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Volume 15, Issue 23 | October 16, 2013

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New download: SQL Server 2014 CTP2 now available for evaluation



Free ebook: Introducing Windows Azure for IT Professionals



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New: SQL Server 2014 CTP2

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Get ready for Windows XP end of support: Free migration to Windows 7 course on MVA

Windows XP support ends on April 8, 2014. Now is the time to plan your Windows XP migration to Windows 7. This new MVA course describes the steps to take and the tools that will help make the migration and setup process seamless while providing business continuity. Register now.


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Now available: SUSE Cloud 2.0 with support for Microsoft Hyper-V

SUSE recently announced the general availability of SUSE Cloud 2.0, an enterprise-ready OpenStack distribution for building private clouds. This release includes full support for Microsoft Hyper-V, helping customers set up mixed hypervisor private clouds that can be rapidly deployed and easily managed. This announcement is the next step in our longstanding efforts with SUSE to support interoperability from the datacenter to the cloud. Get started by downloading the Hyper-V Server 2012 R2 Preview.

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With the release of Windows Server 2012 R2 nearly here, now is a great time to view this demo-rich Jump Start training designed to show IT pros the new capabilities and features available in Windows Server 2012 R2. Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist Rick Claus and Corey Hynes, Lead Architect and President of holSystems, demonstrate these new capabilities through numerous scenarios and demos