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March, 2010

  • Announcing the Microsoft Desktop Player

    Check out the Microsoft Desktop Player , now in beta, to find contextual content for IT professionals and developers based on your adoption lifecycle. The Desktop Player filters content by topic based on your role and where you are in your adoption lifecycle...
  • Install the Cumulative Security Update MS10-018 for Internet Explorer

    Security Update MS10-018 resolves nine privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Internet Explorer. The more severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page using...
  • Forefront Identity Manager 2010 Trial Software Now Available

    Announced at the RSA Conference 2010, this successor to Identity Lifecycle Manager delivers an integrated identity management solution with self-service capabilities for Office end-users, administrative tools and enhanced automation for IT professionals...
  • The new TechNet is here

    I’m delighted to announce the launch of the new TechNet experience. Aside from the many look-and-feel and usability improvements, here are a few of my favorite new features: · Constantly updated news from real people on the home page (you’ll want...
  • Microsoft launches new Cloud Services site

    Check out Microsoft’s new Cloud Services site for details on how Microsoft is delivering a broad set of enterprise-ready products and services in the cloud. Also watch Steve Ballmer discuss the Five Dimensions of the Cloud , and navigate to the content...
  • More resources to bolster your FIM 2010 trial

    Along with last week’s release to manufacturing of Microsoft Forefront Identity Management 2010 and the availability of the Forefront Identity Manager 2010 trial , there is host of new and recent resources to help you with your evaluation and deployment...
  • Download the Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview

    Check out the new capabilities of Internet Explorer 9, with the Internet Explorer 9 Platform Preview, announced today at MIX10 in Las Vegas. Find demos of HTML5 and the hardware accelerated performance with background compiled JavaScript. Download the...
  • New features announced for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1

    As noted in the Windows Blog , Microsoft today revealed two new desktop virtualization features that will be included in the upcoming Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 and an updated Remote Desktop client for Windows 7 SP1. For Windows Server...
  • Enter the SQL Server Sequence contest--win a new netbook or prizes valued at more than $1000

    For the next nine weeks, we’ll be issuing a new question per week on Twitter , ( or if you prefer Facebook and YouTube .) Answer a question correctly and you’ll be placed into a drawing to win a brand new netbook . (If you get stuck on any of the questions...
  • Choose your next job role and chart your career

    On Microsoft’s career portal, you can chart your career . Select your IT Pro job role and get started with the training you need to land top jobs and advance your career. Earning Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) status opens the doors to great IT...
  • MED-V demo video: Creating a MED-V Installation Package

    This video demonstration will show you how deploying Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) packages can be streamlined by creating an installation package that includes all of the prerequisite technologies (Virtual PC, VM Additions update...
  • Notification of an out-of-band security bulletin

    Microsoft is intending to release an out-of-band security bulletin on March 30, 2010. The bulletin is being released to address attacks against customers of Internet Explorer 6 and Internet Explorer 7. Users of Internet Explorer 8 and Windows 7 are not...