TechNet Flash - Volume 13, Issue 22 - October 5, 2011

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TechNet Launches Private Cloud Solution Hub

TechNet has a new home for IT architects, implementers, and managers looking for information and resources relating to Microsoft private cloud solutions.

12 Reasons to Love SQL Server Code Name "Denali"

*Reason #2 - Blazing-Fast Performance *Experience data warehouse query acceleration with new SQL Server Code Name "Denali" Columnstore Indexes, and routine speedup of 10X for a broad range of decision support queries. Realize improvements to full-text search for scale advances, and gain predictable performance for concurrent and mixed workloads by defining resource usage across different applications with Resource Governor. Download the Denali CTP3 beta.

Deploy and Manage Windows Azure Applications with System Center
System Center enables IT professionals to use existing skills and tools to monitor and manage applications on Windows Azure without purchasing additional hardware or software. This step-by-step evaluation will walk you through deploying and managing a Windows Azure application using System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2.

TechNet Radio: Tour of the Office 365 Deployment Readiness Tool
Are you deploying Office 365 and need some questions answered? Join us for this multi-part series as Senior Program Manager Mark Heneen walks us through some common scenarios and tips for how to deploy Office 365 successfully and easily in your business environment.

Project Server 2010: Dashboard Directions by Chris Vandersluis
This article explores Enterprise Project Management (EPM) dashboards and the dashboarding capabilities of Project Server 2010.

TechNet Radio: Forefront Online Protection for Exchange and Office 365
Blain Barton and John Baker welcome Curtis Parker from the Forefront Online Protection team. Tune in as Curtis gives us a tour of Forefront's new features for Exchange, and explains how Office 365 customers can simplify the management and security experience through this innovative service.

Use PowerShell and WMI to Get Processor Information
The Scripting Guy shows how to get the number of processor cores via WMI and Windows PowerShell when performing an audit that requires CPU information.

Exchange ActiveSync Considerations When Using Windows Phone 7 Clients
MVP Henrik Walther has penned an article describing the supported Exchange ActiveSync policies, Mail and Calendar features, new features in WP 7.5, and more.

Virtual Lab: Get Insight Using the File Classification Infrastructure
After completing this lab, you will be better able to discover how you can manage files on file servers using the new file management tasks, automatically classify files to detect and correct misplaced confidential files, and learn how to set policy to automate storage usage optimization.

Virtual Lab: Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) 4
After completing this lab, you will be better able to control GPOs using Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM), add workflow (check-in, check-out and rollback) to GPOs by using AGP, control auditing and mail flow of GPO activity through AGPM, stamp production GPOs with non-default security settings using AGPM, and search GPOs using the AGPM console.