TechNet Flash - Volume 13, Issue 8: April 20, 2011

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Microsoft Office 365 lets you work from virtually anywhere, on almost any device, and get access to powerful web-enabled tools.

The Springboard Series Tour Returns

May 2 - Toronto | May 4 - Detroit | May 6 - Chicago | May 9 - Indianapolis | May 11 - Dallas | May 13 - Columbus
The Springboard Series Tour is back with six stops, offering a free day of technical demos, Q&A sessions, and real-world guidance from Microsoft experts. Get a first look at Windows Intune and Office 365, see the new Windows Slates, preview the new tools in the MDOP 2011 suite, and more. Find a city near you and save your seat.

Why and How to Get Started with Unified Communications

Understand the benefits enabling unified communications with Lync Server 2010 and learn how to put the new capabilities to work for your organization.

Download the Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 Trial
Microsoft has launched the Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 SP1 evaluation experience with new features like Dynamic Memory and RemoteFX, allowing you to better utilize memory resources of Hyper-V hosts and provide rich, end-user experience for VDI and session virtualization.

Microsoft Dynamix AX 2012 Unveiled - See the Demo
At Convergence 2011, attendees got a first look at Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012, a new ERP solution that makes it easy to operate across locations and countries by standardizing processes, providing visibility across your organization, and helping to simplify compliance. The upcoming release, available in August 2011, features a unified business process repository, model-driven architecture, and a new "role-tailored" design.

Forefront Online Protection for Exchange 11.1 Released
FOPE 11.1 adds a number of improvements, including advance routing, reduced false positives via "skiplisting," and a secure channel for B2B communication. If you are an existing FOPE customer, you are automatically provided these new updates. Learn more and get the free 30-day trial.

Webcast: What Every IT Manager Should Know About IE 9
May 2, 2011, 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Host Kevin Remde and industry expert Chris Jackson, Microsoft's "App-Compat Guy," talk about the impact of switching to Internet Explorer 9. Chris is a widely recognized expert in the field of Windows application compatibility.

Download Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2
Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 is now available for download. LightSwitch applications use Silverlight, and can be run in the browser or on the desktop. Beta 2 introduced new capabilities to deploy to Windows Azure and SQL Azure.

Download Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with SP1 enables IT administrators to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2003, from a remote computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows 7 with SP1.

Evaluate Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
Ideal as a first server for small businesses with up to 25 users, Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 Essentials provides a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution to help protect data, organize and access business information from virtually anywhere, support the applications needed to run a business, and quickly connect to online services for email, collaboration, and CRM.

Internet Explorer 9 Supported for SharePoint 2010 Products
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 supports several commonly used web browsers. This article has been updated with details about support for Internet Explorer 9.

On-Demand Webcast: Information about Microsoft April Security Bulletins
Get a brief overview of the technical details of the April security bulletins. We intend to address your concerns in this webcast - most of the webcast is devoted to attendees asking questions about the bulletins and getting answers from Microsoft security experts.