TechNet Flash - Volume 15, Issue 3: February 6, 2013

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TechNet Feature: Big Data on premises or in the cloud


Download SQL Server 2012 SP1


Windows Azure Media Services now available

Download Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1 and start building your Cloud OS

With Windows Server 2012 now fully supported in System Center 2012 SP1, you can unify your management tasks with a single pane of glass to manage applications, systems, and devices across private, hosted, and public clouds. Download the evaluation now and receive technical resources from the experts.

Join 1,000,000 customers on Microsoft Virtual Academy

Microsoft Virtual Academy is growing. More than a million users rely on MVA for free technical training on Microsoft technologies such as Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Office 365, System Center 2012, and more. Celebrate this milestone with us by joining MVA and taking free online technical training.

Join the SQL Server 2012 Baselines for Security Compliance Manager review program

SCM is a free tool from the Microsoft Solution Accelerators team designed to help you quickly configure and manage the security of your computers - whether on premises, in a traditional data center, or in a private cloud - using Group Policy and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.

Take the Cloud OS Trivia Challenge

Download a free software trial, answer the trivia questions, and gain a chance to win some excellent prizes, including a trip to the MMS in Las Vegas. You also have a chance win a copy of Windows 8, Windows Server, or a Cisco router. Be one of the first 500 people to enter and win a T-shirt.

New resource center on TechNet: Search in SharePoint Server 2013

Find IT pro resources and tools to learn about and configure search capabilities in SharePoint Server 2013.

New Virtual Lab available: "Windows Server 2012: New Domain Controller Deployment"

Want to learn how to deploy a standard domain controller or a read-only domain controller? Get hands-on with this new virtual lab and find out how to use Windows PowerShell to maximize your new domain controller deployment.

Windows Azure Backup demo and interview on Edge Show 50

In this demo-heavy interview, come see how you can efficiently back up your data to Windows Azure. No more tapes. Download the free evaluation of Windows Azure and Windows Server 2012.

Microsoft Technical Communities: free Windows Server 2012 training sessions

Join Microsoft Senior Technology Evangelist Rick Claus for a three-part Windows Server 2012 training series on February 12, 19, and 26. Topics include Server Virtualization (February 12), Managing Your Core Infrastructure - Management, Storage, and Networking (February 19), and VDI and Access (February 26). Prepare for these events by downloading the Windows Server 2012 Evaluation.

Use the BI Solution Builder Tool

The Microsoft BI Solution Builder helps you discover the business intelligence capabilities of your current Microsoft technologies, and provides customized upgrade paths and resource links.

TechNet Radio: IT Time - (Part 2) Real World Azure -Deploying a custom SharePoint application to Windows Azure

Blain Barton and Don Noonan are back on TechNet Radio. In this episode they show us what's possible in Windows Azure by deploying a SharePoint application in Azure Virtual Machines. Tune in as Don demos a custom SharePoint application that was created for Price Waterhouse Coopers, and shows how they took it from on-premises and deployed it in Azure. Sign up to try Windows Azure for 90 days free.

TechNet Radio: ITProGuru vs. Virtualization Community

Dan Stolts welcomes Chris Harney from the Virtualization Technology Users Group as they discuss how his user group community recently expanded their virtualization platform knowledge beyond VMware to now include Microsoft Hyper-V. Tune in as they chat about their transition from a VMware-only shop and how members are warming up to Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012.