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TechNet Webcast Schedule - 2005 09

TechNet Webcast Schedule - 2005 09

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Upcoming TechNet Webcasts: September 2005

TechNet webcasts are designed specifically for the IT Professional, offering in-depth information on how to plan, deploy, and manage Microsoft products and technologies, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows Server, Microsoft Internet Information Services, and Microsoft Content Management Server.

 

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Now you can register for an on-demand webcast and choose how you would like to view the archive (for webcasts that took place December 1, 2004 or later). Register to view an on-demand webcast and download a .wmv of the webcast immediately. By registering, you will also receive a confirmation email the following day with a link to the PPT download.

 

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TechNet Webcast Series: Upcoming & On-Demand

 

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SQL Server 2005: Get ready!

Live and on-demand webcasts available now
Learn how Microsoft SQL Server 2005 can help you leverage your existing investment in business intelligence without sacrificing the ability to extend and add cutting-edge functionality. Through the use of interactive presentations and live product demos, we will step you through all the major enhancements in SQL Server 2005 to give you a head start in your plans to bring these benefits to your organization.

 

Tech·Ed 2005 Webcast Series: Learn, solve, grow

Live webcasts available in August and September; On-demand webcasts available now

Did you miss a breakout session at Microsoft Tech·Ed 2005 in Orlando, Florida, or have coworkers who could not attend? Tune in to our "best of" Tech·Ed 2005 webcasts in August and September for live presentations of the most popular sessions.

 

Master Administrative Scripting with Don Jones

Second Tuesday of every month; on-demand webcasts available now

Join us as Scripting guru Don Jones—Microsoft MVP, creator of ScriptingAnswers.com, MCSE, author, speaker, consultant, scripting geek, and all-around Windows administrator—presents timely topics targeted at administrators, helping you script better, faster, and more.

 

Exchange Server 2003 In Depth: Master concepts and optimize your server environment
On-demand webcasts available now

IT professionals, keep your skills and knowledge about Exchange Server 2003 up to date with tips and best practices from Exchange 2003 experts. Through the use of Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentations and product demos, our subject matter experts cover in-depth topics such as operations, mobility, migration, management, and security, providing you with the tools and knowledge that help optimize your Exchange 2003 environment. Whether you are currently administering Exchange 2003 or looking to migrate to Exchange 2003, you do not want to miss these webcasts.


TechNet Webcast Calendar

TechNet webcasts listed in an easy-to-use calendar format.

 

Security Webcast Calendar

Security webcasts listed in an easy-to-use calendar format.

 

TechNet Webcasts Weblog.

 

BONUS: Attend any live webcast through November and you could win a Portable Media Center. See official rules for more details. Offer open to U.S. residents only.

 

Additional Live & On-Demand Webcast Series Available NOW:

 

§          Active Directory

§          Ask the Security Experts

§          Business Intelligence with SQL Server 2005

§          Desktop Deployment

§          Group Policy 

§          IIS

§          ISA Server 2004

§          Managing a Microsoft Infrastructure

§          Microsoft Project

§          Real-Time Collaboration

§          Scripting

§          SMS

§          To Active Directory and Beyond: Learn Windows migration strategies

§          Windows Server 2003 Administration

 

Upcoming TechNet Webcasts

 

TechNet Webcast: A Technical Overview of Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 (Level 200)

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

The multiple platform environment has become common in information technology (IT). Virtual machine technology, which allows multiple operating systems to run concurrently on a single machine, could help boost your productivity and save IT operating costs. In this webcast we will take a look at Microsoft Virtual Server 2005, provide an overview of a virtual environment, and explain how and when to use this server product as compared to the Microsoft Virtual PC desktop product. We will cover the installation and setup of the product from the physical server to the physical drives.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279578&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Active Directory Remote Administration (Part 1 of 2) (Level 200)

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Harold Wong, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

See the improvements in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 domain and forest functional levels. In this webcast, we show you special considerations for the designing and planning for a branch office environment. We also demonstrate the use of command line and GUI tools for remote management and scripting. Join us and see how to deploy a domain controller to support a remote branch office connected over a Wide Area Network link.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279516&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Essentials of Security (Level 200)

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Everybody knows that security is important to an information technology infrastructure. Agreeing in principle and creating an effective implementation are two different things, however. In this webcast, gain knowledge and skills essential for the design and implementation of a secure computing environment. The webcast covers important security concepts and discusses the need for establishing a process for security within an organization. Learn how to identify system-critical points, understand and assess system vulnerabilities and apply best practices to improve the security of your infrastructure.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279960&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Security Patch Management (Level 200)

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Kai Axford, Security Specialist, Microsoft Corporation

Your security depends upon quick and effective response to published security bulletins and establishing patch compliance across your infrastructure. Attend this webcast to learn how to apply security best practices. See how to use available tools and technologies to implement a patch management process and strategy within your organization. This session covers patch management life cycle and demonstrates the usefulness of Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer 2.0 and Microsoft Windows Server Update Services.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279901&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Understanding Group Policy (Part 1 of 3) (Level 200)

Friday, September 9, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Group Policy has almost 1,000 configurable settings. This webcast provides guidance to familiarize you with the terms and concepts used in the Group Policy environment. We show you what Group Policy is, what Group Policy Objects are, and how they are applied to users and computers. We help you understand the benefits of using Group Policy. Learn how to create a test and staging environment, and see 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=1032279687&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 Manageability Using Management Pack for MOM (Level 200)

Friday, September 9, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Vipul Shah, Program Manager, SQL Server, Microsoft Corporation

Are you paying attention to Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM)? This webcast shows how to manage Microsoft SQL Server 2005 better by using MOM. See what is new in the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Management Pack. Learn how to use different capabilities in Management Pack such as Client Side Monitoring, Service Availability, Performance Monitoring, Space Monitoring, and the ability to launch tasks. We show you how to effectively monitor your SQL Server installations using built-in Reports and State Components in MOM.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280135&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: How Windows Mobile Can Make Your Life Easier (Level 200)

Monday, September 12, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Steve Conn, Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Learn how to make your information technology professional career easier with Microsoft Windows Mobile Software solutions. Integrating Windows Mobile device messaging capabilities with Microsoft Exchange Server messaging environments is not only seamless and easy to manage, it is also inherently scalable. Many applications are available from Microsoft's rich ecosystem of partners to help mobile employees access and manage business information. Sign up for this webcast to learn how to reduce development time, effort and costs with a Windows Mobile solution.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280063&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Server Security on Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 (Level 200)

Monday, September 12, 2005 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Learn how to apply prescriptive host hardening guidance to secure existing servers, domain clients, and high-security environments. This webcast will discuss configuring the domain infrastructure through Microsoft Windows Server Active Directory and applying security templates to establish security baselines. We provide you with information on the security enhancements available in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1. Building on your knowledge, we show you hardening best practices for domain controllers and member servers operating in various roles.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279914&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Deployed Smart Cards for Securing Remote Access (Level 300)

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Larry Talbot, Microsoft IT Security Technologist, Microsoft Corporation

Is it time for your organization to move beyond basic password protection for its information technology (IT) infrastructure? Consider Microsoft, which provides over 70,000 employees worldwide with remote access to its corporate network. Previously, remote access pathways into enterprise networks were considered secure, but often they have little protection from malicious intruders. Microsoft IT responded to this threat by requiring users to employ smart cards, a form of two-factor authentication, for remote access into the network. This webcast discusses how Microsoft utilized and deployed smart cards company-wide, and includes the decision criteria in choosing smart cards over other available technologies.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=50730

