We are excited to give you a sneak peek
at the next step in private cloud computing by showing you just two of
hundreds of new capabilities coming in the next version of Windows
Server, internally code-named "Windows Server 8." Go to the 36:50 mark
of this video for the demo.
Build will show how Windows 8 changes everything. Hear how the UI was
designed to work seamlessly with a diversity of devices and form
factors. Go behind the scenes and learn all about the new app model.
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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.0 Released
Identify workloads and estimate the infrastructure size and resources
needed for both Windows Azure and Hyper-V Cloud Fast Track. Also, new to
MAP 6.0 is an Office 365 client assessment, enhanced VMware inventory,
and Oracle schema discovery and reporting.
New Virtual Lab: Internet Explorer 9 Deployment
After completing this lab, you will be better able to add Internet
Explorer 9 packages to a Windows 7 image using Deployment Image Service
and Management Tool (DISM), use Windows System Image Manager to create
an answer file for unattended setup, deploy a custom image, create an
Internet Explorer 9 package using Internet Explorer Administration Kit
(IEAK), and install IEAK package on a target computer.
How to Build and Manage a Business Database Application on SQL Azure
An alternative to the on-premises database is SQL Azure, which delivers
the power of SQL Server without the on-premises costs and requirements.
Learn the benefits of using SQL Azure as an alternative to Access or SQL
Express and how to get started with the cloud solution.
VHD Evaluation Download: Deploying and Managing Windows Azure Applications
The Windows Azure Application Monitoring Management Pack enables IT pros
to use System Center Operations Manager to manage applications on
Windows Azure. In this evaluation, users will follow a step-by-step
guide to deploy a sample application to Windows Azure and then use
System Center Operations Manager to monitor and manage that application.
Moving a database management system to the cloud, in whole or in
part, necessarily alters the way you approach security, but you'll
quickly find out that securing a SQL Azure cloud database is similar to
securing access and applications for SQL Server. In the new TechNet
feature package, we look at the various features and techniques
available to secure your SQL Azure installation.
BI Specialists: Attend Training on SQL Server 2008 R2
If you have experience with SQL Server 2008 but want to learn about
the new features in SQL Server 2008 R2, attend the three-day course
10337: Updating Your Microsoft SQL Server 2008 BI Skills to SQL Server
2008 R2. Special training offers from Microsoft Learning Partners are
now in place, so register today to enjoy the savings.
Registration for BUILD Is Now Open September 13 - 16, 2011 Anaheim, CA
BUILD is a new event and the first place to dive deep into the future
of Windows. Hear how the UI was designed to work seamlessly with a
diversity of devices and form factors. Go behind the scenes and learn
all about the new app model.