Live, FREE events for IT Professionals

 

Go to www.technetevents.com to register.  here is the information from the website:

Join your Microsoft IT Evangelists for a free, half-day Firestarter event and hear firsthand how to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows® 7. See how to quickly get up and migrating both Windows 7 and Office 2010 with simple deployment tools, then exploring advanced deployment scenarios using the MDT 2010.

Session 1: Can We Bust This Myth? "It’s impossible to upgrade a Windows XP computer to Windows 7"
In this fun, interactive session, we'll outline the available methods for moving your Windows XP machine to Windows 7 – while maintaining user data and settings and ensuring required applications are installed in the process. Can we bust this myth in 75 minutes or less? Join us and see for yourself!

Session 2: Free Quick and Dirty Deployment Tools
If you’re a tech of action and want to move now this session will show you how to get your hand dirty with free Microsoft deployment tools.

  • Planning: When planning your migration to Microsoft Windows 7 & Office 2010, specific knowledge about each PC on the network and its readiness for migration is essential. Here we will show you the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit which gathers essential infrastructure information to answer the question “Are my PCs ready for Windows 7 & Office 2010?”

  • Office 2010 Customization: After you create a network installation point, but before you install Office 2010, you can use the Office Customization Tool (OCT) to create a Setup customization file which enables unattended custom installations.

  • Quick and Dirty Imaging: In this section we detail how to create and use the ultimate technician deployment tool. That’s right the bootable USB drive with imaging tools. These tools enable you to sit at a machine and take or deploy an image at will.

Session 3: Automate your Windows 7 deployment using the MDT 2010
You don't have a handful of machines to deploy, you have hundreds – and you want to automate the process. The Microsoft Deployment Toolkit offers a configuration database that enables methodological automation of deployment configurations, allowing you to automatically assign properties based on target computer locations, makes and models, plus computer values. Take a deeper look at this MDT 2010 capability

All events start at 8:00am and go to 12:30pm local time.   Brian, John, Matt and I will be delivering the following events.  (Click on the links for the appropriate registration page):

Date
Place
Presented by

October 12, 2010
Milwaukee, WI
Brian Lewis

October 14, 2010
Indianapolis, IN
Brian Lewis

October 19, 2010
Grand Rapids, MI
Matt Hester

October 20, 2010
Detroit, MI
Matt Hester

October 26, 2010
Dallas, TX
John Weston

October 26, 2010
Cleveland, OH
Matt Hester

October 28, 2010
Austin, TX
John Weston

October 28, 2010
St. Louis, MO
Kevin Remde

November 2, 2010
Cincinnatti, OH
Matt Hester

November 2, 2010
Omaha, NE
Kevin Remde

November 3, 2010
Baton Rouge, LA
John Weston

November 3, 2010
Madison, WI
Brian Lewis

November 3, 2010
Cedar Rapids, IA
Kevin Remde

November 4, 2010
Des Moines, IA
Kevin Remde

November 9, 2010
Tulsa, OK
John Weston

November 9, 2010
Chicago, IL
Brian Lewis

November 11, 2010
Oshkosh, WI
Brian Lewis

November 15, 2010
Columbus, OH
Matt Hester

November 16, 2010
Minneapolis, MN
Kevin Remde

November 17, 2010
Nashville, TN
Matt Hester

November 18, 2010
Louisville, KY
Matt Hester

November 18, 2010
Overland Park, KS
Kevin Remde

December 1, 2010
Houston, TX
John Weston