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Business Insights Volume 3: Issue 6 - June 2009
Christoph Wilfert, General Manager, Microsoft US Subsidiary  
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This month’s issue focuses on helping you manage risk while empowering your people. Don’t miss our feature article on a server and data security strategy that can help you do just that. Also, check out our Ask the Expert column with Software Assurance specialist Eric Ligman.

Feature Article
Have a business ready approach to server and data security
As businesses look to drive growth, they need to increase collaboration, sharing, and access to information—but they must do so while protecting their assets and infrastructure. In response to this, Microsoft is taking a fundamentally different approach to security. We call it business ready security.
Server Security

Tips & Tricks
Microsoft Office OneNote 2007  
Managing your notes with Microsoft Office OneNote 2007
See how Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 helps reorganize your content like a notebook.
Microsoft Office Access 2007  
Learn Microsoft Office Access 2007 basics in less than 10 minutes
Master the basics of Microsoft Office Access 2007 in 10 minutes.
2007 Microsoft Office system  
Streaming videos for the 2007 Microsoft Office system
Discover all that the 2007 Microsoft Office system can do for you.
Ask the Expert
Eric Ligman  
Software Assurance: What you need to know
One of the topics I get asked about quite a bit is Software Assurance (SA). I have several posts on the Blog about this topic; and I just packaged up some of the top questions, resources, answers, and posts into one to make it easier for everyone to find. See the highlights.

Downloads
Take a sneak peak at Windows 7
See Windows 7 Enterprise in action and learn how it can help your business.
Business enablement demands tight identity and security integration
New technologies and business needs are changing the nature of identity management and security.
ROI white paper: Vanguard Communications takes a deeper look
Read about real-world ROI achieved by deploying Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.
Case Studies
AGC Automotive  
Microsoft System Center helps halve data center management costs
Using an integrated suite of management programs to handle routine chores and manage its Microsoft and non-Microsoft data center holdings, AGC Automotive has reduced the time spent on systems management tasks by up to 50 percent, and reduced outside system management fees by $75,000 annually.

Offers
Windows 7  
Save on Windows 7 license agreements
Receive a 15 percent discount on Open Software Assurance or Open Value Software Assurance attached to new PCs equipped with Windows Vista Business. This offer will allow you to save on Software Assurance today, while giving you the rights to Windows 7 when it is released.
Forefront Security Suite  
Save 30 percent on Forefront Security Suite
For a limited time, Microsoft is offering a 30 percent discount on user and device subscriptions for both new and existing customers. You can buy Forefront Security Suite now without any upfront licensing cost.

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Reducing operational costs in your data center
See how you can reduce the IT operations cost of server management and how Microsoft can support that effort. Learn how to identify projects and practices to help reduce your IT budget.
Virtualization on the desktop and server
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