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Microsoft in Government: Cybersecurity for open government‏

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In this era of unprecedented connectivity, cybersecurity is everybody’s business.  Learn how to take a system-wide, defensive approach to safeguarding your networks. 

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News and highlights
Cloud tool helped Florida with 2010 Census count
The 2010 Census is over, but the cloud technologies that were used for the count have broader applicability for cities interested in other citizen service applications in the cloud.

Susie Adams of Microsoft on future of the cloud
In Microsoft Federal CTO Susie Adams’ opinion, cloud will be the next disruptive technology, but the transition to cloud computing is a gradual process that begins with small steps.

Utah’s crime stoppers empowered with fusion center technology
The Fusion Core Solution helps Utah Statewide Information & Analysis Center to better prepare for and respond to crises and to counter potential threats and criminal activities.

Washington State virtual vault adds new data and documents
Local jurisdictions can reduce the headache of maintaining public records and addressing freedom of information requests by storing public records in the state’s centralized, virtual vault, which lets agencies maintain their own data retention rules.

Microsoft and USO take wounded warriors out to the ballgame
Two hundred wounded soldiers, active duty military and family members were honored at Sunday’s Washington Nationals game against the San Francisco Giants as part of the 4th annual Salute to Our Troops, sponsored by Microsoft and USO of Metropolitan Washington.


Technology update 


Download Microsoft Forefront trials and betas
Evaluate the products that make up Business Ready Security solutions to familiarize yourself with the products and ease of deployment.

Office and SharePoint 2010: A deployment guide
Use these TechNet Magazine articles and key resources to help you plan, set up, and deploy the new versions of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010.

Forrester Consulting: The Total Economic Impact of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
Forrester weighs in on the financial benefits of consolidating collaboration, enterprise content management and enterprise search by implementing SharePoint Server 2010. Get the white paper. (PDF 454KB)

Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 now available for download
With Service Pack 3 for Exchange 2007, you can now install Exchange 2007 on Windows Server 2008 R2, and get Windows 7 support for the Exchange management tools.

Windows Intune Beta 2 service now available
Microsoft rolled out a second, limited beta of its new management and security service for Windows-based PCs, called Windows Intune.  Beta testers must have minimum of five seats and maximum of 25 seats to participate.




Improve software security with new tool
Analyze security threats to your software in the design phase, at no charge, with the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) Threat Modeling Tool.

Windows Azure platform training kit
Get this comprehensive set of technical content, including hands-on labs, presentations, and demos, to ramp up your Windows Azure Platform development skills.

What’s new in Office 2010 for developers?
Learn about the new platform improvements, developer productivity, compatibility, UI programmability enhancements, expansion of server-side services, and other innovations in Microsoft Office 2010.

Microsoft public sector Windows Azure boot camp
July 28-29, 2010 | Austin, TX
Join this deep dive program on Windows Azure to better prepare you to work in the cloud.

Miss the Microsoft Public Sector Developer Roadshow?
Watch these on-demand presentations:







Join fellow local government professionals and industry leaders at the 3rd-annual Microsoft Local Government Summit: Managing and Delivering Innovative Public Services: Bridging the Gap.  Learn best practices in the public sector at seven informative sessions, engage with industry partners throughout the day, and network with colleagues in a virtual, interactive environment.  Register Now


Attend the 2nd annual Virtual FOSE on July 21
Virtual FOSE is an event highlighting trends and topics in government IT, in-depth education, and peer-to-peer collaboration.   Microsoft will present two sessions: Quick Tour of the Windows Azure Platform at 10:15 Eastern and Build Your Next Line-of-Business Application on SharePoint 2010 at 1:00 PM Eastern. 




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