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  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    Windows Azure Firestarter (Part 1 of 3): Getting Your Head Into the Cloud

    Ask ten people to define "Cloud Computing," and you'll get a dozen responses. To establish some common ground, the speakers kick-off this podcast by delving into what cloud computing means. Instead of presenting an array of acronyms like SaaS and IaaS, they focus on the scenarios that cloud computing enables...

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    TechNet Ramp Up: Module 8: Asset Inventory Service

    This podcast includes an overview of the Asset Inventory Service (AIS), How to Deploy the AIS Clients, Managing Computers Reporting to AIS, and Managing Software Inventory that is reported to the AIS hosted service.

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    TechNet Ramp Up: Module 7: Controlling Group Policy Objects Using Advanced Group Policy Management

    This podcast begins with an overview of the Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) product, and then includes how to configure AGPM, an introduction to controlling group policy objects with the AGPM tool, and finally managing group policy objects using the advanced group policy management tasks.

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    Lowering the Cost of Your Email System With Exchange Server 2010 SP1

    With Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1), organizations can improve their end-user experience and lower the overall costs of their email systems. In this podcast, the speakers highlight the new capabilities in Exchange Server SP1 that provide more hardware storage options and enhance mailbox resiliency, making it possible...

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    TechNet Ramp Up: Module 6: Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset

    This podcast is the 6th module of TechNet Ramp Up a series. This podcast includes an overview of the Diagnostics and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) - what it is used for and why it is invaluable for organizations when looking at managing the desktop environment. Specific features to the DaRT product,...

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    TechNet Ramp Up: Module 5: Application Virtualization Sequencer

    This podcast is the 5th module of TechNet Ramp Up a series. This podcast begins with an overview of the App-V Sequencer - what it does in the environment and how it is important to the infrastructure. This podcast also includes how to set up a good sequencing work station(s),...

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    TechNet Ramp Up: Module 4: Microsoft Application Virtualization Management System: Installation and Management

    This podcast is the 4th module of TechNet Ramp Up a series. This podcast covers an overview of the server installation process. And then installing and configuring the App-V client, as well as administering the App-V management server both on a day to day basis and advanced administration.

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    Hello! Magazine Leverages the Power of Microsoft and Novell Joint Virtualization Solutions for Data Center Optimization

    Hello! Magazine is one of the most widely read celebrity magazines available, reaching more than one million people worldwide each week. The company was looking for a solution that would help them increase their flexibility and reduce costs by streamlining their heterogeneous data center. By implementing Windows Server 2008 R2...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    Agency Reduces Costs, Enhances Service Reliability With Virtualized IT Environment

    Hungary's Office for Employment and Social Affairs (Whose abbreviation is FSZH) supports the IT requirements of the Public Employment Service, which operates almost 200 offices throughout Hungary. The FSZH was managing a central infrastructure of more than 300 physical servers, straining the space, power, and cooling capacity of its data...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    IT Firm Gains 30-Times Productivity Speedup With New Desktop Management Software

    Norsk Data Senter (NDS) is a Norwegian IT company that provides a wide range of infrastructure, operations management, and other IT services. A key service is remote management of up to 20,000 desktop and portable computers for customers. However, routine desktop maintenance tasks consumed 30 percent of the IT staff's...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Company Cuts Costs $150,000, Speeds Development With Programming Framework

    Safewhere is an independent software vendor that creates and sells access management and security products for organizations in all industries, as on-premises software or software as a service. To help customers manage authentication on extranets and portals, Safewhere created Safewhere identify using Windows Identity Foundation. The company's developers coded custom...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2010

    Company to Save Months of Development Time With New Programming Framework

    Using software, hardware, and Web services, Thomson Reuters provides relevant, reliable information for businesses in financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare, and media markets. Thomson Reuters wanted to avoid writing custom authentication code for its Treasura software-plus-services solution. The company created a standards-compliant common authentication framework that supports seamless...

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  • Case Studies // Jan 2011

    University Improves Education and Administration Processes With Productivity Solution

    Based in Krems, Austria, IMC University of Applied Sciences has 2,000 students enrolled in programs for business, health, and life sciences. IMC has designed its infrastructure and practices to prepare students for employment by combining academics with practical experience and an international focus. IMC deployed Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2010

    E-Commerce Company Speeds Performance by 30 Percent With Microsoft, IBM, and SAP

    Komplett, a leading Scandinavian e-commerce company, needed to increase the scalability, flexibility, and stability of its IT infrastructure to facilitate rapid growth and deliver fast performance even during peak times. It also wanted to minimize risk and deploy a single customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution. Komplett engaged Microsoft Services and...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    Sony Leverages Microsoft Advertising's Custom Solutions and Technology to Promote Angels and Demons

    On May 15th, fans poured into theaters all over the world to experience Sony Pictures' Angels & Demons, the motion picture adaptation of Dan Brown's bestselling novel. In the movie, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is called to Rome to help solve a murder and prevent terrorist acts against the Vatican....

