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Upcoming TechNet Webcasts: April 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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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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New Series: Tech·Ed 2006 Webcasts: Power to the Pros

If you have already registered for Microsoft Tech·Ed 2006, tune in to this series of webcasts and get the most out of your time while you’re there. Haven’t decided if you’ll attend Tech·Ed 2006? Then this webcast series will give you a preview of what you can learn June 11-16, 2006, in Boston, Massachusetts.  Plus, attend a pre-Tech·Ed webcast between April 10 and May 12 and you could win a free pass to Tech·Ed 2006 in Boston (official rules)!

 

New Series: Windows Vista: Improve Your Desktop Security and Deployment Strategy
Get the tools and information you need to prepare for Windows Vista, Microsoft’s new desktop operating system. Tune in and see how Windows Vista advancements in security and reliability, along with its operational efficiencies, give you and your users confidence in your organization's PCs. During these free webcasts, we introduce you to key Windows Vista product features and explore deployment, security, management, and productivity. Live webcasts also include a question and answer session. View one webcast, view a few, or view them all – the information will help you prepare for Windows Vista.

 

Exchange Server in Depth: Master Concepts and Optimize Your Server Environment

Preview the next version of Microsoft Exchange Server, code-named Exchange "12" in a special four-part webcast series March 13-17. Exchange Server “12” will enhance the email administrator’s manageability experience, while also improving the information worker's access to larger mailboxes and providing a more secure email infrastructure.  Plus, attend all four webcasts in the Exchange “12” Preview portion of this webcast series (live or on demand) and submit evaluations by March 31, 2006, and you will receive a Microsoft travel mug**.  You will also be entered to win a TechNet Plus subscription containing the Exchange “12” code (official rules).  Offers open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

 

 

 

 

SQL Server 2005: Upgrade Your Skills to 2005

Live and on-demand webcasts available now
Take an in-depth look at SQL Server 2005 from the DBA perspective as told by SQL Server MVP and guru Kimberly Tripp. Plus, attend 6 of the 11 webcasts in this series by May 31, 2006, and you will receive a USB coffee warmer*. Attend all 11 webcasts by May 31, 2006 and you will be entered to win an i-mate Smartphone (official rules)!

 

 

 

New Webcasts: Security Learning Paths Webcasts
Featured This Month: Security Lockdown: Utilizing Standard Microsoft Tools to Secure Your Network

With end users in your organization continuing to be the weakest link in the security chain, learn about tools that enable these users to lock down their own environment and protect their desktops. From policy strategy to tips and tricks, you’ll learn how to strengthen the end user link in your organization without sacrificing network performance and flexibility.


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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

§          A More Secure and Well-Managed Enterprise

§          Ask the Security Experts

§          Business Intelligence with SQL Server 2005

§          Desktop Deployment

§          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

§          Scripting

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

§          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 500 attendees to attend six of the 11 webcasts in the SQL Server: Upgrade your skills to 2005 webcast series (live or on demand) by May 31, 2006.  Eligible webcasts are numbered parts 1-11 of 11. A webcast evaluation must be submitted to gain attendance credit. This offer is non-transferable and is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only. Void in Quebec. Microsoft is not responsible for non-delivery of gift due to incorrect postal information provided by respondent. Offer valid from March 1 - May 31, 2006. Please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.

 

**Offer good for the first 500 attendees to attend all four webcasts in the Exchange “12” Preview webcast series (live or on demand) by March 31, 2006.  A webcast evaluation must be submitted to gain attendance credit. This offer is non-transferable and is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only. Void in Quebec. Microsoft is not responsible for non-delivery of gift due to incorrect postal information provided by respondent. Offer valid from March 13 - March 31, 2006. Please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.

 

Microsoft TechNet Webcasts

 

TechNet Webcast: Best Practices for Monitoring DFS Replication (Level 200)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Dan Boldo, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

When you have a large IT infrastructure, keeping tabs on the rate and synchronization of Distributed File System (DFS) Replication can be a challenge. This session draws on the vast experience of Microsoft's own IT department to share best practices for day-to-day monitoring, the different tools available, and common troubleshooting tasks. Using our internal IT department as a model, this webcast utilizes most of the presentation time with hands-on demonstrations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032291791&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional (Part 5 of 11): Effective Use of the New Management Tools (Level 200)

Friday, April 07, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Kimberly L. Tripp, SQL Server MVP and a Microsoft Regional Director, SYSolutions, Inc.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 introduces a new set of tools that are a radical departure from previous versions. If you want to avoid a steep learning curve attend this fifth webcast of the SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional series, presented by Kimberly Tripp, to discover the new features designed to make the database administration and database development teams more effective and productive. Understanding the impact of the Microsoft Visual Studio shell—and where SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) diverges from the standard shell—can help you to use SSMS more effectively. The primary focus of this webcast is on solutions, projects, customizing the query tool, and source control integration.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032290558&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (ExBPA) (Level 300)

Monday, April 10, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 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 (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=1032292976&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Enabling Web and SharePoint Applications on the Internet with Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 (Level 200)

Monday, April 10, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

In this webcast, learn how you can use Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 to publish and secure your organization’s Microsoft SharePoint Web sites and applications on the Internet. Integration between ISA Server 2004 and Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies allows your organization to reduce its dependency on virtual private network (VPN) and Remote Access Service (RAS) connections, while ensuring that security and access control is not compromised. Discover how using ISA Server 2004 to secure and publish SharePoint applications can result in a significant reduction of administration and troubleshooting costs, while providing other benefits for your business such as improving the efficiency of collaboration processes.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293041&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Technical Overview (Level 200)

