TechNet Flash - Volume 13, Issue 7: April 6, 2011

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Windows Intune
Windows Intune Puts the Easy in IT - Get the Trial

Keep PC management simple and save up to US$700 annually per PC. Windows Intune cloud service delivers management and security through a single web-based console. Get started with a free 30-day trial.

Download Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2012 Beta 2

System Center Configuration Manager 2012 helps IT empower people to use the devices and applications they need to be productive, while maintaining corporate compliance and control.

Project Server 2010: New Capabilities, New Considerations

All the new capabilities of Microsoft Project Server 2010 translate into new tasks for administrators to manage and new considerations for deployment.

New Microsoft Cloud Hub Goes Live
The newly launched Microsoft Cloud Hub offers the latest cloud news, videos and community content, plus an in-depth look at Microsoft's cloud solutions. Check out the new videos featuring Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Management and Security Brad Anderson discussing the choices IT pros can make in building their own clouds with Microsoft technology.

Upgrade Your Windows 7 Deployment Skills
Assess your Windows 7 deployment skills with the Deployment Learning Portal. As the portal takes you through topics ranging from configuring an image to compatibility testing and migration, each module provides you with resources to help you improve your knowledge base and skill level.

Office 2010 Document Compatibility Information at Your Fingertips
This downloadable OneNote notebook contains compatibility information for Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word in Office 2010.

TechNet Radio: Application Migration Strategies for the Cloud
In today's episode we're joined by Scott Richardson and Tom Woods as they discuss how Microsoft IT implemented Windows Azure migration strategies for more than 1,500 internal line-of-business applications. Listen in as they discuss the how-tos and lessons learned for this project.

Video: Secure Networking Using Windows Azure Connect
Graham Calladine, Security Architect with Microsoft Services, provides a detailed description of Windows Azure Connect, a new mechanism for establishing, managing, and securing IP-level connectivity between on-premises and Windows Azure resources.

MAP 5.5 Demo: Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V Migration
Discover how the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.5 can help you simplify your organization's migration to the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system, as well as assist you in consolidating servers with Hyper-V virtualization technology.

Windows Home Server 2011 RTMs
The Home Server team yesterday signed off on the release version of WHS 2011. According to the WHS Team Blog, the next version will be available for download via a TechNet or MSDN subscription in early April. Evaluation versions will also be available in early April.

Windows Summit Adds New IE9 Sessions
The Windows Summit has added five Internet Explorer 9 video sessions covering graphics technologies that are part of HTML5, such as Canvas and SVG; new desktop integration features, such as pinned sites; improved developer tools; and touch investments in Internet Explorer 9.

TechNet Radio: How IT Leaders Envision the Cloud
Discover the "outside-in" perspective of what the cloud means to senior business leaders from around the world, and gain best practices that Microsoft IT and others have been developing on the journey. Microsoft IT is engaging with these leaders and identifying the classes of solutions that are under consideration.

Windows Azure Capacity Assessment Explained
The Windows Azure platform defines and enforces policies so that applications running on virtualized infrastructure will play nicely with each other. Awareness of these resource policies is important for assessing capacity for successful operations and also for predicting operational expenses for planning purposes.

New Article Realizing Performance Improvements Using 64-bit SQL Server 2008
MSITs System performance has improved significantly after migrating to 64-bit SQL Server 2008 on Windows 2008 Server. This has helped to increase supportability and reliability of the system, and to gain customer confidence by enabling business units to meet their goals of providing the most up-to-date and accurate data.