 

TechNet Webcast: Best Practices for Optimal Web Conferencing Security (Level 200)

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Max Stevens, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft

Web conferencing is great at keeping your far flung organization in touch while lowering costs. How do you securely conference by Web? This technical webcast presents strategies for scheduling, conducting and managing Microsoft Office Live Meeting Web conferences in a secure manner. Max Stevens, lead program manager with the Microsoft Office Live Meeting development team, discusses and demonstrates best practices for using Live Meeting in the most secure fashion possible. Max also shows how to best evaluate and manage the tradeoff between ease of use and maximum security, using the intrinsic security features of Live Meeting.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279526&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Mastering Windows Management Instrumentation (Level 200)

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Don Jones, Microsoft MVP, Book Author, and Founder of ScriptingAnswers.com

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a robust technology for administering Windows through scripts. In this webcast, we examine how WMI works and show you the wide variety of things it can do, such as collecting information from computers and reconfiguring systems. Learn a methodology for incorporating WMI into your scripts quickly and easily. You will  find out how to use the tools and utilities that can make writing WMI scripts simple and painless.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032276552&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (Level 200)

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Rob Walters, Program Manager, SQL Server, Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is a new redistributable version of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 that is available at no cost. Learn about the SQL Server 2005 Express Edition features intended specifically for database administrators and information technology professionals. In this session, we review deployment considerations and features. We look at XCopy and ClickOnce deployment, local instances, replication and service broker functionality in SQL Server Express.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280288&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Introduction to Microsoft SharePoint for the Lotus Notes Administrator (Level 100)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Amy Blumenfield, Technical Writer, Microsoft Corporation

Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Are you dealing with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) and IBM Lotus Notes/Domino, or would you just like to know more about SharePoint? WSS and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) are in many ways similar to Lotus Domino. In this session, you get to know WSS and SPS from a Domino point of view. Join us as we explore the integration points between these technologies. Discover how they are similar, how they are different and how this might matter.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280065&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Public Cloud Federation (Level 200)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Michael Trommsdorff, Program Manager, Microsoft

Does your Microsoft Office Live Communications Servers (LCS) communicate with other LCS servers and ISPs the way you want them to? Join Michael Trommsdorff, program manager on the Live Communications Server team, as he leads this technical webcast covering the mechanics of federation between LCS servers and industry providers such as America Online, MSN and Yahoo. This webcast also addresses list configuration and setup along with a discussion of potential problems and ways to debug them.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279166&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Active Directory Remote Administration (Part 2 of 2) (Level 200)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Harold Wong, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Building on the first part of the webcast we continue demonstrating improvements in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 domain and forest functional levels, designing and planning for a branch office environment, and command line and GUI tools for remote management and scripting. This webcast specifically addresses the options available for remote management using the Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation Command- Line tools. We also cover other available remote management tools to administer Microsoft Windows Server family Active Directory.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279520&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Client Security on Windows 2000 and Windows XP (Level 200)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Securing an information technology (IT) infrastructure involves applying separate rules and policies to servers and client computers. In this webcast for experienced IT professionals, learn the requirements for securing client computers in environments where Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows 2000 Server are present. We discuss the use of Microsoft Windows Server family Group Policy and Administrative Templates to secure Windows 2000 and Microsoft Windows XP installations. We also provide guidance on software restriction policies, anti-virus strategies, distributed firewall technologies and the new security enhancements in Windows XP Service Pack 2. We even cover configuring Microsoft Office System and Microsoft Internet Explorer for increased client security.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279963&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Information about Microsoft September Security Bulletins (Level 100)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Kevin Kean, Director, Microsoft Security Response Center, Microsoft Corporation

Stephen Toulouse, Security Program Manager, Microsoft Security Response Center, Microsoft Corporation

On September 13th, Microsoft will release its monthly security bulletins. Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the September security bulletins followed by an extensive Q&A session. This webcast will focus on addressing your questions and concerns about the security bulletins. Therefore, most of the webcast session is aimed at giving you the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from our security experts.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279532&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Securing Collaboration Beyond E-Mail (Level 200)

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Neha Sharma, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Is your implementation of Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services safe? SharePoint benefits your organization because you can share information and documentation, and can reduce messaging overhead. But SharePoint can also allow users to bypass traditional antivirus and content scanning, and could provide an exploitable network security vulnerability. To ensure comprehensive network protection, your organization must adopt a layered defense strategy that encompasses communication policy, user training, and consistent application of security technology. Attend this webcast to understand existing and potential threats to corporate networks, and how to deploy practical protection for Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279973&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Performance Monitoring Analysis and Tuning (Level 300)

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Paul Bowden, Program Manager, Exchange Server Development Team, Microsoft Corporation

Are you getting all the performance out of Exchange Server 2003 that you'd like? During this session, which was highly rated when presented at Tech·Ed 2005 in Orlando, Florida (TechEd ID: MSG368), we explore all aspects of performance tuning for Exchange server 2003, covering Windows, Exchange, and system resources. Understand and learn best practices, registry tweaks, and performance monitoring that can help your Exchange environment run more smoothly.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032277520&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Identity and Access Management (Level 300)

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Dave Mowers, Architect, Microsoft Corporation

As organizations grow, they tend to accumulate multiple systems and standards for storing and using digital identities. These systems can include directory services, human resource databases, financial systems, custom applications, and Web sites. This session focuses on the most recent prescriptive guidance in the Microsoft Identity and Access Management Solution Series (I&AM Solution Series) for Password Management, Self-service Provisioning GUI, and the Administrative Group Management tool. The session will also offer a sneak peak at the roadmap for the I&AM Solution Series and the team's current activities.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279715&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Integrate Live Meeting 2005 Web Parts with SharePoint Portal Server (Level 200)

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Jay Vernon, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft

Your organization uses Microsoft Office Live Meeting, and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server, but do you have them working with each other? Join Jay Vernon, lead program manager with the Microsoft Office Live Meeting development team, as he discusses and demonstrates linkages between Live Meeting schedules and customized SharePoint team Web sites. This webcast covers the new Live Meeting Web Parts for SharePoint, and is rich with best practices on installation, configuration and management.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279168&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: What's New in SMS 2003 Service Pack 2 (Level 200)

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Wally Mead, Program Manager, SMS, Microsoft Corporation

The next service pack for Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 is in development. If you want to see the new features this new service pack will provide to your SMS 2003 environment, this webcast is for you. Join us as we look at the new features and updates in the service pack, as well as how to upgrade to SMS 2003 Service Pack 2.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032278629&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2003 R2 End-to-End (Level 200)

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Peter Meister, Lead Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast explores the three key areas of the upcoming Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2: Branch Office, Storage Management and Active Directory Federation Services. Learn how Windows Server 2003 R2 extends Windows Server 2003, providing the most efficient way to manage and control access to local and remote resources while easily integrating into your existing Windows Server 2003 environment. It also enables new scenarios including simplified branch server management, efficient storage management and streamlined collaboration with partners. Windows Server 2003 R2 builds upon the increased security, reliability and performance that came with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280083&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Defense in Depth Against Malicious Software (Part 1 of 3): Malicious Software Defense and Recovery (Level 200)

Friday, September 16, 2005 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Kai Axford, Security Specialist, Microsoft Corporation