Monday, April 10, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast presents an in-depth examination of Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005, the latest version of MOM that increases the levels of service availability for the Microsoft Windows Server System. Learn how you can use MOM 2005 to stay aware of issues, respond quickly and effectively, and demonstrate accountability to stakeholders. We cover the MOM architecture, monitoring components, configuration and environmental monitoring interfaces, management pack and tasks, and reporting features. Find out how to use MOM 2005 to highlight, capture, evaluate, and present information that can help prevent important IT issues in your organization from going unseen.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292982&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Secure Messaging and Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services (Level 200)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Forrest Hobbs, Lead Partner Account Manager, FrontBridge, Microsoft Corporation

E-mail is often considered the lifeblood of business, and enterprises rely on their IT departments to keep their communication arteries secure, protected, and compliant. Spammers, hackers, virus writers, regulators, and spies are making the IT challenge increasingly difficult, further taxing the limits of already resource-strained staff. Attend this webcast to learn how FrontBridge for Microsoft Exchange Server can provide your organization with an effective and practical solution against these types of attacks. Find out what business factors you need to consider, and learn how to deploy a managed FrontBridge solution that can greatly benefit your organization.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293189&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: IIS Logs and SQL Reporting Services IIS Log Pack: Digging into Your Data One Step at a Time! (Level 200)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Chris Adams, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

On servers running Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 5.0 or 6.0, it can be difficult to obtain details about how clients use a Web site. This webcast explains how to mine your site’s log files and react accordingly. Focusing on the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Report Pack for IIS Logs (a free download), we provide step-by-step guidance on how to use Log Parser 2.2 to extract data from IIS log files and push the data to your SQL Server database. From there, we show you how to build graphical reports that display bandwidth statistics and site statistics by the day, hour, or minute, and highlight other data about the clients themselves, including which browsers your visitors are using.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293051&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Windows Vista for the Enterprise (Level 200)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Glenn Fincher, Senior Consultant, Xtreme Consulting Group

For those of you who haven’t had a chance to get a preview of Microsoft Windows Vista, this webcast introduces some of the new features and capabilities. This discussion focuses on features designed with the enterprise in mind.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292988&Culture=en-US

 

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

Wednesday, April 12, 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 April 11, 2006, Microsoft releases its monthly security bulletins. Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the April security bulletins. The intent of this webcast is to address your concerns. Therefore, most of the webcast is devoted to attendees asking questions about the bulletins and getting answers from our security experts.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292804&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Windows Vista for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (Level 200)

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

Tony Richardson, Principal Consultant, Xtreme Consulting Group, Inc

For those of you who haven’t had a chance to get a preview of Microsoft Windows Vista, this webcast introduces some of the new features and capabilities. This webcast focuses on features designed with small and medium-sized businesses in mind.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292994&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Securing Services and Critical Accounts (Level 300)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Many organizations implement network services or applications that rely upon a service account. However, these applications often require service accounts to be configured to run with the highest possible privileges, a security risk that can enable an attacker to gain unrestricted access to the computer, domain, or entire forest. It is therefore vital to understand how to configure service accounts to the least level of privilege necessary to support the application or network service. Join this webcast to learn about these security principles, and to learn how to make your network services and critical accounts safer even in scenarios where the service account requires administrative-level privileges.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293065&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional (Part 6 of 11): New Application Design Patterns for Scalability and Availability and the Operational Implications of Service Broker (Level 200)

Friday, April 14, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Bob Beauchemin, database-centric application practitioner and architect, Microsoft Corporation

SQL Service Broker is an integral part of the database in Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Understanding why developers may choose to use this is one part of the picture, but some internal SQL Server features use it as well. In this sixth webcast of the SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional series, we present what new data objects comprise Service Broker, what new SQL statements you need to know about, and how you manage it, secure it, and monitor it, along with information about when it is appropriate to consider a Broker-based application. Join us to learn about dynamic management views and profiler support, in addition to how you can troubleshoot operational problems. The webcast also explains the internal functions run by Service Broker and how they work.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032290570&Culture=en-US

 

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

Friday, April 14, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Group Policy in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 has almost 1,000 configurable settings. This first webcast in a three-part series begins by guiding you through the terms and concepts used in the Group Policy environment. It explains what Group Policy is, what Group Policy Objects (GPOs) are, and how GPOs are applied to users and computers. Join this webcast to find out the benefits of using Group Policy, how to create a test and staging environment, and how to use the two most common tools available to manage Group Policy, the Group Policy Management Console and the Group Policy Object Editor.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292998&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Security in SQL Server 2005 (Level 300)

Monday, April 17, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast highlights security concepts that are new to Microsoft SQL Server 2005, such as encryption and user-schema separation, and looks at how SQL Server 2005 breaks security down into several distinct areas. We discuss security from the perspective of the server, the database, and database objects, and examine some of the different options you can use at each level to help secure your data. We also show you some of the tools you can use to monitor the security of your SQL Server implementation.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293080&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2003 R2 Technical Overview (Level 200)

Monday, April 17, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Chris Henley, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast provides an end-to-end overview of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2. Three key scenarios are covered: simplified branch management, identity management, and efficient storage management. The new and improved features in Windows Server 2003 R2 that are related to each scenario are also examined in the presentation.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293007&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Security in Windows Vista (Level 300)

Monday, April 17, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet presenter, Microsoft Corporation

For many companies, securing the computing environment is the IT department’s highest priority. When deploying new computers that run operating systems such as Microsoft Windows Vista, making sure that the new deployments are at least as secure as the current environment is critical. By using constantly updated baselines and images, you can help secure the environment while still allowing for rapid desktop deployment. This webcast shows you how to choose and enable the security configuration of your Windows Vista desktops, manage ongoing security updates, and maintain desktop security.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293003&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Manages SharePoint Operations (Level 300)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

André Heymann, Microsoft IT Sharepoint Technologist, Microsoft Corporation

This presentation tells how Microsoft IT runs the day-to-day operations of Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server within their SharePoint Products and Technologies infrastructure. Join us to learn how Microsoft IT manages their databases, active/passive storage area network (SAN) based SQL clusters, and several terabytes of content world wide. We share architectural thoughts, designs, and best practices learned from managing one of the largest and fastest growing SharePoint deployments in the world. This webcast covers backup/restore operations, database management, content clean-up, performance measurement, configuration best practices, and growth metrics collections based on SQL Reporting Services.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=62433

