Upcoming TechNet Webcasts: January 2006

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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NEW Webcasts: SQL Server 2005: Upgrade your skills to 2005

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.

 

NEW Webcasts: Security Learning Paths Webcasts
Featured This Month: Secure Applications and Web Services

Today's IT Professionals work in a challenging environment where there's a constant effort to protect resources and vital information from internal misuse. Attend this webcast series and learn about the risks, business challenges, and recommendations for protecting your network from internal threats. We cover topics such as Security risk management, assessment, and implementation as well as steps for meeting your business needs of operating in a more secure environment.

 

Scripting Week 3: Script it up a notch

On-demand webcasts available now
New!  Hear it on the go!  You can download an audio-only file for webcasts in this series directly from the events details page. 

During Scripting Week 3, the Scripting Guys show you how to kick your scripts up a notch (and sometimes 2 or 3 notches). Learn how to quickly modify your scripts so they run against all the computers in an organization unit or all the computers listed in a text file. Learn how to create output that not only has aesthetic appeal but is much easier to read and understand. Learn how to craft graphical user interfaces that feature checkboxes, radio buttons, dropdown lists, and all the other GUI controls you know and love. Scripting Week 3: it’s the answer to all of life’s problems. (Legal disclaimer: Scripting Week 3 is not the answer to all of life’s problems. But it can’t hurt.)

 

A More Secure and Well-Managed Enterprise: Liberate your infrastructure

Live and on-demand webcasts available now

Attend this series and learn how to become a dynamic IT organization and achieve operational effectiveness through delivering higher quality of service, email availability, and a more secure Windows environment. Our technical experts help guide you through step by step instructions on how to install, configure, automate and mange a more secure and well managed infrastructure.  Bonus: attend four of the five webcasts (live or on demand) in this series during the month of December and you will receive a Microsoft Lexan water bottle*.


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 June 2006 and you could win a 40 GB MP3/WMA player. See official rules for more details. Offer open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

 

Additional Live & On-Demand Webcast Series Available Now:

 

§          Active Directory

§          Ask the Security Experts

§          Business Intelligence with SQL Server 2005

§          Desktop Deployment

§          Exchange Server 2003 in Depth

New!  Hear it on the go!  You can download an audio-only file for webcasts in this series directly from the events details page. 

§          Group Policy 

§          IIS

§          ISA Server 2004

§          Managing a Microsoft Infrastructure

§          Master Administrative Scripting with Don Jones

§          Microsoft Office Visio 2003

§          Microsoft Project

§          Real-Time Collaboration

§          SMS

§          Tech·Ed 2005 Webcast Series

§          To Active Directory and Beyond: Learn Windows migration strategies

§          Windows Mobile

§          Windows Server 2003

 

*Offer good for the first 1000 attendees of the A Secure, Well-Managed Infrastructure webcast series to attend 4 of the 5 December webcasts by December 31, 2005.  A webcast evaluation must be submitted to gain attendance credit. Eligible webcasts are: TechNet Webcast: A More Secure and Well Managed Infrastructure Parts 14-18 of 18. This offer is non-transferable. This offer open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and is valid from December 1 through December 31, 2005. Please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.

 

Microsoft TechNet Webcasts

 

TechNet Webcast: Active Directory Fundamentals (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Chris Henley, IT Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Do you want to improve your understanding of the basic concepts of Microsoft Active Directory? This webcast explains the logical concepts as they relate to domains, trees, and forests. We also look at the physical concepts of domain controllers and sites. Gain a thorough understanding of the relationship between Active Directory and the Domain Name System (DNS), and recognize how that relationship affects your work. We also examine the operation functions such as intersite and intrasite replication, and the Active Directory Operations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287230&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Tools and Techniques for Managing a Desktop Deployment (Level 300)

Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Adam Gordon, Lead Architect, Microsoft Corporation

Deploying desktops in a business environment is much like managing a production line. Several different elements—for example, operating system images, application packages, and user state migrators—are constructed as discrete components and then brought together on the production line to make a finished product. This analogy encourages a project management approach to deployment, particularly when you view deployment readiness as a supply chain. Join us as we examine the various components and production lines that together form a comprehensive deployment solution. This webcast provides an overview of desktop deployment that sets the stage for other webcasts in the series that focus on specific areas like computer imaging and user state migration.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287461&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Identity and Access Management (Part 1 of 2): Technical Overview (Level 200)

Thursday, January 05, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Chris Avis, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This two-part series describes how you can use identity management solutions to create and manage user account information efficiently and securely across multiple systems in an enterprise. This first webcast shows how identity information may be shared and synchronized even when distributed across several different locations. We show how access management solutions can help you to ensure that user accounts are granted the appropriate access to resources across different systems in an enterprise network.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285735&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Identity and Access Management (Part 2 of 2): Details of Intranet and Extranet Access Management (Level 200)

Friday, January 06, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Chris Avis, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This two-part series describes how you can use identity management solutions to create and manage user account information efficiently and securely across multiple systems in an enterprise. Having described the principles and concepts of access management in the first webcast, this second webcast explains in more detail how to apply these principles and methods specifically to your organization's intranet, and also how to apply them to an external network.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285754&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Vista Deployment Tools and Technologies (Level 200)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Larry Engel, Director of Program Management, Microsoft Corporation

The Microsoft Windows Vista operating system introduces significant innovations for easing deployments. This webcast provides an overview of the imaging and remote deployment technologies built into Windows Vista, along with a look at deployment-specific tools. Join us to get the background you need before you participate in more in-depth training and hands-on labs.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287668&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft Information Security Protects Critical Information Assets (Level 300)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Igor Volovich, Microsoft Information Security, Security Engineer, Microsoft Corporation

