TechNet Flash - Volume 12, Issue 12: June 16, 2010

Top Stories

Brand New Feature Package on Cloud Security

TechNet is kicking off the new "TechNet On" feature series with an in-depth look at securing and deploying applications in the cloud. You'll find new articles and videos in three tracks, including a background track on the Windows Azure platform, a security track with best practices on enterprise-class security for the cloud, and a strategy track for understanding your options and getting started. Read TechNet program manager Mitch Ratcliffe's blog for more on the new TechNet On approach to content.

New Podcast Series: "Point and Click - The IT Investigators"

Join Keith "Point" Combs and Matt "Click" Hester for their bi-weekly podcast covering technologies and solutions for small to mid-sized businesses. Episode 1 is now live, covering the business benefits of remote workers, the potential pitfalls, and ways to manage them.

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TechNet Simulcast: Forefront Virtual Event
June 23 - 24, 2010
Register for the two-day Forefront virtual event to hear from and ask questions directly of the product team as we teach you about the product and deliver technical demonstrations on all Forefront products (FEP, FIM, TMG, UAG, FPSP, FPE, FOPE) and on Active Directory Rights Management Services + Exchange.

TechNet Radio: Growing Opportunities for Data in the Cloud
In this episode, Kevin Kline, Technical Strategy Manager for SQL Server at Quest Software, identifies numerous areas for entrepreneurs to take advantage of government and other data in the cloud to create new product offerings based on Microsoft Windows Azure. Kline also discusses integration of on-premise data with data in the cloud and raises important and surprising points about legal and compliance issues with data.

Reminder: End of Support for Windows XP SP2, Windows 2000 Server and Professional on July 13, 2010
Support (including new security updates) ends July 13, 2010 for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows 2000 Server and Professional. Migration to the latest OS or installation of the current service pack is recommended.

Webcast: Collaboration Using Office, SharePoint Server 2010, and AD FS 2.0 (Level 200)
June 18, 2010, 1:00 P.M. Pacific Time
In this webcast, we help you understand how to collaborate across boundaries using Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, and Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0.

Video: What's Next for Managing Datacenters and the Cloud
In this 18-minute video on TechNet Edge, Senior Product Manager with System Center Anant Sundaram explains some of our thinking around improving data center management and managing cloud environments.

Video: What's New with Configuration Manager R3 and vNext
Jeff Wettlaufer was busy getting ready for keynote demos at MMS, but he took time to talk with TechNet Edge's Adam Bomb about some of the Configuration Manager announcements at MMS, as well as talk a little about the event.

Windows 7 End User Adoption Resources Webcast
July 7, 2010, 9:30 A.M. Pacific Time
Join us on July 7 in this informational webcast to learn how you can take advantage of the wide array of resources to help support your organization's deployment and adoption of Windows 7.

Microsoft SDL Threat Modeling Tool Boosts Security
Now you can easily identify and analyze security threats to your software even when you are still in the design phase. The Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) Threat Modeling Tool finds potential issues early - when they are easier and less costly to resolve.