 

TechNet Webcast: Improvements to Calendaring in Exchange “12” (Level 300)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Paul Tischhauser, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast provides an in-depth look at the enhancements to calendaring in the next generation of Microsoft Exchange Server, code-named Exchange “12.” We go into detail on improvements to resource scheduling, the new model for free/busy data, and how these features are implemented in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, formerly code-named Outlook “12”, to provide a better end-user experience.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292770&Culture=en-US

 

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

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Matt Hester, 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 show how to use 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 Office Outlook Web Access.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293061&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Threat Mitigation for Legacy Systems (Level 200)

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Matt Hester, TechNet presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Legacy computer systems are often the focus of unwanted attention from attackers because their existence implies an elevated level of trust or interaction with internal applications that are critical to the organization. Given that legacy systems are already perceived as vulnerable, this makes them a natural choice for further scrutiny from attackers. This webcast looks at the steps and considerations involved in securing older systems, including the roles and physical locations that these systems inhabit in your environment. Learn how, by examining the design and configuration of the entire network, you can create logical points to restrict the amount of hostile traffic as much as possible before it reaches your older systems.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293067&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional (Part 7 of 11): Technologies and Features to Improve Availability (Level 200)

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Kimberly L. Tripp, SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Regional Director, SYSolutions, Inc.

Find the right technology for the job in this seventh webcast of the SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional series. Join us to learn which technologies provide the right solution for a specific problem, as well as the pros and cons of each technology. Designing a system to protect you against the faults most likely to occur is the first and most important strategy, but finding the right combination to minimize both downtime and data loss is critical. This webcast covers all of the “Availability” technologies at a glance: remote mirroring, failover clustering, database mirroring, log hipping, replication, redundant array of independent disks (RAID), partial database availability, piecemeal online restore, database snapshots, snapshot isolation, and online operations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032290562&Culture=en-US

 

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

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Knowing the finer points of Group Policy in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 can help make your information technology (IT) infrastructure more secure. This second webcast of a three-part series focuses on advanced Group Policy configuration options, including locking down desktop workstations and configuring software restriction policies. See how you can use Group Policy to target specific computers in your organization for software deployment, whether you want to deploy an in-house application or an update to software that has already been installed. We conclude with a discussion of the tools you can use to troubleshoot Group Policy.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293000&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Vista Management (Level 200)

Monday, April 24, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet presenter, Microsoft Corporation

The latest version of Windows, Microsoft Windows Vista, offers new system management capabilities to provide better control of your desktop environment. New deployment features as well as group policy options offer a whole new level of management possibilities. Be one of the first to get to know Windows Vista. This webcast presents the Windows Vista desktop management tools, and features several live demonstrations to show how to manage Windows Vista desktops efficiently and effectively.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292773&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Network and Perimeter Security (Level 300)

Monday, April 24, 2006 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Kai Axford, Security Specialist, 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, 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=1032293063&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Recipient Management, Permissions, and Policies in Exchange “12” (Level 300)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Brad Clark, Program Manager Lead, Microsoft Corporation

Learn how to create and manage most types of recipients using the management console and management shell in the next version of Microsoft Exchange Server, code-named Exchange “12,” without Recipient Update Service (RUS) running in the background. See how a lower-level administrator can easily become a Recipient Manager without changing the access control list (ACL). This webcast also provides an overview of the Exchange “12” permissions model along with a primer on provisioning address lists, e-mail address policies (formerly recipient policies), unified messaging policies, e-mail life cycle policies, and mobile policies.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293009&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2003 Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts (Level 300)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Kevin Remde, 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 even better? 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=1032293011&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Vista Productivity (Level 300)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Matt Hester, TechNet presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Productivity is one of the most important reasons that anyone moves to a new operating system, and Microsoft Windows Vista is full of productivity enhancements for all levels of users. Join this webcast to drill into the features that are most important to corporate users. This presentation includes demonstrations that show the most typical anticipated implementations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292777&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Solutions for Windows Update Management (Level 200)

Friday, April 28, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

In this webcast, we explore update management for Microsoft Windows. Join us as we discuss and demonstrate the various components of update management and their functionality. We begin with an overview of the business case for update management and the vulnerability timeline, including a demonstration that illustrates how the timeline gets shorter with every new vulnerability. Learn about the severity ratings that are assigned to vulnerabilities and what the various ratings mean, and see how Microsoft has improved the update experience to make it as straightforward as possible.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293069&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional (Part 8 of 11): Implementing Database Mirroring in SQL Server 2005 (Part 1 of 2) (Level 200)

Friday, April 28, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Mark Wistrom, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Database mirroring was released for testing when Microsoft SQL Server 2005 shipped as a product. As we approach the first service pack, get prepared for the release of database mirroring for general production use and understand the barriers of what database mirroring will protect against. Attend this first part in the eighth webcast of the SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional series to obtain better insight for when database mirroring should be implemented as well as what to expect moving forward in service pack 1 (SP1).

