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TechNet User Group Tour – Windows 7 Cometh!

TechNet User Group Tour – Windows 7 Cometh!

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During February and March I’m going to be going around Australia talking about all the goodness in WS08-R2_h_rgb
Windows Server 2008 R2 and the Windows 7 Client to the User Group community.  There has been a lot of buzz around Windows 7 in particular and I know a lot of IT Pro’s are very interested in what the R2 version of Windows Server 2008 has to offer.  So I’m going to do 2 sessions at each user group meeting; one on the server w7-beta_rgband one on the client.  Below is a quick summary:

Title:  Windows Server 2008 R2 – Technical Overview

Abstract:  In this session we’ll provide a technical update on the Windows Server 2008 R2 beta.  Technologies covered include Virtualization and in particular Hyper-V with Live Migration; new management features such as PowerShell 2.0; new Web workload features and how R2 is a solid foundation for your enterprise with new features such as DirectAccess and BranchCache.  There will be several demo’s in this session to give you a hands-on look at some of these new and exciting features.

Title:  Windows 7 – An Update for IT Pro’s

Abstract:  The Windows 7 beta is here and everyone’s talking about it.  In this session we’ll discuss what Windows 7 means for the IT Pro and enterprises and mid-market customers in general.  Technologies covered include DirectAccess, BranchCache, Federated Search, Bitlocker to Go and the ways in which Windows 7 streamlines PC management.  Demo’s include DirectAccess, BranchCache, Bitlocker to Go, User Account Control changes and many of the management changes.

Of course these abstracts are just a guideline as I always know that User Group sessions can go in any direction.  So I’ve been working with all the User Group leads to lock in dates.  Below is what I have so far.  I will update this as soon as other dates get locked in.

City User Group Date and Time Location User Group Website - Registration
Adelaide Adelaide SBS and Adelaide SharePoint Combining for the March meeting Monday March 30th
6:00PM – 9:00PM

Microsoft Adelaide
Level 2, Westpac House,
King William Street,
Adelaide, SA 5000

http://www.sbsusers.net/

http://www.sharepointusers.org.au/Adelaide/default.aspx
Brisbane Brisbane Infrastructure Group
Brisbane SharePoint Group
Tuesday February 10th 2009 5:30PM – 8:00PM Microsoft Brisbane 1 Eagle Street Brisbane http://aususergroups.org/Default.aspx?alias=aususergroups.org/big

http://www.sharepointusers.org.au/Brisbane/default.aspx
Brisbane Brisbane Security Group Wednesday February 11th 5:30PM – 7:00PM Microsoft Brisbane 1 Eagle Street Brisbane Email Wade Alcorn @ wade@ngssoftware.com for more details.
Brisbane Brisbane SMB IT Tuesday March 3rd 5:00PM – 8:00PM Microsoft Brisbane 1 Eagle Street Brisbane http://www.smbitpro-brisbane.com.au/
Canberra Canberra Security Interchange Wednesday March 4th 5:30PM – 7:00PM Microsoft Canberra
Level 2 44 Sydney Avenue Barton ACT 2600
http://www.aususergroups.org/Default.aspx?alias=www.aususergroups.org/security
Melbourne Melbourne SMB IT Wednesday February 25th 6:00PM – 9:30PM Melbourne PC User Group
Level 2 Chadstone Place Chadstone Shopping Centre
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Melb-SBSusers/
Melbourne Melbourne Security Interchange Thursday February 26th 5:30PM – 7:30PM Microsoft Melbourne
Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place,
Southbank, VIC
http://www.aususergroups.org/Default.aspx?tabid=935
Perth Perth Infrastructure
Perth SMB IT
Combined Meeting
Thursday March 19th 5:00PM – 8:30PM Microsoft Perth 
Level 14, 250 St George's Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
http://www.aususergroups.org/Default.aspx?alias=www.aususergroups.org/pig

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/smbitproperth/
Sydney Sydney Windows Infrastructure TBD Microsoft Sydney
1 Epping Road
North Ryde NSW 2113
 
Sydney SMB IT Pro’s Sydney Tuesday March 10th 6:00PM – 8:30PM Microsoft Sydney
1 Epping Road North Ryde NSW 2113
http://www.smbitpro.com.au/default.aspx

If you can’t make it to one of the user group meetings above we will be holding separate TechNet Live events for each topic during February and March.  I will post those details in a separate post.

If you want more contact details of each user group check out the TechNet Australia User Group site powered by Microsoft Virtual Earth.

So that’s about it.  I hope to be able to catch up with many of you as I travel around and look forward to showing you some of the real cool stuff in both Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7!  See you there!

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