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  • Microsoft Virtual Academy - Private Cloud Scenarios, SQL Server 2012, and Windows Server 2008 R2 Course Previews: In this episode of TechNet Radio, Alan Le Marquand discusses upcoming MVA courses on Private Cloud System Center 2012 scenarios such as Application Management, Orchestrator, Data Protection, Operations and Service Manager as well SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008 R2 courses. He also lays the foundation for an upcoming Microsoft Solution Accelerators course on the MAP toolkit and how you can get involved in hands on training at your local IT Pro Camps. View the full episode here.
  • TechNet Radio: IT Time - Private Cloud Security Basics (Part 1): Sr. IT Pro Evangelists Blain Barton and Dan Stolts talk candidly about Security concerns and issues many IT Pros and organizations face today when thinking about Cloud Computing. Tune in as they discuss the Security Lifecycle, from assessing physical vulnerabilities within your company to how to defend your IT infrastructure as well as your data in the cloud. Watch the full episode here.
  • TechNet Radio: IT Time - Private Cloud Security Basics (Part 2): In part 2 of our Security Basics series, Sr. IT Pro Evangelists Blain Barton and Dan Stolts discuss the ins and outs of securing your IT infrastructure as well as your data in the cloud. From the importance of Windows Firewall, to Active Directory, Group Policy, Forefront Online protection and Windows Intune this is a great topic to listen in on to make sure your Security plans are in place. View the episode here.

Microsoft Celebrates 10 Years of the Trustworthy Computing Group

This week marks the 10 year milestone of when Bill Gates sent his Trustworthy Computing (TwC) memo to all employees, calling on them to rethink their approach to products and strive to deliver products that are “as available, reliable and secure as standard services such as electricity, water services, and telephony.” This was a big, bold goal certainly, but also one that security and privacy professionals could really embrace.


Ten years have completely changed computing. We went from PCs and dial-up Internet to smartphones that are constantly connected to Cloud services and do things that our old personal computers could never dream of.  These changes, combined with the growing integration of computing into our daily lives, means that Trustworthy Computing is needed now more than ever. The Trustworthy Computing team is marking the milestone today on the Microsoft News Center and with this info graphic that captures points in time from the 10 year journey.  Also visit the Microsoft Security Blog, the SDL blog, or the TwC blog, where you’ll find some other posts sharing perspective on the first 10 years of Trustworthy Computing.