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Business Insights—February 2011
In This Issue
Uncovering the Microsoft Application Platform
Achieve Value Through an Integrated Approach
Introducing Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
SQL Azure Free Trial Offer
Shanen Boettcher General Manager U.S. Server Platform Microsoft Many companies are awash in an increasingly complex set of line-of-business applications. Whether they’re small departmental applications or business-critical workhorses, all have one thing in common—they need to run on a stable, integrated, and robust platform. That’s where Microsoft can help—read on to learn more.
Uncovering the Microsoft Application Platform
The demands on IT seems endless, leaving the harried IT manager to wonder: How can I keep the business running, increase efficiency, manage disparate systems, adopt new technologies, and, on top of it all, reduce costs? The answer: Microsoft Application Platform.
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The Complete Microsoft Application Platform Story
Data Services Firm Dramatically Cuts Response Time with SQL Server 2008 R2
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Live Events
See Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Up Close and in Person
Join us for an in-person launch event to learn how Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 can help you boost sales, improve marketing, enrich customer service interactions, and accelerate line-of-business application development.
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Learn How to Better Manage the SharePoint Life Cycle with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server
In this interactive live workshop, learn the role that Team Foundation Server plays in the effective management of SharePoint implementations and custom development.
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Digital Events
Search and Community Experiences with SharePoint Server for Internet Sites
Attend this webcast to learn how FAST search capabilities in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 for Internet Sites can help you create engaging, customized, and dynamic websites.
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From the Community
What IT Decision Makers Are Saying About Cloud Computing and Why It Should Matter to You

Have a question? Submit via our Twitter feed for a chance to have it answered by our experts! This month's response answers your questions about cloud computing.
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Welcome
Contact me:
Dominick Florez
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1-800-626-6307 Ext. 940
Hi. I am part of your Microsoft account team. Contact me today to learn more about how the Microsoft Application Platform can make your business more competitive.
Tips & Tricks
Why Microsoft? Achieve Value Through an Integrated Approach
See why more businesses choose the Microsoft Application Platform as the foundation of their business applications than any other technology vendor.
A Complete and Integrated Platform
Watch this quick video for a high-level overview of how a Microsoft Application Platform can benefit your business.
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Click here to take the next step toward your own Microsoft-based Application Platform
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Application Platform 101
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