How does the Microsoft Information Technology (IT) team secure a computing environment that has more than 300,000 network devices in 96 countries? This webcast shows how Microsoft Information Security manages security risks by adhering to the following standards: fast, reliable, protected, and secure by design. Learn how we align the Information Security organization with the security life cycle, translating risk into a coherent plan composed of key strategies and tactics. Then take a deeper dive into enhanced auditing and monitoring. We discuss two hot topics, automated  vulnerability scans and network-based intrusion detection systems (NIDS). Learn our approach to protecting critical information by monitoring for vulnerabilities, complying with policy, and using NIDS.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=57252

 

TechNet Webcast: Defense in Depth: Sybari Antigen Solutions for E-Mail Hygiene (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Peter Eicher, Sr. Product Manager, Enterprise Access and Security Products, Microsoft Corporation

Now that 50% of all e-mail is spam and 85% of viruses use e-mail to propagate, comprehensive e-mail protection is critical for overall network integrity. This webcast presents defense-in-depth to strengthen e-mail—and thereby overall network—security. We describe the protection that Sybari Antigen Solutions offers from viruses, worms, and spam. We also discuss content protection technologies that you can combine to eliminate single points of failure and reduce the window of vulnerability for emerging threats. We also cover perimeter defense; layered elimination of unsolicited traffic; multi-engine, server-level threat detection, and incident containment. Learn how you can apply a defense-in-depth strategy to reduce infection rates and maximize performance in e-mail environments.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287452&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Information About Microsoft January Security Bulletins (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Christopher Budd, CISA, CISM, CISSP, ISSMP Security Program Manager, PSS Security, Microsoft Corporation

Stephen Toulouse, Security Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

On January 10, 2005, Microsoft releases its monthly security bulletins. Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the January security bulletins. The intent of this webcast is to address your concerns. Therefore, most of our time is devoted to giving you the opportunity to ask questions about the bulletins and get answers from our security experts.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287360&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Best Practices for Designing the Active Directory Structure (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Chris Henley, IT Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Learn about the less common Microsoft Active Directory implementations such as multiple forests connected by trusts, organizational domain structures, and site design. This webcast examines scenarios in which these more complex designs might be appropriate. We explain how to plan effectively and what pitfalls to avoid. We also offer recommendations that can help make your complex deployments successful and cost-effective.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287232&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Troubleshooting and Debugging the Branch Office Technologies in Windows Server 2003 R2 (Level 300)

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Dan Boldo, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Tune into this webcast to learn how to identify and fix problems with the branch office technologies in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2. These technologies include distributed file system (DFS) namespaces, DFS replication, DFS management tools, DFS diagnostics tools, and the Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Management Pack. You will gain a strong working knowledge of troubleshooting tools and learn how to apply them to different problems. This webcast provides you with the essential knowledge you need to solve potential problems during branch office deployments.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032283993&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Connecting Windows Workflow Foundations to Lotus Notes/Lotus Domino (Level 400)

Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Marc Mercuri, Architect Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundations is an exciting new technology from Microsoft. IBM Lotus Notes/IBM Lotus Domino has been building on the concept of workflow for a long time. Luckily, both systems have standard interfaces that allow them to interoperate. This webcast shows you how to connect a Windows Workflow Foundation workflow with a Lotus Notes/Lotus Domino workflow, including a look at the code that makes the connection.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285632&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Deploying Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services (Level 300)

Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Jen Field, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Learn how you can successfully design and deploy Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) to help protect sensitive information across your organization. This webcast covers a range of topics related to RMS deployment and maintenance, including capacity planning, designing for high availability and performance, backup and recovery, and deployment best practices.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032286986&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Integrating Your SharePoint Technologies with Project Server 2003 (Level 200)

Monday, January 16, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Colin Spence, Consultant / Partner, Convergent Computing

Michael Noel, Consultant, Convergent Computing

Explore the integration of Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 and Microsoft SharePoint technologies. This webcast focuses on the best practices for Project Server 2003 design and deployment, coexistence strategies with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003, and the pros and cons of different design choices. We provide several different overviews on effectively sharing project information, indexing and searching options, and Project Web Access interface and standard Web parts.  Join us and learn about accessing your Project Server 2003 project information and get a review of the Project Server and SharePoint security models.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032284681&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Exchange Server 2003 Security (Part 1 of 2): Securing Services and Messaging Protocols (Level 200)

Monday, January 16, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Securing communication over networks is essential to securing your organization from intrusions, overloads, and interruptions of many types. In this first webcast of a two-part series on Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 security, we describe how to deploy a more secure Exchange 2003 infrastructure and how to secure its server services and messaging protocols.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287339&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Implements Exchange 2003 Anti-Spam Technologies (Level 300)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Konstantin Ryvkin, Microsoft IT Group Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Alexander Nikolayev, Microsoft Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Wouldn’t we all like to improve how we manage spam? This webcast presents how Microsoft does just that, providing an overview of anti-spam technology in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and how the Microsoft Information Technology (IT) department uses these technologies to help control spam. The webcast also provides a complete overview of the anti-spam technologies available in SP2 and explains how the department implements them. Join us to learn best practices, tips, and other useful information for getting the most from the anti-spam technologies in SP2. We conclude with a question and answer session.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=57276

 

TechNet Webcast: Integrating Microsoft Products with Web Services in Lotus Domino 7 (Level 300)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

IBM Lotus Domino 7 now includes Web services that provide a native way to create and host a Web service on a Domino server. This webcast explains how you can write a LotusScript Web service and call it from Microsoft Visual Studio .NET by using a few lines of code that you wrote in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET.  If you are interested in simple steps that you can take to make your IBM Lotus Notes applications more powerful, join this webcast.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032284164&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Data Consolidation with the Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 Feature Pack (Level 300)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Shola Aluko, Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Would you like to reclaim the underutilized disk space that your company is probably spending thousands of dollars to maintain? Find out how you can create a highly reliable and available storage environment and migrate to it using the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 feature pack. This webcast explains the key features of Windows Storage Server 2003 R2, such as the Single Instance Storage service, remote differential compression, and the replication and branch office technologies.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032284243&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Active Directory Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

