February, 2010

  • ‘What's New in DPM 2010’ Event by System Center UG Belgium

    We recently released the public release candidate for Microsoft System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2010 . At this event of the System Center User Group Belgium , you’ll learn about Data Protection Manager 2010 and the product features that are...
  • LinkedIn for Outlook Social Connector

    The Official Microsoft Blog writes about two announcements on the social features of Office 2010 : The LinkedIn for Outlook Social Connector is available for download Additionally, we’re announcing new Outlook integrations with Facebook and MySpace...
  • Architect Innovation Cafe Webcast - Visual Studio Tools For Architects

    Each month through June 2010, Microsoft’s Innovation Showcase invites you to a 60-minute Solution Architect focused webcast to educate on the latest trends/topics and how new technologies can align with your business needs. Visual Studio Tools For Architects...
  • Security Compliance Manager Beta Now Available for Review

    The Solution Accelerators Team has announced the beta release of the Security Compliance Manager version 1.0 . The Security Compliance Manager version 1.0 provides centralized security baseline management features, a baseline portfolio, customization...
  • Exchange 2010 Online Videos & Sessions

    The new Exchange 2010 webcast series is live! Register to watch or download the recorded video or podcast. A full list of topics and presenters is below. Each webcast is approx. 60 minutes in length. Looking for something shorter? We also have a new series...
  • Enabling Architects with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

    In this ARCast.TV talk, Cameron Skinner , Product Unit Manager for Visual Studio Team System, and Zhiming Xue discuss the challenges architects often face and how they may benefit from using Visual Studio 2010 . Watch “ ARCast.TV - Enabling Architects...
  • DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant - Available for Download

    Are you using DirectAccess or planning a deployment soon at a customer? Reduce support costs and significantly improve your mobile users’ connectivity experience with the newly released Microsoft DirectAccess Connectivity Assistant (DCA). DCA informs...
  • Virtual Machines for 2010 Information Worker Demos (Beta)

    Now available for download: a set of two Virtual Machines for evaluating and demonstrating Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 (beta) . Virtual machine “a” contains the following pre-configured software: Windows Server 2008 SP2 Standard Edition x64, running...
  • Data Protection Manager 2010 Release Candidate Available for Download

    We have just announced that the Release Candidate for System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 is now available for public download .  For more information on the RC, please watch the on-demand session  " Get Ready for DPM 2010 RC "...
  • Just announced: Windows Phone 7 Series

    Today at Mobile World Congress 2010, Steve Ballmer unveiled the phone designed for life in motion – Windows Phone 7 Series . Touted to deliver a fundamentally different approach to phone software, the latest Windows Phone boasts an unrivaled set of integrated...
  • Unleashing the Power of (Your) Data

      In an ideal world, when you get a request to answer a question like, “How did the blue version of our product perform in these regions over this period?” you can just open Excel, drag a few items onto a blank sheet and get the answer. If you are...
  • Microsoft Unified Communications User Awareness and Training Materials

    The Unified Communications 2007/2007 R2 User Awareness and Training Materials Kit provides resources for IT Pros, Administrators, or Corporate Trainers to speed the usage and adoption Unified Communications technoligies in the enterprise. Materials in...
  • SharePoint Connections 2010 Amsterdam Videos and Slides online

    Matthijs Hoekstra blogged about the online availability of the session videos and presentation decks of SharePoint 2010 Connections on 18 & 19 January in Amsterdam. Check them out, free of charge!
  • Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate Available for Download

    We shipped the Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4! MSDN subscribers can download the bits immediately from this location . The RC will be made available to the public on Wednesday February 10. For more information, read the...
  • Application Compatibility Toolkit Connector Update

    To help customers accelerate their testing and deployment of Windows 7, we are really pleased to announce an update to the ACT Connector for Configuration Manager. The Application Compatibility Toolkit Connector (ACT Connector) assists administrators...
  • System Center, Server Management Suites and Opalis

    In December 2009, Microsoft announced the acquisition of Opalis Software and added important technology to the System Center family. Opalis delivers IT process automation capabilities, including task orchestration across different systems (including BMC...
  • Desktop Virtualization Hour – Online Event

    Looking at Desktop Virtualization including VDI? Thinking about Windows 7 migration? Join Microsoft and industry experts online on Thursday 18 March from 17:00 till 18:00 CET for the Desktop Virtualization Hour .
  • Microsoft CIO Tony Scott Talks About Critical Trends Within IT In 2010

    Microsoft’s Chief Information Officer Tony Scott talks about critical trends facing the IT industry in 2010, including cloud computing, virtualization, and the ongoing need to reduce costs and improve efficiency. More insights on how Microsoft Does IT...
  • Free E-Book: Understanding Microsoft Virtualization R2 Solutions

    Mitch Tulloch has updated his free Microsoft Press e-book “ Understanding Microsoft Virtualization R2 Solutions ”. Now available for download in XPS format and in PDF format . Six chapters adding up to 466 pages: Why Virtualization? Server Virtualization...
  • BPOS Webcasts Available for On-Demand Viewing

    The Microsoft Online Services team blog lists their latest webcasts that are now available for download: Getting Your Directory and Mail Content Into Microsoft Online Services: An Overview Business Solutions on BPOS: An HR On-boarding Case Study Bet your...
  • Getting the Most Out of Exchange Server 2010: Performance and Scalability

    Selecting the right server hardware for a Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 deployment becomes much easier when you know the product team's scalability and performance guidelines. In this webcast, we review the product team's guidance for the processor and...
  • The System Center Essentials 2010 RC Announcement

    Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 RC provides IT professionals in mid-sized organizations a unified physical and virtual IT management experience. It enables you to better secure, update, monitor, and troubleshoot from a single console, so you can...
  • Important Reminder Regarding Expiration of the Windows 7 RC

    It’s time to upgrade from the Windows 7 Release Candidate. While most people who tested Windows 7 have now moved to the final version, some are still running the Release Candidate. Important for those people: it’s time to replace the Windows 7 RC ! Starting...
  • Beta of System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Dashboard

    The System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Dashboard lets customers utilize a browser based graphically rich reporting experience that showcases the robust reporting capabilities of the world’s leading system management product. The dashboard will help...