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    Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 empowers your people to do their best work from more places – whether they’re using a PC, phone or web browser. It can maximize existing investments and help people accomplish more by bringing server capabilities to everyone through familiar and intuitive applications...
  • Blog Post: Download Microsoft Private Cloud Evaluation Software

    A Microsoft private cloud dramatically changes the way your business produces and consumes IT services by creating a layer of abstraction over your pooled IT resources. This allows your datacenter to offer true infrastructure service capability as well as optimally managed application services. Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Certifications

    Exams 664 and 665 are available in Prometric testing centers. This means that you can now earn the MCTS: Lync Server 2010, Configuration and the MCITP: Lync Server 2010 Administrator certifications. Microsoft Lync Server 2010 is an integral part of the Microsoft "software-plus-services" cloud...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Keynote–Video #2

    Watch the second keynote video for Windows at http://channel9.msdn.com/events/BUILD/BUILD2011/KEY-0002 Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010 Architecture Step by step guide for upgrading Active Directory from Microsoft Windows 2003 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Exchange...
  • Blog Post: FREE - Microsoft Private Cloud Training

    Adopting this exciting new computing paradigm provides a whole new landscape of technology and career direction for IT professionals. Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft System Center 2012 team have partnered to bring you an exciting opportunity to learn what you need to know to deploy, manage and maintain...
  • Blog Post: Join Us For BUILD September 13-16: Register Today

    BUILD is the event that shows you how to take advantage of the future of Windows. Get insight on creating touch-centric user experiences—fast, fluid, and dynamic applications that leverage the power and flexibility of the core of Windows, used by more than a billion people around the world. BUILD is...
  • Blog Post: Refresh Your Skills for the Cloud

    IT professionals are now being challenged to keep up with the emerging requirements for the cloud and learn the new skills needed to meet those requirements. View More Read all the solutions and get videos at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/cloud/gg258125 Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Magazine: April 2011

    Visit TechNet Magazine and access features articles. Access at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/default.aspx?ocid=soc-n-SA- loc -services-omers  
  • Blog Post: Career Center for Job Seekers

    Office Career Center is powered by Monster.com and comes packed with tips and advice to help you get started. Get top interview questions, Interview cheat sheet and Resume tips, all in one place. Visit http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/career-center-for-job-seekers-powered-by-monster-com-FX010350405...
  • Blog Post: Try the 2012 Beta Microsoft products

    System Center has many ways for you to experience and evaluate our products. System Center 2012 cloud and datacenter management solutions empower you with a common management toolset for your private and public cloud applications and services. As part of the next wave of System Center releases, we are...
  • Blog Post: Find Training by Microsoft Product or Technology

    Establish your skills and credentials with Microsoft products and technologies. Microsoft Learning offers a complete set of training resources and streamlined certification paths to help you stand out in your field. Select a product or technology from the following lists. Get all the products’ online...
  • Blog Post: Real people. Real answers.

    Ask questions and we will search for real answers. See answers by topic Install, Upgrade and Activate Windows Update Networking, Mail, and Getting Online All topics See answers by version Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP All Versions Find out at http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us
  • Blog Post: FREE - Microsoft Private Cloud Training–March rotation

    Adopting this exciting new computing paradigm provides a whole new landscape of technology and career direction for IT professionals. Microsoft Learning and the Microsoft System Center 2012 team have partnered to bring you an exciting opportunity to learn what you need to know to deploy, manage and maintain...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Virtualization for VMWare Professionals – Free Online Classes – March 29 – 31

    Just one week after Microsoft Management Summit 2011 (MMS), Microsoft Learning will be hosting an exclusive three-day Jump Start class specially tailored for VMware and Microsoft virtualization technology pros.  Registration for “ Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals ” is open now and...
  • Blog Post: Refresh Your IT Skills for the Cloud

    IT professionals are now being challenged to keep up with the emerging requirements for the cloud and learn the new skills needed to meet those requirements. Get all the solutions and trainings at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud Read my favorites blogs: Designing a backup less Exchange 2010...
  • Blog Post: Tech·Ed 2011

    The 19th annual Microsoft Tech·Ed North America conference provides developers and IT professionals the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft's current and soon-to-be-released suite of products, solutions and services. Our four day event at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release

    We’re very excited to announce another free ebook offering from Microsoft Press. Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2 Preview Release (ISBN 9780735682931), by Mitch Tulloch with the Windows Server Team, introduces new features and capabilities, with scenario-based advice on how the platform can meet the...
  • Blog Post: Price for Microsoft Certifications to Increase

    Effective July 1, 2011, the retail price of certain Microsoft Certification exams will increase worldwide (the price change will be effective in India on August 1, 2011). The price increase was announced on April 22, 2011. This change reflects the significant value that our certifications provide to...
  • Blog Post: Career Factor: The reality show

    Starting January 18th, check out Microsoft’s Career Factor , a real-time, online, interactive reality show.  It will tell the stories of nine real individuals around the world, each working to improve their IT careers.  During the next five months, each will be working toward a career goal...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Virtual Labs

    TechNet Virtual Labs enable you to quickly evaluate and test Microsoft's newest products and technologies through a series of guided, hands-on labs that you can complete in 90 minutes or less. There is no complex setup or installation required, and you can use TechNet Virtual Labs online immediately...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Web Matrix

    WebMatrix is a free web development tool from Microsoft that includes everything you need for website development. Start from open source web applications, built-in web templates or just start writing code yourself. It’s all-inclusive, simple and best of all free. Developing websites has never been easier...
  • Blog Post: Digital Marketing: IT and the Future

    Marketing has become a digital process, blurring the lines between IT and marketing and making IT a more essential ingredient. Marketing is increasingly a digital process, and marketers increasingly have to be technologists. That’s the common wisdom bandied about in myriad marketing conferences and publications...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Virtual Lab: Internet Explorer 9: Deployment

    After completing this lab, you will be better able to add Internet Explorer 9 packages to a Windows 7 image using Deployment Image Service and Management Tool (DISM), use Windows System Image Manager to create an answer file for unattended setup, deploy a custom image, create an Internet Explorer 9 package...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Exchange 2010 upgrade Test cases – Part 8

    I am writing a series of blog where I will guide you on test cases that should carry out when upgrading from either Exchange 2003 or Exchange Server 2007 to Exchange 2010. This blog is eighth of this series. Each blog will contain two or three test cases that will guide you on various testing conditions...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Deployment Learning Portal

    The portal is designed to help you identify the strengths and gaps in your knowledge around Windows 7 deployment and provide some targeted learning to help you reach the top of your game. About This Portal The Deployment Learning Portal is an online assessment and learning tool administered by The Test...