Thanks to everyone who attended today’s MCS Talks TechNet Webcast – Session 1: Infrastructure Architecture, we hope you all enjoyed the session and found it useful.  In the coming days, we’ll be posting the links to the on-demand session and associated slide deck so if you missed it, want to watch again please check back in a few days. 

Session 2 of the series where we’ll focus specifically on core infrastructure services such as Active Directory and DNS will take place on Thursday, August 21st 2008 (17:00 – 18:00 GMT) and is available for registration now.

In the meantime, the following resources will help you understand more about the topics that were discussed by Kevin Sangwell and Jason Heyes during today’s session:

Infrastructure Maturity (Infrastructure Optimization)

Core Infrastructure Optimization: Microsoft’s homepage for Core IO information. http://www.microsoft.com/infrastructure/default.mspx

Find out where your business is in the IO maturity model with the Core IO Self Assessment: http://www.microsoft.com/infrastructure/about/gettingstarted.mspx

Branch Office Architecture

Branch Office Solutions: Tools and guidance for designing a branch office infrastructure. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/branchoffice/default.aspx

Network Access Protection

Windows Server 2008 Network Access Protection: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/nap-product-home.aspx

Virtualization

Microsoft Virtualization: Detailed information on all of the Microsoft Virtualization technologies. http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/default.mspx

Virtualization and Consolidation with Hyper-V: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/virtualization-consolidation.aspx

Microsoft Application Virtualization: http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/softgrid/default.mspx

Virtualization Business Solutions: http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/solutions.mspx

Security and Identity

Active Directory Federation Services: Design and deployment guides for ADFS http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/servermanager/activedirectoryfederationservices.mspx

Active Directory Rights Management Services: http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/servermanager/activedirectoryrightsmanagementservices.mspx

High Availability

Windows Server 2008 High Availability: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/high-availability.aspx

Infrastructure Futures

Software plus Services: http://www.microsoft.com/softwareplusservices/

Software as a Service: http://www.microsoft.com/serviceproviders/scenarios/softwareasaservice.mspx

If you have any follow up questions, use the ‘Email’ section of this blog and we’ll try and get back to you, though given how busy Microsoft keeps us, please expect a slight delay!

Thanks, and we look forward to you joining us next time!