Malicious software has become increasingly advanced. Worms and viruses can propagate more quickly and evade detection more effectively than ever before. This series describes how a defense-in-depth approach to antivirus solution design can help protect a computing infrastructure from malicious software attacks. After providing overviews of malware and defense-in-depth, this webcast describes how to implement an effective plan for outbreak control and recovery. We also discuss how to identify, contain and remedy the effects of malicious software.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279534&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Understanding Group Policy (Part 2 of 3) (Level 200)

Friday, September 16, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This second part of the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Group Policy series focuses on advanced Group Policy configuration options, including locking down desktop workstations and configuring software-restriction policies. We provide the knowledge you need to deploy and manage Group Policy in your environment. See how you can use Group Policy to target specific computers in your organization for software deployment, whether it is an in-house application or an update to already-installed software. Finally, we look at the tools you can use to troubleshoot Group Policy.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279689&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: IIS 6.0 Performance and Tuning (Part 1 of 2) (Level 200)

Monday, September 19, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This two part series explains and demonstrates some of the new features of Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0. In this first webcast we explain the HTTP request processing architecture and application isolation capabilities. We show you how administrators can use these features to isolate applications. We also cover the management of Web sites and FTP sites.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279524&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Network and Perimeter Security (Level 200)

Monday, September 19, 2005 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

As enterprises grow, firewalls get more complicated. Do you know which elements of a firewall are best implemented by software, and which elements are more secure when controlled by dedicated firewall hardware? In this session, you learn how to use hardware and software firewalls for network and application filtering, and how to implement intrusion detection mechanisms. We show you how technologies such as Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004, Microsoft Windows Firewall, Internet Protocol Security and network access quarantine can help you achieve a balance of access and security.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279916&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Rootkits in Windows (Level 300)

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Mike Danseglio, Technical Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Are you aware of rootkits, the new silent threat to your information technology infrastructure? Rootkits are a special class of malware. They are special because they are nearly undetectable, almost impossible to remove and their ongoing processes are difficult to track. This technical webcast helps you know your enemy. We focus on the latest methods used by rootkit developers to hide their tools on computers running Microsoft Windows operating systems. The session demonstrates how rootkits work, why they penetrate defenses, and what, if anything can be done to stop them.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279998&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Visualize, Analyze, and Manage a LEAN Transformation Using Value Stream Maps (Level 200)

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Dilesh Patel, President, GumshoeKI, Inc.

A LEAN transformation requires a common understanding of opportunities, metrics and action plans. The preferred approach is to document this information visually in a set of value stream maps. How do you create effective maps? This webcast shows you step-by-step how to use Microsoft Office Visio 2003 to create an integrated value stream map complete with flow, metrics, analysis and an action plan. The map we create is based on best practices from experienced transformation professionals. Learn how to create a successful value stream map from scratch. Qualified attendees are eligible to receive a free eBook of value stream maps showing typical LEAN calculations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032278411&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Office Communicator Technical Overview (Level 200)

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Paul Duffy, Product Manager, Microsoft

Is your organization's remote communication still limited to the call-wait-response pace of e-mail? Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 delivers a fully integrated, enterprise-grade user experience that works easily with existing desktop applications and enables information workers to communicate in real time. As the recommended client for Microsoft Office Live Communication Server 2005, Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 integrates with Microsoft Office System applications and enterprise telephony infrastructures. Join this technical webcast for a detailed overview of Microsoft Office Communicator 2005. We discuss how it integrates with existing telephony infrastructures, and we give guidance on how to ensure a successful deployment.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279241&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Branch Office Solutions in Windows Server 2003 R2 (Level 200)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Ravi Gopal, Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

The Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Distributed File System (DFS) solution helps administrators address key challenges by providing two technologies, DFS Namespaces and DFS Replication. When DFS Namespaces and DFS Replication are used together they offer simplified, fault-tolerant access to files, load sharing, and WAN-friendly replication. This webcast explains DFS Namespaces and DFS Replication in detail, and the benefits these technologies can bring to your Microsoft Windows Server Branch Office environment. We show you how to manage file server resources efficiently while keeping them available and secure for users, whether your users are located in one site or in many geographically distributed sites.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279581&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Defining and Monitoring Desired Configuration Across a Messaging Service (Level 300)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Edhi Sarwono, SYSTEMS DESIGN ENGINEER, Microsoft Corporation

Robbie McAlpine, SR PROGRAM MANAGER, Microsoft Corporation

Do you consider it a challenge to monitor a configuration across a messaging service? This webcast presents a new solution: the Desired Configuration Monitoring (DCM) Solution Accelerator, which will be released in September. Learn about the DCM Solution Accelerator, how configuration manifests are generated, how the configuration check is processed and about the resulting reports of non-compliant services. The Solution Accelerator provides tools to alert users of differences or non-compliance between their present configuration and baseline or desired configuration. It also provides environmental configuration data to aid configuration management.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280068&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Introduction to Blogging for the IT Professional (Level 100)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Robert Scoble, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Jeff Julian, Principal Consultant, Alexander & Julian Inc.

John Alexander, “.NET Practice Manager, Alexander & Julian Inc.

Information technology (IT) professionals are starting Web logs ("blogs") by the droves. Are you to join the IT blog knowledgebase? Publications like ComputerWorld have started blogging services for IT professionals, providing a foundation for your Web log presence. You can use blogging and associated technologies, like Really Simple Syndication to expand your knowledge by keeping up on the latest news, information, and views from other IT Pros. This webcast provides help on building your own blog presence, brand, and traffic. See demos of newly available services that will get you blogging sooner.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279655&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Application and Data Security (Level 200)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Protect data and restrict access to sensitive information by learning how to enhance security for applications and Microsoft Windows Server System components. Join us for an in-depth discussion of the technologies you need to master to implement more effective application and data security. This session covers security best practices for Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Windows Small Business Server.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279920&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Server and Domain Isolation: Protecting Critical Endpoints Using Active Directory (Level 300)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Sinead O'Donovan, Product Unit Manager, Transports and Connectivity, Microsoft Corporation

Did you know that you can isolate your corporate network with the standard features of Microsoft Windows server Active Directory? Join this webcast to learn how. By using Active Directory and Domain membership, you can prevent unauthorized access (external and internal) to trusted assets. The result is a more secure, segmented network of trusted zones with a higher security standard than other methods deployed today. This webcast will detail how this capability can be leveraged using Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003. The session explains the roadmap for future uses of IPsec, including as an enforcement mechanism for Microsoft Windows Server Network Access Protection.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280056&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Securing Your Exchange Server with Antigen and ISA Server (Level 200)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Peter Eicher, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Every enterprise needs inter-site communication, but it opens conduits for everything from bandwidth-gobbling spam to malicious attacks that can cripple your organization. This webcast shows how to use Sybari Antigen and Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server to protect Microsoft Exchange Server from viruses, worms, spam and external attacks. Product managers from the ISA Server and Antigen teams discuss best practices for common Exchange deployment types, emphasizing configuration and tuning Antigen and ISA Server. This session is appropriate for information technology professionals who have a surface-level understanding of ISA and Antigen, and are ready to take their knowledge to the next level.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280058&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange 2003 Disaster Recovery Solutions (Level 300)

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Rand Morimoto, Author, President, Convergent Computing

Are you encountering problems with Microsoft Exchange Server failures, database corruption, site failures or LAN/WAN failures? To deal with these and similar problems, join Rand Morimoto as he presents best practices for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 clustering, dial tone Exchange recovery strategies, non-Microsoft software replication utilities, snapshot Storage Area Network solutions and geo-clusters. Learn how to determine the best recovery solution for your needs. Gain tips, tricks, and best practices for these technical solutions, and see how other technical solutions improve Exchange Clustering for disaster recovery.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279693&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Managing Live Communications Server 2005 Certificates (Level 300)

