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Ignite Your Career Resources and Office 2010 news Vol 11-21 | November 2009
Rodney Buike
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We often talk about technology in this newsletter and while it is an important aspect of your career, the other skills and knowledge you have are equally important. Knowing where IT is heading, knowing where to learn about the changes happening in IT, ensuring others know about your entire set of skills so that you can grow into a leadership role are critical to your success.

The 2009 Ignite Your Career webcast series wrapped up a month ago and the post event resources are now available. Whether you missed the series and want to listen in, or you want to review what you heard or share it with someone you know, now you can! For those under a time crunch or with a shorter commute, Rick created a highlights reel from each show as well. Take a listen, it will be worth your time!

- Industry Insights and Trends — LISTEN NOW

- Internal or External Training — know your options — LISTEN NOW

- Selling Yourself- Are you using all your resources? — LISTEN NOW

- Developing your Leadership Qualities — LISTEN NOW

We plan to develop another Ignite your Career Series later in the new year. If you have topic suggestions let us know by emailing us at iyc@microsoft.com .  Currently the Ignite your Business Webcast Series is underway; I encourage you to register for all five new webcasts today. Learn more.

Ignite your Career 4 new Podcasts
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 RC
Microsoft Windows CardSpace 2.0 and Active Directory Federation Services 2.0 Beta 2
IT Pro Blog IT Architect Blog IT Manager Blog UX Blog Developer Blog

News in a Flash

Office 2010 Technical Preview

Office 2010 is just around the corner with the first beta to be released in the near future!  Get ready with some resources and be prepared to start testing as soon as the beta hits!
Exchange Server 2010: Learn how you can reduce costs and drive business productivity with Exchange

Exchange enables you to significantly lower your overhead while simultaneously boosting your performance. Learn how you can save money by consolidating messaging servers and voice mail, reducing storage costs, preventing exposure, and more
Download Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server

Just released for download! Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server provides fast and effective protection against malware and spam by including multiple scanning engines from industry-leading security partners.  Supporting links: Visit the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server home page ; Visit the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server TechCenter and Browse the Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server Technical Library .
Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2 RTM Available for Download

Service Pack 2 for Configuration Manager 2007 delivers new platform support for Windows 7 client, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008 SP2. If you already have Configuration Manager SP1 or SP2 Beta, you can upgrade . If not, you can download the full evaluation .
Calling ALL Microsoft Technology Partners - Are You Wild for Windows 7?

Are you a Microsoft technology partner that sees great business opportunities with Windows 7? Share your experiences in the marketplace with Windows 7—you could win * $7,000 in professional marketing services! That could mean more chances for you to turn your opportunities into reality! Share your story now!
SharePoint Server Webcast Series: Connect People, Processes, and Information

Tune in and learn how you can use Microsoft SharePoint for Internet Business to help you build your public-facing portal.  In this series, you will learn from experienced partners  how to create secure, dynamic web presence with personalization, rich commerce capabilities, catalogue and content management, business analytics, and search capabilities for anytime, anywhere access by customers and business partners.
Free Windows 7 Ebook Offer

Wondering how Windows 7 works the way you want? Find out now with the FREE e-book Optimize Your Desktop Infrastructure.
Windows 7 Walkthroughs: Windows XP Mode

Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 makes it easy to install and run older Windows XP productivity applications directly from your Windows 7-based PC. It uses virtualization technology such as Windows Virtual PC to provide a Windows XP Mode environment for Windows 7.
Office 2010 Resources
Office 2010 Blog

Office 2010 TechNet Forums

Office 2010: The Movie

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Learning Snacks & Labcasts
Windows 7 Deployment Tools Part 1: Preparing an Image Using Sysprep and ImageX . This demonstration shows how to capture a custom Windows system image using the System Preparation Tool (sysprep) to generalize the installed image, and using ImageX to capture the contents of the generalized system image for re-deployment to other computers - including different hardware types.
Windows 7 Walkthroughs: Windows XP Mode . Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 makes it easy to install and run older Windows XP productivity applications directly from your Windows 7-based PC. It uses virtualization technology such as Windows Virtual PC to provide a Windows XP Mode environment for Windows 7.
Optimizing Operations Manager for Monitoring, Auditing, and Dashboards (Level 300) . Learn how to optimize Microsoft System Center Operations Manager for cross-platform devices, applications, and regulatory auditing requirements, and see how to create advanced line-of-business (LOB), geographic, and executive-level dashboards in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
Asset Intelligence with Configuration Manager 2007 (Level 300) . In this webcast, we explain the asset management reporting that comes out of the box in Configuration Manager 2007 R2. We describe what Configuration Manager reports can be built with customizations, and we tell you about partner add-ons for reporting that are available.
Additional TechNet Resources
IT Manager Blog
How Microsoft IT Does It
TechNet Magazine Online
TechNet Edge
Windows 7 TechCenter
TechNet Evaluation Center
TechNet Plus Subscriptions
Ignite Your Career
TechDays 2009. Register Now.
Align IT for IT managers
Align IT: IT Manager Podcast Series. Episode 31: Talking about Virtualization
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