Mahalo!

I wanted to get the word out to the IT Pros in Honolulu, HI that there will be a TechNet Event taking place on December 7, 2009 from 1:30 PM – 5 PM at the Hawaii Prince Hotel located at 100 Holomoana Street, Honolulu Hawaii 96815.

I will be delivering a quick 45 minute presentation on Windows 7 at the Angelbeat Event in the morning (http://www.angelbeat.com/?p=260).  Following the Angelbeat event (which is free by the way), we will take a lunch break and then start the afternoon TechNet Event at 1:30 PM.

I will be delivering three of the twelve sessions from the IT Pro New Efficiency Launch.  I chose to deliver the Overview sessions from each of the three tracks (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Exchange Server 2010) since they cover all of the key components.  The descriptions of the three sessions are as follows:

Introducing Windows 7 and the Windows Optimized Desktop

Today’s knowledge workers expect to be able to access data and applications from anywhere and from a wide array of PCs. This challenges IT Professionals, who are responsible for protecting sensitive data and reducing costs.  The Windows® Optimized Desktop—Windows 7 Enterprise and Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack—can help relieve this tension between end users and IT Professionals by providing the tools to balance the needs of both groups. This session will provide an overview of the Windows Optimized Desktop and the key features that help:

  • Make people productive anywhere
  • Manage risks through enhanced security and control
  • Reduce costs by streamlining PC management

What's in Windows Server 2008 R2 for IT Administrators: A Technical Overview 

Come learn about the great new features in Windows Server 2008 R2 with a focus on the benefits for IT Administrators.  This session will cover many new features included in Windows Server 2008 R2 that improve the cost of ownership and IT administrator improvements.  The overview session will cover the Best Practice Analyzer (BPA), Active Directory, Windows PowerShell, Power Management, Group Policy enhancements, Scalability, Server Core enhancements  and new Remote Desktop Services features and capabilities.

Introducing Exchange Server 2010

This session offers an overview of Exchange Server 2010, the cornerstone of Microsoft's unified communications solution, and demonstrates how this latest release helps achieve new levels of reliability and performance, by delivering features that help simplify administration, protect communications, and delight users.  The session will highlight key innovations and enhancements made in Exchange 2010 across three product investment areas: "Flexible and Reliable", "Anywhere Access", and "Protection and Compliance". We will also touch on high-level options around migration from previous releases of Exchange, and illustrate the significant "Software + Services" opportunities delivered with Exchange Online.

To register for the event, please go here: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032430135&Culture=en-US.  If you know of a friend that would be interested but does not follow my blog, please pass this along so we can have a packed house.  Thanks and I look forward to seeing everyone there.

Harold Wong