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Sankaran Narayanan, Software Design Engineer, Microsoft Corporation

Huiwen Ru, Software Design Engineer, Microsoft Corporation

Have you been thinking about installing or deploying Microsoft Office Live Communications Server (LCS) 2005? Could you benefit from the guidance of people who have worked with LCS 2005? If so, we have the webcast for you. Attend this highly technical discussion to learn from the experts about how to set up LCS certificates, potential problems you may encounter, and the tools and strategies you can use to resolve them.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279243&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Web Single Sign-On and Identity Federation with Active Directory Federation Services (Level 200)

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Dave Martinez, Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Organizations are extending their information technology (IT) infrastructure to provide partners with Web-based access to Web-facing applications. This presents IT with difficult administrative and security challenges. This webcast provides you with an overview of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Active Directory Federation Services, a component that enables Extranet Single Sign-On (SSO) and Identity Federation. Learn how extranet SSO technology enables access control in an unmanaged, non-domain environment, and provides security and personalization for users of Web-based applications. See how Identity Federation technology enables more secure sharing of identity information across security boundaries, and reduces administrative complexity and security challenges that accompany the sharing of applications with business partners.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279717&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Defense in Depth Against Malicious Software (Part 2 of 3): Malware Defense for Client Computers (Level 200)

Friday, September 23, 2005 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Kai Axford, Security Specialist, Microsoft Corporation

Malicious software has become increasingly advanced. Worms and viruses can propagate more quickly and evade detection more effectively than ever before. This second webcast in our three-part series describes how a defense-in-depth approach to antivirus solution design can be applied specifically to help protect client computers from malicious software attacks.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279538&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Understanding Group Policy (Part 3 of 3) (Level 200)

Friday, September 23, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Blain Barton, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

In this final part of the Microsoft Windows Server Group Policy series we demonstrate the management of Group Policy through the use of the Administrative Template Extension and how to migrate Group Policy Objects across domains. Learn various ways to improve security and make it easier to implement security polices in your environment. We show you scripts to help implement and manage Group Policy. Finally we look at some specific uses of Group Policy Modeling.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279691&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Simplifying SANs on Windows Server 2003 (Level 200)

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Claude Lorenson, Group Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Are you experiencing major trouble in scaling your direct-attach storage for your applications running in a Microsoft Windows environment? Are you being pressed by a backup window that is constantly shrinking? Today, new storage area network (SAN) technology coupled with the Microsoft Simple SAN program for Microsoft Windows Server family makes it easy to deploy and configure a SAN for the Windows environment. This webcast describes how to integrate Microsoft Windows Server 2003 storage technologies with storage devices and virtual disk services management. See how integration provides valuable technical benefits to your information technology (IT) infrastructure and your IT administration.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280087&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: IIS 6.0 Performance and Tuning (Part 2 of 2) (Level 200)

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

In the second part of this webcast we finish looking at the new features of Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0. We examine the architecture and application isolation capabilities of IIS, and show how to configure the IIS environment. Join this webcast to learn how to manage IIS by editing the new XML Metabase. See how to use this XML file to create and use template configurations. We conclude by demonstrating the use of IIS command line scripts to manage the IIS environment.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279528&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Advanced Server and Client Security (Level 300)

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Shawn Travers, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

You are a responsible information technology professional, concerned and knowledgeable about server and client security. How can you "take it to the next level" and put theory into practice, especially in an ever-expanding enterprise? This webcast builds on your knowledge of server and client security. We present advanced prescriptive guidance to secure servers and clients in medium-sized and enterprise environments. The session will provide in-depth information on techniques for securing servers and demonstrates technologies and practices you can use to enhance security for local and remote clients.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279922&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Message Hygiene with Exchange Server 2003 (Level 300)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Scott Schnoll, Technical Writer, Exchange User Education Team, Microsoft Corporation

Viruses, worms, spam and other unwanted email have become a destructive reality that many administrators of Microsoft Exchange routinely face. This session, one of the top-rated breakout sessions (MSG342) from Tech·Ed 2005 in Orlando, Florida, provides recommendations and guidance for slowing and stopping the unwanted messages entering your Exchange 2003 environment. Learn how the Exchange Intelligent Message Filter supplements existing anti-spam features in Exchange 2003, as well as how Virus Scanning API 2.5 provides greater protection and administrative flexibility against malicious and harmful messages.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032278516&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Deployed Live Communication Server 2005 (Level 300)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Mark Achzenick, Group Manager Microsoft IT Real Time Communication, Microsoft Corporation

What's your information technology (IT) department doing with Microsoft Office Live Communications Server? Are you deploying it or anticipating a future deployment? Would it help if some industry experts had successfully employed it in a challenging environment and could tell you about it? Then you'll want to join our webcast about how Microsoft IT designed and deployed the Live Communications platform at Microsoft. Learn how they use industry standard Session Initiation Protocol to provide presence information, encrypted real-time communications, a single namespace across trusted forests, and integration with Microsoft Office, telephony and other collaboration programs to enhance information worker productivity.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=51117

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (Level 300)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

The Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool (ExBPA) is an automated health check and troubleshooting tool. ExBPA collects configuration settings and performs network and protocol tests in an Exchange topology. Join this webcast to learn about the new version of the tool that was released in March 2005. We discuss enhancements such as scheduling and baseline support. See how to use ExBPA with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005. At the end of the presentation, we talk about future enhancements to the ExBPA tool.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279695&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Managing Exchange Service Levels with the SLA Scorecard Solution Accelerator (Level 300)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Sanjiv Sharma, SYSTEMS DESIGN ENGINEER, Microsoft Corporation

Karri Alexion-Tiernan, PROGRAM MANAGER, Microsoft Corporation

Learn about the solution and architecture of the service-level agreement (SLA) Scorecard Solution Accelerator for a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 environment. The solution accelerator can set SLAs, administer outages, and analyze performance and trend reports across the messaging services. During this webcast we introduce a solution accelerator that leverages MOM 2005 data to create management-level availability reports and manage outages. We also look at long term trend analysis that compares predefined SLA levels to actual availability.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280070&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Security for Wireless Networks (Level 200)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

A wireless local area network (WLAN) presents its own special set of security problems. Are you confident that you have this aspect of your information technology infrastructure covered? In this webcast, you learn about security concerns and solution options for implementing a WLAN. Specifically, the session provides recommendations for implementing, configuring and troubleshooting security in a wireless network and how to implement more secure authentication mechanisms.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280060&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Defense in Depth Against Malicious Software (Part 3 of 3): Malware Defense for Servers and Networks (Level 200)

Friday, September 30, 2005 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Kai Axford, Security Specialist, Microsoft Corporation

Malicious software has become increasingly advanced. Worms and viruses can propagate more quickly and evade detection more effectively than ever before. This final webcast in our three-part series describes how a defense-in-depth approach to antivirus solution design can be applied specifically to help protect servers and networking devices from malicious software attacks.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279540&Culture=en-US

 

 

By Topic:

·          Connected Productivity/Office Professional Solutions

·          EMP

·          Mobility

·          Operational Efficiency & Productivity

·          Office Live

·          Web Platform

 

 

Connected Productivity/Office Professional Solutions

 

TechNet Webcast: Introduction to Microsoft SharePoint for the Lotus Notes Administrator (Level 100)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Amy Blumenfield, Technical Writer, Microsoft Corporation

Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Are you dealing with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) and IBM Lotus Notes/Domino, or would you just like to know more about SharePoint? WSS and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) are in many ways similar to Lotus Domino. In this session, you get to know WSS and SPS from a Domino point of view. Join us as we explore the integration points between these technologies. Discover how they are similar, how they are different and how this might matter.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280065&Culture=en-US

 

EMP

 

TechNet Webcast: Visualize, Analyze, and Manage a LEAN Transformation Using Value Stream Maps (Level 200)

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Dilesh Patel, President, GumshoeKI, Inc.

