Good afternoon and Happy New Year.

Due to the Christmas festivities, I have a consolidated month of "This Week..." for the whole of December.

Enjoy!

Rob York
Premier Field Engineer
Microsoft

Recent Releases:

Announcing MDOP 2013 R2  - 02-Dec-2013
EF6.0.2 RTM Available  - 13-Dec-2013
Now available for download: The System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager Toolkit  - 09-Dec-2013
IE11 Virtual Machines Now Available on modern.IE  - 18-Dec-2013
Announcing the MAP Toolkit 9.0!  - 16-Dec-2013
Updates: Coreinfo v3.21, Disk2vhd v2.0, LiveKd v5.31  - 19-Dec-2013
Holiday Gift – Desired State Configuration (DSC) Resource Kit Wave-1  - 26-Dec-2013

Important Announcements:

Beta apps no longer expire, plus an update for the Dev Center app  - 05-Dec-2013
Personal finance app Mint comes to Windows Phone 8  - 04-Dec-2013
Mark your calendars: Announcing Build 2014  - 13-Dec-2013
Register now for December 17 webcast: Scrum and agile planning with Microsoft Project 2013  - 10-Dec-2013
Microsoft board of directors update on CEO search  - 17-Dec-2013

Windows 8 and Server 2012:

Synchronization Methods for UE-V 2.0  - 05-Dec-2013
MDOP 2013 R2 Deep Dive, Virtualizing Microsoft Office for Application Virtualization (App-V) 5.0  - 04-Dec-2013 RemoteFX vGPU Improvements in Windows Server 2012 R2  - 04-Dec-2013
Windows To Go with the Windows 8.1 update  - 11-Dec-2013
MDOP 2013 R2: Synchronization Triggers for UE-V 2.0  - 17-Dec-2013
Resolution and Scaling Level Updates in RDP 8.1  - 16-Dec-2013
2013: The Year of Unification  - 23-Dec-2013
Using data deduplication with Hyper-V Replica for storage savings  - 23-Dec-2013

How to:

Getting to the Content You Want, Faster in IE11  - 04-Dec-2013 Announcing App-V 5.0 SP2 Support for Office 2013 Volume Licensing Editions  - 02-Dec-2013
Obtaining a Certificate for use with Windows Azure Web Sites (WAWS)  - 05-Dec-2013
Understanding the Real-World Performance of your Web Application Across IE11 and Other Browsers  - 12-Dec-2013 Office 365 Support Webcast - Identity and Single Sign-On Authentication in Office 365  - 10-Dec-2013 Curious about search limits for SharePoint Online?  - 09-Dec-2013
The Remote Desktop License Feature in the MAP Toolkit  - 09-Dec-2013
How to add an already running VM in Virtual Machine Manager to a Windows Azure Pack Subscription  - 12-Dec-2013
Litigation Hold and In-Place Hold in Exchange 2013 and Exchange Online  - 11-Dec-2013
Optimizing Service Manager: eBook  - 17-Dec-2013
Be aware of the difference in isolation levels if porting an application from Windows Azure SQL DB to SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machine  - 27-Dec-2013 How to Build Your ADFS Lab on Server 2012, Part2: Web SSO  - 23-Dec-2013

Betas:

EF 6.1 Alpha 1 Available  - 20-Dec-2013