October, 2009

  • Free Exchange 2010 Learning

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    Get a head start and become the go-to messaging person within your organization. Microsoft Learning has developed some great, free resources on Exchange Server 2010, including Silverlight Learning Snacks on Unified Messaging, High Availability and Storage, eLearning Clinics highlighting the new features in Exchange 2010, and finally, a PrePress preview of the upcoming MS Press Administrator's Companion Book. Additionally, check back here later this month for discounts on new Exchange 2010 Certification Exams.

    Here are the links to all of this free content:

    Free Silverlight Learning Snacks:

    - Unified Messaging in Exchange 2010

    - High Availability and Storage in Exchange 2010

    Free PrePress Chapter Downloads:

    - Free Chapters from Exchange 2010 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant

    o Chapter 1: Exchange Server Administration Overview AND Chapter 6: Mailbox Administration

    Free eLearning Clinics:

    - Collection 6899: Exploring Features in Exchange 2010 (2-hours)

    - Collection 6900: Introduction to Exchange 2010 (1-hour)

    - Collection 6901: Exchange Server 2010 in an Enterprise (1-hour)

    Microsoft’s Exchange Server 2010 Learning Portal:

    - www.microsoft.com/learning/exchange

  • Join us at the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 launch events and experience our new innovations

     

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    It’s how you can make information available in the office and on the go, across many devices.

    At the new efficiency launch event, you'll see how people are using innovations in Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2 to help meet efficiency challenges head-on.

    You can benefit from the new efficiency.

    Start taking the lead, and deliver solutions that help lower costs and put your business on a trajectory for growth.
    Come to the new efficiency launch events and be informed on:
    How Windows 7 evolved for the modern enterprise
    Windows 7 is the most advanced Windows operating system for business PCs, designed to meet the evolving needs of the users and IT professionals in your organization—both in and out of the office. With exclusive features and benefits, Windows 7 drives lower total cost of ownership by helping your users stay productive anywhere, enhancing security and control, and simplifying PC management across your organization.
    Next you will find out what’s New in Windows Server 2008 R2
    Windows Server 2008 R2 delivers valuable new functionality and powerful improvements to the core Windows Server operating system to help organizations of all sizes increase control, availability, and flexibility for their changing business needs. New Web tools, virtualization technologies (LiveMigration), scalability enhancements, and management utilities help save time, reduce costs, and provide a solid foundation for your information technology (IT) infrastructure.

    Register for an event
  • TechNet Event: Learn how to use Virtualization from the Desktop to the Datacenter

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    TechNet Event: Learn how to use Virtualization from the Desktop to the Datacenter

    Using products that span the desktop to the data center, you can bring capacities online in real-time, as needed; streamline and provision applications, services and data on-demand; accelerate backup and recovery, and enhance availability so that your users are well protected against system failure and service interruptions.
    This event will consist out of two tracks one for Data Center Virtualization and one for Desktop Virtualization.

     

    Following technologies will be covered:

    • Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization
    • Application Virtualization
    • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 - Hyper-V
    • System Center Virtual Machine Manager
    • ….
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    Server Virtualization Track:


    Storage and Hyper-V: The Choices You Can Make and the Things You Need to Know

    Storage and virtualization are two of the hottest technologies in IT right now -- and they're even better together. Microsoft is delivering new products into both spaces. , and Understanding the impacts that storage has on a server virtualization design is key to understanding and successfully building a virtual infrastructure. This session talks about where we are, where we've been, and where we are going. We give you the information you need to know to make the right storage decisions in this new virtual world.

    Security Architecture and Best Practices for Hyper-V
    It is critical to ensure that your virtualization infrastructure is secured and protected against malicious intent. This session will outline the security architecture of Hyper-V and provide guidelines and best practices from a security viewpoint.

    Disaster Recovery and Failover Clustering:
    As Windows Server operating systems become increasingly accepted in the large scale and high-end mission-critical parts of organizations, the requirements for disaster tolerance and business continuance become more and more important. The goal of this session is to cover the considerations on how you can build a complete solution with Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering to achieve not only High Availability, but also Disaster Recovery.

