I was chatting with Alex today who asked for a little publicity on a the following events that will be happening in September. If you would like to receive the UK Technet Newsletter then please register here: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9411296

September 2nd, Reading: PM EVENT: TechNet: Microsoft’s vision for Unified communications

We talk about the “new world of work” and the “millennial generation”, but what does that mean for how we go about communicating in business ? This session will look at how life is changing and how Microsoft technologies like Live Meeting, Round Table, Exchange and office communications server fit together to address communications needs of a modern business, giving a broad overview of each of the technologies, and demonstrating as many of them as possible (within limitations imposed by the venue). We’ll look at the move from voice mail to unified messaging, the difference between UM and the presence driven world of Unified communications and look at the new devices from Microsoft and partners which are going into this market.

September 3rd, ONLINE WEBCAST,16:00 – 17:00: TechNet Presents: MCS Talks Enterprise Architecture session 3 - Messaging

The third session in the “MCS Talks Infrastructure Architecture” webcast series will build on the previous sessions by sharing MCS field experience of how messaging solutions are being implemented today. Enterprises face many decisions when deploying Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 from the choice of underlying operating systems through to implementing a topology that provides a high level of service to the end user. We’ll discuss why and how enterprises are consolidating messaging services and infrastructure, we’ll look at how Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 exists within the datacentre and how to achieve high levels of resilience and availability. Consideration will also be given to controlling client access, message delivery options and optimising network bandwidth. Finally we’ll wrap up the session by looking at how Microsoft System Centre Data Protection Manager can be used to backup and recover data.