Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance

http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2006/oct06/10-17Desktop.mspxBeginning in January 2007, we plan to offer the optimization pack worldwide as an add-on subscription for companies with Software Assurance agreements. Customers with Open Value, Select, Enterprise Agreement (EA), EA Subscription and Campus and School agreements can subscribe through volume licensing, for an estimated retail price of US$10 a year per desktop. FYI: SoftGrid…

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Important Changes to Vista VL Activation Webcast for Education

Event Overview – With the introduction of Windows Vista, Microsoft will include updated product activation technology for our volume licensing customers.  This session will provide an opportunity to hear firsthand about the changes and how these would work within an academic setting.   Title: Windows Vista Activation for Education customers Date: 10-26-2006 from 5:00 pm…

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Top 10 Things to Try with Windows Vista Beta RC

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsvista/evaluate/tenthings.mspx   Here are just a few of the top things you can do to evaluate Windows Vista Beta RC for your School or University, plan your deployment, and make yourself more productive. If you have been awaiting a release candidate to start your testing, that time is now.

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Microsoft TechNet Virtual Labs for SharePoint

It’s simple! No complex setup or installation is required to try SharePoint Portal Server running in the full-featured TechNet Virtual Lab. You get a downloadable manual and a 90-minute block of time for each module. You can sign up for additional 90-minute blocks anytime. As part of the TechNet Virtual Lab, you will have full…

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Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance

The Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance (formerly Microsoft Business Solutions Academic Alliance) offers integrated business applications software for your classroom, technical support from product experts, and access to Internet-based training. It also provides an opportunity to join a community of educators who are using Microsoft Dynamics software to help their students achieve academic success. The Microsoft…

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New base OS MP for MOM 2005

Finally, full support for R2.   Windows Base Operating System Management Pack for MOM 2005 (includes some rules as part of the File Server MOM MP for R2 that will allow you to collect quota utilization stats from multiple servers and monitor notification event logs across multiple servers)   http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e553062f-bd85-4772-8037-8b91f457b710&DisplayLang=en  

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Oct is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (good webcasts)

During the month of October, Microsoft will present a series of live webcasts in support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  The series will highlight the viewpoint of individuals from various disciplines within security:  The Security Strategist, The Forensics Expert, The Cryptographer and The Education Security Analyst.   The topic is “What I Would Tell my Mother…

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Windows CardSpace (Cool) Webcast 10/17

Introduction to Windows CardSpace When:  Tuesday, October 17, 2006 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Where: http://www.livemeeting.com/cc/wwe_us/present?id=1032313206&pw=5D367D20&recording_agreement=accepted&formSubmitted=true Registration and Details available at: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032313206&EventCategory=2&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US Note: Audio will be via the Internet, so your machine will need a speaker. Abstract: This 90 minutes Introduction on building next-gen secured Web Services/websites will explore Microsoft’s answer to addressing…

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