TechNet Flash - Volume 14, Issue 12: June 6, 2012

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Try the release candidate of Windows Server 2012, a scalable, dynamic, multitenant-aware, and cloud-optimized infrastructure.

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Explore the new and improved features in Windows 8 for IT professionals, such as Windows to Go and Client Hyper-V.

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What's New in Windows Server 2012
Find out what's new and changed in Windows Server 2012. This content focuses on changes that will potentially have the greatest impact on your use of this release.

MVA Course: Windows Sever 2012 First Look
This course builds on the original Windows Server "8" First Look course with the addition of 4 new modules designed to go into more detail on the core Windows Server 2012 platform capabilities.

Spark a Student's Career with DreamSpark
This summer, 20 Years|20 Ways invites you to spark a student's imagination - and help them build their IT skills and careers. DreamSpark puts powerful tools in the hands of students at any accredited institution worldwide, helping them learn to develop apps, games, tools, and designs, all at no cost.

Cloud Fundamentals Video: Cloud Security Standards
In this video Tim Mather provides his perspective on the topic that is top of mind for many people: industry collaboration on cloud security standards.

TechNet Radio: From Bare Metal to Private Cloud Preview
Principal Program Manager Travis Wright joins us to talk about his upcoming, live, eight-part webcast series "From Bare Metal to Private Cloud" with System Center 2012. Tune in as we discuss what topics will be covered, as well as where to register for the free online events.

Bytes by TechNet: System Center 2012
Richard Campbell, host of RunAs Radio, provides practical information on System Center 2012 and the suite of products available to run an organization's infrastructure in one place. Richard also shares information about what tools he is excited about now, such as System Center 2012 Orchestrator.

Server Roles and Technologies in Windows Server 2012
This collection contains information on how to design, deploy, manage, and troubleshoot technologies in Windows Server 2012.

Watch the TechEd Keynotes and Other Sessions Live Starting June 11, 2012
Can't make it to Orlando? Get a taste of TechEd from wherever you are. Register today for the live streaming of the TechEd North America keynotes, select technical sessions, and more.

New E-Book: Microsoft Solutions for Private, Public, and Hybrid Clouds
Read Chapter 1 for information on why cloud computing is the most efficient and cost-effective way to deliver computing resources to users according to your business needs.

TechNet Radio: Using Windows Azure to Build Scalable Applications
Tune in as Abel Cruz, Microsoft IT Principal Program Manager, and Cleve Littlefield, Microsoft IT Principal Architect, discuss how Microsoft uses Windows Azure to keep its partners connected through the Partner Velocity Platform.

Video: Application Management in the Cloud
Joey Snow talks with Adam Hall (Senior Product Marketing Manager) and Cory Delamarter (Principle Service Engineer - MSIT) about application management in the cloud. Find out what skills sets are required for IT pros to handle "cloud conversations," who should be involved in the service template conversation, and more.