TechNet Flash - Volume 13, Issue 13: June 15, 2011

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Windows Thin PC
Windows Thin PC RTMs

Windows Thin PC has been released to manufacturing (RTM), and will be available for our SA customers to download starting July 1, 2011. Microsoft Windows Thin PC (WinTPC) enables customers to repurpose existing PCs as thin clients by providing a smaller footprint, locked-down version of Windows 7.

Springboard Series
Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable: Why Desktop IT Pros Should Care About the Cloud

June 22, 2011, 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Hosted by IT pro community manager Stephen Rose, and joined by Microsoft Technical Fellow Mark Russinovich and other desktop subject matter experts and customers, this Springboard Virtual Roundtable will discuss Windows InTune, Windows Azure, Office 365, and desktop virtualization.

Mango is Ripe
"Mango" Is Ripe with IT Features

Windows Phone 7 was designed to be deployed, managed, and secured as a mobile client. The upcoming Windows Phone codenamed "Mango" brings a wealth of new management and productivity capabilities.

Join the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 6.0 Beta
Plan your journey to the cloud with migration assessments for the Windows Azure Platform, Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track, Office 365, and more. Join the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit Beta Review Program and test drive MAP 6.0.

Lync Power Pack Official Release
The Lync Power Pack applications are being made available as part of the broader Lync Adoption and Training Kit. With this release of the Power Pack, five new applications join the previously released IM an Expert app.

Security Intelligence Report Volume 10
Microsoft has released the latest Security Intelligence Report (SIR v10). Volume 10 uncovers evolving threat landscape trend information from more than 600 million systems worldwide, focusing on the second half of 2010. In addition, there are 117 global threat assessments, which help make SIR v10 the most comprehensive compilation of malware information in the world.

Disney's New Tron: Legacy Site Comes to Life Using IE9 with HTML5
Check out what Disney Publishing was able to produce using Internet Explorer 9 hardware acceleration and HTML5. The website takes Tron fans through an original, interactive adventure, raising the bar for what an interactive, graphic novel can be. IE9 features such as hardware-accelerated HTML5 canvas, audio tags, and fast JavaScript engine were critical in bringing the site they imagined to life.

TechNet Radio: "Caring and Feeding" for Shared Storage in Clustered Hyper-V Environments
In this episode, Blain Barton interviews Augie Gonzalez, Director of Product Marketing at DataCore Software. Tune in to learn how DataCore's SANsymphony-V can help solve potential storage-related issues in Hyper-V clusters. Also get the Using Hyper-V and Failover Clustering guide for the steps required to set up Hyper-V and the Failover Clustering feature to use these two technologies together.

Wiki Article: Solutions to Common Volume Activation Errors
Find solutions to some of the more common volume activation errors encountered by Microsoft customers.

TechNet Radio: A Preview of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012
In this episode, John Baker interviews Michael Niehaus, Senior Software Development Engineer for the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit. Tune in as they discuss its evolution, how it compares to WDS and System Center Configuration Manager, as well as giving us a little preview of the MDT 2012.

How to Deploy Custom Registry Settings for Office 2010
If you are planning to customize your Office 2010 deployment significantly, then at some point, you will more than likely need to make changes to the registry.

TechNet Magazine  Tip: New and Useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Internet Explorer 9
Here is a selection of useful shortcuts for Internet Explorer 9. Some of these are new in this version, some have been around for a while (but aren't widely used), and some are classics that every user should be aware of.

MMPC Threat Report: Cracking Open Qakbot
This Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) threat report provides an overview of the Win32/Qakbot (Qakbot) family of malware. Qakbot is a malware family whose primary objective is to steal data from computers in corporate environments. This report examines the background and functionality of Qakbot, and provides telemetry data and analysis from January 2009 until April 2011.

New Enterprise Project Management Content Pivot Viewer
Find a complete collection of articles, white papers, training videos, and models for Enterprise Project Management (EPM) in Microsoft Project Server 2010. By using the pivot viewer, you can pivot on content by lifecycle, solution area, or content type.

Video: The Solution Accelerators Team Presents Security Compliance Manager
The Microsoft security experts on the Solution Accelerators team discuss a free new tool to help organizations plan, deploy, operate, and manage security baselines for Windows client and server operating systems, and Microsoft applications.