Join us around New Zealand (Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Tauranga, Auckland), in December 2009 for the latest Microsoft UNPLUGGED Update. Come to TechNet morning for IT Pros and/or afternoon MSDN sessions for Developers.  Microsoft NZ UNPLUGGED brings you a series of technical updates which provide in-depth coverage of Microsoft software and technologies.

UNPLUGGED

Next month we will take IT Pros through the process of migrating Windows XP to Windows 7, and provide a Microsoft Infrastructure Update showcasing the latest Microsoft technologies for IT Pros. Level 300.
Full information and details.   Please remember to register!

 

TechNet Sessions for IT Pros: 9am - 12:30pm

1: Migrating Windows XP to Windows 7: Get it done with Microsoft Deployment Tools

windows7You've been asked to upgrade your desktops from Windows XP to Windows 7 and you know there isn't a direct upgrade path, so what’s the best strategy? This session will give you the answers and tools that will make your migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 easy. First we’ll discuss standalone migrations using standard methodologies. Then we’ll explore large scale migrations with the Microsoft Deployment Tool Kit 2010 technologies, covering the "Lite-Touch” Installation (LTI) method leveraging User State Hard-Link Migration which will minimise network traffic and get the migration done in a timelier manner. What tools will we use? The User State Migration Tool (USMT) in the Automated Installation Toolkit (AIK) has everything you need to kick off the migration and deploy Windows 7.


2: Microsoft Infrastructure Update

So many things happening in the Microsoft Infrastructure space, and we have just one session - so we decided to do a special end of year update on Microsoft Infrastructure topics for IT Professionals including:
• Microsoft Desktop Optimisation Pack (MDOP) 2009 R2
• Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit
• Web Platform Installer
• Sysinternals Disk2VHD
• What’s new in Office 2010 client beta
• Microsoft Online Services including Business Productivity Online Suite
• Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
• Sneak peak at Microsoft System Centre Essentials 2010 
• Sneak peak at Microsoft System Centre Data Protection Manager 2010


TechNet Sessions for IT Pros: 9am - 12:30pm

Dates and Registration Links:

WELLINGTON Tue 1 December
CHRISTCHURCH Wed 2 December
DUNEDIN Thu 3 December
TAURANGA Tue 8 December
AUCKLAND Wed 9 December