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New TechNet Events - Register Now!

New TechNet Events - Register Now!

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TechNet Events

TechNet is pleased to announce a brand new series of technical events...

TechNet on the Road

In this new series, we will be stepping away from PPT and concentrating on a demo-packed full day. We will be visiting 5 locations (Reading, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Scotland) across the UK every few months.

We start off with the first series in September with an action packed day full of Windows Server 2008 and management technologies – products to be covered include: Windows Server 2008, Windows Deployment Services,  Windows Server Virtualisation, Windows Server 2008 ‘Server Core’, System Center Operations Manager (SCOM, formerly Microsoft Operations Manager, MOM), System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and Windows PowerShell.

Vista After Hours

This is where James and I present!  Register now!!

Back by popular demand! We ran 2 of these back in May and the response from attendees was incredible. Here is just one example. These events are for technology enthusiasts – after you attend these you will be buzzing! The event covers what’s in Windows Vista out of the box and how you can extend it. Products we will cover include: Windows Vista (Search, Photography, Movie Maker, DVD Maker, Back up and Restore Center, Network and Sharing Center and more), Windows SideShow, digital picture frames, Home Server, Xbox 360, Media Centre, Windows Live Gaming and Virtual Earth


24 September 2007, Reading: Zero Touch Deployment of Windows Vista & Microsoft Office

This session will look at the ROI and long term, ongoing benefits to the manageability of your desktop environment; the deployment tools and support you are entitled to as part of your current Microsoft Agreement (if you have one); and how to access and utilise tools and services for zero touch deployment. This event is one of two pilots to see if we can meet your needs in this area and is specifically aimed at IT Professionals in medium-sized organisations.

28 August 2007, Reading: Application Management – the Foundation for Desktop Environments

This session, focused towards large organisations, will look at the application-related technical obstacles and overheads
which can stand in the way of achieving a flexible, desktop environment, capable of responding to ever-changing business and physical needs. This event is one of two pilots to see if we can meet your needs in this area.


Again back by popular demand! Jackie Elleker scored some of the best presenter scores with these events previously! Attend this course to understand Microsoft Licensing and how best to apply it in your company to fit in with your business needs. This session is aimed at IT professionals who wish to gain a better understanding of Microsoft’s software licensing. The briefing assumes no previous or in-depth technical licensing experience.

  • About time you guy's came to Newcastle!  Booked in for both events.

    Do we get some free goodies like a brand new server? :)


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  • Hi Michael

    Thanks for the link and the comment!  I agree - I haven't done an event in the North East yet, so I'm looking forward to it!  Make sure you pop up to the front and say hello.

    I'd love to be able to say yes, you can have a new server, and throw one into the crowd, rock-star-style!  If only!  There will be plenty of goodies, but in the coming months, expect a while host of cool stuff coming your way, especially around Server 08 and Windows Server virtualisation....

    Trust me when I say, you'll enjoy the After Hours event - it's like nothing you've seen before :-)

    Oh, and don't forget the goodies for this one... ;-)

  • I blogged about this yesterday , and admittedly, this video doesn't look half as cool and funky as the

  • It was quite a strange day yesterday - not strange in a bad way, not at all. It started with an email

  • We're back by popular demand! Matt and I are being unleashed on 4 cities up and down the UK to deliver

  • 6.30PM on a Thursday evening can be a great time to start the weekend. I can heartily recommend a stop

  • Are you planning to update information about this topic in near future?

  • Hi Alan,

    I'll be adding more as soon as any virtualisation-related events are announced.

    Hope that helps,


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