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  • Blog Post: Windows Vista 2007 Technet Virtual Labs Apr07

    TechNet Virtual Lab: Windows Vista http://www.microsoft.com/technet/traincert/virtuallab/vista.mspx Windows Vista Virtual Labs have been updated to RTM! The newest desktop operating system from Microsoft, Windows Vista includes advancements in security and reliability, along with...
  • Blog Post: Disaster Recovery Planning for SQL Server and Exchange Server Webinar - Friday March 23, 2007

    Friday, March 23, 2007 10:00—11:00 a.m. Pacific In business, a computer disaster equals an event that halts the normal operation of day-to-day business activities. Organizations that do not have a proper disaster plan pay dearly through lost productivity and fi nancial loss. The National Archives...
  • Blog Post: Upgrading to SQL Server 2005, Some Important Changes

    Hello to our Education Customers, We want to share with you recent and important changes at Microsoft for customers migrating or upgrading to SQL Server 2005. In the past two months Microsoft reduced the cost of SQL by nearly half. For actual cost comparisions, please contact your Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Activation 2.0 Update: New Security Procedures for MAK/KMS Key Blocks, Reissue, or Significant Activation Increases

    Subject : Increased security procedures for MAK/KMS Key Blocks, Reissue, or Significant activation increases. Microsoft is adding an additional check to certain requests concerning Volume Activation 2.0. This is in response to the request to have more institutional/organizational visibility for...
  • Blog Post: See the 2007 Microsoft Office System in Action

    Take a look at the 2007 Microsoft Office system. This video highlights the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface, which helps you more easily use Microsoft Office applications to deliver better results faster. http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/HA101752721033.aspx?pid=CL100796341033 The...
  • Blog Post: On Demand Webcast: Windows Server 2008 in Education

    Technology is changing very rapidly, and the solutions available to assist you and your school are changing too. Have you ever felt challenged to stay ahead of the offerings curve? This webcast is part of a series designed to assist you in staying updated on the offerings and opportunities available...
  • Blog Post: Producer for PowerPoint 2007 Beta Available

    Microsoft is pleased to announce that the beta version of Producer for PowerPoint 2007 is now available to customers on Microsoft’s Connect site! Microsoft is releasing this add-in because of the vocal requests we’ve been getting from customers deploying Office 2007. They wanted an updated version...
  • Blog Post: HiED US Technology Briefings: November 2006 – May 2007 Archived On-demand Briefings

    Below are the on-demand sessions for our HiED US Technology Briefings series. These recordings are available up to 90 days post live session, per the previous schedules posted in this section of the blog. November 2006 View Recording Recording Details Subject: HED West Technology Briefing: Enterprise...
  • Blog Post: Unified Communications Launch Events

    The Experience UC Launch events tour kicked off Oct. 16 th with the Worldwide event in San Francisco, and run through December. These free events will take place in cities across the country and will provide you with the chance to meet directly with Microsoft unified communications experts. These...
  • Blog Post: Technical Readiness for Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 - June 7, 2007

    Information in this document, including URL and other Internet Web site references, is subject to change without notice. Unless otherwise noted, the example companies, organizations, products, domain names, e-mail addresses, logos, people, places and events depicted herein are fictitious, and no association...
  • Blog Post: MOSS 2007 Training Assets - June 2007

    Title Format Modality Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 Administrator's Companion Book Printed material Windows SharePoint Services Administrator's Guide Document Online Self-help and reference Upgrade Toolkit for Windows SharePoint Services Sites and Templates...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Technet/MSDN Online Media Training: May 28 - June 1, 2007

    Online Media: May 28 – June 1 Access webcasts, virtual labs, and podcasts for information on the latest products and technologies from Microsoft. During webcasts, see demonstrations and hear subject matter experts answer your questions. Take part in a virtual lab to evaluate and test Microsoft's newest...
  • Blog Post: Resources for Interoperability of Apple Macintosh and Windows

    Find information to help you interoperate Macintosh and Windows environments. Highlights Services for Macintosh for Windows Server 2003 Services for Macintosh lets x86-based and Apple Macintosh clients share files and printers and remotely connect to a Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Product Evaluation on Technet

    Evaluate the latest software products on Technet http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/eval/default.mspx Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 Microsoft Forefront Client Security Microsoft Office Enterprise Project Management...
  • Blog Post: Virtual PC 2007 Released

    Greetings, We are happy to announce the release of Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 ! Virtual PC 2007 is a powerful software virtualization solution that allows you to run multiple PC-based operating systems simultaneously on one workstation, providing a safety net to maintain compatibility with...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Product BETAs (https://connect.microsoft.com) - As of November 14, 2006

    To obtain additional information and/or enroll into an open BETA program, please visit https://connect.microsoft.com Connection Description BizTalk This will be a external facing website for all all information related to BizTalk Connect Web Site Improvement...
  • Blog Post: MOSS 2007: So Tell Me, What Does a Public Facing MOSS Site Look Like?

    Here are just a few examples of public facing MOSS 2007 sites: http://www.swiss.com/web/EN/Pages/index.aspx?Country=US http://www.viacom.com/default.aspx http://gwbweb.wustl.edu/Pages/Home.aspx author: scottken
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office SharePoint Conference 2008 Seattle, WA March 2-6, 2008

    The Microsoft Office SharePoint Conference 2008 will be held from March 2-6, 2008 in Seattle, Washington. What You Can Expect: - Keynote sessions by senior Microsoft Executives - 60+ sessions across several diverse tracks - Hands-on and Instructor led labs More information is available...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance

    Extending the Value of Windows Vista Enterprise: Optimizing the Windows Desktop http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/optimizeddesktop.mspx Windows Vista Enterprise was designed to help global organizations and enterprises with complex IT infrastructures lower IT costs, reduce risk and...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases "New" Windows Volume Activation 2.0 Tools

    When Windows Vista Volume Activation 2.0 was publically announced in October 2006, Microsoft also announced that a set of enterprise deployment tools would be available by March 2007. On February 19 th, 2007, Microsoft publicly announced the release of ‘new’ Windows Volume Activation tools, including...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Webcast: Windows Vista Volume Activation 2.0 (Level 200)

    Event Overview In this webcast, we cover Volume Activation 2.0, the flexible solution that enables Microsoft Volume Licensing customers to activate products more securely and easily on computers that are running the Windows Vista operating system and Microsoft Windows Server code-named...
  • Blog Post: Office 2007 - What Ever Happened to that Menu Option?

    These three additional add-on’s add a tab into the office application to provide access to the on-line interactive guide. It also provides access to other training resources. Word: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/info.aspx?na=22&p=1&SrcDisplayLang=en&SrcCategoryId=&SrcFamilyId...
  • Blog Post: On Demand Webcast: The Services Transformation in Education—Microsoft’s Roadmap

    “Today, arguably the most significant crosscutting issue that’s facing not just Microsoft but our industry is this transformation toward services.” (Ray Ozzie, Chief Software Architect, Microsoft) The move towards services is also a significant trend in Education Information Technology. Education...
  • Blog Post: MOSS 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh Expires May 15, 2007

    On May 15th the MOSS 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh will expire. Please review your SharePoint deployments and ensure, your organization is running the released version. If you are still running Beta 2 Technical Refresh, you will need to upgrade to RTM using the prescriptive guidance, http://technet2...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft High Performance Computing Summit

    The first annual Microsoft High Performance Computing Summit is taking place Monday, November 12th, 2007 at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada: HPC Industry Trends What affect the growth in HPC usage will have on specific areas of research Windows benchmarks posted to the latest...