    Microsoft’s Builds the Foundation for your Private Cloud

    Learn about Microsoft’s Private Cloud Infrastructure offering and find out how the latest technologies, tools and resources which are enabling the foundation for a private cloud infrastructure. Learn about the two extensible FREE Dynamic Data Center Toolkits; Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosters (available now!) that enables hosting partners to offer managed

     

    Client Virtualization Track:


    Desktop Virtualization: Providing You with Clear Guidance

    This business value session will review the different desktop virtualization solutions available and provide you with the context you need to create a meaningful and actionable plan to leverage Desktop Virtualization technologies to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase business agility.  You will learn about VDI, App-V, MED-V, and other virtualization options in the context of selecting the "right tool for the right job" for your business needs.

    Desktop Virtualization – The App-V side
    App-V explained, what it is, how it works, what is the relation to Desktop Virtualization and how can App-V help us to achieve the Optimized Desktop vision. We will discuss deployment options and show an App-V Sequence and Deployment demo.

    MED-V Client Hosted Desktop Virtualization
    Client Hosted Desktop Virtualization – How can MED-V help us to achieve the Optimized Desktop vision. The difference between managed and unmanaged XP mode and we will show a MED-V demo.

     

    Speakers:

    Isaac Roybal – Product Manager Virtualization – Microsoft Corp

    Isaac Roybal is a Product Manager in Microsoft’s Virtualization Marketing team. His responsibilities cover the Cloud Computing Infrastructure Initiative from a private cloud perspective, Dynamic Datacenter Toolkits for both hosters and enterprises and the Dynamic Datacenter Alliance.  Isaac’s career started in Systems and Network Engineering working with Windows Server since NT 3.51. Prior to his current role, Isaac managed Microsoft’s Hyper-V and IIS product marketing efforts. He has been involved in IT for over 13 years (8 with Microsoft), received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from New Mexico Highlands University and has his MCSE certification in NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and 2003.

     

    Vijay Tewari – Program Manager Virtualization – Microsoft Corp

    Vijay Tewari is a Principal Program Manager with the Windows Server Virtualization team at Microsoft. He has over 15 years of experience in the industry and has authored multiple specifications relating to systems management such as WS-Management. He owns the development of the Hyper-V role and the Microsoft Hyper-V Server.

     

    Alexander Rublowsky - Group Manager, Desktop Virtualization for Windows Commercial - Microsoft Corporation

    Alexander Rublowsky is responsible for leading Microsoft’s Desktop Virtualization Sales Strategy for Windows Client. Responsibilities include the sales management of  Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) and Desktop Virtualization technologies like Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Application Virtualization (App-V) and Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V).

    Prior to managing Client Virtualization Sales Strategy, Rublowsky managed the Enterprise Partner Ecosystem for Windows Client including the development of the Application Compatibility Factory and led the Windows Client Deployment Team. Prior to joining Windows Client Rublowsky held Product Management, Product Marketing positions for product with revenue over $2.5 Billion and developed a unique demand based pricing strategy for Hardware Systems.  Rublowsky holds a Master Degree from the George Washington University’s GSPM and an undergraduate degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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  • PRO-Exchange Community Event: Exchange 2007: Notes from the field

    With the arrival of Exchange 2010 you will hear a lot of noise on this technology and as an Exchange community we will surely contribute to that noise.

    However not everybody has the opportunity to move to Exchange 2010, some of use are still on Exchange 2003, or even on Exchange 5.5, and are currently in transition to Exchange 2007.

    Therefore we decided that our next community event will be on "lessons learned" when implementing Exchange 2007. Let's call it Exchange 2007: Notes from the field...

    In 2 hours we will try to go over the following topics:

    • Firewall & Static Ports
    • Scalability
    • Cross-Forest Availability, IOREPL
    • Transitioning
    • High Availability options (SSC vs CCR vs SCR)
    • Storage (DAS vs SAN)
    • Acceptance & Validation (ex. Loadgen)
    • Troubleshooting (Perfmon, Extram, Usermon,ExRCA, etc..)
    • and much more...