In this webcast, we explore the features and capabilities of the Microsoft Active Directory Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005. This management pack monitors events that are placed in the Application, System, and Directory Service event logs by various Active Directory components and subsystems. It also monitors the overall health of Active Directory and alerts you to critical performance issues. Learn how the Active Directory Management Pack for MOM 2005 can provide you with valuable monitoring information for most implementations of Active Directory. We also show how Active Directory Management Pack reports make important information available to you in the areas of trending, user account problems, configuration, and service level availability.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287391&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange 2003 Performance Tuning Tips and Techniques (Level 300)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Michael J. Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Are you getting the best performance you can from Microsoft Exchange Server 2003? In this webcast, learn helpful performance tuning tips and techniques for Exchange Server 2003. We begin with a look at the tools available for monitoring Exchange performance. We then provide best practices, registry tweaks, and performance monitoring techniques based on extensive, real-world experiences with Exchange 2003.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287234&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Planning and Deploying Systems Management Server 2003 (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Planning the deployment of your Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 environment is an important step towards ensuring that your installation is successful and stable. In this webcast, we offer best practices for deployment and look at various tools that are available to assist you with your SMS 2003 installation.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287393&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: An In-Depth Analysis of Self-Managing Dynamic Systems (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Peter Meister, Lead Product Manager, Windows Server, Microsoft Corporation

Jeff Woolsey, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Self-managing dynamic systems are information technology (IT) infrastructures that abstract, or virtualize, computing resources to help IT professionals deploy business services more nimbly and respond quickly to business requirements. Self-managing dynamic systems can have a powerful effect on how you approach your business. This webcast provides an in-depth analysis of self-managing dynamic systems. Learn how to create highly available, highly reliable server operations by combining key management technologies with virtualization and coupling them with the Microsoft Windows Server operating system.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032284679&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Support WebCast: Performance counters and tracing capabilities in Microsoft ADO.NET 2.0 (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006: 10:00 A.M. Pacific time

Discusses the updated performance counters and the tracing capabilities that are built in to ADO.NET 2.0.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=911731

 

TechNet Webcast: Security Considerations When Upgrading to SQL Server 2005 (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Girish Chander, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 offers improved capabilities to secure the database, but there are still other things to consider when upgrading. From a security perspective, this webcast prepares you to upgrade from a previous version of Microsoft SQL Server to Microsoft SQL Server 2005. This webcast covers configuration option changes, surface area controls, and feature enhancements. Take advantage of the new capabilities in SQL Server 2005 by learning about the other steps you can take to further secure your system after the upgrade.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287563&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Support WebCast: Server sizing recommendations for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Level 300)
Thursday, January 19, 2006: 10:00 A.M. Pacific time

Discusses server sizing recommendations for SQL Server 2005.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=911732

 

TechNet Webcast: Using Third-Party Tools to Migrate Notes Databases to the Microsoft Collaboration Platform (Level 200)

Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Learn how you can migrate your Lotus Notes databases to the Microsoft collaboration platform, based on Microsoft SharePoint products and technologies, quickly and easily. This webcast introduces and demonstrates several tools offered by third-party providers that facilitate the migration from Lotus Notes to the collaboration platform from Microsoft.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032284167&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Migrating File Replication Service Replica Sets to Distributed File System Replication (Level 200)

Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Shobana Balakrishnan, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast walks you through the essential steps in the process of migrating from the File Replication service (FRS) to the new Distributed File System (DFS) Replication service available in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2. We begin by showing you how to identify which FRS replica sets to migrate and how to collect FRS configuration settings. Next, learn how to delete the old FRS replica set configuration and the associated FRS system folders. Then learn how to clean up Microsoft Active Directory to remove all FRS remnants. Finally, we demonstrate how to deploy DFS replication.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287370&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Understanding the Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server Architecture (Level 100)

Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

David Smith, Senior Consultant, Entirenet, LLC

Because they share the same underlying technologies, Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 is able to work with and build upon the architecture of Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services. This webcast focuses on the architectural features of SharePoint Portal Server, including a look at the architecture of services particular to SharePoint Portal Server. We also highlight key decision areas you must address during the design and planning phases of your own SharePoint-based solution.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032286825&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (ExBPA) (Level 200)

Friday, January 20, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Matt Hester, 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 (MOM) 2005. At the end of the presentation, we talk about future enhancements to the ExBPA tool.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287286&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Troubleshooting Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 (Level 200)

Monday, January 23, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Troubleshooting Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 installations can be difficult unless you know where to look and what to look for. This webcast describes some of the common problems with SMS 2003 environments and illustrates straightforward solutions with practical demonstrations. We cover common problems and solutions, including those related to installing SMS management points and advanced clients, communication between the components in your SMS hierarchy, management point security, and Microsoft SQL Server access.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287568&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Upgrading to SQL Server 2005 (Level 200)

Monday, January 23, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Matthew Hester, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Get the knowledge you need to upgrade Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 or SQL Server 2000 to the recently released SQL Server 2005. This webcast introduces you to the tools and processes you need for a smooth transition. We explain Upgrade Advisor, a tool for planning and preparation, and two different upgrade strategies: The migration strategy involves installing SQL Server 2005 on a new server and then migrating data. The in-place strategy involves upgrading your existing installation. This webcast can help you decide which upgrade strategy is right for your servers and plan your next steps

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287290&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Exchange Server 2003 Security (Part 2 of 2): Protecting Against Unwanted E-Mail (Level 200)

