TechNet Flash - Volume 14, Issue 13: June 20, 2012

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Free E-Book Offer: Introducing Windows Server 2012

For IT professionals looking for an early, high-level view of Windows Server 2012, there's no better resource than the Microsoft Press e-book. Based on the beta release, this guide introduces its new features and capabilities, with scenario-based insights demonstrating how the platform can meet the needs of your business.

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Register Now for the Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow
Coming to a location near you, Microsoft MVPs tell you what's new and exciting about Windows Server 2012. Join the industry experts at a Windows Server 2012 Community Roadshow, sponsored by Microsoft, HP, Dell, and GITCA.

Forefront Identity Manager (FIM) 2010 R2 Released
FIM 2010 R2 integrates new functionality through the Microsoft BHOLD suite to provide role-based access control and allow administrators to review access rights continually across the organization. The FIM 2010 R2 release also adds an improved self-service password reset experience, along with performance, diagnostic, and reporting improvements.

Download SuperFlow for Project Server 2010 Upgrade
The Project Server 2010 Upgrade SuperFlow is a special kind of help file that provides you with information that you need to upgrade to Project Server 2010.

TechNet Radio: ITProGuru vs. "Cloud Expansion"
We've kicked off a new series. Your host, ITProGuru Dan Stolts, and his guest, Todd Cioffi from Navis Learning, tackle cloud computing. Tune in as they discuss ways in which you can stay ahead of the curve with IT service management, private cloud certification, and training.

E-Book: Solutions for Private, Public, and Hybrid Clouds
Make sure to read chapter one 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.

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2012 Now Available for Download
MDT 2012 provides support for the Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 Beta, and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager releases. MDT 2012 takes full advantage of the capabilities provided by Configuration Manager 2012 for OS deployment and offers components and extensibility for Configuration Manager 2007 and 2012. You now also have the ability to migrate MDT 2012 task sequences from Configuration Manager 2007 to Configuration Manager 2012.

TechNet Radio: Planning and Architecting a Private Cloud Infrastructure
In today's episode, Janet Denton, Microsoft IT Principal Program Manager, and David Lef, Microsoft IT Principal Architect, discuss how they built an internal private cloud at Microsoft. Listen in as they reveal the architecture behind the cloud and the specific infrastructure they used to make it happen.

TechNet Radio: 2012 Scripting Games Recap
The 2012 Scripting Games are complete, and Scripting Guy Ed Wilson is here to recap the highs and the lows from this year's competition. Tune in as we cover the lessons learned as well as some advice for creating scripts in your own environment.