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032290575&Culture=en-US

 

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

Friday, April 28, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

If the prospect of migration looms in your organization’s future or you want to improve IT security, then you should know more about Group Policy in Microsoft Windows Server 2003. This final webcast of a three-part series demonstrates how to manage Group Policy using the Administrative Template Extension and how to migrate Group Policy Objects (GPOs) across domains. Learn ways to improve security and make it easier to implement security policies in your organization. We also provide scripts to help you implement and manage Group Policy, and we conclude by demonstrating some specific uses of Group Policy Modeling.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293005&Culture=en-US

 

By Topic:

·          Connected Systems

·          Operational Efficiency & Productivity

·          Portals

·          Web Plaform

 

 

Connected Systems

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (ExBPA) (Level 300)

Monday, April 10, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 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 (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=1032292976&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Technical Overview (Level 200)

Monday, April 10, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast presents an in-depth examination of Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005, the latest version of MOM that increases the levels of service availability for the Microsoft Windows Server System. Learn how you can use MOM 2005 to stay aware of issues, respond quickly and effectively, and demonstrate accountability to stakeholders. We cover the MOM architecture, monitoring components, configuration and environmental monitoring interfaces, management pack and tasks, and reporting features. Find out how to use MOM 2005 to highlight, capture, evaluate, and present information that can help prevent important IT issues in your organization from going unseen.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292982&Culture=en-US

 

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

Friday, April 14, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Group Policy in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 has almost 1,000 configurable settings. This first webcast in a three-part series begins by guiding you through the terms and concepts used in the Group Policy environment. It explains what Group Policy is, what Group Policy Objects (GPOs) are, and how GPOs are applied to users and computers. Join this webcast to find out the benefits of using Group Policy, how to create a test and staging environment, and how to use the two most common tools available to manage Group Policy, the Group Policy Management Console and the Group Policy Object Editor.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292998&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Security in SQL Server 2005 (Level 300)

Monday, April 17, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast highlights security concepts that are new to Microsoft SQL Server 2005, such as encryption and user-schema separation, and looks at how SQL Server 2005 breaks security down into several distinct areas. We discuss security from the perspective of the server, the database, and database objects, and examine some of the different options you can use at each level to help secure your data. We also show you some of the tools you can use to monitor the security of your SQL Server implementation.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293080&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional (Part 7 of 11): Technologies and Features to Improve Availability (Level 200)

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Kimberly L. Tripp, SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Regional Director, SYSolutions, Inc.

Find the right technology for the job in this seventh webcast of the SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional series. Join us to learn which technologies provide the right solution for a specific problem, as well as the pros and cons of each technology. Designing a system to protect you against the faults most likely to occur is the first and most important strategy, but finding the right combination to minimize both downtime and data loss is critical. This webcast covers all of the “Availability” technologies at a glance: remote mirroring, failover clustering, database mirroring, log hipping, replication, redundant array of independent disks (RAID), partial database availability, piecemeal online restore, database snapshots, snapshot isolation, and online operations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032290562&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional (Part 8 of 11): Implementing Database Mirroring in SQL Server 2005 (Part 1 of 2) (Level 200)

Friday, April 28, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Mark Wistrom, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Database mirroring was released for testing when Microsoft SQL Server 2005 shipped as a product. As we approach the first service pack, get prepared for the release of database mirroring for general production use and understand the barriers of what database mirroring will protect against. Attend this first part in the eighth webcast of the SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional series to obtain better insight for when database mirroring should be implemented as well as what to expect moving forward in service pack 1 (SP1).

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032290575&Culture=en-US

 

Operational Efficiency & Productivity

 

TechNet Webcast: Best Practices for Monitoring DFS Replication (Level 200)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Dan Boldo, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

When you have a large IT infrastructure, keeping tabs on the rate and synchronization of Distributed File System (DFS) Replication can be a challenge. This session draws on the vast experience of Microsoft's own IT department to share best practices for day-to-day monitoring, the different tools available, and common troubleshooting tasks. Using our internal IT department as a model, this webcast utilizes most of the presentation time with hands-on demonstrations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032291791&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional (Part 5 of 11): Effective Use of the New Management Tools (Level 200)

Friday, April 07, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Kimberly L. Tripp, SQL Server MVP and a Microsoft Regional Director, SYSolutions, Inc.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 introduces a new set of tools that are a radical departure from previous versions. If you want to avoid a steep learning curve attend this fifth webcast of the SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional series, presented by Kimberly Tripp, to discover the new features designed to make the database administration and database development teams more effective and productive. Understanding the impact of the Microsoft Visual Studio shell—and where SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) diverges from the standard shell—can help you to use SSMS more effectively. The primary focus of this webcast is on solutions, projects, customizing the query tool, and source control integration.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032290558&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Enabling Web and SharePoint Applications on the Internet with Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 (Level 200)

Monday, April 10, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

In this webcast, learn how you can use Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 to publish and secure your organization’s Microsoft SharePoint Web sites and applications on the Internet. Integration between ISA Server 2004 and Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies allows your organization to reduce its dependency on virtual private network (VPN) and Remote Access Service (RAS) connections, while ensuring that security and access control is not compromised. Discover how using ISA Server 2004 to secure and publish SharePoint applications can result in a significant reduction of administration and troubleshooting costs, while providing other benefits for your business such as improving the efficiency of collaboration processes.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293041&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Secure Messaging and Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services (Level 200)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Forrest Hobbs, Lead Partner Account Manager, FrontBridge, Microsoft Corporation

E-mail is often considered the lifeblood of business, and enterprises rely on their IT departments to keep their communication arteries secure, protected, and compliant. Spammers, hackers, virus writers, regulators, and spies are making the IT challenge increasingly difficult, further taxing the limits of already resource-strained staff. Attend this webcast to learn how FrontBridge for Microsoft Exchange Server can provide your organization with an effective and practical solution against these types of attacks. Find out what business factors you need to consider, and learn how to deploy a managed FrontBridge solution that can greatly benefit your organization.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293189&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: IIS Logs and SQL Reporting Services IIS Log Pack: Digging into Your Data One Step at a Time! (Level 200)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Chris Adams, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

On servers running Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 5.0 or 6.0, it can be difficult to obtain details about how clients use a Web site. This webcast explains how to mine your site’s log files and react accordingly. Focusing on the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Report Pack for IIS Logs (a free download), we provide step-by-step guidance on how to use Log Parser 2.2 to extract data from IIS log files and push the data to your SQL Server database. From there, we show you how to build graphical reports that display bandwidth statistics and site statistics by the day, hour, or minute, and highlight other data about the clients themselves, including which browsers your visitors are using.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293051&Culture=en-US

