For all those who live in the Phoenix area and wanted to attend a TechNet Event in our Q1 (July - October 4), I have good news!!! I worked with Rob Bagby (MSDN presenter) and a few other marketing folks to hold an ad-hoc TechNet Event in Phoenix on September 26th. The event will take place from 8 AM - 12 PM (just like normal) at the Microsoft office on Central and Thomas. The registration link is: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032351529. You can also find it on the drop down on www.technetevents.com.
Please go register for this now! We only have room for about 100 people since this is not a theater so get registered before it fills up!!!! If you have friends / co-workers who don't read this blog but are interested in attending, please pass the registration link on to them. We have 2 topics this time around:
Optimizing your IT Infrastructure with Microsoft Forefront and Microsoft System Center
IT infrastructure should be an organization’s greatest strategic asset and business enabler. In this session, we’ll discuss the technologies that will help you advance from a costly and inefficient IT environment to an IT infrastructure that is secure, well managed, and highly efficient. Security and management are integral parts of the core infrastructure of every business, so we’ll also discuss how to use Microsoft technologies, including Forefront™ Security and System Center solutions, to help IT managers achieve these benefits and much more.
At the end of the session, we’ll introduce Essentials 2007 – a new management solution in the System Center family of IT systems management products specifically designed for midsized businesses. Essentials 2007 provides a unified management solution that enables IT professionals in midsize organizations to proactively manage their IT environment with greater confidence and efficiency.
• How Forefront Security can protect systems
• Using System Center Configuration Manager to distribute patches
• How System Center Operations Manager can monitor environment
• Integrating Forefront and Active Directory for policy management
• System Center essentials overview
Next Generation Networking with Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
Get the inside track on the next generation of networking features in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista. In this dynamic session, you’ll see how to prepare for the enhanced performance, scalability, and manageability features coming in the next releases of Windows. We’ll also cover Receive Window Auto-Tuning, TCP Chimney protocol stack offload, IP security (IPsec), policy-based Quality of Service (QoS), and full support for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. Join us and discover how these new networking innovations can deliver a more fully connected experience, lower operational costs, and provide faster, more reliable Windows networking.
• Benefits of the new TCP/IP protocol suite
• How to tune TCP/IP for best performance
• Next generation networking features in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista Security and Reliability Enhancements for Windows Vista