“Windows 7 : Tips & Tricks” and as the name suggests its a compilation of one of the finest Tips n Tricks about Windows 7. You can use them to enrich the Windows 7 Desktop experience of yours. It contains more than 50 Tips and tricks and an added bonus section for Windows 7 Applications.
Download:Windows 7 - Tips& Tricks PDF
Editor's Note: Choose your Upgrade
Let's talk about upgrade plans! Windows 7 is undoubtedly one of the most polished Microsoft client OSes to hit the market in years. by Jeff James
System Center Configuration Manager: SQL Server Reporting Services and System Center Configuration Manager
Combining SQL Server Reporting Services with System Center Configuration Manager creates a flexible and powerful reporting solution. by Steve Rachui
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit: Using MDT and Single-Instance Storage
Are multiple and conflicting deployment images giving you a headache? Read this article to learn how to manage and consolidate multiple custom deployment images! by Joe Fox
In this session, we will take a detailed look at how Service Manager integrates with Operations Manager (SCOM) and Configuration Manager (SCCM) to help you to more effectively manage systems in your data center, learn how to define and manage business services, manage change to those services and create incidents when components fail or degrade.
Speaker: Nigel Cain, Senior Program Manager
Nigel Cain is a Senior Program Manager in the Virtualization & Datacenter Management team responsible for driving customer focused design and development efforts. His primary product responsibilities include System Center Service Manager and System Center Virtual Machine Manager. Nigel joined Microsoft in 1998 as technical consultant and moved into a Program Management role in 2003. Since then he has worked on a number of different products and initiatives but his primary focus has always been on solutions that make Microsoft technologies easier to manage
Agenda Thuesday, January 19, 2010
The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.1 has free, tested guidance and automated tools to help customers keep their virtualized machines updated, without introducing vulnerabilities into their IT infrastructure.
The tool combines the Windows Workflow programming model with the Windows PowerShell™ interface to automatically bring groups of virtual machines online, service them with the latest security updates, and return them to an offline state.
Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.1 now supports the following products:
OVMST 2.1 also supports updates to Windows® 7 and Windows Server® 2008 R2 virtual machines.
To learn more about the Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.1., just click here. To download the tool, click here.
While TechNet Magazine will no longer be offered in print form, we’re excited about the opportunities that an online publication can provide. New TechNet Magazine Editor in Chief Jeff James provides an overview of some early changes and discusses some new ways to reach the TechNet Magazine staff.
Exchange 2010: A Closer Look
Microsoft’s latest Exchange features enable new levels of reliability, better performance, simplified administration, improved protection of communications, and greater business mobility for users. Read this article for the lowdown on what’s so great in Exchange 2010.
Exchange 2010: Ensuring High Availability In Microsoft Exchange 2010
Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 incorporates a number of new high availability features that system administrators will find useful, including a new database availability groups (DAG) feature.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2: BranchCache and DirectAccess - Improving the Branch Office Experience
Arguably the crown jewels of the Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 releases, get the inside skinny on the benefits and drawbacks of BrancheCache and DirectAccess. Also included: a guide to implementing these new features.
The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released a new guide: Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway.
This guide outlines the critical infrastructure design elements that are key to a successful implementation of Forefront Unified Access Gateway (Forefront UAG). The reader is guided through the logical three-step process of selecting the Forefront UAG features required, determining the number of instances, and designing the infrastructure. If access logging is required, the guide leads the reader through selecting and designing the most appropriate data store.
Download the IPD Guide for Microsoft Forefront Unified Access Gateway at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=169356.
Infrastructure Planning and Design series guides streamline the planning process by:
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Related Resources Check out all that the Infrastructure Planning and Design team has to offer! Visit the IPD page on TechNet, http://www.microsoft.com/ipd, for additional information, including our most recent guides.
The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released two updated guides, Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology and Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services.
With the release of these updated guides, the Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) series of guides further assists organizations in selecting the right virtualization technologies for their business needs.
To select an appropriate virtualization technology, organizations can look to the updated IPD Guide for Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology. This guide walks the reader through the technology selection process for each workload—and is now updated to include coverage of Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI).
If the IPD Guide for Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology points the organization to Remote Desktop Services as a best fit for their business needs, the guide then directs the user to the updated IPD Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services, which then outlines key infrastructure planning and design guidance for a successful implementation of Remote Desktop Services. The IPD Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services leads the reader through the nine-step process of designing components, layout, and connectivity in a logical, sequential order. Identification of the RD Session Host farms is presented in a simple, easy-to-follow process, helping the reader to design and plan centralized virtual data centers.
Used together, these updated guides provide comprehensive planning and design guidance for implementing a Remote Desktop Services infrastructure. The IPD Guide for Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology also teams with other virtualization guides in the IPD Series—to provide end-to-end planning and design guidance for a variety of virtualization technologies.