 

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

Wednesday, April 12, 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 April 11, 2006, Microsoft releases its monthly security bulletins. Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the April security bulletins. The intent of this webcast is to address your concerns. Therefore, most of the webcast is devoted to attendees asking questions about the bulletins and getting answers from our security experts.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292804&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Securing Services and Critical Accounts (Level 300)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Many organizations implement network services or applications that rely upon a service account. However, these applications often require service accounts to be configured to run with the highest possible privileges, a security risk that can enable an attacker to gain unrestricted access to the computer, domain, or entire forest. It is therefore vital to understand how to configure service accounts to the least level of privilege necessary to support the application or network service. Join this webcast to learn about these security principles, and to learn how to make your network services and critical accounts safer even in scenarios where the service account requires administrative-level privileges.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293065&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Security in SQL Server 2005 (Level 300)

Monday, April 17, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast highlights security concepts that are new to Microsoft SQL Server 2005, such as encryption and user-schema separation, and looks at how SQL Server 2005 breaks security down into several distinct areas. We discuss security from the perspective of the server, the database, and database objects, and examine some of the different options you can use at each level to help secure your data. We also show you some of the tools you can use to monitor the security of your SQL Server implementation.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293080&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2003 R2 Technical Overview (Level 200)

Monday, April 17, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Chris Henley, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast provides an end-to-end overview of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2. Three key scenarios are covered: simplified branch management, identity management, and efficient storage management. The new and improved features in Windows Server 2003 R2 that are related to each scenario are also examined in the presentation.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293007&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Security in Windows Vista (Level 300)

Monday, April 17, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet presenter, Microsoft Corporation

For many companies, securing the computing environment is the IT department’s highest priority. When deploying new computers that run operating systems such as Microsoft Windows Vista, making sure that the new deployments are at least as secure as the current environment is critical. By using constantly updated baselines and images, you can help secure the environment while still allowing for rapid desktop deployment. This webcast shows you how to choose and enable the security configuration of your Windows Vista desktops, manage ongoing security updates, and maintain desktop security.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293003&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Improvements to Calendaring in Exchange “12” (Level 300)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Paul Tischhauser, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast provides an in-depth look at the enhancements to calendaring in the next generation of Microsoft Exchange Server, code-named Exchange “12.” We go into detail on improvements to resource scheduling, the new model for free/busy data, and how these features are implemented in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, formerly code-named Outlook “12”, to provide a better end-user experience.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292770&Culture=en-US

 

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

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Matt Hester, 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 show how to use 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 Office Outlook Web Access.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293061&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Threat Mitigation for Legacy Systems (Level 200)

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Matt Hester, TechNet presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Legacy computer systems are often the focus of unwanted attention from attackers because their existence implies an elevated level of trust or interaction with internal applications that are critical to the organization. Given that legacy systems are already perceived as vulnerable, this makes them a natural choice for further scrutiny from attackers. This webcast looks at the steps and considerations involved in securing older systems, including the roles and physical locations that these systems inhabit in your environment. Learn how, by examining the design and configuration of the entire network, you can create logical points to restrict the amount of hostile traffic as much as possible before it reaches your older systems.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293067&Culture=en-US

 

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

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Knowing the finer points of Group Policy in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 can help make your information technology (IT) infrastructure more secure. This second webcast of a three-part series focuses on advanced Group Policy configuration options, including locking down desktop workstations and configuring software restriction policies. See how you can use Group Policy to target specific computers in your organization for software deployment, whether you want to deploy an in-house application or an update to software that has already been installed. We conclude with a discussion of the tools you can use to troubleshoot Group Policy.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293000&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Recipient Management, Permissions, and Policies in Exchange “12” (Level 300)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Brad Clark, Program Manager Lead, Microsoft Corporation

Learn how to create and manage most types of recipients using the management console and management shell in the next version of Microsoft Exchange Server, code-named Exchange “12,” without Recipient Update Service (RUS) running in the background. See how a lower-level administrator can easily become a Recipient Manager without changing the access control list (ACL). This webcast also provides an overview of the Exchange “12” permissions model along with a primer on provisioning address lists, e-mail address policies (formerly recipient policies), unified messaging policies, e-mail life cycle policies, and mobile policies.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293009&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2003 Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts (Level 300)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Kevin Remde, 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 even better? 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=1032293011&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Vista Productivity (Level 300)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Matt Hester, TechNet presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Productivity is one of the most important reasons that anyone moves to a new operating system, and Microsoft Windows Vista is full of productivity enhancements for all levels of users. Join this webcast to drill into the features that are most important to corporate users. This presentation includes demonstrations that show the most typical anticipated implementations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292777&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Solutions for Windows Update Management (Level 200)

Friday, April 28, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

In this webcast, we explore update management for Microsoft Windows. Join us as we discuss and demonstrate the various components of update management and their functionality. We begin with an overview of the business case for update management and the vulnerability timeline, including a demonstration that illustrates how the timeline gets shorter with every new vulnerability. Learn about the severity ratings that are assigned to vulnerabilities and what the various ratings mean, and see how Microsoft has improved the update experience to make it as straightforward as possible.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293069&Culture=en-US

 

 

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

Friday, April 28, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

If the prospect of migration looms in your organization’s future or you want to improve IT security, then you should know more about Group Policy in Microsoft Windows Server 2003. This final webcast of a three-part series demonstrates how to manage Group Policy using the Administrative Template Extension and how to migrate Group Policy Objects (GPOs) across domains. Learn ways to improve security and make it easier to implement security policies in your organization. We also provide scripts to help you implement and manage Group Policy, and we conclude by demonstrating some specific uses of Group Policy Modeling.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293005&Culture=en-US

 

Portals

 

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Manages SharePoint Operations (Level 300)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

