TechNet Flash - Volume 15, Issue 13: June 4, 2013

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Satya Nadella on leading the enterprise cloud era

Video: Microsoft president Satya Nadella details Microsoft’s cloud-first approach

Windows Server 2012 R2 unveiled

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Mitch Irsfeld

Editor’s Note

Mitch Irsfeld

TechNet Flash Editor

Microsoft’s evolving cloud strategy

Thousands of tech professionals have descended on New Orleans for TechEd 2013. The show is underway and there has been a lot of buzz about Microsoft’s cloud strategy and new product updates – including Windows Server 2012 R2. So we’re bringing you a special edition of TechNet Flash to cover all this fresh information.Read more

Explore Microsoft’s cloud OS vision

See how these technologies can deliver more value by transforming the datacenter, empowering people-centric IT, unlocking insights on any data, and enabling modern business applications.

Preview System Center 2012 R2

System Center 2012 R2 captures Microsoft’s experience building and operating large cloud services to deliver a comprehensive hybrid cloud management platform for managing solutions across on-premises environments, hosting service providers, and Windows Azure. Register to be notified when the new product evaluation is available.

See what’s coming in SQL Server 2014

SQL Server 2014 delivers new in-memory capabilities built into the core database, offers new disaster recovery and backup solutions with Windows Azure, and leverages new Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 capabilities to provide unparalleled scalability for your database applications in physical and virtual environments. Register to be notified when the new product evaluation is available.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials built for small businesses

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials can help minimize the time, effort, and money spent on IT by helping to protect and control access to your business data, enabling anywhere access from almost any device, and simplifying the integration of optional cloud-based applications and services. Register to be notified when the new product evaluation is available.

See how Aston Martin drives strategy and innovation with the Microsoft cloud OS vision

Behind every luxury sports car produced by Aston Martin is a sophisticated IT infrastructure. This video describes how Aston Martin has used cloud and hybrid-based solutions to deliver innovation and strategy to the business.

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager preview

With Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, along with the upcoming releases of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Intune, Microsoft delivers on a comprehensive, people-centric solution while supporting the management needs of IT.

Consistent Windows Azure experiences with Windows Azure Pack for Windows Sever

The Windows Azure Pack delivers Windows Azure technologies you can run inside your datacenter, enabling you to offer rich, self-service, multi-tenant services that are consistent with Windows Azure.

Discover StorSimple cloud-integrated storage

StorSimple cloud-integrated storage combines primary storage, backup, archive, and disaster recovery with Windows Azure to provide a hybrid cloud storage solution that allows customers to optimize storage costs, data protection, and service agility.

Training and Books

Free expert-led training:Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2

Join this live multi-day MVA Jumpstart online event with Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and Cory Hynes from HOL Systems to learn about the new capabilities and features coming in Windows Server 2012 R2. Sign up today.

Free expert-led training:Introducing System Center 2012 R2

Join this live MVA Jumpstart online event with Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Symon Perriman to learn how the next version of System Center will deliver an end-to-end cloud stack through advanced integration with Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Azure. You will discover the new capabilities in infrastructure provisioning and monitoring, automation and self-service, IT service management, and application monitoring. Sign up today.