Download the IPD Guide for Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=160981
Download the IPD Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=177881
For users of Windows Server 2008 R2, the Remote Desktop Services guide is a complete replacement for the Terminal Services guide. The Remote Desktop Services guide reflects the new capabilities introduced with Windows Server 2008 R2 as well as the rebranding of Terminal Services. The Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services remains available at http://www.microsoft.com/IPD.
Are you looking for Technical information to help you with your Hyper-V Infrastructure?
We have quite a lot of resources available to help you with:
It’s here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/dd565807.aspx
Core Configuration tasks include:
Download the latest release and run Start_CoreConfig.wsf
As Infrastructure Architects, you obviously are passionate, knowledgeable and experienced in IT infrastructure technology and want to keep in touch with the upcoming technology trends. Evenly important, and increasingly important in these crisis period, is that you need to clearly connect business objectives with IT initiatives, in order to make sure that business understands the value of the IT platform and hence will free up those critical budgets for your initiatives. Below you can find the links towards the different sessions.
Connecting IT to Your Business Objectives: A conversation about the Microsoft Optimization Models
Is it possible to connect business objectives with IT initiatives? Haven’t we tried too many times just to find that it is too hard? Well, in this session we will go through a proven process to asses you current Infrastructure and Business Productivity capabilities using the Microsoft Optimization Models, and proceed to demonstrate the new Infrastructure Capabilities Integration business solution catalogue for horizontal and industry solutions, which are the latest addition to the Microsoft Optimization Framework then we will go through a practical example of how to bridge a set of example business objectives to with their corresponding IT initiatives.
Are you designing your User Experiences? How does Dynamic IT feel in the real world?... a proven CIO conversation
Can you say that you design the experience your user has on the IT environment they use day to day? Since 2003 Microsoft has been promoting the Dynamic IT initiative and producing software that delivers on this vision. The Dynamic IT vision promotes a virtual infrastructure, an Infrastructure that is designed for operations, a model based management tool set, and best practices such as ITIL, all of these to enhance the quality, reach and operational tempo of an IT organization, and by doing such, also enhance the end users experience. In this session we will go over several scenarios where we will compare current real world scenarios such as new en user desktop deployment, developers environment management, web service monitoring, and remote branch deployment to highlight not only the difference but with demonstrations how does it actually look and feel to have a Dynamic IT working for you and your end users.
Microsoft Software Roadmap: Portfolio Strategy For IT
As the role of IT continues the shift from cost cutting and efficiency to business strategy and people enablement, you need partners who are well positioned across the depth and breadth of technologies. Technologies which enable you to implement a Dynamic IT environment. Technologies that fit within your plans for a Services Oriented Architecture and fit well with the future promise of Software Plus Services. Technologies that you can trust to provide the best reliability and security. Technologies that work together to amplify the impact of the people in your organization. In this workshop you will have a chance to see and discuss Microsoft’s Software Roadmap of enterprise class technologies for delivering a People Ready Business from infrastructure to productivity applications.
Wat is er nieuw in System Center Operations Manager R2? (17 december)
Neem deel aan deze infosessie over de nieuwe features van OpsMgr 2007 R2, waarin we dieper ingaan op de verschillen tussen OpsMgr 2007 en OpsMgr 2007 R2. Thema’s die we in deze sessie bespreken: o Cross-platform o Verbeteringen agents o Verbeteringen management pack o Verbeteringen authoring o Installatie o Reporting
Beste praktijken voor de installatie van OpsMgr R2, informatie uit de praktijk (12 januari)
Neem deel aan deze infosessie over de uitrolling van OpsMgr 2007 R2, waarin we bespreken wat er wel en niet werkte bij de uitrolling van OpsMgr 2007 R2 in verschillende omgevingen. U maakt kennis met de beste praktijken voor de setup, de beste praktijken voor de installatie van een SQL server voor uw System Center-omgeving enz.
Thema’s die we in deze sessie bespreken: o Upgrade paths o Cleaning db o Gotha’s
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2: technisch overzicht (19 januari)
Volg deze sessie om meer te weten over System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. U verneemt alles over de features van Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, inclusief Live Migration support, Quick Storage Migration, Hot Add/Remove Storage, Maintenance Mode, Hyper-V en VMware ESX management en VDI management. Wilt u een Hyper-V en ESX-infrastructuur uitrollen of de nieuwste Microsoft System Center tool voor virtualisatiebeheer leren kennen, dan mag u deze sessie beslist niet missen.
Beveiligingsverbeteringen in Windows 7 en Windows Server 2008 R2 (26 januari)
In deze sessie belicht Windows beveiligingsexpert Paul Loonen de essentiële beveiligingsfeatures van Windows 7 en het beheer ervan in een bedrijfsomgeving. Enkele van de vele verbeterde functies die in deze sessie aan bod komen, zijn de wijzigingen aan UAC, de Software Restriction Policies, de verbetering van Bitlocker, wat Managed Service Accounts zijn, welke verbeteringen er aan Kerberos werden aangebracht en hoe NTLM beperken.