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  • Case Studies // Aug 2009

    Adidas Scores With Gaming Campaign

    To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the brand, adidas sought a way to distribute content and messaging related to its celebrity endorsed clothing and footwear collections. It needed a social platform where young males could engage with the campaign providing lift in brand connection, affinity, and a depth of understanding...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2010

    City Estimates 27 Percent Cost Savings for Microsoft Vs. Mixed Environment

    Thirty percent of Iceland's population lives in the capital city of Reykjavik. The recent global economic crisis hit Iceland particularly hard. To avoid layoffs or raising taxes for Reykjavik citizens, the city began to look for opportunities to significantly lower costs. IT leadership designed a cost-saving strategy to consolidate multiple...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2010

    Dutch Schools Improve IT Management and Security With Operating System Upgrade

    In 2007, Liemers High School in Zevenaar, Didam, the Netherlands, became part of the Quadraam Education Group, which includes 12 other high schools. To improve operational efficiency, the Quadraam Education Group chose to centralize and standardize its IT infrastructure on Microsoft software, which included upgrading its operating system to Windows...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    Mobile Phone Provider Supports Business Growth With Increased IT Agility

    Rapidly growing Valerus Compression Services needed to contain IT costs and remain agile in the oil and gas industry. To speed server deployment and improve application availability, Valerus adopted a Microsoft data center management and virtualization solution. The company is managing more servers with no staff increase, and has avoided...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    Spanish Airport Authority Reduces Server Estate and Power Use With Virtualisation

    Aeropuertos Espa?oles y Navegaci?n A?rea (Aena) saw its data centres running out of space and energy bills increasing as the business developed. It wanted to virtualise its Windows Server environments and find an easy-to-manage, cost-effective solution for maximising availability. To show how it could achieve its goals, Microsoft and HP...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    Hoster Expands Business, Cuts Costs, by Using Hyper-V to Offer Virtual Servers

    Fasthosts provides hosting services to individuals and businesses in the U.K. and United States. Eager to better meet customer needs and expand its business, Fasthosts deployed Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter with Hyper-V technology and created a Virtual Private Server (VPS) offering. It used the Microsoft Dynamic Data Center Toolkit...

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  • Case Studies // Jun 2010

    How Microsoft IT Reduced Operating Expenses Using Virtualization

    There are many papers published about the benefits of virtualization and how virtualization can save the money. Most papers look at the technology behind virtualization and do not look at how virtualization can improve operational efficiencies and reduce operational costs. Microsoft Information Technology (Microsoft IT) has adopted a very aggressive...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2010

    College Saves $500,000 Through Technology Consolidation and IT Efficiency Gains

    Palm Beach State College faced declining budgets and the need to support a growing student body with the right technologies to foster learning. The college added the Microsoft Enterprise Client Access License Suite agreement to its existing Microsoft Campus Agreement to conserve costs while getting access to a range of...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2010

    Certification Firm Boosts Email Availability, Reduces Management Tasks by 30 Percent

    Sporton International, a certification firm used by leading technology companies, wanted to improve the availability of its email system and make it easier for remote employees to access their email. The company also sought to streamline IT administration, enhance security, and reduce costs. Sporton implemented Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, and...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2010

    Reduced Email Administration Frees College System to Deploy Rich Messaging Services

    Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) offer classroom and online learning to more than 108,000 people across the state. To help its small IT staff manages a growing number of email accounts and to give students more flexibility, KCTCS upgraded to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 with Service Pack 1....

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2010

    Industrial Services Company Revamps Its Infrastructure and Desktop After Acquisitions

    Headquartered in Perth and Brisbane, Australia, Cape Australia provides industrial multi-disciplinary services to the energy and natural resources sectors. In 2007, the Australian operations grew but became more complex when the company acquired three additional companies. With a disjointed technical environment, IT leadership sought a new strategy to improve the...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2010

    Outsourcer Cuts IT Budget by $1.5 Million Yearly While Adding Functionality

    A global provider of consulting, systems integration, human capital management, and business process services to federal and international governments, higher-education institutions, and corporations, Vangent strives to operate at a fast pace to respond to customer demands. In building its IT infrastructure, Vangent sought to establish self-service capabilities so that employees...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2010

    Outsourcer Empowers Employees, Saves Millions With Self-Service Identity Management

    Vangent, a provider of IT and consulting services, wanted to streamline the process of giving new employees accounts and access to the groups and resources that they needed. This issue was particularly important given the company's large number of seasonal workers in its many call centers. Vangent worked with Zeva...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2010

    Deployment Planning, Architecture, and Guidance on System Center Service Manager

    The Management Systems Division (MSD) team in Microsoft IT is responsible for planning and deploying Systems Center Service Manager across the management service support groups, which include Microsoft.com, Windows Update, MSDN, and TechNet.MSD wanted to replace in-house development tools that had been built over many years with a single solution....