    The idea is that we will present all of these topics in powerpoint format but to get the most out of this event we expect you to INTERACT. We want to hear about your horror stories, lessons learned and how you creatively worked around an issue.

    This event is 100% pure tech talk... :-)

    WHEN:

    Thursday 22/10/2009

    AGENDA:

    18h30: Welcome & Drinks

    19h00 : Exchange 2007 Notes from the field by Tonino Bruno

    21h00 : Closing & Drinks

    WHERE:

    Microsoft Belgium, Leonardo Da Vincilaan 3, Zaventem

    So sign-up and let's meet at Microsoft for this next Pro-Exchange Community Event....

    --> REGISTER HERE FOR OUR NEXT PRO-EXCHANGE COMMUNITY EVENT
  • WinSec UG meeting: AD Security and Audit – Best practices

    we would like to invite you to an event on AD Security and Audit – Best practices, on Thursday 29th of October 2009, with the valued cooperation of our event sponsor Quest Belgium.

    In a first part, Winsec will discuss some practical hints & tips on managing AD security and audit.

    Secondly, Quest will show a practical demo on AD security and audit solutions, including:

    - Access control

    - Change Auditing

    - Authentication management (SSO, OTP, …)

    Location: Quest Belgium, REGUS PEGASUS PARK

    Address: Pegasuslaan 5, 1831 Diegem

    Time: 18h30 tot +/- 21h30

     

    Register: info@winsec.be

  • IT-Talks UG event: "Working with Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 "

    Topic: During this event we will focus on TMG the follow up of ISA server and all its old and new features.

    Speaker: Tom Decaluwé

    Event

    Info

    It-Short talk

    Date and time: Monday 26 Oktober 2009 start at 19u00 – 21u30

    Location: Contributiestraat 9, 9000 Gent

    Entry: Free

    Focus: During this event we will focus on the theory of the new features inside the TMG project and how and why to use them in your production networks.

    Full day talk

    Date and time: Saturday 21 November start at 10u00 – 17u30

    Location: Spes Nostra - Koning Albertstraat 50 - 8520 Kuurne

    Entry: 15€ for drinks and lunch

    Focus: During this event we will focus on hands on practice lab around  implementing TMG in your network.

    you can register for these event by sending an email to tom@decaluwe.eu, include what events you will attend, seats are limited so register ASAP!

  • SQL Server Day 2009

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    Dear,

    The Belgian SQL Server User Group (SQLUG.BE vzw) and Microsoft would like to invite you to the 2nd annual Belgian SQL Server Day. With a strong set of sessions and speakers, the opportunity to connect with over 250 of your peers and the first sneak preview of SQL Server 2008 R2 we’re confident you’ll enjoy SQL Server Day 2009.

    We’ll kick off the day with an opening Keynote by Microsoft. Together with you, the Microsoft team will take a look at the power of the SQL Server Platform today and how it will evolve with SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Azure. Expect a powerful session filled with lots of demos that walk the talk.

    We are very happy to announce that Chris Webb will fly in to cover one of the technical sessions as well as the closing keynote, where he will point out how Microsoft will achieve new breakthroughs in Self-Service Business Intelligence (BI) with PowerPivot (aka. Gemini).

    SQL Server Day 2009 also brings you 8 technical sessions, tailored to your needs as a SQL Server and Microsoft Business Intelligence professional. A taste of what to expect :

    · Designing effective aggregations in Analysis Services 2008

    · New features in Report Builder 3.0

    · Policy Based Management

    · Managing Data Movement

    · Changes in SQL Server 2008 R2

    · Effective ETL with Integration Services

    · … and much more

    As always, all sessions are presented by recognized SQL Server specialists and SQL Server MVPs.

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    Register now to connect to other members of the SQL Server Community, get answers to your questions and harness the energy of SQL Server 2008 R2.

    SQL Server Day 2009 will take place on Thursday December 3rd, 2009 in Utopolis Mechelen.

    Full details for the event and registration can be found on www.sqlserverday.be.

    Looking forward to see you on December 3rd,

    The SQL Server Day Team.

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