André Heymann, Microsoft IT Sharepoint Technologist, Microsoft Corporation

This presentation tells how Microsoft IT runs the day-to-day operations of Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server within their SharePoint Products and Technologies infrastructure. Join us to learn how Microsoft IT manages their databases, active/passive storage area network (SAN) based SQL clusters, and several terabytes of content world wide. We share architectural thoughts, designs, and best practices learned from managing one of the largest and fastest growing SharePoint deployments in the world. This webcast covers backup/restore operations, database management, content clean-up, performance measurement, configuration best practices, and growth metrics collections based on SQL Reporting Services.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=62433

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Vista Management (Level 200)

Monday, April 24, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet presenter, Microsoft Corporation

The latest version of Windows, Microsoft Windows Vista, offers new system management capabilities to provide better control of your desktop environment. New deployment features as well as group policy options offer a whole new level of management possibilities. Be one of the first to get to know Windows Vista. This webcast presents the Windows Vista desktop management tools, and features several live demonstrations to show how to manage Windows Vista desktops efficiently and effectively.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292773&Culture=en-US

 

Web Platform

 

TechNet Webcast: Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Windows Vista for the Enterprise (Level 200)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Glenn Fincher, Senior Consultant, Xtreme Consulting Group

For those of you who haven’t had a chance to get a preview of Microsoft Windows Vista, this webcast introduces some of the new features and capabilities. This discussion focuses on features designed with the enterprise in mind.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292988&Culture=en-US

 

 

By Product/Technology:

·          Exchange Server

·          Internet Information Server

·          ISA Server

·          Operations Manager

·          Security

·          SharePoint Portal Server

·          SQL Server

·          Windows

·          Windows Server

 

Exchange Server

 

TechNet Webcast: Enabling Web and SharePoint Applications on the Internet with Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 (Level 200)

Monday, April 10, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

In this webcast, learn how you can use Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2004 to publish and secure your organization’s Microsoft SharePoint Web sites and applications on the Internet. Integration between ISA Server 2004 and Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies allows your organization to reduce its dependency on virtual private network (VPN) and Remote Access Service (RAS) connections, while ensuring that security and access control is not compromised. Discover how using ISA Server 2004 to secure and publish SharePoint applications can result in a significant reduction of administration and troubleshooting costs, while providing other benefits for your business such as improving the efficiency of collaboration processes.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293041&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: IIS Logs and SQL Reporting Services IIS Log Pack: Digging into Your Data One Step at a Time! (Level 200)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

Chris Adams, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

On servers running Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS) 5.0 or 6.0, it can be difficult to obtain details about how clients use a Web site. This webcast explains how to mine your site’s log files and react accordingly. Focusing on the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Report Pack for IIS Logs (a free download), we provide step-by-step guidance on how to use Log Parser 2.2 to extract data from IIS log files and push the data to your SQL Server database. From there, we show you how to build graphical reports that display bandwidth statistics and site statistics by the day, hour, or minute, and highlight other data about the clients themselves, including which browsers your visitors are using.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293051&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Improvements to Calendaring in Exchange “12” (Level 300)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Paul Tischhauser, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast provides an in-depth look at the enhancements to calendaring in the next generation of Microsoft Exchange Server, code-named Exchange “12.” We go into detail on improvements to resource scheduling, the new model for free/busy data, and how these features are implemented in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, formerly code-named Outlook “12”, to provide a better end-user experience.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292770&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Recipient Management, Permissions, and Policies in Exchange “12” (Level 300)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Brad Clark, Program Manager Lead, Microsoft Corporation

Learn how to create and manage most types of recipients using the management console and management shell in the next version of Microsoft Exchange Server, code-named Exchange “12,” without Recipient Update Service (RUS) running in the background. See how a lower-level administrator can easily become a Recipient Manager without changing the access control list (ACL). This webcast also provides an overview of the Exchange “12” permissions model along with a primer on provisioning address lists, e-mail address policies (formerly recipient policies), unified messaging policies, e-mail life cycle policies, and mobile policies.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293009&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Server 2003 Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts (Level 300)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Kevin Remde, 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 even better? 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=1032293011&Culture=en-US

 

Internet Information Server

 

TechNet Webcast: Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Windows Vista for the Enterprise (Level 200)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Glenn Fincher, Senior Consultant, Xtreme Consulting Group

For those of you who haven’t had a chance to get a preview of Microsoft Windows Vista, this webcast introduces some of the new features and capabilities. This discussion focuses on features designed with the enterprise in mind.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292988&Culture=en-US

 

ISA Server

 

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Technical Overview (Level 200)

Monday, April 10, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

John Baker, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast presents an in-depth examination of Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005, the latest version of MOM that increases the levels of service availability for the Microsoft Windows Server System. Learn how you can use MOM 2005 to stay aware of issues, respond quickly and effectively, and demonstrate accountability to stakeholders. We cover the MOM architecture, monitoring components, configuration and environmental monitoring interfaces, management pack and tasks, and reporting features. Find out how to use MOM 2005 to highlight, capture, evaluate, and present information that can help prevent important IT issues in your organization from going unseen.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292982&Culture=en-US

 

Operations Manager

 

TechNet Webcast: Secure Messaging and Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services (Level 200)

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Forrest Hobbs, Lead Partner Account Manager, FrontBridge, Microsoft Corporation

E-mail is often considered the lifeblood of business, and enterprises rely on their IT departments to keep their communication arteries secure, protected, and compliant. Spammers, hackers, virus writers, regulators, and spies are making the IT challenge increasingly difficult, further taxing the limits of already resource-strained staff. Attend this webcast to learn how FrontBridge for Microsoft Exchange Server can provide your organization with an effective and practical solution against these types of attacks. Find out what business factors you need to consider, and learn how to deploy a managed FrontBridge solution that can greatly benefit your organization.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293189&Culture=en-US

 

 

Security

 

TechNet Webcast: Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Windows Vista for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses (Level 200)