Monday, January 23, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This second webcast in a two-part series on Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 security describes how to increase the security of e-mail that flows through an organization's Exchange servers. We also introduce you to Exchange 2003 features such as Real Time Block List support and Intelligent Message Filtering, tools that make it easier to reduce the amount of unwanted e-mail before it spreads through your organization.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287342&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Runs SAP on SQL Server 2005 (Level 300)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Hans Reutter, Microsoft Group Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast describes how the Enterprise Application Services (EAS) team in the Microsoft Information Technology (IT) department utilizes the new database mirroring and online indexing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 to dramatically increase the availability of Service Advertising Protocol (SAP) R/3 at Microsoft. Additionally, by using the 64-bit version of SQL Server 2005 with commodity 64-bit hardware, EAS was able to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) while increasing performance, scalability, and reliability in the SAP R/3 landscape. Join this webcast to find out how they did it.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=57355

 

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Lean Value Streams Using Visual Workbooks (Level 100)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 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 plan the work using value stream maps, and then work the plan using visual workbooks linked to the maps. The previous webcast, “Visualize, Analyze and Manage a Lean Transformation Using Value Stream Maps”, demonstrated how to plan the work by developing and analyzing value stream maps. This companion webcast focuses on visually working the plan using simple visual workbooks that complement the value stream maps. See how to use Microsoft Office Visio 2003 to create, share, and link visual workbooks to value stream maps for effective lean transformations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032286913&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2003 Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Harold Wong, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Your organization is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, and it is stable. What can you do to improve your Exchange operations, customize them, and optimize them to better meet the requirements of your organization? This webcast provides tips on how to customize system messages, address lists, and Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access. We also explain how to control which versions of Microsoft Outlook are allowed to connect to the Exchange server, how to use Mailbox Manager, and how to create catch-all mailboxes.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287288&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Best Practices for Security Update Management with Systems Management Server 2003 (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Join this webcast to learn about the best practices you should consider when you develop an update management solution using Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003. Get detailed recommendations for all parts of a software update solution, including the setup stage and the software update cycle. We provide specific guidance on updating  desktop, mobile, and server computers. We also discuss using the Dell inventory tool to update Dell servers.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287454&Culture=en-US

 

MSDN Architecture Webcast: patterns & practices Live!: Authentication to Web Services with UsernameToken in WSE 3.0 (Level 300)

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time

Don Smith, Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast offers an in-depth look at authentication with a Web service using the Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 3.0 UsernameToken, and shows how to secure the communications with X.509 certificates. Learn about extensibility points in WSE, such as using a custom UsernameTokenManager to validate credentials presented to the Web service in a UsernameToken against various identity stores and authentication services. During the discussion, we consider design-level criteria that would lead to the decision to implement UsernameToken authentication. We then explain how the solution works, examining the code and configuration of the implementation along the way.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287594&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Antivirus and Antispam Managed Services: When and How to Outsource E-mail Hygiene (Level 200)

Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Forrest Hobbs, Senior Technology Specialist, Microsoft Corporation

Touted by many as a key component for the future of e-mail security, outsourced messaging protection has become the solution of choice for a number of informed information technology (IT) administrators and service providers. This webcast presents how outsourced e-mail security services provide enterprise antispam and antivirus protection and detail the benefits of such services in terms of cost, efficiency, security, policy enablement, and archiving. We also provide a checklist of considerations that you can use to decide when and how to outsource e-mail hygiene in a wide range of different business scenarios.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287346&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Using Visio Shortcuts to Increase Your Productivity (Level 200)

Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Daniel Rohwer, Director of Business Development, Visibility.biz

This webcast introduces the power of Microsoft Office Visio 2003 and provides shortcuts and best practice techniques to help you quickly visualize, diagram, and document your business concepts. Learn tips on how to connect, align, and group Visio SmartShapes, discover effective ways to use background pages and color schemes, work with SmartShape text fields, and manipulate shape text. We also cover page setup, printing, and sharing Visio diagrams in Web pages.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032286940&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 for Exchange Deployments (Level 200)

Friday, January 27, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

In this webcast, we explore the Microsoft Exchange 2003 Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 and show how it can help your organization proactively identify problems. We discuss the monitoring capabilities provided by this management pack and demonstrate how they can help you to identify problems and quickly solve them. We also examine the reporting capabilities provided by this management pack and explain how they can help you avoid problems.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287397&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Managing and Administering SQL Server 2005 (Level 200)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 offers some new features for database administrators and information technology (IT) professionals. Join this webcast to learn about new administration tools, including SQL Management Studio; SQLCMD, the new command-line utility (and its GUI equivalent in SQL Management Studio); and SQLiMail, the new Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)-based replacement for SQLMail. We look at SQL Server Express 2005, a “light” version of SQL Server 2005 that replaces the Microsoft Desktop Engine (MSDE). We conclude by exploring maintenance and performance tools included in SQL Server 2005, such as maintenance plans, SQL Profiler, and SQL Server Agent.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287292&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Messaging Security for Exchange Clients (Level 200)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Harold Wong, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

To ensure that e-mail messages can be read only by the intended recipients, it is as important to provide security for the clients of Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 as it is to secure the server itself. This webcast describes solutions such as using Microsoft Exchange Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Service Extensions (S/MIME) and information rights management to protect e-mail content. We also discuss using remote procedure call (RPC) over Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to help secure client connections to Exchange Server 2003 over the Internet. We conclude with a look at controlling access to e-mail attachments and show how to manage and secure Microsoft Outlook Web Access.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287350&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft Delivers Self-Service Identity and Access Management Solutions (Level 300)

