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Announcement: Configuration Manager Documentation Library Update for June 2013

The Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager has been updated on the web and the latest content has Updated: June 1, 2013 at the top of the topic. This month’s update sees the first installment of our prerelease documentation for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, to support the Preview release.  However, remember...

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Easy Web App Integration with Windows Azure Active Directory, ASP.NET & Visual Studio

Howdy folks, Today’s post is a deep dive on some of the cool new capabilities in our developer tools and frameworks that we announced today. Working with the ASP.NET and Visual Studio teams, we’ve made some big enhancements that make it easy for developers to use Windows Azure Active Directory as their authentication service. Our guest...

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Announcement: Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2013 Preview Now Available

The Client Management team is happy to announce the availability of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) 2013 Preview. Download the installer file and release notes from the Client Management program on Connect in the MDT group. New members must first join the MDT group of the Client Management program on Connect. MDT 2013 Preview includes:...

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TechEd Europe: Big Bets & Big Opportunities

I am absolutely thrilled to be delivering the Day 1 keynote at TechEd Europe for the third straight year. This is consistently an amazing event with the very best and brightest companies and IT pros across Europe, not to mention some equally amazing products to highlight and demonstrate. There were some big announcements at TechEd...

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Enhancements to Behavior Monitoring and Network Inspection System in the Microsoft anti-malware platform

Behavior Monitoring, spotting suspicious malware since 2010 Behavior Monitoring (BM) has been a vital part of finding new malware through our telemetry and sample collection processes since 2010. It’s also a protection feature, which I’ll discuss below. Our recent antimalware platform update has introduced network real-time inspection (NRI) to BM, giving much-needed network behavior coverage....

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Building Multi-Factor Authentication into Your Applications Using the SDK

Howdy folks, Last week I blogged about the preview of our new multi-factor authentication service and shared information on how to enable it for use with your Windows Azure Active Directory. Since then, I received a number of questions from developers asking for information on how to write applications that called the service directly. So this week Steve Dispensa,...

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Now Available: Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1

Cumulative Update 2 for Configuration Manager SP1 is now available as a hotfix download via KB 2854009. In addition to various issue fixes, this update also includes the following: An updated Cumulative Update Setup Wrapper (Installer). The installer can now be run again on the same site server to create or to re-create deployment assistance...

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‘In the Cloud’ podcast, Episode 10: Service Template for SharePoint 2013

This week’s episode, we discuss the very popular Service Template for SharePoint 2013 and talk with its creator, Jim Britt. I first talked about this service template in my keynote at MMS 2013, and I encouraged everyone to read more about it in the “Automation” track of the Building Clouds blog. The Service Template is...

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