Slate Devices and the Windows Enterprise

Slates are among the hottest consumer and enterprise devices today and consumerization of IT has driven lots of discussion and analysis about how and when to leverage these devices in the Enterprise. In this session we will detail Microsoft’s Strategy around Slate devices, Technical differentiators you can expect in Windows Slates, technology we have to support non Windows Slates, and we’ll show you some of the existing and upcoming Windows Slates.

Why Desktop IT Pros Should Care About the Cloud

One term gets used and abused in the tech world: Cloud. How does it impact the desktop? What is really possible today? In our session your will learn how the cloud will allow you to quickly scale to more users, manage your users and devices without having to invest in a large infrastructure, and provide the latest productivity services to your business. We will first start off introducing Windows Intune and discussing best practices in PC management, the challenges of protecting and supporting remote users and their experience with Windows Intune. In addition to product demonstration we will dig into the how-to tips and tricks behind support your on premise PC’s as well as those non-domain joined in remote locations. Then we will show how Office 365 enables business to quickly use the latest client & server technologies, Office Professional Plus, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Lync Online, through one easy to manage portal. Desktop IT Pros are key to helping their customers update the desktop with Office Professional Plus and enable the anywhere access to e-mail, documents, and collaboration.

The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack: What’s New in MDOP 2011 and What’s Coming Soon

MDOP has been updated for 2011, with all new versions of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.6 Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V) 2.0. Find out how App-V 4.6 SP1 helps you make virtualizing and managing your applications easy, fast and predictable, while MED-V 2.0 helps you break barriers to Windows 7 migration. Coming soon to MDOP: Microsoft BitLocker Administration and Monitoring (MBAM), and the Diagnostic and Recovery Toolset (DaRT) 7. See how MBAM can help you deploy and provision BitLocker, improve compliance and reporting and allow standard users to perform basic BitLocker tasks. And you’ll get a sneak peek at new DaRT 7 features.

Planning & Customizing Office 2010 for your Environment

Many IT Pros are starting from scratch when planning their organization's desktop refresh and Office 2010 rollout. Get a head start by attending this session! For Office 2010 there are key planning stages for file compatibility and remediation, add-in compatibility, and Office customization. You will learn the toolset needed for each of these phases, such as the OMPM, OEAT, OCCI, and OCT. You will learn about managing Office through SCM and Office 2010 security features, as well as SP1. The last section will highlight free resources to help ready and train your users as part of your deployment plan. This session will prepare you to leverage the Office 2010 resources for a smooth rollout!

Alphabet Soup Deployment – Understanding MDT, WDS, MAP, ACT, SCCM, and USMT

This deep dive session will cover why using Microsoft’s package-based imaging tools will save you time and money over your current sector based imaging product. We’ll cover how these free tools (MDT. WDS, MAP, and ACT) will allow you to seamlessly categorize what applications you currently have, which ones are supported with Windows 7, provide app compat help and move your users from Windows XP to Windows 7, along with all their data, in less than 60 minutes! This is a must-see session for those deploying Windows and Office.

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Registration

Register for the Dallas event on May 11th @ https://www.ustechsregister.com/springboardseriestour/registrationcreateaccount.aspx?EV=5086. See the other cities and dates at http://www.springboardseriestour.com/register.