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Here are the headlines from March 19, 2014:

 

Top News:

 

SQL Server 2014 released to manufacturing for April 1 availability

Free MVA course: System Center 2012 R2 Advisor for IT Pros

New virtual labs: Get hands-on experience with Windows Azure Pack

Mark your calendar for our Accelerate Your Insights event

 

 

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 Express CTP2

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Windows Azure Pack

 

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Training and Books

 

Free MVA course: System Center 2012 R2 Advisor for IT pros

Free MVA training: Virtualizing your data center with Hyper-V and System Center
Now available on demand: SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
 
Recommended Windows Server MVA training:
·       Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
·       Windows Server 2012 R2: Web and Application Platform
·       What’s New in VDI for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1
·       Windows Server 2012 R2: Storage

 

 

 

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Spend a day working hands-on with Windows Azure
Join us at the Gartner Business Intelligence & Analytics Summit 2014
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