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

Tony Richardson, Principal Consultant, Xtreme Consulting Group, Inc

For those of you who haven’t had a chance to get a preview of Microsoft Windows Vista, this webcast introduces some of the new features and capabilities. This webcast focuses on features designed with small and medium-sized businesses in mind.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292994&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional (Part 6 of 11): New Application Design Patterns for Scalability and Availability and the Operational Implications of Service Broker (Level 200)

Friday, April 14, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Bob Beauchemin, database-centric application practitioner and architect, Microsoft Corporation

SQL Service Broker is an integral part of the database in Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Understanding why developers may choose to use this is one part of the picture, but some internal SQL Server features use it as well. In this sixth webcast of the SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional series, we present what new data objects comprise Service Broker, what new SQL statements you need to know about, and how you manage it, secure it, and monitor it, along with information about when it is appropriate to consider a Broker-based application. Join us to learn about dynamic management views and profiler support, in addition to how you can troubleshoot operational problems. The webcast also explains the internal functions run by Service Broker and how they work.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032290570&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Network and Perimeter Security (Level 300)

Monday, April 24, 2006 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Kai Axford, Security Specialist, 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, 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=1032293063&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Microsoft Solutions for Windows Update Management (Level 200)

Friday, April 28, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Kevin Remde, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

In this webcast, we explore update management for Microsoft Windows. Join us as we discuss and demonstrate the various components of update management and their functionality. We begin with an overview of the business case for update management and the vulnerability timeline, including a demonstration that illustrates how the timeline gets shorter with every new vulnerability. Learn about the severity ratings that are assigned to vulnerabilities and what the various ratings mean, and see how Microsoft has improved the update experience to make it as straightforward as possible.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293069&Culture=en-US

 

SharePoint Portal Server

 

TechNet Webcast: How Microsoft IT Manages SharePoint Operations (Level 300)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time

André Heymann, Microsoft IT Sharepoint Technologist, Microsoft Corporation

This presentation tells how Microsoft IT runs the day-to-day operations of Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server within their SharePoint Products and Technologies infrastructure. Join us to learn how Microsoft IT manages their databases, active/passive storage area network (SAN) based SQL clusters, and several terabytes of content world wide. We share architectural thoughts, designs, and best practices learned from managing one of the largest and fastest growing SharePoint deployments in the world. This webcast covers backup/restore operations, database management, content clean-up, performance measurement, configuration best practices, and growth metrics collections based on SQL Reporting Services.

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=62433

 

SQL Server

 

TechNet Webcast: Exchange Best Practice Analyzer (ExBPA) (Level 300)

Monday, April 10, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 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 (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=1032292976&Culture=en-US

 

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

Friday, April 14, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Group Policy in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 has almost 1,000 configurable settings. This first webcast in a three-part series begins by guiding you through the terms and concepts used in the Group Policy environment. It explains what Group Policy is, what Group Policy Objects (GPOs) are, and how GPOs are applied to users and computers. Join this webcast to find out the benefits of using Group Policy, how to create a test and staging environment, and how to use the two most common tools available to manage Group Policy, the Group Policy Management Console and the Group Policy Object Editor.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292998&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Security in SQL Server 2005 (Level 300)

Monday, April 17, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast highlights security concepts that are new to Microsoft SQL Server 2005, such as encryption and user-schema separation, and looks at how SQL Server 2005 breaks security down into several distinct areas. We discuss security from the perspective of the server, the database, and database objects, and examine some of the different options you can use at each level to help secure your data. We also show you some of the tools you can use to monitor the security of your SQL Server implementation.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293080&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional (Part 7 of 11): Technologies and Features to Improve Availability (Level 200)

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Kimberly L. Tripp, SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Regional Director, SYSolutions, Inc.

Find the right technology for the job in this seventh webcast of the SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional series. Join us to learn which technologies provide the right solution for a specific problem, as well as the pros and cons of each technology. Designing a system to protect you against the faults most likely to occur is the first and most important strategy, but finding the right combination to minimize both downtime and data loss is critical. This webcast covers all of the “Availability” technologies at a glance: remote mirroring, failover clustering, database mirroring, log hipping, replication, redundant array of independent disks (RAID), partial database availability, piecemeal online restore, database snapshots, snapshot isolation, and online operations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032290562&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional (Part 8 of 11): Implementing Database Mirroring in SQL Server 2005 (Part 1 of 2) (Level 200)

Friday, April 28, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Mark Wistrom, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Database mirroring was released for testing when Microsoft SQL Server 2005 shipped as a product. As we approach the first service pack, get prepared for the release of database mirroring for general production use and understand the barriers of what database mirroring will protect against. Attend this first part in the eighth webcast of the SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional series to obtain better insight for when database mirroring should be implemented as well as what to expect moving forward in service pack 1 (SP1).

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032290575&Culture=en-US

 

 

Windows

 

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

Wednesday, April 12, 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 April 11, 2006, Microsoft releases its monthly security bulletins. Join us for a brief overview of the technical details of the April security bulletins. The intent of this webcast is to address your concerns. Therefore, most of the webcast is devoted to attendees asking questions about the bulletins and getting answers from our security experts.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292804&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Securing Services and Critical Accounts (Level 300)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Many organizations implement network services or applications that rely upon a service account. However, these applications often require service accounts to be configured to run with the highest possible privileges, a security risk that can enable an attacker to gain unrestricted access to the computer, domain, or entire forest. It is therefore vital to understand how to configure service accounts to the least level of privilege necessary to support the application or network service. Join this webcast to learn about these security principles, and to learn how to make your network services and critical accounts safer even in scenarios where the service account requires administrative-level privileges.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293065&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Security in Windows Vista (Level 300)

Monday, April 17, 2006 - 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet presenter, Microsoft Corporation

For many companies, securing the computing environment is the IT department’s highest priority. When deploying new computers that run operating systems such as Microsoft Windows Vista, making sure that the new deployments are at least as secure as the current environment is critical. By using constantly updated baselines and images, you can help secure the environment while still allowing for rapid desktop deployment. This webcast shows you how to choose and enable the security configuration of your Windows Vista desktops, manage ongoing security updates, and maintain desktop security.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293003&Culture=en-US