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Michelle Beaulieu, Microsoft IT, Senior Service Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Learn how the Microsoft information technology (IT) department uses Microsoft Identity Integration Server (MIIS) 2003 to empower end users with a self-service identity and access management solution. The solution creates a personalized e-mail address, is user friendly, and provides flexibility for regional naming preferences. At the same time, the solution is robust, spans complexities, and enforces compliance with defined conventions for naming accounts. Join this webcast for an exclusive look at how Microsoft determined the business logic and deployed Easy ID in six months.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=57350

 

TechNet Webcast: Enabling Secure Remote Access to Exchange Server 2003 (Level 200)

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Tom Bartlett, ISA Solution Specialist, Microsoft Corporation

As operations become increasingly decentralized and working practices evolve to better suit market demographics, the need for efficient remote access has become increasingly prevalent. In this webcast, we outline best practices for securing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 to ensure that network management, policy, and security are not compromised by remote e-mail access. The discussion covers a wide range of topics, such as faster Exchange publishing, more secure remote access, e-mail hygiene considerations, efficient bandwidth management, and enhanced Microsoft Outlook Web Access security. This webcast offers the knowledge you need to provide remote users with efficient, secure, and well-managed access to Exchange.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287354&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 Makes Extensive Use of Tempdb (Level 200)

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Mirek Sztajno, Program Manager, SQL Sever, Microsoft Corporation

Are you a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 user or administrator who wants to make better use of tempdb? This webcast is designed to prepare you to properly manage tempdb in SQL Server 2005. It discusses the purpose of tempdb and provides an overview of the design of tempdb including details of the objects in the tempdb database. This session also explains tempdb usage in SQL Server 2005 including new features that explicitly influence space usage and system performance, and provides guidance for monitoring and troubleshooting tempdb.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032286963&Culture=en-US

 

By Topic:

·          Connected Productivity/Office Professional Solutions

 

Connected Productivity/Office Professional Solutions

 

TechNet Webcast: Connecting Windows Workflow Foundations to Lotus Notes/Lotus Domino (Level 400)

Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Marc Mercuri, Architect Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundations is an exciting new technology from Microsoft. IBM Lotus Notes/IBM Lotus Domino has been building on the concept of workflow for a long time. Luckily, both systems have standard interfaces that allow them to interoperate. This webcast shows you how to connect a Windows Workflow Foundation workflow with a Lotus Notes/Lotus Domino workflow, including a look at the code that makes the connection.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285632&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Integrating Microsoft Products with Web Services in Lotus Domino 7 (Level 300)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

IBM Lotus Domino 7 now includes Web services that provide a native way to create and host a Web service on a Domino server. This webcast explains how you can write a LotusScript Web service and call it from Microsoft Visual Studio .NET by using a few lines of code that you wrote in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET.  If you are interested in simple steps that you can take to make your IBM Lotus Notes applications more powerful, join this webcast.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032284164&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Using Third-Party Tools to Migrate Notes Databases to the Microsoft Collaboration Platform (Level 200)

Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Learn how you can migrate your Lotus Notes databases to the Microsoft collaboration platform, based on Microsoft SharePoint products and technologies, quickly and easily. This webcast introduces and demonstrates several tools offered by third-party providers that facilitate the migration from Lotus Notes to the collaboration platform from Microsoft.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032284167&Culture=en-US

 

EMP

 

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Lean Value Streams Using Visual Workbooks (Level 100)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 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 plan the work using value stream maps, and then work the plan using visual workbooks linked to the maps. The previous webcast, “Visualize, Analyze and Manage a Lean Transformation Using Value Stream Maps”, demonstrated how to plan the work by developing and analyzing value stream maps. This companion webcast focuses on visually working the plan using simple visual workbooks that complement the value stream maps. See how to use Microsoft Office Visio 2003 to create, share, and link visual workbooks to value stream maps for effective lean transformations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032286913&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Using Visio Shortcuts to Increase Your Productivity (Level 200)

Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Daniel Rohwer, Director of Business Development, Visibility.biz

This webcast introduces the power of Microsoft Office Visio 2003 and provides shortcuts and best practice techniques to help you quickly visualize, diagram, and document your business concepts. Learn tips on how to connect, align, and group Visio SmartShapes, discover effective ways to use background pages and color schemes, work with SmartShape text fields, and manipulate shape text. We also cover page setup, printing, and sharing Visio diagrams in Web pages.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032286940&Culture=en-US

 

Operational Efficiency & Productivity

 

TechNet Webcast: Active Directory Fundamentals (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Chris Henley, IT Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Do you want to improve your understanding of the basic concepts of Microsoft Active Directory? This webcast explains the logical concepts as they relate to domains, trees, and forests. We also look at the physical concepts of domain controllers and sites. Gain a thorough understanding of the relationship between Active Directory and the Domain Name System (DNS), and recognize how that relationship affects your work. We also examine the operation functions such as intersite and intrasite replication, and the Active Directory Operations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287230&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Best Practices for Designing the Active Directory Structure (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Chris Henley, IT Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Learn about the less common Microsoft Active Directory implementations such as multiple forests connected by trusts, organizational domain structures, and site design. This webcast examines scenarios in which these more complex designs might be appropriate. We explain how to plan effectively and what pitfalls to avoid. We also offer recommendations that can help make your complex deployments successful and cost-effective.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287232&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Troubleshooting and Debugging the Branch Office Technologies in Windows Server 2003 R2 (Level 300)

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Dan Boldo, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Tune into this webcast to learn how to identify and fix problems with the branch office technologies in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2. These technologies include distributed file system (DFS) namespaces, DFS replication, DFS management tools, DFS diagnostics tools, and the Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Management Pack. You will gain a strong working knowledge of troubleshooting tools and learn how to apply them to different problems. This webcast provides you with the essential knowledge you need to solve potential problems during branch office deployments.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032283993&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Active Directory Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

