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Easy-to-navigate recordings of the monthly Directions on Microsoft analyst calls quickly get you up-to-speed on new Microsoft technologies, roadmaps, and licensing policies that could impact your business. Directions on Microsoft webinars help you:

  • Get clarity about new and emerging Microsoft technologies
  • Understand recent shifts in Microsoft enterprise software roadmaps
  • Learn how to effectively license Microsoft infrastructure technologies

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March 3, 2017
This Webinar provides an overview of the major changes in System Center 2016 that will impact Microsoft’s enterprise customers.

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February 3, 2017
This Webinar provides an overview of Microsoft's business health and priorities, how they will affect its technology roadmap in 2017, and what its customer can do to prepare.

You must be a member to view this document. To get access to all our resource materials, Join today. Licensing Windows Server 2016 (Dec. 2016)

December 22, 2016
This Webinar provides an overview of the major licensing rule changes introduced with Windows Server 2016 along with the potential impact on Microsoft’s enterprise customers.

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November 23, 2016
This webinar provides an overview of Microsoft’s Big Data products and services, discusses the strategy to make most services compatible with SQL Server, and reviews Microsoft’s Big Data roadmap.

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November 4, 2016
This Webinar provides an overview of major trends in Microsoft's platform and application software and services, and their potential impact on Microsoft’s enterprise customers.

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October 6, 2016
This Webinar discusses recent Azure trends and updates, an overview of key Azure services, and descriptions of IT scenario categories where Azure offers a solution. The Webinar complements the latest Directions on Microsoft (DOM) Azure Roadmap, which was published in Sept. 2016.

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August 31, 2016
This webinar discusses those new capabilities to be delivered with Windows Server 2016 that merit the attention of enterprise IT departments and also discusses the recent shifts in Microsoft’s roadmap for Windows Server.

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August 11, 2016
This Webinar provides an overview of the cost and risks of remaining on Windows 7 and important factors organizations should consider when planning a migration to Windows 10.

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July 7, 2016
This Webinar provides an overview of the current state of Office 365 as well as the Office 365 roadmap through the end of the year.

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June 2, 2016
This Webinar provides an overview of the new features of SQL Server 2016, and the limitations, packaging changes, and potential impact on existing databases and applications.

MSDN Licensing Best Practices

March 26, 2015
This Webinar discusses best practices for taking advantage of MSDN subscriptions while minimizing the risk of non-compliance.

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