Quoi de neuf dans System Center Operations Manager R2? (17 décembre)
Participez à cette séance d’information consacrée aux nouvelles fonctions d’OpsMgr 2007 R2. Vous y découvrirez les différences entre OpsMgr 2007 et OpsMgr 2007 R2. Voici un aperçu des thèmes abordés au cours de cette session: o fonctionnalité inter-plateforme o améliorations au niveau des agents o améliorations au niveau du Management Pack o amélioration au niveau de la rédaction o installation o reporting
Les meilleures pratiques applicables à l’installation d’OpsMgr R2 – notes résultant d’expériences concrètes (12 janvier)
Joignez-vous à nous pour cette séance d’information sur le déploiement d’OpsMgr 2007 R2. Elle offre une vue détaillée de ce qui fonctionne et des problèmes rencontrés lorsqu’on déploie OpsMgr 2007 R2 dans des environnements différents. Cette session vous enseigne aussi les meilleures pratiques de configuration, y compris la configuration SQL server pour votre environnement System Center etc.
Voici un aperçu des thèmes abordés au cours de cette session : o Voies de mise à niveau o Nettoyage de la base de données o Gotha’s
Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2: aperçu technique (19 janvier)
Ne manquez pas cette session où vous découvrirez en détail System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2. Nous passerons en revue toutes les fonctions de Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, y compris : support Live Migration, Quick Storage Migration, Hot Add/Remove Storage et Maintenance Mode, ainsi que la gestion Hyper-V, VMware ESX et VDI. Un rendez-vous incontournable pour ceux qui déploient ou planifient le déploiement d’une infrastructure Hyper-V et ESX ou qui veulent en savoir plus sur le dernier outil de gestion de virtualisation Microsoft System Center.
Améliorations au plan de la sécurité dans Windows 7 et Windows Server 2008 R2 (26 janvier)
Au cours de cette session, Paul Loonen, expert de la sécurité Windows, débattra des principales fonctions de sécurité de Windows 7 et expliquera comment les gérer à l’échelle d’une entreprise. Vous découvrirez notamment les changements au niveau de l’UAC, l’évolution des Software Restriction Policies, les perfectionnements apportés à Bitlocker, l’utilité des Managed Service Accounts, les modifications de Kerberos et comment limiter NTLM.
13:00 - 13:30 Registration and Welcome
13:30 - 14:00 Introduction in Exchange 2010
In a time, when your organization requires its communication tools to be cost-effective and flexible, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 enables you to achieve new levels of reliability and performance by delivering features that can simplify your administration help, protect your communications, and delight your users by meeting their demands for greater business mobility.
In this presentation, we will introduce you to Exchange Server 2010 -- the cornerstone of Microsoft’s Unified Communications solution -- and highlight how this latest release can help you realize the new efficiency, by enabling you, with less, to do more.
14:00 - 15:00 Flexible and Reliable Messaging Infrastructure with Exchange 2010
IT organizations are looking for ways to provide a more reliable messaging infrastructure, while reducing their costs and streamlining administration. Using Exchange 2010 is a great way to achieve those goals. In this presentation, We will explore in more details how Exchange 2010 gives you the flexibility to provide a Reliable Messaging Infrastructure which meets the needs of your organization at a lower cost.
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 16:15 Information Protection and Control
Based on customer feedback, we focused on e-mail protection and compliance as one our 4 key investment areas in Exchange 2010. In this session we will show you how Exchange 2010 can help reduce the complexity of this increasingly important workload. You will get acquainted with using the improved Transport Rules, Moderated Mailboxes, MailTips, and how Information Rights Management is done in Exchange 2010.
16:15 - 17:30 Migration & BPOS
We will walk you through the process for introducing Exchange 2010 servers into an Exchange 2003/2007 organization. You will learn about the prerequisites, steps required, and the impact to client access for MAPI, Outlook Anywhere, OWA, ActiveSync, and POP/IMAP clients after the upgrade has occurred. In addition, we will introduce you the features provided for Exchange in the cloud, as part of BPOS.
Speaker: Ilse Van Criekinge
08/12/2009 - Brussels: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032434076&Culture=en-US
09/12/2009 - Gent: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032434077&Culture=nl-BE
10/12/2009 - Mons: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032434079&Culture=fr-BE
As Infrastructure Architects, you obviously are passionate, knowledgeable and experienced in IT infrastructure technology and want to keep in touch with the upcoming technology trends. Evenly important, and increasingly important in these crisis period, is that you need to clearly connect business objectives with IT initiatives, in order to make sure that business understands the value of the IT platform and hence will free up those critical budgets for your initiatives.
