TechNet Flash - Volume 12, Issue 24: December 1, 2010

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TechNet ON Features SharePoint 2010 for Building Internet and Intranet Sites

Whether you're planning to build intranet or internet sites with SharePoint Server 2010, there are unique considerations for each environment. The resources in this edition of TechNet ON will help guide you.

Download the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Trial

See how Lync delivers a connected experience that transforms communication into more collaborative, engaging, and accessible interaction from virtually anywhere your users may be.

Download Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview 7

Microsoft has 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.

SharePoint Journeys Video Contest: Win a Free Trip to Anaheim
For the chance to win a trip to SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, CA, record a short video that describes your SharePoint journey as it relates to one of these four contest themes: internet site success, custom applications, collaboration in the cloud, or adoption momentum. Contest ends January 16, 2011.

Updated Office 2010 Compatibility Top Tasks Page
Find resources for evaluating the compatibility of existing hardware, Office documents, add-ins, and line-of-business applications.

Video: Basic Windows 7 Deployment
Walk through the process of a standard Windows 7 deployment in five steps: Building an Answer File; Building a Reference Installation; Creating Bootable Windows PE Media; Capturing the Installation onto a Network Share; and Deploying from a Network Share.

New White Paper: Information Security Management System for Microsoft Cloud Infrastructure
See how Microsoft's Global Foundation Services team addresses the security challenges it faces as a cloud provider. The white paper explains three of the security practices Microsoft uses to secure its cloud.

New Security Resources for Office 2010, Windows 7, and Internet Explorer 8
The Solution Accelerators team has released the Office 2010 Security Baseline, as well as new setting packs for Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8. These resources, in combination with the Security Compliance Manager tool, will help you efficiently manage the security and compliance process for some of the most widely used Microsoft products.

Edge Video: The Waledac Takedown
Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit talks about the team's work with law enforcement and technical staff needed to take down the Waledac botnet.

TechNet Ramp Up: Implementing Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010
This course prepares you to design and deploy remote access solutions using Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway 2010 (UAG). Forefront UAG provides organizations with flexibility in providing access to network resources (such as web sites and internal applications) with granular access control, custom content protection, and endpoint validation.

Forrester Report: SQL Azure Raises the Bar on Cloud Databases
Forrester Research interviewed 26 companies using Microsoft SQL Azure over the past six months. In the report, Principal Analyst Noel Yuhanna states that key enhancements have been made that position SQL Azure as a leader in the rapidly emerging category of cloud databases.