TechNet Flash - Volume 13, Issue 25 - November 2, 2011

Top Stories

Download Microsoft System Center 2012 Pre-Release Products

See how they can help you manage your physical and virtual IT environments. Also watch the TechNet Edge video Mobile Device Management in Configuration Manager 2012 and check out Private Cloud Deployment with Service Template in VMM 2012.

Preparing for Windows 8: The Windows 8 Task Manager

For Windows 8, we thought through some new scenarios and a new way of tuning the tool for "both ends of the spectrum" in terms of end-users and those who need very fine-grained control over what is going on with their PC.

SQL Azure Labs Video: "Social Analytics"
Microsoft Codename "Social Analytics" allows you to easily integrate social information into your business applications. Social information provides businesses with new insights, and the social web provides a means to connect with customers and respond quickly to customer concerns or comments.

Download Microsoft Security Compliance Manager 2
This Solution Accelerator provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization capabilities, and security baseline export flexibility to accelerate your organization's ability to efficiently manage the security and compliance process for the most widely used Microsoft technologies.

Reason #3 to Love SQL Server 2012
SQL Server 2012 helps enable security and compliance with added built-in security and IT controls.

TechNet Edge Video: Office 365 Use Rights and the Impact for an IT Pro
It is important to know the implications of these use rights introduced with the launch of Office 365.

Download Service Pack 3 for Office 2007 and SharePoint 2007
This service pack contains all the Cumulative Updates and Public Updates for Office 2007 that have shipped since SP2 for both the Office (client) applications and for the SharePoint (server) applications.

Free PowerShell Scripts for Hyper-V
Find an entire library of free PowerShell scripts for Hyper-V management and a link to be notified of new scripts in the Script Center Gallery.

Video: Integration of Office 365, Outlook, and Lync Online
Matt Hester looks at how Office 365, Outlook 2010, and Lync Online work together. They provide tight integration, allowing you to take tasks such as meeting requests to the next level. This integration allows you to host rich online meetings with colleagues and partners who are working from multiple locations.

Webcast: How Microsoft IT Developed a Private Cloud Infrastructure
November 15, 2011, 9:30 A.M. Pacific Time
Microsoft moved to the private cloud by planning, architecting, developing, and managing the first private cloud solution within the Microsoft data center. The combination of shared resources, flexible capacity, charge back, and an overall self-service model are all components that make Microsoft's internal deployment of the private cloud so unique.