TechNet Webcast: Best Practices for Security Update Management with Systems Management Server 2003 (Level 200)
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Join this webcast to learn about the best practices you should consider when you develop an update management solution using Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003. Get detailed recommendations for all parts of a software update solution, including the setup stage and the software update cycle. We provide specific guidance on updating  desktop, mobile, and server computers. We also discuss using the Dell inventory tool to update Dell servers.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287454&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 for Exchange Deployments (Level 200)
Friday, January 27, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Keith Combs, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
In this webcast, we explore the Microsoft Exchange 2003 Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 and show how it can help your organization proactively identify problems. We discuss the monitoring capabilities provided by this management pack and demonstrate how they can help you to identify problems and quickly solve them. We also examine the reporting capabilities provided by this management pack and explain how they can help you avoid problems.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287397&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Introducing System Center Capacity Planner 2006 (Level 100)  
Tuesday, January 31, 2006 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Pacific Time
Brad Anderson, General Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft System Center Capacity Planner 2006 uses state of the art modeling technology to bring unprecedented functionality and flexibility to the process of performance analysis and planning of distributed application deployments. In this webcast, learn how System Center Capacity Planner provides the guidance you need to plan an efficient custom deployment of these applications, while also allowing for “what-if” analysis for future planning. We discuss tools and features such as the automated sizing of hardware requirements, the powerful built-in simulation engine that predicts the performance of any future deployment, and reports that show both system capacity and user experience.  Watch the TechNet webcast with Brad Anderson, GM of Windows Enterprise Management Division http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=58889  or visit http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/systemcenter/default.mspx for additional information.

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Technical Overview (Level 200)
Friday, February 03, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Chris Avis, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast presents an in-depth examination of Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005, the latest version of MOM that increases the levels of service availability for the Microsoft Windows Server System. Learn how to use MOM 2005 to stay aware of issues, respond quickly and effectively, and demonstrate accountability to stakeholders. We examine the MOM architecture, monitoring components, interfaces for creating rules and monitoring the environment, management pack and tasks, and reporting features. Join this webcast to learn how to use MOM 2005 to highlight, capture, evaluate, and present information to help prevent important issues from going unseen.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032289057&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Understanding Group Policy (Part 1 of 3) (Level 200)
Wednesday, February 08, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Chris Avis, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Group Policy in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 has almost 1,000 configurable settings. This first webcast in a three-part series begins by guiding you through the terms and concepts used in the Group Policy environment. It explains what Group Policy is, what Group Policy Objects (GPOs) are, and how GPOs are applied to users and computers. Join this webcast to find out the benefits of using Group Policy, how to create a test and staging environment, and how to use the two most common tools used to manage Group Policy, the Group Policy Management Console and the Group Policy Object Editor.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032289088&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: A Crash Course in WSUS Architecture and Implementation (Level 200)
Friday, February 10, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Jeremy Moskowitz, Author, Instructor, Infrastructure Architect and founder of www.WinLinAnswers.com, Microsoft Corporation
Patches and updates can be a real headache to manage. Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) is here to make your life easier. Have you implemented it yet? If so, have you done it right? If not, then, what are you waiting for? In this webcast, noted Group Policy and WSUS expert, Jeremy Moskowitz of GPanswers.com, shows you several ways to architect WSUS and get going with your implementation. This is a "Power Hour" webcast with 30 minutes allotted to talk and demos and 30 minutes allotted to questions and answers.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032289028&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: The Systems Management Server 2003 Operating System Deployment Feature Pack (Level 200)
Friday, February 10, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Matt Hester, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast provides an in-depth look at the Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Operating System Deployment Feature Pack, which provides end-to-end solutions for distributing operating system images. We also detail the new capabilities available with the feature pack and provide planning information to help you install the feature pack and get it up and running quickly. Attend this webcast for a demonstration of capturing an image in the new Windows Imaging Format, customizing the image, and deploying the operating system image.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032289103&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Performance and Sizing (Level 200)
Monday, February 13, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time
Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
This webcast explores how configuring key components in the Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 architecture affects the performance of the monitoring environment as a whole. Join us to learn about the support limits of MOM configurations and where these limits are derived from. We conclude with a look at some common problems with MOM and their solutions.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032289106&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Understanding Group Policy (Part 2 of 3) (Level 200)
Wednesday, February 15, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Chris Avis, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Knowing the finer points of Group Policy in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 can help make your information technology (IT) infrastructure more secure. This second webcast of a three-part series focuses on advanced Group Policy configuration options, including locking down desktop workstations and configuring software restriction policies. See how you can use Group Policy to target specific computers in your organization for software deployment, whether you want to deploy an in-house application or an update to software that has already been installed. We conclude with a discussion of the tools you can use to troubleshoot Group Policy.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032289092&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Network Isolation Using Group Policy and IPsec (Part 1 of 3) (Level 300)
Monday, February 20, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Matthew Hester, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Data Isolation: How can it make your information technology (IT) infrastructure safer, and how do you use Group Policy and Internet Protocol security (IPsec) to implement it? This three-part webcast series shows how to implement data isolation in your organization using Group Policy and IPsec. This first webcast provides an overview of the nature of Internet Protocol security. Learn how IPsec can help manage the challenges to secure network communication and the various ways you can implement IPsec to achieve different types of secure communication. The second webcast of this series continues the discussion with a look at how to use IPsec to create network isolation zones.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032289150&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Network Isolation Using Group Policy and IPSec (Part 2 of 3) (Level 300)
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Building on the overview of Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) provided in Part One of this three-part series, Part Two shows how to use IPSec to create network isolation zones. Topics include the advantages and limitations of network isolation, where network isolation fits into a defense-in-depth scheme, and how to use group policies and Microsoft Active Directory groups to restrict access to specific servers. Part Three offers guidance on how best to apply these concepts in the context of several network isolation scenarios.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032289153&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Understanding Group Policy (Part 3 of 3) (Level 200)
Wednesday, February 22, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
If the prospect of migration looms in your organization’s future or you want to improve information technology (IT) security, then you should know more about Group Policy in Microsoft Windows Server 2003. This final webcast of a three-part series demonstrates how to manage Group Policy using the Administrative Template Extension and how to migrate Group Policy Objects (GPOs) across domains. Learn ways to improve security and make it easier to implement security policies in your organization. We also provide scripts to help you implement and manage Group Policy, and we conclude by demonstrating some specific uses of Group Policy Modeling.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032289097&Culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Network Isolation Using Group Policy and IPsec (Part 3 of 3) (Level 300)
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Matthew Hester, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation
Building on the overview of Internet Protocol security (IPsec) that we presented in Part One of this series, this second webcast shows how to use IPsec to create network isolation zones. Topics include the advantages and limitations of network isolation, where network isolation fits into a defense-in-depth scheme, and how to use Group Policy and Microsoft Active Directory groups to restrict access to specific servers. The series concludes in Part Three by offering guidance on how best to apply these concepts in the context of several network isolation scenarios.
http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032289160&Culture=en-US