In this webcast, we explore the features and capabilities of the Microsoft Active Directory Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005. This management pack monitors events that are placed in the Application, System, and Directory Service event logs by various Active Directory components and subsystems. It also monitors the overall health of Active Directory and alerts you to critical performance issues. Learn how the Active Directory Management Pack for MOM 2005 can provide you with valuable monitoring information for most implementations of Active Directory. We also show how Active Directory Management Pack reports make important information available to you in the areas of trending, user account problems, configuration, and service level availability.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287391&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange 2003 Performance Tuning Tips and Techniques (Level 300)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Michael J. Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Are you getting the best performance you can from Microsoft Exchange Server 2003? In this webcast, learn helpful performance tuning tips and techniques for Exchange Server 2003. We begin with a look at the tools available for monitoring Exchange performance. We then provide best practices, registry tweaks, and performance monitoring techniques based on extensive, real-world experiences with Exchange 2003.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287234&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Planning and Deploying Systems Management Server 2003 (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Planning the deployment of your Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 environment is an important step towards ensuring that your installation is successful and stable. In this webcast, we offer best practices for deployment and look at various tools that are available to assist you with your SMS 2003 installation.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287393&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: An In-Depth Analysis of Self-Managing Dynamic Systems (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Peter Meister, Lead Product Manager, Windows Server, Microsoft Corporation

Jeff Woolsey, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Self-managing dynamic systems are information technology (IT) infrastructures that abstract, or virtualize, computing resources to help IT professionals deploy business services more nimbly and respond quickly to business requirements. Self-managing dynamic systems can have a powerful effect on how you approach your business. This webcast provides an in-depth analysis of self-managing dynamic systems. Learn how to create highly available, highly reliable server operations by combining key management technologies with virtualization and coupling them with the Microsoft Windows Server operating system.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032284679&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Migrating File Replication Service Replica Sets to Distributed File System Replication (Level 200)

Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Shobana Balakrishnan, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast walks you through the essential steps in the process of migrating from the File Replication service (FRS) to the new Distributed File System (DFS) Replication service available in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2. We begin by showing you how to identify which FRS replica sets to migrate and how to collect FRS configuration settings. Next, learn how to delete the old FRS replica set configuration and the associated FRS system folders. Then learn how to clean up Microsoft Active Directory to remove all FRS remnants. Finally, we demonstrate how to deploy DFS replication.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287370&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (ExBPA) (Level 200)

Friday, January 20, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Matt Hester, 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 (MOM) 2005. At the end of the presentation, we talk about future enhancements to the ExBPA tool.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287286&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Troubleshooting Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 (Level 200)

Monday, January 23, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Troubleshooting Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 installations can be difficult unless you know where to look and what to look for. This webcast describes some of the common problems with SMS 2003 environments and illustrates straightforward solutions with practical demonstrations. We cover common problems and solutions, including those related to installing SMS management points and advanced clients, communication between the components in your SMS hierarchy, management point security, and Microsoft SQL Server access.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287568&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2003 Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Harold Wong, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Your organization is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, and it is stable. What can you do to improve your Exchange operations, customize them, and optimize them to better meet the requirements of your organization? This webcast provides tips on how to customize system messages, address lists, and Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access. We also explain how to control which versions of Microsoft Outlook are allowed to connect to the Exchange server, how to use Mailbox Manager, and how to create catch-all mailboxes.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287288&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 for Exchange Deployments (Level 200)

Friday, January 27, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

In this webcast, we explore the Microsoft Exchange 2003 Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 and show how it can help your organization proactively identify problems. We discuss the monitoring capabilities provided by this management pack and demonstrate how they can help you to identify problems and quickly solve them. We also examine the reporting capabilities provided by this management pack and explain how they can help you avoid problems.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287397&Culture=en-US

 

 

By Product/Technology:

·          Exchange Server

 

Exchange Server

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange 2003 Performance Tuning Tips and Techniques (Level 300)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Michael J. Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Are you getting the best performance you can from Microsoft Exchange Server 2003? In this webcast, learn helpful performance tuning tips and techniques for Exchange Server 2003. We begin with a look at the tools available for monitoring Exchange performance. We then provide best practices, registry tweaks, and performance monitoring techniques based on extensive, real-world experiences with Exchange 2003.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287234&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (ExBPA) (Level 200)

Friday, January 20, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Matt Hester, 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 (MOM) 2005. At the end of the presentation, we talk about future enhancements to the ExBPA tool.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287286&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2003 Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Harold Wong, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Your organization is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, and it is stable. What can you do to improve your Exchange operations, customize them, and optimize them to better meet the requirements of your organization? This webcast provides tips on how to customize system messages, address lists, and Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access. We also explain how to control which versions of Microsoft Outlook are allowed to connect to the Exchange server, how to use Mailbox Manager, and how to create catch-all mailboxes.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287288&Culture=en-US

 

.NET

 

TechNet Webcast: Integrating Microsoft Products with Web Services in Lotus Domino 7 (Level 300)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

IBM Lotus Domino 7 now includes Web services that provide a native way to create and host a Web service on a Domino server. This webcast explains how you can write a LotusScript Web service and call it from Microsoft Visual Studio .NET by using a few lines of code that you wrote in Microsoft Visual Basic .NET.  If you are interested in simple steps that you can take to make your IBM Lotus Notes applications more powerful, join this webcast.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032284164&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Using Third-Party Tools to Migrate Notes Databases to the Microsoft Collaboration Platform (Level 200)

Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Learn how you can migrate your Lotus Notes databases to the Microsoft collaboration platform, based on Microsoft SharePoint products and technologies, quickly and easily. This webcast introduces and demonstrates several tools offered by third-party providers that facilitate the migration from Lotus Notes to the collaboration platform from Microsoft.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032284167&Culture=en-US

 

Operations Manager

 

TechNet Webcast: Active Directory Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

