TechNet Flash - Volume 14, Issue 6: March 14, 2012

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Download Windows Server "8" Beta

Try out the next release of Windows Server, for scalable, dynamic, multitenant-aware, cloud-optimized infrastructure. Find out what's new and get resources to guide your evaluation in the new TechNet feature package Windows Server "8," a Cloud-Enabled OS.

SQL Server 2012
SQL Server 2012 RTM Trial Available Now

The world of data is changing. Exceed the required 9s with the new comprehensive AlwaysOn high availability and disaster recovery solution in SQL Server 2012. Download the trial 180-day evaluation software and get ready today.

Windows 8 Consumer Preview FAQ: Managing the Windows Store
Get answers to frequently asked questions about managing end-user access to, and use of, the Windows Store within your organization.

Get the System Center 2012 Release Candidate
Learn how System Center 2012 helps you manage your IT environments across traditional datacenters, private and public clouds, client computers, and devices. Using these integrated and automated management capabilities, you can become a trusted service provider for your business. Download the evaluation software, train with a virtual lab, and learn about how you can receive a US$20 Microsoft Online Store promo code.

Virtual Lab: SQL Server 2012: Managing Rich Unstructured Data in SQL Server 2012
After completing this lab, you will be better able to create FileTables, create Fulltext Indexes with semantic extraction capabilities, retrieve information about document properties, and retrieve semantic information.

Download Visual Studio 11 Beta
Try out Visual Studio 11 Beta and .NET Framework 4.5 Beta and start preparing for the next generation of development.

Download Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2012 RC1
New features and enhancements make large-scale desktop and server deployments smoother than ever.

Virtual Lab: Exploring SQL Server 2012 Integration Services
After completing this lab, you will be better able to introduce project connection managers, introduce parameters, create an SSIS Catalog, deploy an Integration Services project to the SSIS Catalog, execute packages from the SSIS Catalog, script package execution commands, and monitor the Integration Services environment and package executions.

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report: 10-Year Review
This special edition of the SIR contains a look back at how the threat landscape has changed over the past ten years and includes trending data on vulnerability disclosures, exploit trends, malware and potentially unwanted software, regional malware infection rates, growth rates for Windows Update/Microsoft Update usage, and more.