A LEAN transformation requires a common understanding of opportunities, metrics and action plans. The preferred approach is to document this information visually in a set of value stream maps. How do you create effective maps? This webcast shows you step-by-step how to use Microsoft Office Visio 2003 to create an integrated value stream map complete with flow, metrics, analysis and an action plan. The map we create is based on best practices from experienced transformation professionals. Learn how to create a successful value stream map from scratch. Qualified attendees are eligible to receive a free eBook of value stream maps showing typical LEAN calculations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032278411&Culture=en-US

 

Mobility

 

TechNet Webcast: How Windows Mobile Can Make Your Life Easier (Level 200)

Monday, September 12, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Steve Conn, Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Learn how to make your information technology professional career easier with Microsoft Windows Mobile Software solutions. Integrating Windows Mobile device messaging capabilities with Microsoft Exchange Server messaging environments is not only seamless and easy to manage, it is also inherently scalable. Many applications are available from Microsoft's rich ecosystem of partners to help mobile employees access and manage business information. Sign up for this webcast to learn how to reduce development time, effort and costs with a Windows Mobile solution.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280063&Culture=en-US

 

Operational Efficiency & Productivity

 

TechNet Webcast: Active Directory Remote Administration (Part 1 of 2) (Level 200)

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Harold Wong, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

See the improvements in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 domain and forest functional levels. In this webcast, we show you special considerations for the designing and planning for a branch office environment. We also demonstrate the use of command line and GUI tools for remote management and scripting. Join us and see how to deploy a domain controller to support a remote branch office connected over a Wide Area Network link.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279516&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Understanding Group Policy (Part 1 of 3) (Level 200)

Friday, September 9, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Group Policy has almost 1,000 configurable settings. This webcast provides guidance to familiarize you with the terms and concepts used in the Group Policy environment. We show you what Group Policy is, what Group Policy Objects are, and how they are applied to users and computers. We help you understand the benefits of using Group Policy. Learn how to create a test and staging environment, and see 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=1032279687&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Active Directory Remote Administration (Part 2 of 2) (Level 200)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Harold Wong, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Building on the first part of the webcast we continue demonstrating improvements in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 domain and forest functional levels, designing and planning for a branch office environment, and command line and GUI tools for remote management and scripting. This webcast specifically addresses the options available for remote management using the Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation Command- Line tools. We also cover other available remote management tools to administer Microsoft Windows Server family Active Directory.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279520&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Performance Monitoring Analysis and Tuning (Level 300)

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Paul Bowden, Program Manager, Exchange Server Development Team, Microsoft Corporation

Are you getting all the performance out of Exchange Server 2003 that you'd like? During this session, which was highly rated when presented at Tech·Ed 2005 in Orlando, Florida (TechEd ID: MSG368), we explore all aspects of performance tuning for Exchange server 2003, covering Windows, Exchange, and system resources. Understand and learn best practices, registry tweaks, and performance monitoring that can help your Exchange environment run more smoothly.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032277520&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: What's New in SMS 2003 Service Pack 2 (Level 200)

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Wally Mead, Program Manager, SMS, Microsoft Corporation

The next service pack for Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 is in development. If you want to see the new features this new service pack will provide to your SMS 2003 environment, this webcast is for you. Join us as we look at the new features and updates in the service pack, as well as how to upgrade to SMS 2003 Service Pack 2.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032278629&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2003 R2 End-to-End (Level 200)

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Peter Meister, Lead Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast explores the three key areas of the upcoming Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2: Branch Office, Storage Management and Active Directory Federation Services. Learn how Windows Server 2003 R2 extends Windows Server 2003, providing the most efficient way to manage and control access to local and remote resources while easily integrating into your existing Windows Server 2003 environment. It also enables new scenarios including simplified branch server management, efficient storage management and streamlined collaboration with partners. Windows Server 2003 R2 builds upon the increased security, reliability and performance that came with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280083&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Understanding Group Policy (Part 2 of 3) (Level 200)

Friday, September 16, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This second part of the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Group Policy series focuses on advanced Group Policy configuration options, including locking down desktop workstations and configuring software-restriction policies. We provide the knowledge you need to deploy and manage Group Policy in your environment. See how you can use Group Policy to target specific computers in your organization for software deployment, whether it is an in-house application or an update to already-installed software. Finally, we look at the tools you can use to troubleshoot Group Policy.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279689&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Defining and Monitoring Desired Configuration Across a Messaging Service (Level 300)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Edhi Sarwono, SYSTEMS DESIGN ENGINEER, Microsoft Corporation

Robbie McAlpine, SR PROGRAM MANAGER, Microsoft Corporation

Do you consider it a challenge to monitor a configuration across a messaging service? This webcast presents a new solution: the Desired Configuration Monitoring (DCM) Solution Accelerator, which will be released in September. Learn about the DCM Solution Accelerator, how configuration manifests are generated, how the configuration check is processed and about the resulting reports of non-compliant services. The Solution Accelerator provides tools to alert users of differences or non-compliance between their present configuration and baseline or desired configuration. It also provides environmental configuration data to aid configuration management.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280068&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange 2003 Disaster Recovery Solutions (Level 300)

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Rand Morimoto, Author, President, Convergent Computing

Are you encountering problems with Microsoft Exchange Server failures, database corruption, site failures or LAN/WAN failures? To deal with these and similar problems, join Rand Morimoto as he presents best practices for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 clustering, dial tone Exchange recovery strategies, non-Microsoft software replication utilities, snapshot Storage Area Network solutions and geo-clusters. Learn how to determine the best recovery solution for your needs. Gain tips, tricks, and best practices for these technical solutions, and see how other technical solutions improve Exchange Clustering for disaster recovery.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279693&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Web Single Sign-On and Identity Federation with Active Directory Federation Services (Level 200)

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Dave Martinez, Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Organizations are extending their information technology (IT) infrastructure to provide partners with Web-based access to Web-facing applications. This presents IT with difficult administrative and security challenges. This webcast provides you with an overview of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Active Directory Federation Services, a component that enables Extranet Single Sign-On (SSO) and Identity Federation. Learn how extranet SSO technology enables access control in an unmanaged, non-domain environment, and provides security and personalization for users of Web-based applications. See how Identity Federation technology enables more secure sharing of identity information across security boundaries, and reduces administrative complexity and security challenges that accompany the sharing of applications with business partners.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279717&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Understanding Group Policy (Part 3 of 3) (Level 200)

Friday, September 23, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Blain Barton, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

In this final part of the Microsoft Windows Server Group Policy series we demonstrate the management of Group Policy through the use of the Administrative Template Extension and how to migrate Group Policy Objects across domains. Learn various ways to improve security and make it easier to implement security polices in your environment. We show you scripts to help implement and manage Group Policy. Finally we look at some specific uses of Group Policy Modeling.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279691&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (Level 300)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

The Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool (ExBPA) is an automated health check and troubleshooting tool. ExBPA collects configuration settings and performs network and protocol tests in an Exchange topology. Join this webcast to learn about the new version of the tool that was released in March 2005. We discuss enhancements such as scheduling and baseline support. See how to use ExBPA with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005. At the end of the presentation, we talk about future enhancements to the ExBPA tool.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279695&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Managing Exchange Service Levels with the SLA Scorecard Solution Accelerator (Level 300)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Sanjiv Sharma, SYSTEMS DESIGN ENGINEER, Microsoft Corporation

Karri Alexion-Tiernan, PROGRAM MANAGER, Microsoft Corporation

Learn about the solution and architecture of the service-level agreement (SLA) Scorecard Solution Accelerator for a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 environment. The solution accelerator can set SLAs, administer outages, and analyze performance and trend reports across the messaging services. During this webcast we introduce a solution accelerator that leverages MOM 2005 data to create management-level availability reports and manage outages. We also look at long term trend analysis that compares predefined SLA levels to actual availability.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280070&Culture=en-US

 

Office Live

 

TechNet Webcast: Public Cloud Federation (Level 200)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Michael Trommsdorff, Program Manager, Microsoft

Does your Microsoft Office Live Communications Servers (LCS) communicate with other LCS servers and ISPs the way you want them to? Join Michael Trommsdorff, program manager on the Live Communications Server team, as he leads this technical webcast covering the mechanics of federation between LCS servers and industry providers such as America Online, MSN and Yahoo. This webcast also addresses list configuration and setup along with a discussion of potential problems and ways to debug them.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279166&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Integrate Live Meeting 2005 Web Parts with SharePoint Portal Server (Level 200)

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Jay Vernon, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft

Your organization uses Microsoft Office Live Meeting, and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server, but do you have them working with each other? Join Jay Vernon, lead program manager with the Microsoft Office Live Meeting development team, as he discusses and demonstrates linkages between Live Meeting schedules and customized SharePoint team Web sites. This webcast covers the new Live Meeting Web Parts for SharePoint, and is rich with best practices on installation, configuration and management.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279168&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Office Communicator Technical Overview (Level 200)

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Paul Duffy, Product Manager, Microsoft

Is your organization's remote communication still limited to the call-wait-response pace of e-mail? Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 delivers a fully integrated, enterprise-grade user experience that works easily with existing desktop applications and enables information workers to communicate in real time. As the recommended client for Microsoft Office Live Communication Server 2005, Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 integrates with Microsoft Office System applications and enterprise telephony infrastructures. Join this technical webcast for a detailed overview of Microsoft Office Communicator 2005. We discuss how it integrates with existing telephony infrastructures, and we give guidance on how to ensure a successful deployment.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279241&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Managing Live Communications Server 2005 Certificates (Level 300)

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Sankaran Narayanan, Software Design Engineer, Microsoft Corporation

Huiwen Ru, Software Design Engineer, Microsoft Corporation

Have you been thinking about installing or deploying Microsoft Office Live Communications Server (LCS) 2005? Could you benefit from the guidance of people who have worked with LCS 2005? If so, we have the webcast for you. Attend this highly technical discussion to learn from the experts about how to set up LCS certificates, potential problems you may encounter, and the tools and strategies you can use to resolve them.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279243&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Deployed Live Communication Server 2005 (Level 300)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Mark Achzenick, Group Manager Microsoft IT Real Time Communication, Microsoft Corporation

What's your information technology (IT) department doing with Microsoft Office Live Communications Server? Are you deploying it or anticipating a future deployment? Would it help if some industry experts had successfully employed it in a challenging environment and could tell you about it? Then you'll want to join our webcast about how Microsoft IT designed and deployed the Live Communications platform at Microsoft. Learn how they use industry standard Session Initiation Protocol to provide presence information, encrypted real-time communications, a single namespace across trusted forests, and integration with Microsoft Office, telephony and other collaboration programs to enhance information worker productivity.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=51117

 

Web Platform

 

TechNet Webcast: IIS 6.0 Performance and Tuning (Part 1 of 2) (Level 200)

Monday, September 19, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This two part series explains and demonstrates some of the new features of Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0. In this first webcast we explain the HTTP request processing architecture and application isolation capabilities. We show you how administrators can use these features to isolate applications. We also cover the management of Web sites and FTP sites.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279524&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: IIS 6.0 Performance and Tuning (Part 2 of 2) (Level 200)

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

In the second part of this webcast we finish looking at the new features of Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0. We examine the architecture and application isolation capabilities of IIS, and show how to configure the IIS environment. Join this webcast to learn how to manage IIS by editing the new XML Metabase. See how to use this XML file to create and use template configurations. We conclude by demonstrating the use of IIS command line scripts to manage the IIS environment.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279528&Culture=en-US

 

 

 

 

By Product/Technology:

·          Exchange Server

·          Internet Information Server

·          .NET

·          Office Live Communications Server

·          Office Live Meeting

·          Other

·          SQL Other

·          SQL Server

·          Systems Management Server

·          Virtual Server

·          Visio

·          Windows

·          Windows Mobile Smart Client Application Web Platform

·          Windows Server

 

 

Exchange Server

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Performance Monitoring Analysis and Tuning (Level 300)

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Paul Bowden, Program Manager, Exchange Server Development Team, Microsoft Corporation

Are you getting all the performance out of Exchange Server 2003 that you'd like? During this session, which was highly rated when presented at Tech·Ed 2005 in Orlando, Florida (TechEd ID: MSG368), we explore all aspects of performance tuning for Exchange server 2003, covering Windows, Exchange, and system resources. Understand and learn best practices, registry tweaks, and performance monitoring that can help your Exchange environment run more smoothly.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032277520&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Defining and Monitoring Desired Configuration Across a Messaging Service (Level 300)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Edhi Sarwono, SYSTEMS DESIGN ENGINEER, Microsoft Corporation

Robbie McAlpine, SR PROGRAM MANAGER, Microsoft Corporation

Do you consider it a challenge to monitor a configuration across a messaging service? This webcast presents a new solution: the Desired Configuration Monitoring (DCM) Solution Accelerator, which will be released in September. Learn about the DCM Solution Accelerator, how configuration manifests are generated, how the configuration check is processed and about the resulting reports of non-compliant services. The Solution Accelerator provides tools to alert users of differences or non-compliance between their present configuration and baseline or desired configuration. It also provides environmental configuration data to aid configuration management.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280068&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange 2003 Disaster Recovery Solutions (Level 300)

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Rand Morimoto, Author, President, Convergent Computing

Are you encountering problems with Microsoft Exchange Server failures, database corruption, site failures or LAN/WAN failures? To deal with these and similar problems, join Rand Morimoto as he presents best practices for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 clustering, dial tone Exchange recovery strategies, non-Microsoft software replication utilities, snapshot Storage Area Network solutions and geo-clusters. Learn how to determine the best recovery solution for your needs. Gain tips, tricks, and best practices for these technical solutions, and see how other technical solutions improve Exchange Clustering for disaster recovery.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279693&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (Level 300)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

The Microsoft Exchange Server Best Practices Analyzer Tool (ExBPA) is an automated health check and troubleshooting tool. ExBPA collects configuration settings and performs network and protocol tests in an Exchange topology. Join this webcast to learn about the new version of the tool that was released in March 2005. We discuss enhancements such as scheduling and baseline support. See how to use ExBPA with Microsoft Operations Manager 2005. At the end of the presentation, we talk about future enhancements to the ExBPA tool.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279695&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Managing Exchange Service Levels with the SLA Scorecard Solution Accelerator (Level 300)

