TechNet Flash January 8, 2014: Free System Center 2012 R2 eBook, Flash Newsletter survey, join the Power BI Demo contest

 

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Here are the headlines from January 8, 2014:

 

Top News:

Free ebook: Introducing Microsoft System Center 2012 R2

Help us make a better Flash Newsletter: Take the Flash Newsletter survey

Enter the Power BI Demo Contest for a chance to win an Xbox One or Surface Pro 2

Register now: Learn about the Windows Performance Toolkit in a free live MVA course on January 23

 

Top Downloads

Windows Server 2012 R2

System Center 2012 R2

System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager

Hyper-V Server 2012 R2

Windows Intune 30-day trial

SQL Server 2014 CTP2

SQL Server 2014 CTP2

SQL Server 2014 Express CTP2

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Windows Azure Pack

 

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Featured Content

Now available: Download the new MAP Toolkit 9.0

Top cyber threat predictions for 2014 from security experts

Edge Show: An in-depth look at Windows Azure Active Directory Premium

Understanding BYOD: What it means for your company

Free MVA course: What’s New in Windows 8.1 Security

Video: Microsoft’s people-centric IT vision in action

TechNet Radio: Hyper-V storage options from a VMware admin’s perspective

Enabling the Secure and Rapid Adoption of Cloud Services from Forrester Research

Platform for Hybrid Cloud with SQL Server 2014 Jump Start

Mission-critical performance with SQL Server 2014

 

 

 

Training and Books

Free MVA course: What’s New in Windows 8.1 Security

Find out what’s new in Windows 8.1 for IT professionals in this free MVA course

 

Events

Free MVA course on January 23: Windows Performance Toolkit