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. This overview session will cover the improvements to Active Directory, Windows PowerShell, Power Management, Group Policy enhancements, Scalability, Server Core enhancements, Windows Server Web application platform, and new Remote Desktop Services features and capabilities. You will also learn about Direct Access and Branch Cache- features enabled by using Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 together.

Location
Microsoft’s Las Colinas Office
LC1 Building (Right Tower)
7000 State Highway 161, Irving, TX

Speaker: Kevin Saye is a Senior Technical Product Specialist at Microsoft.  His focus is on Windows Server and he covers enterprise customers in Microsoft’s South Central District, which includes: Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Kevin has had a long career as an Enterprise Architect.  He has experience architecting and implementing many infrastructure technologies including: UNIX, AS/400, Oracle, Netware and Active Directory.  He is versed in many development technologies, including both Microsoft (.Net, C++, VB) and Java.

Kevin’s passion is around enabling IT organizations to realize the full potential with Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies.

Cost: Free but please RSVP to help predict the amount of food needed.
RSVP: http://events.linkedin.com/DFW-Pro-Jan-Meeting-Introduction-Windows/pub/181691

Agenda:
6-6:30: Dinner and Networking
6:30-7:00: Announcements, and Business meeting
7 to 8:30: Presentation and wrap up

Website: www.dfwitprofessionals.com