Wednesday, September 28, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Sanjiv Sharma, SYSTEMS DESIGN ENGINEER, Microsoft Corporation

Karri Alexion-Tiernan, PROGRAM MANAGER, Microsoft Corporation

Learn about the solution and architecture of the service-level agreement (SLA) Scorecard Solution Accelerator for a Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 environment. The solution accelerator can set SLAs, administer outages, and analyze performance and trend reports across the messaging services. During this webcast we introduce a solution accelerator that leverages MOM 2005 data to create management-level availability reports and manage outages. We also look at long term trend analysis that compares predefined SLA levels to actual availability.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280070&Culture=en-US

 

Internet Information Server

 

TechNet Webcast: IIS 6.0 Performance and Tuning (Part 1 of 2) (Level 200)

Monday, September 19, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This two part series explains and demonstrates some of the new features of Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0. In this first webcast we explain the HTTP request processing architecture and application isolation capabilities. We show you how administrators can use these features to isolate applications. We also cover the management of Web sites and FTP sites.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279524&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: IIS 6.0 Performance and Tuning (Part 2 of 2) (Level 200)

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

In the second part of this webcast we finish looking at the new features of Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0. We examine the architecture and application isolation capabilities of IIS, and show how to configure the IIS environment. Join this webcast to learn how to manage IIS by editing the new XML Metabase. See how to use this XML file to create and use template configurations. We conclude by demonstrating the use of IIS command line scripts to manage the IIS environment.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279528&Culture=en-US

 

.NET

 

TechNet Webcast: Introduction to Microsoft SharePoint for the Lotus Notes Administrator (Level 100)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Amy Blumenfield, Technical Writer, Microsoft Corporation

Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Are you dealing with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) and IBM Lotus Notes/Domino, or would you just like to know more about SharePoint? WSS and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server (SPS) are in many ways similar to Lotus Domino. In this session, you get to know WSS and SPS from a Domino point of view. Join us as we explore the integration points between these technologies. Discover how they are similar, how they are different and how this might matter.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280065&Culture=en-US

 

Office Live Communications Server

 

TechNet Webcast: Public Cloud Federation (Level 200)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Michael Trommsdorff, Program Manager, Microsoft

Does your Microsoft Office Live Communications Servers (LCS) communicate with other LCS servers and ISPs the way you want them to? Join Michael Trommsdorff, program manager on the Live Communications Server team, as he leads this technical webcast covering the mechanics of federation between LCS servers and industry providers such as America Online, MSN and Yahoo. This webcast also addresses list configuration and setup along with a discussion of potential problems and ways to debug them.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279166&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Office Communicator Technical Overview (Level 200)

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Paul Duffy, Product Manager, Microsoft

Is your organization's remote communication still limited to the call-wait-response pace of e-mail? Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 delivers a fully integrated, enterprise-grade user experience that works easily with existing desktop applications and enables information workers to communicate in real time. As the recommended client for Microsoft Office Live Communication Server 2005, Microsoft Office Communicator 2005 integrates with Microsoft Office System applications and enterprise telephony infrastructures. Join this technical webcast for a detailed overview of Microsoft Office Communicator 2005. We discuss how it integrates with existing telephony infrastructures, and we give guidance on how to ensure a successful deployment.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279241&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Managing Live Communications Server 2005 Certificates (Level 300)

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Sankaran Narayanan, Software Design Engineer, Microsoft Corporation

Huiwen Ru, Software Design Engineer, Microsoft Corporation

Have you been thinking about installing or deploying Microsoft Office Live Communications Server (LCS) 2005? Could you benefit from the guidance of people who have worked with LCS 2005? If so, we have the webcast for you. Attend this highly technical discussion to learn from the experts about how to set up LCS certificates, potential problems you may encounter, and the tools and strategies you can use to resolve them.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279243&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Deployed Live Communication Server 2005 (Level 300)

Tuesday, September 27, 2005 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Mark Achzenick, Group Manager Microsoft IT Real Time Communication, Microsoft Corporation

What's your information technology (IT) department doing with Microsoft Office Live Communications Server? Are you deploying it or anticipating a future deployment? Would it help if some industry experts had successfully employed it in a challenging environment and could tell you about it? Then you'll want to join our webcast about how Microsoft IT designed and deployed the Live Communications platform at Microsoft. Learn how they use industry standard Session Initiation Protocol to provide presence information, encrypted real-time communications, a single namespace across trusted forests, and integration with Microsoft Office, telephony and other collaboration programs to enhance information worker productivity.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=51117

 

Office Live Meeting

 

TechNet Webcast: Integrate Live Meeting 2005 Web Parts with SharePoint Portal Server (Level 200)

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Jay Vernon, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft

Your organization uses Microsoft Office Live Meeting, and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server, but do you have them working with each other? Join Jay Vernon, lead program manager with the Microsoft Office Live Meeting development team, as he discusses and demonstrates linkages between Live Meeting schedules and customized SharePoint team Web sites. This webcast covers the new Live Meeting Web Parts for SharePoint, and is rich with best practices on installation, configuration and management.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279168&Culture=en-US

 

Other

 

TechNet Webcast: Identity and Access Management (Level 300)

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Dave Mowers, Architect, Microsoft Corporation

As organizations grow, they tend to accumulate multiple systems and standards for storing and using digital identities. These systems can include directory services, human resource databases, financial systems, custom applications, and Web sites. This session focuses on the most recent prescriptive guidance in the Microsoft Identity and Access Management Solution Series (I&AM Solution Series) for Password Management, Self-service Provisioning GUI, and the Administrative Group Management tool. The session will also offer a sneak peak at the roadmap for the I&AM Solution Series and the team's current activities.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279715&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Introduction to Blogging for the IT Professional (Level 100)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Robert Scoble, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Jeff Julian, Principal Consultant, Alexander & Julian Inc.

John Alexander, “.NET Practice Manager, Alexander & Julian Inc.

Information technology (IT) professionals are starting Web logs ("blogs") by the droves. Are you to join the IT blog knowledgebase? Publications like ComputerWorld have started blogging services for IT professionals, providing a foundation for your Web log presence. You can use blogging and associated technologies, like Really Simple Syndication to expand your knowledge by keeping up on the latest news, information, and views from other IT Pros. This webcast provides help on building your own blog presence, brand, and traffic. See demos of newly available services that will get you blogging sooner.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279655&Culture=en-US

 

SQL Other

 

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 Manageability Using Management Pack for MOM (Level 200)

Friday, September 9, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Vipul Shah, Program Manager, SQL Server, Microsoft Corporation

Are you paying attention to Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM)? This webcast shows how to manage Microsoft SQL Server 2005 better by using MOM. See what is new in the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Management Pack. Learn how to use different capabilities in Management Pack such as Client Side Monitoring, Service Availability, Performance Monitoring, Space Monitoring, and the ability to launch tasks. We show you how to effectively monitor your SQL Server installations using built-in Reports and State Components in MOM.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280135&Culture=en-US

 

SQL Server

 

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (Level 200)

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Rob Walters, Program Manager, SQL Server, Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition is a new redistributable version of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 that is available at no cost. Learn about the SQL Server 2005 Express Edition features intended specifically for database administrators and information technology professionals. In this session, we review deployment considerations and features. We look at XCopy and ClickOnce deployment, local instances, replication and service broker functionality in SQL Server Express.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280288&Culture=en-US

 

Systems Management Server

 

TechNet Webcast: What's New in SMS 2003 Service Pack 2 (Level 200)

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Wally Mead, Program Manager, SMS, Microsoft Corporation

The next service pack for Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 is in development. If you want to see the new features this new service pack will provide to your SMS 2003 environment, this webcast is for you. Join us as we look at the new features and updates in the service pack, as well as how to upgrade to SMS 2003 Service Pack 2.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032278629&Culture=en-US

 

Virtual Server

 

TechNet Webcast: A Technical Overview of Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 (Level 200)

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

The multiple platform environment has become common in information technology (IT). Virtual machine technology, which allows multiple operating systems to run concurrently on a single machine, could help boost your productivity and save IT operating costs. In this webcast we will take a look at Microsoft Virtual Server 2005, provide an overview of a virtual environment, and explain how and when to use this server product as compared to the Microsoft Virtual PC desktop product. We will cover the installation and setup of the product from the physical server to the physical drives.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279578&Culture=en-US

 

Visio

 

TechNet Webcast: Visualize, Analyze, and Manage a LEAN Transformation Using Value Stream Maps (Level 200)

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Dilesh Patel, President, GumshoeKI, Inc.

