TechNet Flash - Volume 13, Issue 10: May 18, 2011

Top Stories

Microsoft Office Professional 2010
Service Pack 1 Unveiled for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010

Scheduled for release at the end of June, SP1 will include updates across the client suites and server products. Check out the list of improvements and new features, and stay tuned for more details, on the Microsoft Office Blog.

Tech·Ed Keynote on Demand

Robert Wahbe and Jason Zander deliver the keynote address at Tech·Ed North America 2011 in Atlanta.
Post-keynote interviews:
Robert Wahbe on IT in the Cloud
Jason Zander on ALM
Watch all the TechNet Edge Videos from Tech·Ed

Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 Beta Arrives
Forefront Endpoint Protection 2012 builds on System Center Configuration Manager, allowing customers to implement endpoint protection as part of a unified infrastructure for securing and managing physical, virtual, and mobile client environments.

Microsoft Unveils Microsoft Certified Master Program for Exchange Server 2010
Starting in summer 2011, IT engineers and consultants all over the world will have an opportunity to earn MCM status on Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 by passing the required exams at one of many international testing centers.

NetApp and Cisco Join the Hyper-V Fast Track Program
We are proud to have NetApp and Cisco participating in the Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track program and delivering pre-validated private cloud solutions for customers. Check out what they are saying about this solution. See the TechNet Edge video of NetApp Technical Architect Alex Jauch, and Cisco Engineer Josh Heller discussing the architecture of this newly launched solution.

Enhanced Hardware Virtualization Support for Exchange 2010
The Microsoft Exchange team announced at Tech·Ed North America 2011 updated support scenarios for Exchange Server 2010 running under hardware virtualization software.

Results of the Tech·Ed Windows Azure Survey
See what others are doing with Windows Azure and the benefits they are seeing.

Video: Tech·Ed 2011 Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions

Fundamentals of IT Leadership: Making Every Situation a Win-Win with Your Employees and Stakeholders

Notes from the Field: Common Pitfalls of Early Exchange 2010 Deployments

Lessons from the Field: Learn from the Experts on Building Clouds and Their Effect on Your Enterprise

Tech·Ed Sessions on Channel 9
Watch select recorded sessions from earlier this week at Tech·Ed 2011 in Atlanta, including these two IT sessions:

Office 365: The Future of Productivity

Collaboration in the Cloud with SharePoint: A New World of Productivity