News and Updates from the MCS Talks Team

  • Session 2 Details – Further Resources

    Thanks to everyone who attended today’s MCS Talks Infrastructure Architecture Webcast.  Session 2 focused on designing Active Directory infrastructures in the enterprise today.  We hope you all enjoyed the session and found it useful. ...
  • MCS Talks Enterprise Architecture – Session 9: SharePoint – Follow Up

    We had a great overview of SharePoint architecture delivered by Paul Holdaway and Pete Mellish yesterday, giving real world design advice based on their experience of delivering SharePoint projects. While we wait for the presentation to be prepared...
  • Reminder: Session 4 Security and PKI on Wednesday

    Just a quick reminder that we have session 4 of the series which will discuss defence in depth, and will focus on introducing core aspects of, and sharing key experiences with PKI architecture and design this Wednesday, September 17th at 4pm.  If...
  • Session 2 Details – Core Infrastructure - Registration now available.

    TechNet Presents: MCS Talks Enterprise Architecture – session 2, Core Infrastructure http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9308566 This session will look at core infrastructure services, focussing on the decisions commonly faced by enterprises when deploying...
  • Welcome

    Hello and welcome to the UK “MCS Talks” blog. We’ve set this blog up to provide a parallel resource to the MCS Talks Infrastructure Architecture TechNet Webcast series that’s starting on August 6th 2008. Here we’ll provide some additional information...
  • Session 4 Details – Security and PKI – Registration Now Available

    TechNet Presents: MCS Talks Enterprise Architecture session 4 – Security and PKI Register here! This session will start by discussing the areas you should consider when securing an enterprise using a defence in depth approach and help you to identify...
  • Session 5 Details: Registration Now Available

    TechNet Presents: MCS Talks Infrastructure Architecture session 5 - Identity and Access Management Register here! This session will focus on considerations for managing identity in the enterprise. Identity management is about developing efficient...
  • Join our next webcast and win a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate!!

    With our next session focussing on desktop deployment we thought it’d be great to get hold of a copy of Windows Vista to give away…and thanks to the TechNet team we can do just that!  All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning a copy is...
  • Session 9: Presentation Available For Download

    A quick update for those people wanting to download the presentation deck from the SharePoint session, this is now available at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/bb945096.aspx?id=393
  • Session 4: Security and PKI – On-Demand Webcast now Available

    For those of you that missed the great session delivered on Wednesday by Colin Brown and David Hoyle, which focused on Security and PKI infrastructure considerations and design, the on-demand Webcast is now available for viewing online. To view the Webcast...
  • Session 1 Details – Further Resources

    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...
  • Session 6: On Demand Webcast now Available!

    Thanks to everyone who attended last Wednesday’s MCS Talks Infrastructure Architecture Webcast on desktop deployment.  We had a really well attended session and had some great questions coming in throughout.  For those of you who missed the...
  • Session 6: Congratulations to our Windows Vista SP1 winner!

    Congratulations to John Quirk who won the (as he put it) ‘geek film titles’ competition from last weeks webcast to win himself a copy of Windows Vista Ultimate with Service Pack 1. John’s entry was ‘ Dude VMWare’s my car ’ One of the topics we talked...
  • Update: Session Times and Length

    Session Length Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on the first in our MCS Talks Enterprise Architecture Webcast series. One piece of feedback taken from the first session was that you guys would like to have more time built in for Q&A with...
  • Session 3 – Messaging: Follow Up Information

    We had another great MCS Talks session yesterday delivered by two of our consultants Doug Gowans and Daniel Kenyon-Smith. We had a number of questions throughout the session so as a follow up here is some additional information and answers to the questions...
  • Session 5: On Demand Webcast now Available!

    For anyone out there who was unable to attend our 5th Session in the MCS Talks Infrastructure Architecture series, covering the best approaches to Identity and Access Management implementations, you can listen again via the on demand webcast. Registration...
  • Session 7: On Demand Webcast now Available

    Thanks to everyone who joined us for Session 7 in the MCS Talks Infrastructure Architecture Series where we introduced core concepts and shared our thoughts and recommendations on the topic of Configuration Manager 2007 architecture and design. For those...
  • Session 9 Details: Registration Now Available

    TechNet Presents: MCS Talks Infrastructure Architecture session 9 – SharePoint as the Strategic Platform for the Enterprise Register here! This session in the “MCS Talks Infrastructure Architecture” series will give an MCS perspective on how SharePoint...
  • Session 9: On Demand Webcast now Available

    Thanks to everyone who joined us for Session 9 in the MCS Talks Infrastructure Architecture Series yesterday. Two of our consultants Paul Holdaway and Pete Mellish gave us a great overview of the design decisions you’ll face and the architectural choices...
  • Session 6: Questions and Answers

    The following post recaps on the questions we covered off during last weeks webcast on desktop deployment, because there was so many, and we couldn’t answer them all, we thought we’d blog up our thoughts with some additional bits and bobs. Q. Can Windows...
  • Session 6: Further Resources

    The following resources might be useful to all those involved in desktop deployment projects. Desktop Deployment Tools: Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager - http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/configurationmanager/en/us/default.aspx Microsoft...
  • Session 8 Details: Registration Now Available

    TechNet Presents: MCS Talks Infrastructure Architecture session 8 – Operations Manager Register here! Join consultants from Microsoft’s Consulting Services for the 8th session in the “MCS Talks Infrastructure Architecture” series.  In this session...
  • Session 10: Recording Available For Download

    For everyone that's been asking the recording for Session 10 of the MCS Talks Series, Application Virtualisation, it's now available for download or view on demand. The link to go to is: http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032393357&Culture...
  • Session 2: On Demand Webcast now Available!

    We had another excellent session yesterday afternoon on Core Infrastructure design, with two of our consultants Andrew Hill and Rob Lowe focussing on the design and decision process for implementing Active Directory Domain Services. For those people...
  • Having Problems Accessing Recorded Sessions?

    We’ve had a few reports of people having issues accessing the on demand Webcasts for the MCS Talks series. We’ve had a look into this and found that one of the previously posted links had an error in it but everything should now be okay. If you’re...