Windows 7 deployment challenges.

Windows HPC Pack 2008: Download the SharePoint Integration Sample
The Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 SDK with SP1 was designed to provide the tools and content necessary to write parallel applications for the Windows HPC Server 2008 platform.

Released: Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for the Dynamic Data Center
Delivering dynamically scalable IT resources can provide dramatic benefits to nearly all aspects of your organization's IT environment. Download this guide and learn how you can strategically plan a dynamic data center infrastructure that is designed for ease of manageability.

Download the Microsoft Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V
If you are looking to deploy Office 2010 client apps with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), you will first need to install the Office 2010 Deployment Kit for App-V on the App-V sequencing station prior to monitoring the Office 2010 client installation.

Webcast: Business Intelligence with SharePoint 2010 (Level 200)
May 20, 2010, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Kevin Remde leads a chat session for IT managers and IT professionals who want insight on SharePoint 2010 and wish to engage in a question-and-answer discussion.

Join the Beta Program for Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1
If you're making the move to Windows 7 and Office 2010, find deployment tools and tested guidance to help roll out Windows and Office quickly and efficiently. MDT 2010 Update 1 includes new features like Office 2010 support, the ability for users to initiate and customize their own deployments using Configuration Manager, key enhancements in driver support, and more.

Webcast: Forrester Talks with Microsoft Security Experts on the Latest in Threat Trends
May 25, 2010, 11:30 A.M. Pacific Time
Join us for a panel moderated by Forrester vice president and principal analyst Khalid Kark and authors of the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report. They will discuss the latest findings from the second half of 2009 and answer your questions about the latest security trends in the U.S. and what IT professionals can do to achieve safer, more trusted Internet experiences.

Security Talk Webcast: Windows Azure Security - A Peek Under the Hood (Level 100)
June 3, 2010, 1:00 P.M. Pacific Time
Learn how the Azure software is structured to accept software and configuration requests from customers, deploy the software within VMs, and allocate storage and database resources to hold persistent state, all while maintaining a minimal attack surface and several layers of defense in depth.

F t Demo and Interview
Program Manager Noreen Lynch demonstrates Forefront Protection 2010 for SharePoint and answers technical questions. Learn how Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 helps IT pros with this TechNet Edge blog and videos.