A LEAN transformation requires a common understanding of opportunities, metrics and action plans. The preferred approach is to document this information visually in a set of value stream maps. How do you create effective maps? This webcast shows you step-by-step how to use Microsoft Office Visio 2003 to create an integrated value stream map complete with flow, metrics, analysis and an action plan. The map we create is based on best practices from experienced transformation professionals. Learn how to create a successful value stream map from scratch. Qualified attendees are eligible to receive a free eBook of value stream maps showing typical LEAN calculations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032278411&Culture=en-US

 

Windows

 

TechNet Webcast: Mastering Windows Management Instrumentation (Level 200)

Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Don Jones, Microsoft MVP, Book Author, and Founder of ScriptingAnswers.com

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a robust technology for administering Windows through scripts. In this webcast, we examine how WMI works and show you the wide variety of things it can do, such as collecting information from computers and reconfiguring systems. Learn a methodology for incorporating WMI into your scripts quickly and easily. You will  find out how to use the tools and utilities that can make writing WMI scripts simple and painless.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032276552&Culture=en-US

 

Windows Mobile Smart Client Application Web Platform

 

TechNet Webcast: How Windows Mobile Can Make Your Life Easier (Level 200)

Monday, September 12, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Steve Conn, Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Learn how to make your information technology professional career easier with Microsoft Windows Mobile Software solutions. Integrating Windows Mobile device messaging capabilities with Microsoft Exchange Server messaging environments is not only seamless and easy to manage, it is also inherently scalable. Many applications are available from Microsoft's rich ecosystem of partners to help mobile employees access and manage business information. Sign up for this webcast to learn how to reduce development time, effort and costs with a Windows Mobile solution.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280063&Culture=en-US

 

Windows Server

 

TechNet Webcast: Active Directory Remote Administration (Part 1 of 2) (Level 200)

Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Harold Wong, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

See the improvements in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 domain and forest functional levels. In this webcast, we show you special considerations for the designing and planning for a branch office environment. We also demonstrate the use of command line and GUI tools for remote management and scripting. Join us and see how to deploy a domain controller to support a remote branch office connected over a Wide Area Network link.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279516&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Understanding Group Policy (Part 1 of 3) (Level 200)

Friday, September 9, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Group Policy has almost 1,000 configurable settings. This webcast provides guidance to familiarize you with the terms and concepts used in the Group Policy environment. We show you what Group Policy is, what Group Policy Objects are, and how they are applied to users and computers. We help you understand the benefits of using Group Policy. Learn how to create a test and staging environment, and see 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=1032279687&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Active Directory Remote Administration (Part 2 of 2) (Level 200)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Harold Wong, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Building on the first part of the webcast we continue demonstrating improvements in the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 domain and forest functional levels, designing and planning for a branch office environment, and command line and GUI tools for remote management and scripting. This webcast specifically addresses the options available for remote management using the Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation Command- Line tools. We also cover other available remote management tools to administer Microsoft Windows Server family Active Directory.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279520&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2003 R2 End-to-End (Level 200)

Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Peter Meister, Lead Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast explores the three key areas of the upcoming Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2: Branch Office, Storage Management and Active Directory Federation Services. Learn how Windows Server 2003 R2 extends Windows Server 2003, providing the most efficient way to manage and control access to local and remote resources while easily integrating into your existing Windows Server 2003 environment. It also enables new scenarios including simplified branch server management, efficient storage management and streamlined collaboration with partners. Windows Server 2003 R2 builds upon the increased security, reliability and performance that came with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280083&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Understanding Group Policy (Part 2 of 3) (Level 200)

Friday, September 16, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This second part of the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Group Policy series focuses on advanced Group Policy configuration options, including locking down desktop workstations and configuring software-restriction policies. We provide the knowledge you need to deploy and manage Group Policy in your environment. See how you can use Group Policy to target specific computers in your organization for software deployment, whether it is an in-house application or an update to already-installed software. Finally, we look at the tools you can use to troubleshoot Group Policy.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279689&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Branch Office Solutions in Windows Server 2003 R2 (Level 200)

Wednesday, September 21, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Ravi Gopal, Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

The Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Distributed File System (DFS) solution helps administrators address key challenges by providing two technologies, DFS Namespaces and DFS Replication. When DFS Namespaces and DFS Replication are used together they offer simplified, fault-tolerant access to files, load sharing, and WAN-friendly replication. This webcast explains DFS Namespaces and DFS Replication in detail, and the benefits these technologies can bring to your Microsoft Windows Server Branch Office environment. We show you how to manage file server resources efficiently while keeping them available and secure for users, whether your users are located in one site or in many geographically distributed sites.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279581&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Web Single Sign-On and Identity Federation with Active Directory Federation Services (Level 200)

Thursday, September 22, 2005 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Dave Martinez, Technical Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Organizations are extending their information technology (IT) infrastructure to provide partners with Web-based access to Web-facing applications. This presents IT with difficult administrative and security challenges. This webcast provides you with an overview of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Active Directory Federation Services, a component that enables Extranet Single Sign-On (SSO) and Identity Federation. Learn how extranet SSO technology enables access control in an unmanaged, non-domain environment, and provides security and personalization for users of Web-based applications. See how Identity Federation technology enables more secure sharing of identity information across security boundaries, and reduces administrative complexity and security challenges that accompany the sharing of applications with business partners.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279717&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Understanding Group Policy (Part 3 of 3) (Level 200)

Friday, September 23, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Blain Barton, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

In this final part of the Microsoft Windows Server Group Policy series we demonstrate the management of Group Policy through the use of the Administrative Template Extension and how to migrate Group Policy Objects across domains. Learn various ways to improve security and make it easier to implement security polices in your environment. We show you scripts to help implement and manage Group Policy. Finally we look at some specific uses of Group Policy Modeling.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032279691&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Simplifying SANs on Windows Server 2003 (Level 200)

Monday, September 26, 2005 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Claude Lorenson, Group Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Are you experiencing major trouble in scaling your direct-attach storage for your applications running in a Microsoft Windows environment? Are you being pressed by a backup window that is constantly shrinking? Today, new storage area network (SAN) technology coupled with the Microsoft Simple SAN program for Microsoft Windows Server family makes it easy to deploy and configure a SAN for the Windows environment. This webcast describes how to integrate Microsoft Windows Server 2003 storage technologies with storage devices and virtual disk services management. See how integration provides valuable technical benefits to your information technology (IT) infrastructure and your IT administration.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032280087&Culture=en-US

 

 

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