In this webcast, we explore the features and capabilities of the Microsoft Active Directory Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005. This management pack monitors events that are placed in the Application, System, and Directory Service event logs by various Active Directory components and subsystems. It also monitors the overall health of Active Directory and alerts you to critical performance issues. Learn how the Active Directory Management Pack for MOM 2005 can provide you with valuable monitoring information for most implementations of Active Directory. We also show how Active Directory Management Pack reports make important information available to you in the areas of trending, user account problems, configuration, and service level availability.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287391&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 for Exchange Deployments (Level 200)

Friday, January 27, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

In this webcast, we explore the Microsoft Exchange 2003 Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 and show how it can help your organization proactively identify problems. We discuss the monitoring capabilities provided by this management pack and demonstrate how they can help you to identify problems and quickly solve them. We also examine the reporting capabilities provided by this management pack and explain how they can help you avoid problems.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287397&Culture=en-US

 

Other

 

TechNet Webcast: Connecting Windows Workflow Foundations to Lotus Notes/Lotus Domino (Level 400)

Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Marc Mercuri, Architect Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Gary Devendorf, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Windows Workflow Foundations is an exciting new technology from Microsoft. IBM Lotus Notes/IBM Lotus Domino has been building on the concept of workflow for a long time. Luckily, both systems have standard interfaces that allow them to interoperate. This webcast shows you how to connect a Windows Workflow Foundation workflow with a Lotus Notes/Lotus Domino workflow, including a look at the code that makes the connection.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032285632&Culture=en-US

 

SharePoint Portal Server

 

TechNet Webcast: Integrating Your SharePoint Technologies with Project Server 2003 (Level 200)

Monday, January 16, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Colin Spence, Consultant / Partner, Convergent Computing

Michael Noel, Consultant, Convergent Computing

Explore the integration of Microsoft Office Project Server 2003 and Microsoft SharePoint technologies. This webcast focuses on the best practices for Project Server 2003 design and deployment, coexistence strategies with Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003, and the pros and cons of different design choices. We provide several different overviews on effectively sharing project information, indexing and searching options, and Project Web Access interface and standard Web parts.  Join us and learn about accessing your Project Server 2003 project information and get a review of the Project Server and SharePoint security models.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032284681&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Understanding the Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server Architecture (Level 100)

Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

David Smith, Senior Consultant, Entirenet, LLC

Because they share the same underlying technologies, Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 is able to work with and build upon the architecture of Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services. This webcast focuses on the architectural features of SharePoint Portal Server, including a look at the architecture of services particular to SharePoint Portal Server. We also highlight key decision areas you must address during the design and planning phases of your own SharePoint-based solution.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032286825&Culture=en-US

 

SQL Server

 

TechNet Webcast: Upgrading to SQL Server 2005 (Level 200)

Monday, January 23, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Matthew Hester, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Get the knowledge you need to upgrade Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 or SQL Server 2000 to the recently released SQL Server 2005. This webcast introduces you to the tools and processes you need for a smooth transition. We explain Upgrade Advisor, a tool for planning and preparation, and two different upgrade strategies: The migration strategy involves installing SQL Server 2005 on a new server and then migrating data. The in-place strategy involves upgrading your existing installation. This webcast can help you decide which upgrade strategy is right for your servers and plan your next steps

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287290&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Runs SAP on SQL Server 2005 (Level 300)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Hans Reutter, Microsoft Group Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast describes how the Enterprise Application Services (EAS) team in the Microsoft Information Technology (IT) department utilizes the new database mirroring and online indexing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 to dramatically increase the availability of Service Advertising Protocol (SAP) R/3 at Microsoft. Additionally, by using the 64-bit version of SQL Server 2005 with commodity 64-bit hardware, EAS was able to lower the total cost of ownership (TCO) while increasing performance, scalability, and reliability in the SAP R/3 landscape. Join this webcast to find out how they did it.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=57355

 

TechNet Webcast: Managing and Administering SQL Server 2005 (Level 200)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 offers some new features for database administrators and information technology (IT) professionals. Join this webcast to learn about new administration tools, including SQL Management Studio; SQLCMD, the new command-line utility (and its GUI equivalent in SQL Management Studio); and SQLiMail, the new Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)-based replacement for SQLMail. We look at SQL Server Express 2005, a “light” version of SQL Server 2005 that replaces the Microsoft Desktop Engine (MSDE). We conclude by exploring maintenance and performance tools included in SQL Server 2005, such as maintenance plans, SQL Profiler, and SQL Server Agent.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287292&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 Makes Extensive Use of Tempdb (Level 200)

Tuesday, January 31, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Mirek Sztajno, Program Manager, SQL Sever, Microsoft Corporation

Are you a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 user or administrator who wants to make better use of tempdb? This webcast is designed to prepare you to properly manage tempdb in SQL Server 2005. It discusses the purpose of tempdb and provides an overview of the design of tempdb including details of the objects in the tempdb database. This session also explains tempdb usage in SQL Server 2005 including new features that explicitly influence space usage and system performance, and provides guidance for monitoring and troubleshooting tempdb.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032286963&Culture=en-US

 

System Management Server

 

TechNet Webcast: Planning and Deploying Systems Management Server 2003 (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Planning the deployment of your Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 environment is an important step towards ensuring that your installation is successful and stable. In this webcast, we offer best practices for deployment and look at various tools that are available to assist you with your SMS 2003 installation.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287393&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Troubleshooting Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 (Level 200)

Monday, January 23, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Troubleshooting Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 installations can be difficult unless you know where to look and what to look for. This webcast describes some of the common problems with SMS 2003 environments and illustrates straightforward solutions with practical demonstrations. We cover common problems and solutions, including those related to installing SMS management points and advanced clients, communication between the components in your SMS hierarchy, management point security, and Microsoft SQL Server access.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287568&Culture=en-US

