TechNet Flash - Volume 14, Issue 23: October 17, 2012

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Download Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Windows Server 2012 Essentials (formerly Windows Small Business Server Essentials) is a server solution designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices. Windows Server 2012 Essentials is an ideal first server, and it can also be used as the primary server in a multi-server environment for small businesses. Download now and receive resources from the experts. Also, read what Windows Server 2012 Essentials means for small businesses.

Attend a Microsoft Launch Event Near You

Register for a free one-day Microsoft 2012 launch event and experience the biggest wave of innovation in Microsoft history. Microsoft launch events will be happening all over the U.S. Learn how to manage and automate your private cloud, how to boost productivity, and drive new revenue streams with mobile and BI solutions.

New Windows Server 2012 Course: VDI

Microsoft Virtual Academy now offers nine free Windows Server 2012 courses with the release of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) training. Learn how to deploy remote desktop services architectures that give users access to data and applications from virtually anywhere, on whichever device they choose.

Download the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 13

This report analyzes the threat landscape of exploits, vulnerabilities, and malware using the latest data from hundreds of millions of systems around the world and some of the internet's busiest online services. The thirteenth volume provides an in-depth examination of the threat landscape from January 2012 to June 2012 with a feature story on "Deceptive Downloads: Software, Music, and Movies." System Center 2012 SP1 Beta Downloadable Evaluation VHDs Now Available

Extract files into a single pre-configured VHD file for the various System Center components. The VHD enables you to create a virtual machine to evaluate the different System Center components.

Use the Cloud Security Readiness Tool

Are you ready for the cloud? Take a short survey that assesses your current IT environment with regard to systems, processes, and productivity. The survey information creates a custom non-commercial report that provides recommendations on your IT state and helps you evaluate the benefits of cloud computing.

TechNet Radio: How Windows To Go for Windows 8 Can Work for You

Lex Thomas kicks off Season 2 of his "Taste of Premier" series covering Windows To Go for Windows 8. Tune in and find out what it is, how to use it, how to build it, what requirements are needed, and how it can impact your business.

Download the Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Tool

The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter provides a Microsoft-supported, freely available, stand-alone solution for converting VMware-based virtual machines and virtual disks to Hyper-V-based virtual machines and virtual hard drives (VHDs) - including conversion from VMware to Hyper-V on Windows Server 2012.

TechNet Radio: Implementing a Secure Cloud Infrastructure with Windows Azure VMs

Microsoft MVP Regional Director and principal owner of Homnick Systems, Joe Homnick, joins us to talk about Windows Azure's infrastructure-as-a-service features. Tune in for part one of this series as we cover Windows Azure virtual machines, licensing and pricing, what VHD deployment options are available, and a quick demo of how to get started using the image gallery.

20 Years | 20 Ways: Partner for Success

Check out Way 17 in Microsoft's 20 Years | 20 Ways celebration of certification, and partner for success. Whether you're new to IT or an IT professional, Microsoft Learning Partners offer training to help you take your career to the next level. For a limited time, they'll be hosting Tech Showcases, one- or two-day events that give you a first-hand look at the latest technologies from Microsoft.