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  • Blog Post: Configuring User Roles in Operations Manager 2007

    This demonstration shows how to configure various user roles that have access to perform different tasks in Operations Manager. It also reviews how to deploy Operations Manager agents through the Operations Console. Configuring User Roles and Deploying Agents
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    Just in time for the release of Windows 7, the TechNet Windows 7 video content has now been posted. There are 10 session to choose from in 4 different media formats, plus a web page with lots more links and resources to help you get a head start with Windows 7. Windows 7 Feature Overview This session...
  • Blog Post: Catch the Hyper-V buzz from TechEd Orlando

    While you may not have been able to attend TechEd 2008, Orlando , TechNet Spotlight was and it recorded a number of sessions around Hyper-V. So for you visual pleasure here are the sessions. Virtualization and Security: What Does It Mean for Me? Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Architecture, Scenarios, and...
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    The SQL Server 2008 event series is now available from TechNet. Consisting of 6 initial sessions listed below, you can access video and audio version of each sessions, along with links to additional resources and training.   SQL-300 What's New In Microsoft SQL 2008 In this session, we will go through...
  • Blog Post: SQLBITS: THE SQL Server Community Event

    Back in September there was a SQL Server Community event held at Hatfield in the UK, called SQLBits this was a free full day event run by the UK SQL Server Community. The whole event sounded like a good way to spend a Saturday, so I off I went. In fact it was such a good way to spend a Saturday I dragged...
  • Blog Post: Cure your post Windows Server 2008 launch video blues!

    Suffering from post launch video blues? Exhausted the library on the Virtual Launch Experience and now looking for MORE Windows Server 2008 content? Well we've compiled the best Windows Server 2008 content from TechNet Spotlight on to one page. We've gathered an impressive line up of presenters including...
  • Blog Post: Missed TechEd in Orlando? Join Myself and TechNet Spotlight as we captured a selection of sessions for you.

    Not everyone can make it to TechEd each year and not everyone can go to the North America show. This year it was held in Orlando, Florida from June 10-13, 2008. I was fortunate to be there and I took the TechNet Spotlight camera crew with me to record a selection of sessions. Hope you enjoy them…. [Promotion...
  • Blog Post: See how Windows Server 2008 was launched in Dallas

    The Dallas event celebrated the launch of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008. The event brought together IT Pros and Developers to get an in-depth, up-close look at the new products and gave attendees an opportunity to meet with Microsoft Partners as well as members of the development...
  • Blog Post: UGTV Live from TechEd Orlando

    Catch the latest UGTV episodes recorded at TechEd Orlando. We spend a week with the Ineta and the developer community talking, listening and doing what they do best, so check out part one http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/jeangray/UGTV-Orlando-unleashed . Following Developer week at TechEd, we spend...
  • Blog Post: Want to Reduce Desktop Costs? (Part 1 or 3)

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  • Blog Post: Building a Security Infrastructure with Microsoft Forefront Videos Available

    In Building a Security Infrastructure with Microsoft Forefront Ronald Beekelaar provides an in-depth technical overview of Forefront Client Security, Server Security and Edge Security. This includes Forefront Server products for Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007...