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Volume 17, Issue 4 | February 18, 2015

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Windows Server 2003: Now is the time to migrate your environment

Support for Windows Server 2003 ends in less than 6 months. Now is the time to plan your move to Windows Server 2012 or Microsoft Azure. Check out this article to learn important considerations for your migration strategy. Also get free in-depth, technical resources to help you upgrade your legacy infrastructure and register for a free on-demand webinar.

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Simon May walks you through Azure RemoteApp and how it combines Windows application experiences with the powerful capabilities of Remote Desktop Services on Microsoft Azure. Watch now.

Pre-order the new book: Enterprise Mobility Suite – Managing BYOD and Company-Owned Devices

In this scenario-based guide to enabling your mobile workforce, authors Yuri Diogenes and Jeff Gilbert step through the process of planning and designing a BYOD infrastructure and offer up best practices for protecting information in today’s connected environments.

Data, insights, and action: Industry experts discuss PASS BA Conference and why you should register

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Success with Enterprise Mobility: How to protect data wherever it goes

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Joe Weinman (author of Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing) will lead a webinar on February 24, 2015. Download the white paper and register for the live webinar to learn more about the benefits of adopting a hybrid cloud solution.

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Enterprise Mobility Webinar Series: Addressing BYOD and the cloud

This ongoing series explores various topics related to enterprise mobility – from device management and security to desktop virtualization and more. Check it out to discover common problems and solutions, and learn about powerful features offered by Microsoft technologies. Register for the live events and view on-demand recordings.

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Pre-order the new book: Enterprise Mobility Suite – Managing BYOD and Company-Owned Devices

In this scenario-based guide to enabling your mobile workforce, authors Yuri Diogenes and Jeff Gilbert step through the process of planning and designing a BYOD infrastructure and offer up best practices for protecting information in today’s connected environments.

Application performance monitoring: End-to-end monitoring and insights for DevOps practices

DevOps expert Morgan Webb steps through Application Insights and System Center Operations Manager to explain these solutions, along with their integration with Visual Studio. Get a full understanding of Microsoft’s end-to-end monitoring options and its strategy for true hybrid cloud application monitoring. Join the conversation on Twitter with #TalkDevOps.

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Getting started with PowerShell Desired State Configuration

February 25, 2015
Master the basics of PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) in this introductory course. Then go deeper on February 26 with the Advanced PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Custom Resources training session.

Live training: Prepare your environment’s identity and access management solution for Windows 10

March 26, 2015
Microsoft Virtual Academy is launching an Enterprise Mobility Core Skills training series. It kicks off on March 26 with a session covering single-sign on, user self-service, and more. Register now.

Security and the Cloud: Register now for the live virtual event

March 25, 2015
This 3-hour streaming event for IT pros will include insights from industry analysts, Microsoft experts, and customers as they discuss what’s next for security and the cloud. Register today.

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April 20–22, 2015
Join the Microsoft BI, Azure, and Office teams at the PASS Business Analytics Conference for in-depth sessions, hands-on labs, and expert panels. Learn essential skills and get the latest best practices for integrating, analyzing, visualizing, and reporting on company data.

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