Microsoft TechNet Biweekly     Newsletter
Volume 11, Issue 26: December 2, 2009
Note from the Editor

Mitch Irsfeld

In the last edition, we announced the availability of the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta. Accompanying that evaluation download are several related beta releases, including the Microsoft Project Professional 2010 Beta and Microsoft Project Server 2010 Beta.

In addition, check out the Microsoft Visio Premium 2010 Beta , which allows you to bring real-time data into your diagramming from multiple sources, such as Microsoft Excel 2010 and Microsoft SQL Server. And using Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, you can create SharePoint workflows and export them for execution and real-time monitoring. Note that in order to use the new sharing capabilities for the Visio 2010 Visio Services feature, you will need to obtain and install SharePoint Server 2010 Beta(download the Enterprise CAL Edition).

The Windows 7 tips have started. Tell us yours. Here’s an example on the TechNet Magazine blog: Want to install Windows 7 on a system, but leave the previous Windows installation in place? Follow these easy steps to Create a Multiboot System for Windows 7.

And while you’re there, check out the other tips. TechNet Magazine is re-launching its popular Tip of the Day feature, starting with a look at the best tips and tricks for Windows 7. Now we want to hear from you. Share your best Windows 7 tips and tricks.

I’ve had a few people ask what happened to the Scripting Guy cartoon. While the cartoon is no longer, you can still find all the great scripting how-to articles on the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog. The searchable blog offers lots of handy scripts like the recent How Can I Add a Function to a Profile in Windows PowerShell? or Can I Change the Default Value of a Registry Key on Multiple Computers?
Thanks for reading,

Mitch Irsfeld

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SharePoint Foundation 2010 is the new version of Windows SharePoint Services. Also learn how to migrate to Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 from Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.
The Office Resource Kit Blog discusses improvements that help IT administrators configure, validate, deploy, and protect their Office installations, including licensing and volume activation, 64-bit editions, security changes, and customization tool changes.

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FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Beta provides powerful high-end search delivered through SharePoint. It includes all the search features and integration capabilities of SharePoint Server 2010, plus the use of context to provide specific search experiences for different needs, and advanced content processing capabilities that create metadata and add structure to unstructured content.

Power Pack 3 for Windows Home Server is now available. Power Pack 3 was created to provide enhancements with Windows 7, Windows Media Center, and netbook computers.

This update rollup provides instructions for connecting a Windows 7 client to a Windows Small Business Server 2008 domain. Get the instructions prior to adding Windows 7 to an SBS 2008 Network. Also download the Compatibility Update.

SharePoint 2010 adds some new features to support hosting environments, known as multi-tenant support. The Share-n-dipity blog provides a brief rundown of those features.

December 3, 2009, 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time
In this webcast, we provide an overview of the capabilities of Microsoft Office Project 2010 and Microsoft Office Project Server 2010, and discuss the key investment areas of unified project and portfolio management.

December 3, 2009 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Join us to discover how System Center can dramatically reduce your time and effort in deploying and configuring your servers from any previous state (including bare-metal and virtualized deployments).

December 7, 2009, 9:00 A.M. Pacific Time
Explore the SQL Server locking methodology and share techniques for enhancing query response times.

Updated to include coverage of Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services and the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), the Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology walks the reader through the process of selecting the right virtualization technology.

Streamline your planning and design process for implementing Remote Desktop Services infrastructure by using the simple nine-step process presented in the Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services.

Product experts from Citrix demonstrate how StorageLink Site Recovery brings you simple disaster recovery controls while tapping powerful, array-based remote replication services to protect your Hyper-V workloads.

The increasing importance of "client and cloud" computing raises a number of important concerns about security. Understand how Microsoft addresses potential security vulnerabilities during the development of "client and cloud" applications using the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL).

Assess your current state of security in development and create a strategy and roadmap to progressively attain measurable security improvements with the Security Development Lifecycle Optimization Model. Also see the SDL Return on Investment white paper.
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Special Student Price Certification Exams
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Featured Videos
How Microsoft IT Used OSD as Part of the Windows 7 Deployment
In this video Microsoft IT will talk about how they leveraged the Operating System Deployment feature of System Center Configuration Manager to deploy Windows 7. Learn how Microsoft IT customized the solution that has been engineered for extensibility and how you can do the same.

Watch the EBS 2008 Virtualization Two-Minute Drill
Virtualizing your core infrastructure can help you reduce your hardware footprint and lower power consumption. Watch the video and learn how Windows Essential Business Server 2008 can be virtualized with Hyper-V.
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