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  • Blog Post: Free Office 365 JumpStart Training

    On May 24-26 Microsoft Learning is hosting a free 3-day Jump Start tailored for IT Pros interested in learning more about preparing for and deploying Office 365. This is the first public training for IT Pros on Office 365 . Find out more about this great free training opportunity on dascloud.net or register...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Berlin Coming in November

    Latest info about the upcoming technical event for developers and IT professionals at Berlin Messe in Berlin, Germany. Brad Anderson to Keynote Tech∙Ed Europe 2010 Microsoft CVP, Brad Anderson , will be a keynoter at this year’s Tech∙Ed Europe event.  More announcements on keynoters and sessions...
  • Blog Post: Future Proof Your IT Skills

    CIO.com lists 5 of what they consider “Indispensable IT Skills of the Future”. Analyzing Data Understanding Risk Mastering Robotics Securing Information Running the Network The article lists those five skills. Looking at it, they look pretty obvious to me (except maybe for the Robotics thing) and not...
  • Blog Post: Server Room to Datacenter To Compute Container

    Over at c|net Ina Fried has a short article , including video interview, about what “… could be the largest data center in the world," according to Arne Josefsberg, GM of infrastructure services for Microsoft's data center operations. But it is not only the potentially largest datacenter, it is...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Career Campaign

    Whether you are currently unemployed, looking for a promotion, or want to be indispensible in your existing role, Microsoft’s Career Campaign provides learning paths and guidance to help you get trained for some of the top IT job roles in the industry. These learning paths focus on some of the most popular...
  • Blog Post: Analyze Blue Screen Errors In Windows

    (via gHacks ) Good tool to help you analyze the cause of a Windows bluescreen (BSOD). Too bad I am running Windows 7 and had no BSOD in a very loong time. The download website at Nirsoft states support for “…Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, as long as...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Application Compatibility – an IT Pro Guide

    App Compat is only for developers, right? Not quite. If you are an admin you know what I am talking about. Lots of application – many of them still on Windows XP – need to be migrated to support the rollout of a new OS. Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit only) and Windows 7 (64-bit and 32-bit) have been...
  • Blog Post: IT Skills and Talent in Canada and elsewhere

    itWorldCanada conducted an interview with Mark Relph , the evangelism lead in  Canada. They looked at the myths around IT professionals, their roles, their perceptions and how IT Professionals are perceived within their organizations and companies. An interesting and important topic, not only in...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Manageability Overview

    End of last week Microsoft published the IT Pro 30 page guide “Windows 7 Manageability Overview”. The information might have been lost over all the noise about CeBIT and recent announcements and the weekend. From the content: Windows 7 Manageability Overview    Increased Automation   ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Twitters a lot

    In a recent blog post Adam Kinney has put together a list of Microsoft Twitter accounts. At least one is missing. TechNet Edge, @ tnedge . The Twitter account for our IT Pro video and screen cast portal.
  • Blog Post: Secret TechNet Edge RSS Feed

    Ever wondered why you missed a video on TechNet Edge even though you subscribed to the all-up RSS feed? Well, it might not be the all-up feed. http://edge.technet.com/feeds/rss – on purpose – only lists videos that make it to the homepage. Now here’s the Edge RSS feed that has it all: TechNet Edge RSS...
  • Blog Post: Saving Money in Tough Economic Times with UC

    In tough economic times like today everyone is looking for new and better ways to save money to support the company’s bottom line. Less travel is an obvious one. Online meetings, chats, virtual events and other buzzwords come to mind. Microsoft is no different from the rest of the bunch. And here’s proof...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Edge has its own Twitter Feed

    Today the TechNet Edge team started twittering. Up to date information and details about the latest posts on Edge are now available via Edge RSS feed and the new Edge Twitter feed . Looking for your feedback !
  • Blog Post: Windows Backup/Restore from a network location

    The Core Team has posted really helpful information on how to use Windows Server backup to run a complete system restore over the network. Scott assures us the same process applies for Windows Vista. Read the full post with screenshot at the source: Windows Server Backup 2008 Restore from Network Location
  • Blog Post: Windows HPC Server 2008 Head Start

    Later this year Microsoft ships the second version of the Windows HPC Server SKU, Windows HPC Server 2008. This product is a real milestone product for Microsoft and – I certainly hope – for the industry as a whole. Tejas Karmarkar a HPC Solution Specialist at Microsoft : "Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: technet Edge in Your local language

    With the latest platform update of our IT Pro Community portal TechNet Edge we introduce a bunch of fixes and new features. My favorite is Edge in your local language. Pick your preferred language settings in your profile and off you go. Find out what the community has to say in Adam's latest report...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Edge Perimeter? What?

    Ok, if you are an IT Pro working on Windows stuff you probably know technet.microsoft.com . It is also likely you know TechNet Edge , the community portal for IT Pros. And maybe you have come across a section called Perimeter on Edge. Perimeter is the Edge way of speaking what's on your IT Pro mind and...
  • Blog Post: Edge Team at TechEd IT Pro

    You could not make it to TechEd IT Pro this year? Just make sure you follow the coolest part on TechNet Edge: http://edge.technet.com/Tags/teched+2008/ .   And here's the team's first stunt (keynote backstage of course): http://edge.technet.com/Media/Edge-on-site-at-TechEd-IT-Pro-2008/ .
  • Blog Post: Virtual HPC Cluster Deployment on Hyper-V

    The blogs on windowshpc.net are picking up steam. Great to see more and more folks from the product group starting to post! I missed one from a few days ago but wanted to bring it to your attention anyway. Yutong Sun posted a blog entry about using Hyper-V virtual machines to set up a Windows HPC Server...
  • Blog Post: What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas

    Wohoo. Thanks for reading on despite the corny post title. Adam and Joey are in Vegas ... working . Working like crazy to feed the Edge . Microsoft is currently holding the annual Microsoft Management Summit at the Venetian. Obviously a must for our IT Pro evangelism team from corp. Being at the event...
  • Blog Post: New Microsoft Product leaked on TechNet Edge

    The guys at Edge really have chutzpa. Don't know if they still have a job though. They have leaked a secret new product. If you go now, it might still be on the homepage: edge.technet.com .
  • Blog Post: Bob Muglia - Senior VP and IT Professional

    Adam Carter - IT Pro evangelist - has just posted a video interview with our Senior VP Server and Tools Division, Bob Muglia. I knew he's a very smart and cool guy and this interview certainly makes him even more likeable. He run 9 servers at home. Check out the video on TechNet Edge: http://edge.technet...
  • Blog Post: Hyper-V WMI Interfaces published

    Well, I guess this is something all developers and IT Pro's have been anxiously waiting for. The Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider for virtualization and the hypervisor API enable developers, and IT professionals, to quickly build custom tools, utilities, and enhancements for the virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Screencast on Windows HPC Server 2008

    My teammate Giovanni just posted a screencast highlighting the key new features of Windows HPC Server 2008 aka. CCS V2. Also, check out his blog post .
  • Blog Post: Technet Edge

    These guys are definitely on a mission. Only a few after launch, look at the amount of content they have already posted. A long awaited community for IT professionals.
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