 

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

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Matt Hester, 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 show how to use 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 Office Outlook Web Access.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293061&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Threat Mitigation for Legacy Systems (Level 200)

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Matt Hester, TechNet presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Legacy computer systems are often the focus of unwanted attention from attackers because their existence implies an elevated level of trust or interaction with internal applications that are critical to the organization. Given that legacy systems are already perceived as vulnerable, this makes them a natural choice for further scrutiny from attackers. This webcast looks at the steps and considerations involved in securing older systems, including the roles and physical locations that these systems inhabit in your environment. Learn how, by examining the design and configuration of the entire network, you can create logical points to restrict the amount of hostile traffic as much as possible before it reaches your older systems.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293067&Culture=en-US

 

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

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Knowing the finer points of Group Policy in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 can help make your information technology (IT) infrastructure more secure. This second webcast of a three-part series focuses on advanced Group Policy configuration options, including locking down desktop workstations and configuring software restriction policies. See how you can use Group Policy to target specific computers in your organization for software deployment, whether you want to deploy an in-house application or an update to software that has already been installed. We conclude with a discussion of the tools you can use to troubleshoot Group Policy.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293000&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Vista Management (Level 200)

Monday, April 24, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet presenter, Microsoft Corporation

The latest version of Windows, Microsoft Windows Vista, offers new system management capabilities to provide better control of your desktop environment. New deployment features as well as group policy options offer a whole new level of management possibilities. Be one of the first to get to know Windows Vista. This webcast presents the Windows Vista desktop management tools, and features several live demonstrations to show how to manage Windows Vista desktops efficiently and effectively.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292773&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Implementing Network and Perimeter Security (Level 300)

Monday, April 24, 2006 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Kai Axford, Security Specialist, 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, 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=1032293063&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Vista Management (Level 200)

Monday, April 24, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Keith Combs, TechNet presenter, Microsoft Corporation

The latest version of Windows, Microsoft Windows Vista, offers new system management capabilities to provide better control of your desktop environment. New deployment features as well as group policy options offer a whole new level of management possibilities. Be one of the first to get to know Windows Vista. This webcast presents the Windows Vista desktop management tools, and features several live demonstrations to show how to manage Windows Vista desktops efficiently and effectively.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292773&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Vista Productivity (Level 300)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Matt Hester, TechNet presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Productivity is one of the most important reasons that anyone moves to a new operating system, and Microsoft Windows Vista is full of productivity enhancements for all levels of users. Join this webcast to drill into the features that are most important to corporate users. This presentation includes demonstrations that show the most typical anticipated implementations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032292777&Culture=en-US

 

Windows Server

 

TechNet Webcast: Best Practices for Monitoring DFS Replication (Level 200)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Dan Boldo, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

When you have a large IT infrastructure, keeping tabs on the rate and synchronization of Distributed File System (DFS) Replication can be a challenge. This session draws on the vast experience of Microsoft's own IT department to share best practices for day-to-day monitoring, the different tools available, and common troubleshooting tasks. Using our internal IT department as a model, this webcast utilizes most of the presentation time with hands-on demonstrations.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032291791&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional (Part 5 of 11): Effective Use of the New Management Tools (Level 200)

Friday, April 07, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Kimberly L. Tripp, SQL Server MVP and a Microsoft Regional Director, SYSolutions, Inc.

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 introduces a new set of tools that are a radical departure from previous versions. If you want to avoid a steep learning curve attend this fifth webcast of the SQL Server 2005 for the IT Professional series, presented by Kimberly Tripp, to discover the new features designed to make the database administration and database development teams more effective and productive. Understanding the impact of the Microsoft Visual Studio shell—and where SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) diverges from the standard shell—can help you to use SSMS more effectively. The primary focus of this webcast is on solutions, projects, customizing the query tool, and source control integration.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032290558&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Security in SQL Server 2005 (Level 300)

Monday, April 17, 2006 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Pacific Time

Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast highlights security concepts that are new to Microsoft SQL Server 2005, such as encryption and user-schema separation, and looks at how SQL Server 2005 breaks security down into several distinct areas. We discuss security from the perspective of the server, the database, and database objects, and examine some of the different options you can use at each level to help secure your data. We also show you some of the tools you can use to monitor the security of your SQL Server implementation.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293080&Culture=en-US

 

TechNet Webcast: Windows Server 2003 R2 Technical Overview (Level 200)

Monday, April 17, 2006 - 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific Time

Chris Henley, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

This webcast provides an end-to-end overview of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2. Three key scenarios are covered: simplified branch management, identity management, and efficient storage management. The new and improved features in Windows Server 2003 R2 that are related to each scenario are also examined in the presentation.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293007&Culture=en-US

 

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

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

Knowing the finer points of Group Policy in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 can help make your information technology (IT) infrastructure more secure. This second webcast of a three-part series focuses on advanced Group Policy configuration options, including locking down desktop workstations and configuring software restriction policies. See how you can use Group Policy to target specific computers in your organization for software deployment, whether you want to deploy an in-house application or an update to software that has already been installed. We conclude with a discussion of the tools you can use to troubleshoot Group Policy.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293000&Culture=en-US

 

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

Friday, April 28, 2006 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time

Michael Murphy, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation

If the prospect of migration looms in your organization’s future or you want to improve IT security, then you should know more about Group Policy in Microsoft Windows Server 2003. This final webcast of a three-part series demonstrates how to manage Group Policy using the Administrative Template Extension and how to migrate Group Policy Objects (GPOs) across domains. Learn ways to improve security and make it easier to implement security policies in your organization. We also provide scripts to help you implement and manage Group Policy, and we conclude by demonstrating some specific uses of Group Policy Modeling.

http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032293005&Culture=en-US

 

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