Eduardo Kassner, Enterprise Technology Architect has built up a ton of experience with these matters in real life cases and he will help you with this challenge in his well know no-nonsense way, combining structured frameworks with do-to-day reality and linking the discussions up-to-the level of the concrete Microsoft technology stack as well as how this relates to business reality in your average enterprise.
When: 19 November, 2009
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Windows 7: The 10 Things to Do First for Windows 7
Getting ready for Windows 7 may seem like a Herculean job—but there are plenty of ways to maximize the OS’s new features while minimizing disruptions in your organization. This offer spells out 10 steps that can help streamline your efforts and smooth the transition.
Windows 7: Groovy Security in Windows 7
Security enhancements in Windows 7 mean the OS is not only more securable, it’s more usable as well. Learn how the new features make life easier and more secure for both admins and users.
Windows 7: What’s New in Group Policy for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Explore the new and updated Group Policy features in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. System administrators will find plenty of goodies, from new Windows PowerShell functionality to updated power options, task scheduling and software restriction policies.
Windows 7: 77 Windows 7 Tips
Whether you’re upgrading from Vista or skipping it altogether and moving up from Windows XP, you’ll need to know how to make the most of Windows 7 in your environment. Here are 77 tips and tricks to get you there.
Forefront Protection Manager: Manage Forefront Security with Forefront Protection Manager
Forefront Security product management is being unified in a single management console known as Forefront Protection Manager (FPM). Here’s a peek at FPM’s features, including its effective task and alert systems and its comprehensive monitoring views.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Date and time: Monday 26 Oktober 2009 start at 19u00 – 21u30
Location: Contributiestraat 9, 9000 Gent
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 email@example.com, include what events you will attend, seats are limited so register ASAP!
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:
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... :-)
18h30: Welcome & Drinks
19h00 : Exchange 2007 Notes from the field by Tonino Bruno
21h00 : Closing & Drinks
Microsoft Belgium, Leonardo Da Vincilaan 3, Zaventem
So sign-up and let's meet at Microsoft for this next Pro-Exchange Community Event....
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:
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
Updated virtualization guides: Windows Server Virtualization and System Center Virtual Machine Manager. These guides, updated to reflect the features and functionalities of Windows Server® 2008 R2 and System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2, outline the critical infrastructure design elements that are crucial to a successful implementation of these virtualization products.
The Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Windows Server Virtualization takes the reader through the process of designing components, layout, and connectivity in a logical, sequential order. Identification of the Hyper-V™ server hosts required is presented in easy-to-follow steps, helping the reader to design and plan virtual server datacenters.
The Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager assists readers in the design and implementation of SCVMM architecture, thus enabling centralized administration of physical and virtual machines. Identification of the VMM server instances required is one of the simple, seven-step design processes presented in this guide.
Download the IPD Guides for Virtualization at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/ee395429.aspx Infrastructure Planning and Design streamlines the planning process by:
The Management pack development course organized by Infront Consulting & RealDolmen
This class is designed to provide attendees with the knowledge they require to create a custom Management Pack. The hands-on labs in this class will walk the attendees through the process of creating a custom Management Pack from the design and planning stages through to the creation of reports. This class will use a ‘popular’ application and step through the MP development process as an exercise that results in a production quality MP that can be used in a production environment. This class will use the Exchange Server 2007 MP developed by Microsoft as an example.
Who is delivering this?
Delivered by a very senior level MVP specializing in the System Center Suite of Products, experience gained with working with large enterprise customers giving them the ability to bring their real-life know-how to their training deliveries.
When will this take place?
This unique 4day training event will take place from Thuesday the 17th of November till Friday the 20th of November 2009 included.
Class will be from 9 AM till 5 PM, with a break before and after noon and a lunch at 12:00 AM.
For more information read the full post @ SCUG.BE
Springboard Series Virtual Roundtable
Windows 7 Application Compatibility Part 2: Virtualization
Date: Thursday, September 24
Time: 9:00am Pacific Time
Hear from a panel of experts how virtualization tools can help you with application compatibility concerns whether you’re migrating from Windows Vista or Windows XP. Join us to discuss how presentation virtualization, desktop virtualization and application virtualization can reduce testing times, expedite deployment and ultimately help you streamline PC management. We’ll cover the latest desktop virtualization technologies from Microsoft, including App-V, MED-V and XP Mode for Windows 7. Plus we share tips and tricks and demonstrate free tools to analyze and fix applications while answering your questions live during the event. Join live on Thursday, September 24th, 2009, 9:00am Pacific Time. Missed Part 1? Watch the replay.
For IT Pro tips, tricks and resources for Windows 7, visit the Springboard Series.
As part of the “virtual” experience, you may submit your questions about Windows 7 Application Compatibility to the panel live during the event—or submit questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Springboard Series: The resource for Windows desktop IT professionals