 

Visio

 

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Lean Value Streams Using Visual Workbooks (Level 100)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 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 plan the work using value stream maps, and then work the plan using visual workbooks linked to the maps. The previous webcast, “Visualize, Analyze and Manage a Lean Transformation Using Value Stream Maps”, demonstrated how to plan the work by developing and analyzing value stream maps. This companion webcast focuses on visually working the plan using simple visual workbooks that complement the value stream maps. See how to use Microsoft Office Visio 2003 to create, share, and link visual workbooks to value stream maps for effective lean transformations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032286913&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Using Visio Shortcuts to Increase Your Productivity (Level 200)

Thursday, January 26, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Daniel Rohwer, Director of Business Development, Visibility.biz

This webcast introduces the power of Microsoft Office Visio 2003 and provides shortcuts and best practice techniques to help you quickly visualize, diagram, and document your business concepts. Learn tips on how to connect, align, and group Visio SmartShapes, discover effective ways to use background pages and color schemes, work with SmartShape text fields, and manipulate shape text. We also cover page setup, printing, and sharing Visio diagrams in Web pages.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032286940&Culture=en-US

 

Windows

 

TechNet Webcast: Tools and Techniques for Managing a Desktop Deployment (Level 300)

Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Adam Gordon, Lead Architect, Microsoft Corporation

Deploying desktops in a business environment is much like managing a production line. Several different elements—for example, operating system images, application packages, and user state migrators—are constructed as discrete components and then brought together on the production line to make a finished product. This analogy encourages a project management approach to deployment, particularly when you view deployment readiness as a supply chain. Join us as we examine the various components and production lines that together form a comprehensive deployment solution. This webcast provides an overview of desktop deployment that sets the stage for other webcasts in the series that focus on specific areas like computer imaging and user state migration.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287461&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Vista Deployment Tools and Technologies (Level 200)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

Larry Engel, Director of Program Management, Microsoft Corporation

The Microsoft Windows Vista operating system introduces significant innovations for easing deployments. This webcast provides an overview of the imaging and remote deployment technologies built into Windows Vista, along with a look at deployment-specific tools. Join us to get the background you need before you participate in more in-depth training and hands-on labs.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287668&Culture=en-US

 

Windows Rights Management

 

TechNet Webcast: Deploying Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services (Level 300)

Thursday, January 12, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Jen Field, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Learn how you can successfully design and deploy Microsoft Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) to help protect sensitive information across your organization. This webcast covers a range of topics related to RMS deployment and maintenance, including capacity planning, designing for high availability and performance, backup and recovery, and deployment best practices.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032286986&Culture=en-US

 

Windows Server

 

TechNet Webcast: Active Directory Fundamentals (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Chris Henley, IT Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Do you want to improve your understanding of the basic concepts of Microsoft Active Directory? This webcast explains the logical concepts as they relate to domains, trees, and forests. We also look at the physical concepts of domain controllers and sites. Gain a thorough understanding of the relationship between Active Directory and the Domain Name System (DNS), and recognize how that relationship affects your work. We also examine the operation functions such as intersite and intrasite replication, and the Active Directory Operations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287230&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Best Practices for Designing the Active Directory Structure (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Pacific Time

Chris Henley, IT Evangelist, Microsoft Corporation

Learn about the less common Microsoft Active Directory implementations such as multiple forests connected by trusts, organizational domain structures, and site design. This webcast examines scenarios in which these more complex designs might be appropriate. We explain how to plan effectively and what pitfalls to avoid. We also offer recommendations that can help make your complex deployments successful and cost-effective.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287232&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Troubleshooting and Debugging the Branch Office Technologies in Windows Server 2003 R2 (Level 300)

Wednesday, January 11, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Dan Boldo, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Tune into this webcast to learn how to identify and fix problems with the branch office technologies in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2. These technologies include distributed file system (DFS) namespaces, DFS replication, DFS management tools, DFS diagnostics tools, and the Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Management Pack. You will gain a strong working knowledge of troubleshooting tools and learn how to apply them to different problems. This webcast provides you with the essential knowledge you need to solve potential problems during branch office deployments.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032283993&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Data Consolidation with the Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 Feature Pack (Level 300)

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Shola Aluko, Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Would you like to reclaim the underutilized disk space that your company is probably spending thousands of dollars to maintain? Find out how you can create a highly reliable and available storage environment and migrate to it using the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 feature pack. This webcast explains the key features of Windows Storage Server 2003 R2, such as the Single Instance Storage service, remote differential compression, and the replication and branch office technologies.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032284243&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: An In-Depth Analysis of Self-Managing Dynamic Systems (Level 200)

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Peter Meister, Lead Product Manager, Windows Server, Microsoft Corporation

Jeff Woolsey, Lead Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Self-managing dynamic systems are information technology (IT) infrastructures that abstract, or virtualize, computing resources to help IT professionals deploy business services more nimbly and respond quickly to business requirements. Self-managing dynamic systems can have a powerful effect on how you approach your business. This webcast provides an in-depth analysis of self-managing dynamic systems. Learn how to create highly available, highly reliable server operations by combining key management technologies with virtualization and coupling them with the Microsoft Windows Server operating system.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032284679&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Migrating File Replication Service Replica Sets to Distributed File System Replication (Level 200)

Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Shobana Balakrishnan, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast walks you through the essential steps in the process of migrating from the File Replication service (FRS) to the new Distributed File System (DFS) Replication service available in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2. We begin by showing you how to identify which FRS replica sets to migrate and how to collect FRS configuration settings. Next, learn how to delete the old FRS replica set configuration and the associated FRS system folders. Then learn how to clean up Microsoft Active Directory to remove all FRS remnants. Finally, we demonstrate how to deploy DFS replication.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032287370&Culture=en-US

 

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