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    You know there’s a button for it, but you don’t know or remember where it is. If this ever happens to you, check out Search Commands. You can use this concept test today to quickly find the commands you need in Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Just search with your own words...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2012 datasheet

    Windows Server powers many of the worlds' largest datacenters, enables small businesses around the world, and delivers value to organizations of all sizes in between. Building on this legacy, Windows Server 2012 redefines the category, delivering hundreds of new features and enhancements spanning virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Download and Guided Evaluation

    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: Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Community Evaluation Program

    The Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Community Evaluation Program provides IT professionals a structured approach to evaluating the pre-release version of Microsoft® System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012.  Members of this program are able to evaluate the Beta version of Virtual Machine Manager...
  • 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: Released: Processor Query Tool v1.1

    Properly calculating the SPECint 2006 rate value of your planned mailbox role processors is a critical step in the overall planning and design of your Exchange 2010 architecture. The SPECint 2006 rate value is used by the Mailbox Server Role Requirements Calculator to calculate the adjusted megacycles...
  • Blog Post: Recovering Public Folders After Accidental Deletion (Part 1: Recovery Process)

    Overview This two-part blog series will outline some of the recovery options available to administrators in the event that one or more public folders are accidentally deleted from the environment. The first part will explain the options, while the second part will outline the architectural aspects of...
  • Blog Post: Windows 8 Keynote–Video

    Watch the Windows keynote video at http://channel9.msdn.com/events/BUILD/BUILD2011/KEY-0001 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 2010...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

    The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference will be held on July 10-14, 2011, at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Prepare to experience the largest partner network in the world and register today! Register and find more information at http://www.digitalwpc.com/registration#fbid...
  • 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: Private Cloud Solutions

    Microsoft provides the most comprehensive approach to cloud computing , so that you can harness the full power of the cloud on your terms. Whether in your datacenter, with a service provider, or from Microsoft’s datacenters—and whether in a private cloud, public cloud, or software as a service environment...
  • Blog Post: What's New in Windows Server 2012

    [This topic is pre-release documentation and is subject to change in future releases. Blank topics are included as placeholders.] The content in this section describes what's new and changed in Windows Server 2012. This content focuses on changes that will potentially have the greatest impact on your...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Project Server: Your Guide to Managing Project Server

    The reintroduced Microsoft Project Server Role Guides provide just the right lenses for particular audiences to get the job done. Efren Edwards and Joshua Hoffman Learning to manage, deploy and maintain new applications or new hardware is a constant challenge for IT professionals. Even when you’re intimately...
  • Blog Post: Privacy in the Cloud: Office 365

    Read about Microsoft’s practical approach to safeguarding information in the cloud, and discover the benefits that have resulted for Office 365 customers. Office 365 delivers the power of cloud productivity to businesses of all sizes, helping them to save time and money and free up valued resources. ...
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    Recently Microsoft has previewed the next release of Windows Phone called “Mango”. Mango will deliver smarter and easier communications, apps and Internet experiences and will bring Windows Phone to more customers around the world. Read the complete news at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2011...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Video: Microsoft Private Cloud Security Overview

    In this video, Nick Torkington, Security Architect with Microsoft Services, answers the most common security concerns CxOs and other business decision-makers have when evaluating the Microsoft platform to build a private Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud. In this video, you will learn about: Building...
  • 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: Desktop backgrounds (wallpaper)

    Celebrate the joyous season with this classic evergreen bough. To get a desktop background, click Get it now, right-click the image, and then click Set as background. Get them at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/downloads/personalize/wallpaper-desktop-background Read my favorites blogs: Designing...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista and 7 Support Lifecycle

    Microsoft provides support on the current service pack, and in some cases the immediately preceding service pack, for the products listed below. See the Lifecycle Support Policy FAQ for details on the Service Pack Support Policy. As a convenience to you, Microsoft is providing a list of the currently...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server Deployment Assistant Update for Exchange 2010 and Office 365 Coexistence

    We're happy to announce that we've enhanced Exchange Server Deployment Assistant to include support for configuring rich coexistence (also known as “ hybrid deployment ”) for organizations interested in maintaining some users on-premises with Exchange 2010 and some users hosted in the cloud by Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Lower IT costs with a flexible and reliable platform

    Get powerful messaging capabilities that can help you lower costs, increase productivity with anywhere access to business communications, and safeguard your business with protection and compliance capabilities that help you manage risk. View the most popular Exchange content including Videos, blogs and...
  • Blog Post: Download Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC)

    The next release of Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, will offer businesses and hosting providers a scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware, cloud-optimized infrastructure. It securely connects across premises and helps IT Professionals to respond to business needs faster and more efficiently. Windows...
  • Blog Post: Windows Intune–Free Trial

    Can be used on up to 25 PCs—each PC requires a qualifying Windows professional license or higher. The 30-day trial only includes the cloud service. If you are interested in evaluating Windows 7 Enterprise, please look into the 90-day trial . Get it at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windowsintune...
  • 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