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There is a great event on June 7th that MTUG.ie (Microsoft Technology User Groups in Ireland) have organised. The Irish Microsoft Technology Conference is an event by the Irish Tech Community for the Irish Tech Community. There is a brilliant line-up 18 expert tech sessions to choose from, covering a breadth of Microsoft technologies. This is one tech conference you can't afford to miss!
You had better register for it fast as I know it's selling out FAST!
Where: Cineworld complex, DublinWhen: Dublin - June 7th, 9am till late.Register Online NOW
Here is the list of sessions – you will get to attend six. For more details click here.
For further details and registration please go to the registration page here. I'd advise you to register ASAP as I know from experience that this one will fill up very fast.
Like many IT professionals, you’ve probably attended security seminars and sessions over the years and gained an appreciation of the various security technologies available. But when, where and how these technologies can and should be leveraged can often be confusing.
Infrastructure security is frequently only considered once server roles and network connectivity has been implemented, a problem made worse by inadequate training. When security technologies are not deployed until late in a project, the result can be poor implementation, weak documentation and compliance testing.
08:45-09:15 Registration & Light Breakfast
09:15-09:30 TechNet Update
09:30-11:00 Is Your IT Infrastructure Secure?
11:15-12:45 Securing Your Network
13:30-14:45 Locking Down Servers and Workstations
15:00-16:15 Vista Technologies
Identifying business assets
Security policy and response planning
Deploying IPSec for domain and server isolation
Building rules and filters
Identifying protocol and port requirements
Managing server roles and lockdown policies
Patch management and compliance testing
Creating Software Restriction Policies (SRP)
Least privileged user access
Establishing client security and software policy
Client and server attack vectors
Managing through group policies
Network Access Protection (NAP)
Vista security enhancements
John Craddock has designed and implemented computing systems ranging from embedded high-speed industrial controllers through to distributed IT solutions. John works as a consultant providing services to industry leaders including Microsoft. He was a key player in the Government Gateway Project, has designed high-availability web portals and help companies build Active Directory solutions to support their business critical environments. In addition to his role as a consultant, he has written over 20 technical training courses that have been published worldwide. He co-authored 'Investigating and Managing Objects and Attributes for Microsoft Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003' which is part of the Active Directory Forestry series. John lectures internationally and has written and presented technical sessions at MTB, MEC, Tech•Ed, Microsoft IT Forum, JDP and deployment conferences.
Sally Storey has worked in management and consulting in the IT industry for Novell, Microsoft and now, independently. Sally works as a consultant on enterprise infrastructure projects in operations, logistics and deployment roles. Sally is ITIL qualified and specializes in building process that keep systems highly available and secure. Sally co-authored the Active Directory® Forestry series with John Craddock.
For any of you who are trying out the Longhorn Beta at the moment and/ just want to learn more you could check out the "Longhorn" – Learning Portal
There are some great e-Learning courses that have just been put up.
Collection 5934: Introducing Windows Server Code Name "Longhorn" (Beta 3)—Free for a limited time!This online learning collection of five clinics introduces the new features and functionality in Windows Server "Longhorn." The courses cover server virtualization, security and policy management, branch office management, centralized application access, and server management. You can take the entire collection or just the courses that interest you.
Clinic 5936: Introducing Security and Policy Management in Windows Server Code Name "Longhorn" (Beta 3)
Clinic 5937: Introducing Branch Office Management in Windows Server Code Name "Longhorn" (Beta 3)
Clinic 5938: Introducing Centralized Application Access in Windows Server Code Name "Longhorn" (Beta 3)
The Microsoft Technology User Groups (MTUG) in Galway and Limerick are putting on a session by Dave Northey on Longhorn Server. Please see more detail below -
Longhorn Server Master Class
Date: 02 May 2007 19:30 - 21:00
Date: 03 May 2007 19:30 - 21:00
Microsoft Windows Server code name "Longhorn" is the next generation of the Windows Server operating system that helps information technology (IT) professionals maximize control over their infrastructure while providing unprecedented availability and management capabilities, leading to a significantly more secure, reliable, and robust server environment than ever before.
In this session, Dave will cover some of the scenarios which will make "Longhorn" server a must-have for IT organisations when it comes out later this year. Scenarios covered will include: Server Management, Security & Policy Enforcement, Branch Office, Centralised Application Access, Web & Application Platform, Server Virtualisation and High Availability.
Galway - For more information and registration visit this website:
Limerick - For more information and registration visit this website:
Microsoft Virtualisation Event: NIMTUG Belfast - May 24th 19:30 - 21:30
For more detail and registration: http://nimtug.org/events/33/default.aspx
Microsoft’s Virtualisation Strategy
Microsoft’s Virtualisation Products: TodayVirtual PCVirtual ServerSoftGridClustering, Terminal Services, MOM Microsoft’s Virtualisation Products: TomorrowWindows VirtualisationSystem Center Virtual Machine Manager
LocationWellington Park Hotel 21 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 6RU http://www.wellingtonparkhotel.com