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2010

    Football Hero Wins Fans for Pepsi

    Pepsico International wanted to build on the success of its PepsiMax Club campaign. The goal was to attract male consumers aged 18-34 from new markets to its interactive digital football experience to expose them to the PepsiMax brand. Pepsico International wanted to build on the success of its PepsiMax Club...

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  • Case Studies // Apr 2010

    CPC Logic Partners With Microsoft Advertising to Drive ROI Through Content Ads

    CPC Logic, a division of Cars.com, launched a strategic content advertising campaign on its NewCars.com site through adCenter on the Microsoft Media Network that aimed to reach the right audiences with the right keywords on the right properties. As carmakers struggle to emerge from weak sales in a down economy,...

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  • Case Studies // Nov 2010

    A Leading Credit Card Issuer Cashes in With Xbox LIVE Entertainment Fans

    Credit card issuers are scrambling to find new ways to maintain customer loyalty and activity. One of the nation's leading credit card issuers found a truly unique and effective way to promote transaction activity amongst its members by partnering with Xbox LIVE. Credit card issuers are scrambling to find new...

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  • Case Studies // Jul 2010

    Multi-Screen Campaign Is Perfect Fit for TOMS Shoes

    TOMS, a company that gives a new pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair of TOMS Shoes a customer purchases, uses its full-day event, One Day Without Shoes (ODWS), to spread awareness of the impact that a single pair of shoes can have on a child's...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2009

    KIA Gaming Campaign Drives Results

    During one of the most challenging economic environments for carmakers, Kia sought a way to deepen engagement with their brand while targeting a young male audience aged 18-34. Kia needed a way to break through the clutter of traditional advertising while immersing users in an HDTV entertainment experience. The Xbox...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    Ace Hardware and Microsoft Mobile Advertising Drive Increased Store Traffic and Brand Awareness

    Ace Hardware is America's most historic local maintenance and repair business. During the 2009 holiday season, Ace needed to differentiate their business and reach their loyal customers with special offers and promotions surrounding their Holiday Sales Series. Ace Hardware came to Microsoft Mobile Advertising to develop a targeted and comprehensive...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2009

    Snapple Top of Mind After High-Impact Ad Unit

    In the crowded ready-to-drink iced tea market, Snapple found itself in a difficult marketing position: how to increase sales to an audience that sought out innovative flavors, was attracted to standout packaging and now had a wealth of beverage choices. To compete against aggressive competition, the brand underwent a transformation...

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  • Case Studies // Feb 2010

    Quick-Service Restaurant Delivers to Consumers Through Xbox LIVE

    Every day over 130 million people eat at Quick-Service Restaurants (QSR) s. With over 200,000 restaurants to choose from, the QSR space is highly competitive. To break out from the crowd and connect with its male, 18-34 target audience, a leading QSR chain turned to Xbox LIVE. With more than...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    Bing Delivers Fruitful Conversions for Gourmet Retailer

    While retailers suffer through the recession, specialty gift merchants are feeling even greater pain as customers cut back on discretionary spending. Savvy gourmet gift retailers are turning to the internet to make the most of online shopping traffic and to drive cost-effective sales that impact the bottom line. Faced with...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2010

    Bing Is Music to Instrument Retailers' Ears

    With competition growing fiercer in the music retail space, Music Destock needed to find a way to drive more drummers, guitarists, and other musicians to its bargain-oriented website. With one of the broadest selections of quality wind, string, and brass instruments in France, offered at near-wholesale prices, Music Destock was...

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  • Case Studies // Dec 2009

    Poshcuffs Drives Conversions With Bing

    As an internet start-up, Poshcuffs offers an impressive variety of options for every budget, from oval gold-plated cufflinks decorated with an onyx inset to novelty brushed steel cufflinks featuring "Bonde babes." Poshcuff's challenge is driving conversions on a limited marketing budget. To master this challenge Poshcuffs began running campaigns on...

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