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Download Windows Server 2008 R2 RC Today! Vol 11-9 | May 2009
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There has been a lot of talk around Windows 7 and it only got louder with the recent release candidate. Not to be forgotten is the simultaneous release of the Windows Server 2008 R2 RC. There are great changes coming to the R2 version of Windows Server 2008. Our team was on tour over a month ago with EnergizeIT highlighting them with some of you in the various communities across Canada: Branch Cache, DirectAccess, Hyper-V 2.0, and more. I put together resources in this edition on these changes to share with you.

While the teams for Windows continue the push to RTM, our team is busy capturing the learning’s from the events and activities that took place over the past 12 months to get ready to apply them to our next cycle of activities which will mainly kick off again this fall. Registration details for programs like TechDays, AlignIT, Ignite your Career for example will all start to happen as early as July. Registration details will be available in the Flash later in the summer. I want to remind you that your feedback goes a long way in helping us improve our existing activities. I invite you to email me, find me on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter to share that feedback. (Hint: Follow the links below my picture). Enjoy this week’s edition of the TechNet Flash.

Windows Server 2008 R2 – What’s New?
Windows Server 2008 R2 Release Candidate
PowerShell with the Powerscripting Podcast Guys
IT Pro Blog IT Architect Blog IT Manager Blog UX Blog Developer Blog
Make Web Not War
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When do you plan on deploying Windows Server 2008 R2?
0-3 months after RTM
3-6 months after RTM
6-12 months after RTM
12+ months after RTM
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News in a Flash

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Beta

Are you getting ready for hardware upgrades to Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2? Join the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 4.0 Beta to determine if your servers and desktops meet the hardware and device compatibility requirements, and also conduct virtualization assessments for Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.
Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 RC enables IT administrators to use a remote computer that is running Windows 7 RC to manage roles and features that are installed on computers that are running Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, or Windows Server 2003.
Video: Securing Customer and Partner Data with Windows Vista BitLocker

Learn how Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) can be configured and used to implement automatic document protection at the MOSS Document Library level and how Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1 Pre-licensing Fetching provides more flexibility to roaming users using AD RMS.
Hit List
Hyper-V Changes in Windows Server 2008 R2

Dual Boot from VHD with Windows 7 and Windows Sever 2008 R2

SConfig for Server Core in 2008 R2

AD and Linux Interop - Part 1 - AD Domain Join

AD and Linux Interop - Part 2 - AD User Auth

AD and Linux Interop - Part 3 - Desktop Management

See more…
Learning Snacks
Implementing Windows Server 2008 Security
Implementing Network Access Protection in Windows Server 2008
Introducing Branch Office Server in Windows Server 2008
Introducing Centralized Application Access in Windows Server 2008
IT Manager
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